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Newry to benefit from £5,000 Fare Share NI funding | News in Newry

Co-Ownership, the shared ownership provider for Northern Ireland, has announced that Fare Share NI will receive a £5000 share of its £20,000 Community Fund.


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The Fund exists to support projects which make a positive impact in the lives of individuals, local neighbourhoods, and communities across Northern Ireland, including Newry.

FareShare NI is a Homeless Connect project that directly tackles food poverty in Northern Ireland by collecting surplus food from industry and redistributing it to charities that are providing meals to vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in our society.

The funding will help FareShare NI to provide even more support to communities throughout Northern Ireland during a time of increased demand due to the current cost of living crisis.

Simon Geddis, Vice Chair of Homeless Connect, says, “We are extremely grateful to receive this funding from Co-Ownership for our FareShare project in Northern Ireland.

“This funding will go a long way to help those struggling with food poverty due to the continued increase in bills as a result of the current cost of living crisis by supporting school breakfast clubs, older people’s lunch clubs, homeless shelters and community cafes and ensuring that no good food goes to waste.”


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The Fund, now in its sixth year, builds on Co-Ownership’s commitment to responsible business and working for social good.

Mark Graham, Chief Executive at Co-Ownership, says, “Our Community Fund is a really important initiative, and we are proud it continues to support projects that have a positive impact on communities across the province.

“This year we are delighted to acknowledge and award FareShare NI and the positive contribution they make in Newtownabbey and across Northern Ireland.”

This year Co-Ownership’s £20,000 funding has been awarded to FareShare NI and a further three groups throughout Northern Ireland.

Other groups awarded through the community fund include Sion Swifts Ladies F.C, an organisation based in Strabane which also received £6980 to help provide a range of health and wellbeing services to its local community.

Mainstay DRP, an organisation based in County Down also received £3020 to help provide a range of services for people with learning disabilities.

The fourth and final group to receive funding this year is The Trussell Trust, which received £5000 to help maintain its network of more than 40 food banks throughout Northern Ireland which provides emergency support to people locked in poverty whilst also campaigning for change.

For more information on the Co-Ownership Community Fund and to find out if your organisation or group may be eligible to apply for funding next year click here.


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