Brian Mullan Community Fund Update
Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural Community Investment Awards, in which £10,000 was distributed between 16 local organisations throughout North Belfast, the Association was delighted to again recently reopened our annual Brian Mullan Community Fund on Monday, 22nd October 2018.
The renaming of this initiative by members of our Tenant Forum, is dedicated to the memory a much loved and well-respected member of our Board of Management, Brian Mullan, who for decades, mostly on a voluntary basis, worked tirelessly to enhance and transform people’s lives in various areas throughout North Belfast.
A funding pot of £10,000 was again set aside this year by Newington Housing’s Board of Management to ensure the successful delivery of the scheme.
The scheme closed on Friday, 16th November 2018 and a total of 20 applications have been received by us from various organisations throughout North Belfast.
Our Tenant Panel, which is made up of 5 of our Tenant Forum members, have agreed to meet on Tuesday, 4th December 2018 to review, assess and award funding of up to £1,000 per project, to the successful applicants.
Through these awards, it is envisaged that the financial assistance provided will help support local voluntary and community organisations in the delivery of new initiatives, which aim to promote inclusion, strengthen communities and improve individual lives.
The Association wishes to express our appreciation to all those organisations who took the time to apply to the scheme and also express our gratitude to our tenants on the ‘Tenant Panel’, who have given up their time, on a voluntary basis, to develop, promote and deliver such a successful scheme again this year.
Finally, the Association intends to notify all applicants of the decisions taken by the Tenant Panel, once the review process is complete.