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The 2019/20 Central Good Relations Funding Programme (CGRF) is now open for applications
6 December 2018


The programme supports constituted voluntary and community sector groups to deliver good relations projects where there is evidence of identified good relations need. Successful projects must contribute towards the delivery of one of the Together: Building a United Community (T:BUC) Strategy key priorities.

NI Social Enterprise's Shine at Social Enterprise UK Awards 2018
29 November 2018


On Wednesday 28th November at London’s Guild Hall, the Annual Social Enterprise UK Awards took place.  This year’s awards had over 90 shortlisted organisations and individuals across the 14 categories. Northern Ireland was well represented at this year’s Awards with 6 of our own Social Enterprise Organisations shortlisted.  

New 'Social Value' contracts to revolutionise government procurement
22 November 2018

In a speech to the Business Services Association in central London, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, David Lidington, will announce that by summer 2019, government procurements will be required to take social and economic benefits into account in certain priority areas.

Match Trading spreads – and could significantly boost earned income
31 October 2018

Some 600 UK-based social enterprises could benefit from new-style incentives to boost their trading income – with early data suggesting such programmes could dramatically boost their earning capacity.


JAM Card is now tech success to emulate
31 October 2018

Northern Ireland charities and social enterprises are set to benefit once more from the Techies in Residence Programme. The programme has now been opened for applications by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland.