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Atlantic makes big grants in Northern Ireland

Atlantic makes big grants in Northern Ireland

Atlantic Philanthropies has recently announced a number of significant grants in Northern .

Under its Children and Youth programme the Parents Advice Centre in Belfast has been awarded a grant of £ 1,141,047 over two years for an Advocacy and Parenting Teens Programme. The money will be used to provide support for PAC’s advocacy work by an increase in lobbying and campaigning and an education programme designed to increase parent awareness.

Under the Reconciliation and Human Rights programme, a second phase grant of £1,001,300 over three years has been awarded to Suffolk Lenadoon Interface Group to support peace building between Suffolk and Lenadoon communities.

NEA has received a three year grant of £ 411,000 for its ‘Warm, Healthy and Happy Campaign’. Given under the Ageing programme, the grant will support a three-year advocacy campaign to ensure that the eradication of fuel poverty is a priority of government departments, political parties, and national and regional agencies in .

Atlantic make grants through its Ageing, Children & Youth, Population Health and Reconciliation & Human Rights Programmes. It also makes Founding Chairman grants. As well as Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, it is also active in Australia, Bermuda, South Africa, the United States and Viet Nam. By the end of 2009 it had disbursed more than $5 billion in grants.

Paul Artherton has a BA (Hons) Degree from Queen’s University and a MA Degree in Journalism from Pennsylvania State University. He has worked in PR and fundraising for over 27 years. Previously assistant director for fundraising and public relations at the Simon Community Northern Ireland for seven years, for the last 17 years he has run his own fundraising consultancy business specialising in fundraising, sponsorship, public relations and recruitment. His clients have included charities, private sector and public bodies. Examples include the Ulster Cancer Foundation, Simon Communities of Ireland, NI Hospice, North and West Belfast Health and Social Services Trust, Aiken Promotions, the Industrial Development Board and the Ulster Museum. He has lectured on voluntary sector management at Queens University Belfast Institute for Continuing Education. Since 2010 Paul has been a lay member of the NI Charity Tribunal.

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