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People Powered Change is the focus as new Civic Innovation Programme Launches

22 Oct 2019

People Powered Change is the focus as new Civic Innovation Programme Launches

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland is launching an ambitious Civic Innovation programme to support initiatives that put people at the centre of decision-making…

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Navigator Financial Planning celebrate 15th Birthday with a donation to the local community

18 Oct 2019

Navigator Financial Planning celebrate 15th Birthday with a donation to the local community

In celebration of 15 successful years in business the partners and staff at Navigator Financial Planning invited guests and clients to Cultra Manor, Holywood earlier this…

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Community Innovators announces second burst of funding! 

16 Oct 2019

Community Innovators announces second burst of funding! 

Have you got an idea to overcome a challenge in your community?  Our Community Innovators is a programme which supports you to find lasting solutions to challenges within…

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Techies In Residence Projects Create Impact in the Homeless Sector 

11 Oct 2019

Techies In Residence Projects Create Impact in the Homeless Sector 

Techies in Residence an innovative Community Foundation programme which matches local charities and social enterprises with digital technology partners is creating an…

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IFA partner with the Community Foundation to open new Inclusive Clubs Fund

8 Oct 2019

IFA partner with the Community Foundation to open new Inclusive Clubs Fund

The Community Foundation is delighted to announce a new partnership with the IFA supporting them with their new Inclusive Clubs Programme.  The Inclusive Clubs Programme…

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Fund in memory of Thomas Devlin helps young people reach their potential

4 Oct 2019

Fund in memory of Thomas Devlin helps young people reach their potential

The Thomas Devlin Fund has awarded bursaries to four more young performing arts students from Northern Ireland. Established in 2008, the fund provides young people with an…

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£15m invested to create 30 Space and Place projects in communities across Northern Ireland now complete

4 Oct 2019

£15m invested to create 30 Space and Place projects in communities across Northern Ireland now complete

The £15m Space and Place project, managed by the Community Foundation comes to an end this month as its 30th project, Destined in Derry~Londonderry opens. The National…

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Business Eye 2019 Open For Nominations

4 Oct 2019

Business Eye 2019 Open For Nominations

We are delighted to be sponsoring the Community (CSR) Award again at the Business Eye Awards 2019. Now in their  thirteenth consecutive year, the prestigious awards which…

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New website inspiring generosity and achieving Impact

2 Sep 2019

New website inspiring generosity and achieving Impact

This month, as we open five funding opportunities we’re delighted to welcome you to our new website.  Packed full of useful information about our work connecting people…

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Mandatory voting,  participatory budgeting and connected politics could deepen democracy in Northern Ireland 

30 Aug 2019

Mandatory voting,  participatory budgeting and connected politics could deepen democracy in Northern Ireland 

Participants from a range of charities and voluntary organisations across Northern Ireland joined the Community Foundation to share input and discuss how our Civic…

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Foundation Welcomes Two New Trustees

5 Aug 2019

Foundation Welcomes Two New Trustees

The trustees of the Community Foundation are responsible for ensuring we stay on track, hold to the right values, and have the right vision and mission. They give…

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Northern Ireland voluntary sector benefits from celebration of generosity during Philanthropy Fortnight 2019

13 Jun 2019

Northern Ireland voluntary sector benefits from celebration of generosity during Philanthropy Fortnight 2019

Philanthropy Fortnight 2019, the recent two week long celebration of generosity, highlighted the very real and positive impacts which philanthropy makes at a societal level…

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Telecommunity Grant-making Committee Seek Community Representative

28 May 2019

Telecommunity Grant-making Committee Seek Community Representative

Join the Telecommunity Grant-making committee and become the new community representative. The Telecommunity Grant-making committee consists of representatives from the…

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Philanthropy Fortnight 2019 set to celebrate NI generosity

10 May 2019

Philanthropy Fortnight 2019 set to celebrate NI generosity

As one of the most charitable and generous regions in the UK, Northern Ireland is set to celebrate all the positive impacts that philanthropy makes during this year’s…

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40 years of the Community Foundation……Giving back, looking forward

3 May 2019

40 years of the Community Foundation……Giving back, looking forward

It’s always been the role of the Community Foundation as an independent funder in Northern Ireland to be looking out for what’s coming next, what’s up ahead and where…

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Shared and socially just society must be achieved peacefully

21 Apr 2019

Shared and socially just society must be achieved peacefully

On Good Friday we woke up to the horrific news that a young woman had lost her life in a cruel and senseless way whilst doing the job she loved. Our sincerest sympathies go…

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Community Foundation matches Techies with Charities for Social Good

19 Apr 2019

Community Foundation matches Techies with Charities for Social Good

Techies in Residence, a Community Foundation programme has announced six new tech and charity partners for its next round. One of the partnerships between Derry~Londonderry…

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Community Foundation encourages charity donors to give tax efficiently and make the most of giving

29 Mar 2019

Community Foundation encourages charity donors to give tax efficiently and make the most of giving

As we head towards the end of another tax year, the Community Foundation which provides donor services and advice on charitable giving in Northern Ireland is encouraging…

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£1million anonymous donation highlights NI generosity

18 Feb 2019

£1million anonymous donation highlights NI generosity

Local charity and community groups are set to receive an unprecedented boost through an anonymous donation of £1m to be distributed to local communities. Donated through…

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Perfect match as IoD NI and Community Foundation work together to support mental health in NI

11 Jan 2019

Perfect match as IoD NI and Community Foundation work together to support mental health in NI

The Institute of Directors Northern Ireland and the Community Foundation is working in partnership to support mental health issues in 2019. The Foundation, an independent…

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Tender Opportunity – Marketing and Communications Support

17 Dec 2018

Tender Opportunity – Marketing and Communications Support

We wish to contract support for 3 – 4 days a week between Jan and March 2019 for marketing to key stakeholders, including organising a range of events, campaigns and…

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A Christmas Message from Community Foundation Chief Executive – Andrew McCracken

14 Dec 2018

A Christmas Message from Community Foundation Chief Executive – Andrew McCracken

Looking back on 2018 I am pleased to say it has been another exciting and successful year for the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland. Our aim is to connect people…

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Double donations with Deep RiverRock

4 Dec 2018

Double donations with Deep RiverRock

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland is working alongside Deep RiverRock on their new #ThirstForBetter campaign The campaign aims to celebrate and help Community…

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Launch of Major Donor Project Findings

7 Nov 2018

Launch of Major Donor Project Findings

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland are hosting a ‘Bites session’ with the IOF on the results of the Major Donor Project research in Northern Ireland.…

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Unwrap the gift of giving this year with the Community Foundation Northern Ireland

17 Oct 2018

Unwrap the gift of giving this year with the Community Foundation Northern Ireland

Whether you’re representing your workplace, your family or yourself, come along to Ormeau Baths, on ‘Giving Tuesday’, 27th November and hear from amazing charities…

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The Community Foundation helping you to help others

11 Oct 2018

The Community Foundation helping you to help others

The Foundation was at the Personal Finance Society (PFS) conference in Belfast this month talking about our services for professional advisors and their clients. Conor…

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Now is the perfect time for a Citizens’ Assembly says Andrew McCracken

14 Sep 2018

Now is the perfect time for a Citizens’ Assembly says Andrew McCracken

Andrew McCracken Chief Executive of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland believes that with the NI Assembly in suspension for the foreseeable future, now is the…

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Community Foundation welcomes Bank of England Governor Mark Carney to NI

13 Sep 2018

Community Foundation welcomes Bank of England Governor Mark Carney to NI

In partnership with the Bank of England, the Community Foundation was delighted to welcome Mark Carney, the Bank’s Governor to Northern Ireland this week. Mr Carney met…

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Foundation for philanthropy in Northern Ireland

13 Sep 2018

Foundation for philanthropy in Northern Ireland

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland has launched a new and independent service to promote, profile and grow philanthropy in Northern Ireland. Building on the…

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Lord Peter Melchett’s contribution to the Community Foundation remembered

31 Aug 2018

Lord Peter Melchett’s contribution to the Community Foundation remembered

Andrew McCracken Chief Executive of the Community Foundation reflects on the contribution of Lord Peter Melchett to community Development in Northern Ireland. The Community…

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Women’s Fund for NI Golf Day

31 Aug 2018

Women’s Fund for NI Golf Day

The Women’s Fund for Northern Ireland is encouraging people to take part in its Golf Day on 21st September to help it continue its work supporting women across NI. The…

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