Hosford wins award!
Hosford has received an award from the Chartered Institute of Housing at their annual awards ceremony at City Hall. These are the most important housing awards in Northern Ireland.
They received the ‘more than bricks and mortar’ award for the extra support and projects which they have developed and for their inclusion of clients in the service. This includes the daily work of supporting people who are homeless to deal with their problems, to find their own home, and to maintain their independence. It also includes the projects that they have set up; NI Street league, Going Green, Art Group, Root Soup, History Group, and more.
Skainos Win Awards
Skainos were delighted to pick up three awards at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Awards Ceremony on 10th May 2013. The awards were – Highly Commended in the Regeneration category and winners of the Community Benefit category. But most unbelievably they also won the Best Overall Project 2013 – a fabulous achievement!
Aisling Awards 2013
Skainos is on a roll and has won the Belfast Brand Award at the 2013 Aisling Awards held last week in the Europa Hotel. Linda Ervine also attended and won the Roll of Honour for her contribution to Irish language through the Turas project at East Belfast Mission. Congratulations to the Skainos team and to Linda on their achievement.
Green World Ambassador Award
Trevor Dornan, EBM Facilities Manager was presented with the Green World Ambassador insignia at a prestigious presentation ceremony in The House of Commons on Monday 11th November 2013. The Skainos building had already won a Green Apple Environment Award in the national campaign to find Britain’s greenest companies, councils and communities, and the Green World Ambassador status is reserved for winners who also help others to help the environment.
The award–winning project paper has been published worldwide in The Green Book, so that others around the world can follow their example and learn from their experience. The Green Book is the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice that is distributed globally to national and local governments, businesses, universities, reference libraries, environment professionals, etc. The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the country’s major recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries.
refresh is working in partnership with 174 Trust
Well done & congratulations to Barbara, Mike and Tom on the opening today of the new refresh @ 174 Trust Duncairn Gardens.
Why not call in? Everyone welcome!
The cafe is situated in the 174 Trust building – formerly a Presbyterian Church – on the Antrim Road Belfast.
174 Trust is a community organisation with many projects and events happening every day.
Kidz Gap coffee morning raises £266!
EBM’s Kidz Gap held a coffee morning on the 12th February to raise as much money as possible to develop Kidz Gap this year.
We raised a grand total of £266 for much needed equipment and creative sessions for Kidz Gap. We want to say it was very much a team effort with special thanks to Hosford’s Root Soup, EBM staff and volunteers who donated lovely cakes and tray bakes and made the morning a great success.
Big Thank You for all your help and support.
“The Community Garden at Skainos”
The Community Garden is now open on the front of the Newtownards Road.
If you are interested in volunteering to help out in the garden? If you have a few hours per week to help the team please contact Arlene on 028 9045 8560.
Now in restore
The MORE card is now offered in the restore shops – a loyalty card giving news of our current offers in refresh and restore.
Would you like to volunteer to work with Children every Friday night from 6–8.30pm? You must be energetic, up for a laugh and have some experience with kids.
Males volunteers are particularly welcome at the moment. Contact Tanita Robson on 90458560 or email@example.com for more information.
Successful coffee morning for stepping stone
Stepping Stone team want to say a massive thank you for all the support at their coffee morning. There was an amazing buzz around the Skainos Centre with lots of new faces visiting for the first time.
The feedback was very positive with the visitors saying how they enjoyed learning so much more about the work of Stepping Stone, Hosford, Bright Sparks and Compass – a great opportunity to promote the great work which we all do.
Bright Sparks Nursery
Bright Sparks are now available on this website.
Click on the Social Economy tab and read all about our “State of the Art” day care nursery!
Also, view our Bright Sparks Newsletter here!
Deloitte chooses EBM’s Social Economy as one of their 16 businesses!
Deloitte pledges another £1m support to second wave of Social Innovation Pioneers
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