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Grant for New Lodge Housing Forum

Published: Mon, 20 Oct 2014
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The grant helped the Forum purchase a new computer, printer and laptop
New Lodge Housing Forum Community Grant
The Community Grant for New Lodge residents enhances communications in North Belfast.
Financial assistance in the form of community grants is available from the Housing Executive to help residents and community groups promote initiatives that enhance the welfare of tenants and residents living within Housing Executive estates.
Courtesy of one of these grants, residents in New Lodge are now be better informed about the work being undertaken by their local community association, The New Lodge Housing Forum.
The grant awarded to the Forum has been used to buy new computers and a printer. Their Chairperson, Liam Wiggins, explains why this is so important:
“Our old computer had given up the ghost – it couldn’t be repaired as it was so old. We are all volunteers, so we were delighted to be awarded this grant by the Housing Executive.
“The new equipment means that we can still produce our newsletters and information leaflets. These give people information about housing schemes and emergency contact numbers, as well as advance notice about our family events, community fun days and youth projects.”
Our North Belfast Area Manager, Malachy McKinney, added:
“The Housing Executive has worked closely with the New Lodge Housing Forum for a long time and we will continue to work on new initiatives, especially the redevelopment of the Upper Long Streets. The Housing Executive has a sub office for residents in the Forum’s premises at 23 New Lodge Road.
“Community grants are there to help community groups promote initiatives that benefit local communities.” If your community group needs help contact your local Housing Executive office for advice and assistance on 03448 920 900, or you can email us at info@nihe.gov.uk.