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Designing Marketing Collateral for Social Enterprises - West Belfast SE Hub

28th January - 9am - 11.30 am

129 Springfield Road, Belfast BT12 7AE

Community Led Collaboration

Tuesday 10 February 2015

10.30am – 12.45pm
Cost - none

The Volunteer Centre, 34 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast, BT2 7DB


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During Minister Hamilton’s Budget announcement yesterday, he referred to social enterprises and public sector reform. He announced £1.9 million to DSD for nurture units and the social enterprise programme and highlighted his intention to bring forward to the Executive a paper proposing the creation of a Social Innovation Fund

Belfast based Vintage Satchel Company (VSC), a trading brand of Ulster Supported Employment Ltd (USEL); the largest supporter of people with disabilities and health related conditions into open employment in Northern Ireland, has undergone a total rebrand following a strategic review of the business.

Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry today unveiled Ulster Supported Employment Limited’s (USEL) new ‘Vintage Satchel’ Brand at its factory in Cambrai Street, Belfast.

Showcase of NI Social Enterprises

CAN is a unique, fairly small (but significant) user-led charity of people with learning disabilities, based in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland. We are extremely proud of our organisation as it has retained all of the unique qualities from its inception including remaining user-led and managed, independent, progressive and proactive.

People 1st is a training organisation delivering training and employment initiatives to support individuals and employers. We are a major contract holder for the Department for Employment & Learning (DEL), offering a range of occupational training, qualifications and funding streams.

When 42 year old Newry man Gerard Hughes started Cycle Recycle in September last year, it was in response to the scenario where bicycles dumped at civic amenity sites were automatically sent to be broken up, when with a little bit of work they could be restored to perfect working order giving pleasure to their new owners for many years to come.

The Resurgam Trust is an award-winning social enterprise which is transforming the fortunes in one of Lisburn’s most deprived areas, and has been adopted as a model of best practice by the Department of Social Development.

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Social Enterprise NI recommends Trade Social, the online directory of Social Enterprises in NI, encouraging networking and sales to each other, the public and private sectors, and general public.

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