Huge thanks to everyone who made the Strictly Our Achievements Celebration Event a success yesterday, especially the young people who not only were involved in the event planning right from the start but those too involved in the delivery of the event - you were all the stars of the show yesterday evening, especially Stephanie for your beautiful solo performance of All of Me by John Legend.
Thank you so much Co-op Finaghy and Co-op members for this fantastic donation of £1132.14 received through Co-op Local Community Fund. Autonomie’s Lynne Morrison, young person Aishling Skillen and programme volunteer Paola Gigliardi recently were presented with the generous cheque at its Finaghy store by store manager Paul and store staff.
Health Minister Simon Hamilton has announced that the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety has provided £1.57million in funding to the Family Fund. This funding will enable the Family Fund to support families in Northern Ireland who have a child or children with a severe disability.
The abolition of the YCNI (Youth Council for Northern Ireland) is “deeply disappointing” says Trevor Boyle, Voluntary Coordinator at Autonomie.
Speaking recently on the imminent closure of the Youth Council for Northern Ireland Mr Boyle said: “The abolition of the YCNI will affect the entire Youth Service which includes crucial inclusive youth work focusing on disability.
Autonomie is delighted to announce the organisation has been awarded £5,000 donation towards a specialised toy library.
Santander Foundation, which offers grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities has awarded Autonomie with £5,000 funds towards the creation of a specialist toy library for young children with additional needs.
IMPORTANT Update from Big Lottery Fund, People's Projects
Big Lottery Fund has advised us that some postal voters have had their postal vote returned to them by mistake due to Royal Mail's automated sorting system wrongly selecting the voter's postcode rather than the Freepost address.
Supporters who intend to vote by post for please follow these instructions:
Autonomie is delighted to announce that it has been selected as a finalist in this years ‘UTV People’s Projects Awards’ competition.
Run by UTV and the Big Lottery Fund people vote to decide which local community project succeeds in getting up to £50,000 of National Lottery funding.
Trevor Boyle, Volunteer Coordinator at Autonomie said: “This money would enable us to develop LILAC House (Linked Independent Living and Advice Centre).