Community Support News – 20 March 2020
Council organised events Please note Council organised events which were due to take place up until 31 August 2020 have been postponed or cancelled. This includes training.
Food for Life grants and development The Soil Association is using the power of good food to connect people of all ages through growing, cooking and eating together in an exciting new project through #FoodforLife #GetTogethers.
If you are in our test and learn regions of Belfast, Newry, Mourne & Down, Fermanagh & Omagh you are eligible for small grants and development support https://bit.ly/3aOmXin
For further information, you can also contact Ann Ward, NI Regional Engagement Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07718 490352. This is a rolling programme – the next small grant deadline is 15 April with receipt of grant on 15 May. We are encouraging people to apply to give communities a positive focus particularly at this time. It can be used for an event within six months from receipt of grant.
Northern Ireland Childcare Survey 2020 now open for your views Employers For Childcare’s Northern Ireland Childcare Survey 2020 for parents and childcare providers is now open! With Government at Stormont back up and running, and childcare a key priority, policy-makers need to hear your views on what is needed in terms of better support for childcare here and the provision of an affordable, accessible childcare infrastructure.
There are two surveys, one for parents and one for childcare providers. Each takes less than ten minutes to complete and your time is very much appreciated.
Parents: you’ll be in with a chance to win an overnight stay at the luxury Galgorm Resort & Spa in a two-bedroom cottage, with breakfast and access to the Thermal Spa Village!
Click here to complete the Parent survey
Childcare providers: you’ll be in with a chance to win a £100 Boots voucher! Click here to complete the Childcare provider survey Now in its 11th year, the Northern Ireland Childcare Survey is a vital source of information for policy makers, so ensure your voice is heard in the campaign to ensure Northern Ireland has an accessible, high quality and affordable childcare infrastructure that meets the needs of children, parents and childcare providers. Find out more at www.employersforchildcare.org
We recognise that we have many vulnerable people within our community at the moment. In Fermanagh we have a great sense of community and that is showed clearly through the strength of our community groups and services. Now more than ever we have to pull together to support our most vulnerable as we face this pandemic together. If you are involved with any organisation who requires volunteers at the moment and would like to get the word out there, please do not hesitate to get in contact with Lynn Johnston, Community Project Outreach Officer on 07467 486638 Email Lynn.email@example.com who will assist with getting your opportunities on to their website and shared within the community www.volunteernow.co.uk.
Sport and Countryside Recreation For a copy of walking cards that may be of benefit and use over the coming days and weeks ahead, please refer to the Sport and Countryside Recreation at Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Facebook page. Please also keep a look-out for future posts that may provide alternative health and well-being activities.
Building Community-Pharmacy Partnership awards £22,500 for this round of Level 1 applications Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) is delighted to announce that funding has been approved for nine successful applicants in this round of Building the Community-Pharmacy Partnership (BCPP) Level 1 funding. Each group benefitted from £2,500 each of funding. We are delighted to see some new applicants in this round of funding with ideas for fantastic projects. We are really looking forward to working with these communities and pharmacies across Northern Ireland. The next round of Level 2 funding closes 26 March so remember to download your application pack here.