Northern Ireland: News - January 2020

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£50,000 Crowdfunder competition for Projects that Matter in Belfast

27th January 2020

To celebrate the launch of Crowdfund Belfast, Belfast City Council in partnership with Crowdfunder is running a competition to award 10 winning projects that matter in Belfast up to £5,000 towards a crowdfunding campaign.   The competition is open to all those Belfast based social enterprises...

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Children’s annual design competition opens for entries

19th January 2020

A national charity is on the hunt for the UK’s best young designers as they launch their WOW badge design competition. Living Streets, the UK charity behind the walk to school campaign, is asking primary school aged children to design the 11 badges to be used in WOW – their year-round...

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New Brook leisure centre officially opened

16th January 2020

Lord Mayor, Councillor Daniel Baker, officially opened the new £15 million Brook Leisure Centre today (17 January) following a busy first month when it welcomed almost 8,000 visitors. Brook, which will focus largely on outdoor leisure provision, is the third of seven new centres to open as part...

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Last chance to have say on development of new Play Plan

12th January 2020

Local people are reminded that there are just a few days left to give their views on the development of future play park provision across Derry and Strabane. The consultation closes on January 20th and is part of Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Play Plan strategy to improve facilities...

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Council in search for sporting superstars

1st January 2020

Belfast City Council is searching for the city’s next sporting superstar. The “Find a Sports Star” programme will take place in four leisure centres across the city in February 2020, aiming to unearth such sporting talent as World Champion Boxer Carl Frampton or Olympic gold medallist...

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Kick start your New Year fitness regime with Council's £1 taster sessions

1st January 2020

Derry City and Strabane District Council are offering an added incentive to anyone embarking on a New Year fitness regime by offering selected fitness classes for just £1. The sessions are being held in Council's leisure facilities this week from January 6th – 12th and include yoga,...

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