1 Oct 2020

From Event Tourism to ‘Community Calling’

Sarah Scullion As a mum, freelancer and entrepreneur Sarah Scullion leads a busy life. Launching a travel startup specialising in event tourism was her next step.  …

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Allegri community-based arts & culture initiative brings music into lockdown 

26 Aug 2020

Allegri community-based arts & culture initiative brings music into lockdown 

Covid-19 has impacted on all of us, including the enriching interactions and activities we previously took for granted and for many have disappeared from their lives.  …

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Supporting Carers Week with Comic Relief

16 Jun 2020

Supporting Carers Week with Comic Relief

Nicole Downes is a full-time career to her sons Levi, 8 and Jamie, 5 who both have autism. She also has another son, Gabriel who is one.   After her son Levi’s…

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Promoting Wellbeing and Positive Thinking through Art Therapy

26 May 2020

Promoting Wellbeing and Positive Thinking through Art Therapy

Mollie Browne, recently received an award from the Thomas Devlin Fund to support her journey on an Art Foundation Course at the Ulster School of Art in Belfast. A past…

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Cregganconroe Community Benefit Fund supports Galbally Youth & Community Association Eco Kids Project 

12 Mar 2020

Cregganconroe Community Benefit Fund supports Galbally Youth & Community Association Eco Kids Project 

In the beautiful townland of Cregganconroe in Pomeroy near Omagh, a local community fund set up by CGN Europe Energy is committed to supporting marginalisation and helping…

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Aquinas Pupil joins forces with the Community Foundation to support Ardoyne Afterschools Club

9 Jan 2020

Aquinas Pupil joins forces with the Community Foundation to support Ardoyne Afterschools Club

Aquinas Upper Sixth pupil Oisín Cahalane has raised £500  in partnership with the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland to fund new games and play equipment for…

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Equine Enrichment key to promoting positive mental health in Derry 

6 Dec 2019

Equine Enrichment key to promoting positive mental health in Derry 

Horses are strong and powerful animals with the potential to support people when overcoming fears and developing confidence and the therapeutic relationship between a…

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A Brighter Future….

8 Oct 2019

A Brighter Future….

By Jill Robinson  Flourish provides long term tailored support to survivors of human trafficking within Northern Ireland.    We work to empower survivors to be able…

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“The Impact of Local Philanthropy”

28 Jun 2019

“The Impact of Local Philanthropy”

When we think of giving and philanthropy, often the image that comes to mind is of a top-hatted Victorian gentleman, Andrew Carnegie or John Cadbury perhaps and if modern…

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The Impact of local philanthropy

17 May 2019

The Impact of local philanthropy

When we think of a philanthropist, often the image that comes to mind is of a top-hatted Victorian gentleman, Andrew Carnegie or John Cadbury perhaps. If modern…

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‘Techies in Residence’ project, uHub, launches first of kind mental health app

1 Apr 2019

‘Techies in Residence’ project, uHub, launches first of kind mental health app

Following successful completion of the Techies in Residence programme, uHub Therapy Centre in Bangor is launching a new mental health website to help those at risk and…

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Women’s Fund to mark International Women’s Day and screen ‘Hidden Figures’ on 26 March

28 Feb 2019

Women’s Fund to mark International Women’s Day and screen ‘Hidden Figures’ on 26 March

International Women’s Day is a day that celebrates womanhood, with events taking place all over Northern Ireland, at community and national level. “It is the…

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NI women and girls projects receive share of £3.4 million Tampon Tax Fund

16 Jan 2019

NI women and girls projects receive share of £3.4 million Tampon Tax Fund

More than 30 projects working with some of Northern Ireland’s most vulnerable women and girls have received a much-needed funding boost from the Community Foundation.…

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Families with Ups and Downs

4 Dec 2018

Families with Ups and Downs

At twelve weeks pregnant, 29 year Laura Denny from Belfast was told that her baby had Down Syndrome. She was told her baby was also very unwell and had a zero percent…

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£15 million lottery funded programme creates 30 amazing spaces across NI

29 Nov 2018

£15 million lottery funded programme creates 30 amazing spaces across NI

The Big Lottery funded Space & Place Programme has marked the delivery of millions of pounds in funding to community and voluntary group across Northern Ireland which…

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NI Gives – local generosity unwraps £18,000 gift for charity on Giving Tuesday

28 Nov 2018

NI Gives – local generosity unwraps £18,000 gift for charity on Giving Tuesday

Three local charities have boosted their fundraising efforts ahead of Christmas at a crowdfunding event organised by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland. The NI…

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Thomas Devlin’s legacy highlighted by young bursary recipients at awards night

17 Oct 2018

Thomas Devlin’s legacy highlighted by young bursary recipients at awards night

The eight successful 2018 Thomas Devlin Fund recipients recently received their bursaries at a special event in Belfast. Hosted by comedian Shane Todd, this year’s crop…

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Women’s Fund for NI Golf Day 2018 Roundup

16 Oct 2018

Women’s Fund for NI Golf Day 2018 Roundup

On 21st September the Women’s Fund panel headed to Bangor Golf club for a great day of golf, food and raffle prizes, all in support of disadvantaged women and girls in…

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Rostrevor Men’s Shed & The Murlough Foundation

10 Oct 2018

Rostrevor Men’s Shed & The Murlough Foundation

We take a look at the impact of funding from the Murlough Foundation on a Men’s Shed project in Rostrevor, Co Down. Later this month in a dimly lit church in Rostrevor…

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£33,533 Awarded To Four Innovative Projects To Overcome Challenges Facing Communities 

28 Aug 2018

£33,533 Awarded To Four Innovative Projects To Overcome Challenges Facing Communities 

  The Community Innovators Programme, the first of its kind in Northern Ireland is a partnership between the Community Foundation and WorkWest and aims to support…

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Seeing is Believing – Homeplus NI

11 Dec 2017

Seeing is Believing – Homeplus NI

  Homeplus NI, a Belfast based charity working with homeless people received £10,000 from the Community Foundation’s New Beginning’s Fund in 2016. We recently…

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