Sustainable Communities, A funding handbook for community-led groups.

This is a handbook for community-led groups throughout Ireland, both urban and rural. By this we mean groups formed and run by communities themselves, instead of statuary bodies or private businesses. It is targeted both at a traditional environmental groups and other groups with a broader agenda for sustainable living and community well-being. It provides practical … Continue reading Sustainable Communities, A funding handbook for community-led groups.

Case studies from the Communities in Transition 2 Programme, Northern Island.

This paper is comprised of case studies from the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland's Communities in Transition 2 Programme. The Programme seeks to: build relationships within and between people and communities; promote local participation in community development and peace-building work; and create community cohesion by offering opportunities and support that had not been previously accessible … Continue reading Case studies from the Communities in Transition 2 Programme, Northern Island.

Thousands of Local People Benefit from M&S Northern Ireland Community Projects

TV’s Sewing Bees have it all sewn up as they help premature babies. M&S kickstarted ‘Make It Matter Day’ in Belfast by supporting The Prenatal Trust / Regional Neonatal Unit at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. Staff at the M&S Belfast store, with the help of two expert seamstresses and ex-contestants of the BBC’s Great British … Continue reading Thousands of Local People Benefit from M&S Northern Ireland Community Projects

The Impact of Homelessness on Women’s Health

On the eve of the National Day of Action against Homelessness and the Housing Crisis (7th April 2018), the National Women’s Council of Ireland has launched a paper documenting the impact of homelessness on women’s health. The paper outlines key recommendations both to address the housing crisis and to support women who are currently homeless. … Continue reading The Impact of Homelessness on Women’s Health

Loneliness a ‘public health epidemic’, NI GP group says

The Royal College of General Practitioners Northern Ireland said that between one and five people are attending GP practices each day mainly because they are lonely. File image: iStock Loneliness has become “a public health epidemic” in Northern Ireland, a doctors’ group has said. The Royal College of General Practitioners Northern Ireland said that between … Continue reading Loneliness a ‘public health epidemic’, NI GP group says

Activelink, The online network for Irish non-profit organisations

Activelink is the premier online network for Irish community and non-profit organisations and those interested in this sector. We provide information on jobs, tenders, volunteering, events, fundraising, training, publications and funding in these sectors. This website is updated daily and filtered into 2 weekly newsletter bulletins: Activelink (jobs and volunteering) and Community Exchange (training and … Continue reading Activelink, The online network for Irish non-profit organisations

Community development leadership training program – Community Action Network (Ireland)

Community Action Network CAN is dedicated to creating a more equal, just society that has the well-being of citizens at its heart. Through a range of community development activities, we work with people to assert their rights to participate fully as subjects of their own lives, to have their voices heard and to have their … Continue reading Community development leadership training program – Community Action Network (Ireland)