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Social Enterprise Northern Ireland Gala Awards Dinner 2019 in Association with Sparq AV - Press Release
15 October 2019

On Friday 11th October the Annual Social Enterprise NI Gala Awards Dinner in association with Sparq AV took place in The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast. The awards, showcasing the Social Enterprise Sector in Northern Ireland, was attended by over 470 guests from Social Enterprise, Private, Public and Educational Sectors.  The awards ceremony was hosted by UTVs Paul Clark a great supporter of the Social Enterprise Sector.


Social Enterprise NI Awards 2019 in association with Sparq AV - Winners Announced
9 October 2019

Friday evening saw the Annual Social Enterprise NI Gala Awards Dinner in association with Sparq AV take place in The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast. The awards, showcasing the Social Enterprise Sector in Northern Ireland, was attended by over 450 guests from Social Enterprise, Private, Public and Educational Sectors.  The awards ceremony was hosted by UTVs Paul Clark a great supporter of the Social Enterprise Sector.


Dormant Bank Account Fund to be established in Northern Ireland
12 September 2019

The Department of Finance has today announced that a Dormant Account Fund will be established to support projects in the third sector.

£16m has been made available to the Northern Ireland fund from dormant bank and building society accounts to fund work to support resilience, capacity and sustainability in the sector. 

Making the announcement, Permanent Secretary Sue Gray said: “Northern Ireland has a really strong third sector that is doing fantastic work and making a positive and meaningful impact on so many people’s lives.  


European Ethical Banking Federation Visits Belfast
10 September 2019

The European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks and Financiers (FEBEA) has held a board meeting for the first time in Northern Ireland. The federation, which represents 28 European social finance institutions with assets totaling €30bn, was invited by the Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT Group), its only UK and Irish member.


Texthelp and the NOW Group - working together to promote inclusion in Northern Ireland
5 September 2019

Proud to be a Disability Confident Employer, Antrim based software company, Texthelp, is delighted to be supporting the community and promoting inclusion even further in Northern Ireland alongside the NOW Group by becoming part of the JAM Card family. The JAM Card, which stands for Just A Minute, is a social innovation from NOW Group, an organisation that supports people with learning difficulties and autism into employment. A group of participants came up with the idea of the JAM Card – a discreet way of telling people that sometimes they need a little extra time and patience.