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  • Charity Excellence Framework
    Charity Excellence Framework
    30 July 2021
    Kilcooley Women's Centre has recently been award the Charity Excellence Framework Quality Mark.  The Quality Mark provides demonstrable evidence to all our stakeholders and funders, of our commitment to excellence, reassuring our trustees that KWC is well run. In addition to this it is also recognition for KWC staff and volunteers for what they are achieving. To acheive this, KWC's performance was assessed against a number of areas including, goo

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  • KWC Makes UK Social Enterprise 2020 Roll of Honour
    KWC Makes UK Social Enterprise 2020 Roll of Honour
    9 November 2020
    The KWC team are delighted KWC and members of the Senior Management Team were nominated and have made the 2020 Social Enterprise UK - Social Futures Roll of Honour.  This is in recognition of programmes to develop and deliver Social Enterprise projects in the UK, and to particuarly recognise impact acheived during the COVID-19 lockdown.  Many thanks to Social Enterprise NI who have been instrumental in supporting KWC move into the Social Economy sector to assist the long term sustainab

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  • Royal recognition for Alison
    Royal recognition for Alison
    12 May 2020
    Alison Blayney, Kilcooley Women’s Centre’s Chief Executive Officer has been awarded the Medal of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) in the 2019 Birthday Honours for services to the community.  Alison was due to receive her BEM from a senior member of the royal family at a very special investiture ceremony hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 12th May. Unfortunately, due to the unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19, the difficult decision was made to postpon

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  • KWC Shortlisted for Business in the Community Award
    KWC Shortlisted for Business in the Community Award
    10 April 2019
    Kilcooley Women’s Centre shortlisted for responsibility award. Kilcooley Women’s Centre is among five companies shortlisted for the Responsible Product/Service Award, part of the Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland The Responsible Business Awards seek to recognise and reward firms in Northern Ireland that are embracing the journey to build better workforces, create a sustainable economy and healthy communities The winner will be announced at a special black-tie event

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  • FSB Community Business of the Year 2019 (Joint)
    FSB Community Business of the Year 2019 (Joint)

    Delighted to have jointly won FSB Community Business of the Year 2019      

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  • Social Enterprise NI Gala Awards 2019
    Social Enterprise NI Gala Awards 2019
    11 October 2019
    We are delighted to announce that our Executive Director Alison Blayney has been Highly Commended as Social Enterprise Leader of the Year. The Annual Social Enterprise NI Gala Awards Dinner in association with Sparq AV took place in The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast. On Friday 11th October 2019. The awards, showcasing the Social Enterprise Sector in Northern Ireland, was attended by over 450 guests from Social Enterprise, Private, Public and Educational Sectors.  The awards ceremony was hoste

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  • KWC Receive QAVS Crystal & Certificate from Lord Lieutenant
    KWC Receive QAVS Crystal & Certificate from Lord Lieutenant
    27 January 2017
    KWC were awarded the 'MBE' for voluntary groups by Her Majesty the Queen on 2nd June 2017, in an announcment in the London Gazette.  This presitgious award, in recognistion of the 22 years of service to the community and the strong emphasis on volunteering and active citizenship, followed an intensive scrutiny of the organisation and the current volunteers by a local committee of the QAVS.  The committee interviewed the volunteers at length, exploring the extent of their w

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