Partnership working secures a two-year Welfare Advice Post
Over the past few months, the Association, in conjunction with the North Belfast Advice Partnership (NBAP) have been exploring the potential of a acquiring an additional dedicated advice worker to support the delivery of a new and innovative project (i.e. North Belfast Connected Homes Project).
Initially, the Association’s Board of Management approved funding of £34,000 to support the delivery of this pilot project for one year.
Subsequently, an application was lodged with Nationwide Building Society Grant Fund, which is managed by the Community Foundation for NI.
Recently NBAP were notified that they were successful in acquiring additional match funding of that committed already by the Association, meaning the project can be sustained and delivered for the next two years.
As a local housing provider, we believe that this project will not only directly benefit Newington’s tenants; but the whole of North Belfast; as it is envisaged the successful applicant will be utilised in all of NBAP’s local offices.
It is hoped recruitment for the post will take place over the coming weeks, with a view to having the successful candidate in position from January 2020.