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Celebrating Voluntary Action in Northern Ireland


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A showcase of the work and impact of voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland.

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Celebrating Voluntary Action in Northern Ireland

  1. 1. Celebrating 80 years
  2. 2. “Congratulations NICVA on your 80th anniversary from everyone here at Family Fund” We aim to improve the lives of low-income families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people in Northern Ireland & across the UK. Family Fund
  3. 3. Farland Way, Derry City, Feeding Community Spirit with The Big Lunch NI Eden Project Communities
  4. 4. “Training Family Mediators for 10 years and delivering a professional mediation service for 18 years with excellent people in Governance roles” Family Mediation NI
  5. 5. “UCIT are looking forward to celebrating 80 years of NICVA this December!” UCIT have had the pleasure of helping fund many of our local community, voluntary & social economy organisations over the years UCIT
  6. 6. “CILNI are looking forward to celebrating 80 years of NICVA!” We support disabled people, choosing to take more control over their arrangements to enhance independence. Centre for Independent Living NI
  7. 7. “A very happy upcoming 80th birthday to our friends NICVA and thanks for all of your support in the work we do.” Guide Dogs NI will not rest until people who are blind or partially sighted can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else. Guide Dogs NI
  8. 8. NIYF are looking forward to celebrating 80 years of NICVA this December. Young People continue to lead on social action at community; sub regional and regional levels. In September they said enough was enough and launched their own NI Youth Assembly NI Youth Forum
  9. 9. “Congratulations NICVA on your 80th anniversary.” Orchardville’s vision is of an inclusive society for all. We provide employment & community services to support people with learning disability and/or autism to achieve their ambitions & potential Orchardville
  10. 10. “Congratulations NICVA on your 80th anniversary from The Big Lunch NI Eden Project Communities team. We hope NICVA and all the VCSE groups in Northern Ireland will join us to celebrate their community on Big Lunch weekend - 1st and 2nd of June 2019!”
  11. 11. At Autonomie we empower young people with additional needs to develop the skills to live independently & achieve their potential. In 2018, we opened Belfast centre Lilac House (Linked Independent Living & Advice Centre). Autonomie
  12. 12. Shining a Light on volunteering Volunteering can be.... intergenerational events, befriending, youth focused and so much more ! Volunteer Now
  13. 13. To promote and develop high quality, evidence-informed early childhood services for young children, their families and communities Early Years
  14. 14. Our recent PCSP project Making a difference, being the change. We have a DVD resource and further learning sheet to go with this. Young people talking about community safety issues that affect them and their peers in our community. Greater Village Regeneration Trust
  15. 15. Happy 80th birthday to our friends and colleagues in NICVA. Victim Support NI is working towards a society in which appropriate support and information is available to all those affected by crime. We thank you for your support in this! Victim Support NI
  16. 16. Rosie's Trust volunteers - maintaining the relationship between people and pets during tough times. Terminal illness, cancer treatment, or advancing age and disability. Reducing social isolation. Rosie’s Trust
  17. 17. “This is one of our favourite ever photos - one of our GRIT participants back in 2013” Start 360
  18. 18. Pupils from Abbey Community College, Edmund Rice College and Glengormley High School taking part in the My Place participatory card game showcase at Mossley Mill. Community Places
  19. 19. We are passionate about great homes and the people who live in them. We absolutely believe that everyone should have a comfortable, safe and affordable home within a vibrant and supportive community - somewhere they love living and where they can thrive. Clanmil Housing
  20. 20. We’re Stroke Association NI and we believe stroke is preventable, treatable and beatable. Our Stroke Support service is here for stroke survivors like Lisa, Laura and Clodagh so that they can make the best recovery possible. Together we can conquer stroke. Stroke Association NI
  21. 21. “Happy 80th NICVA! Community empowerment through asset-based development in 2018 - just ask Open House Festival, Women’s Aid Armagh Down and Blackie River Community Group” Development Trusts NI
  22. 22. Some snapshots of our work in 2018! Celebrating our #dontlosethemusic campaign giving out free earplugs to concert-goers, 3 years of our Employment Service and Deaf Awareness Week 18 Action on Hearing Loss NI
  23. 23. "Children that play together, can learn to live together“ PeacePlayers International - Northern Ireland
  24. 24. “Congratulations to everyone at NICVA on 80 years of voluntary action! Thanks for all the work you do in supporting the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors across Northern Ireland. We're proud to work with you & looking forward to another 80 years!” Big Lottery Fund NI
  25. 25. We want our tenants to thrive. Our programmes provide access to employment & opportunity. Our Money Advice team works to improve financial inclusion. We partner with other agencies & our tenants to deliver social & well- being programmes that help strengthen communities Clanmil Housing
  26. 26. Building new intergenerational relationships. Our volunteers are keeping people and pets together - easing worry and stress of terminally ill, cancer patients, elderly with companion animals Rosie’s Trust
  27. 27. “Congratulations NICVA on 80 years of community impact!” Since 1966, RSPB NI has been giving nature a home in Northern Ireland. We’re also celebrating 50 years of local groups, 40 years of #BigGardenBirdWatch and 10 years re- introducing red kites to our skies. RSPB NI
  28. 28. Rathlin Island, thriving from within, building on strengths. Visual minutes for the Rathlin Action Plan & Manor House social enterprise, the #BigDraw & a visit from Ark Housing friends. Nature of Rathlin
  29. 29. Our awareness campaigns help people reduce their risk of stroke. The #KnowYourBloodPressure campaign helps people understand the link between high blood pressure & stroke. Stroke Association NI
  30. 30. NICVA members, the Bright Umbrella Drama Co. present Romeo and Juliet and Romeo and Juliet in rehearsal. Bright Umbrella Drama Company
  31. 31. Pictures showing some of the people involved in the Lough Erne Cot Regatta at Knockninny Upper Lough Erne, Two Lough Erne Cots line up for the start of the Heritage in Action Lough Erne Cot Regatta at Crom Estate, A family day out rowing a Lough Erne Cot and The restoration of a Lough Erne Clinker Rowing boat. Lough Erne Heritage
  32. 32. Rathlin Island's adventures with the Grugach's Gold (Participatory Budgeting), the Ministerial Forum, and the Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival visited by the Vikings...and a mobile bandstand... Rathlin Development and Community Association
  33. 33. “Congratulations NICVA on 80 years supporting the community and voluntary sector in Northern Ireland from Bryson Charitable Group. We all want to wish you a wonderful birthday and many more years of positive social impact.” Bryson Charitable Group