What’s New? Wednesday 5 May 2021

Every Wednesday we do a round up of the recent news from Community Network NI and the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector. This week we cover, reopening of vital centres, appeals for volunteers, NI Maternal Mental Health Conference, local services for those in need, Belfast City Council grants, donations, and the latest survey from Supporting Communities …

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A Safe Space to Be Me features in The Antrim Guardian
As restrictions begin to ease, read how A Safe Space To Be Me is preparing to open its doors to the public to provide counselling, community and youth centres…
A Safe Space To Be Me
Vincents Shops across Northern Ireland seek Volunteers
SVP – Society of St. Vincent de Paul Ireland invites you to volunteer with your local Vincent’s team and their new Click & Collect Service. Register for info…
The Parent Rooms- 🎥 In Their Shoes Premiere 🎥
As part of the NI Maternal Mental Health Conference,  a series of short films features parents who have journeyed through perinatal mental illness.
The Parent Rooms
The Baby Bank
The Baby Bank Glengormley & Newtownabbey are here to help
The Baby Bank exists to help families who need help with essential items for their baby or toddler. If you or someone who you know needs help with the following items…
MACS – Free Volunteer Mentoring Training coming soon
Can you spare a few hours a week to help a young person who hasn’t had a fair deal achieve their dreams? Having a positive role model can make a big difference…
BCC Kitchen Grant
Belfast City Council-Kitchen Equipment Grant
Does your community group provide food to vulnerable people within your neighbourhood? If so, you could be eligible for a grant of up to £2,000…
Supporting Communities launch New ‘Amp’ Survey on Climate Change
This latest community survey looks at household energy use and our attitudes towards climate change in NI. Get involved for the chance to win a £30 voucher…
Supporting Communities
Belfast Central Mission- Donation of Household items
BCM are closing their offices at the end of May and  have a some double bedding/ curtains/ household items that they would like to donate to any organisation…
Carrickfergus Foodbank- here to help anyone who needs support
Many issues such as sudden job loss, illness, homelessness, or separation can lead to a crisis when finding the next meal.  Carrickergus foodbank can help…
Carrickfergus Foodbank

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