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The Hummingbird Project has only just gone and did it again! The social enterprise based in Portstewart run by a team of mental health experts; all of whom have lived experience of mental ill health themselves, has won the Health and Social Care category at the prestigious Social Enterprise NI Awards 2021. Leigh Carey, CEO…
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Our 5th Birthday

Today is The Hummingbird Project’s fifth birthday! Different social enterprise support organisations estimate that around 70% of all social enterprises do not survive to their 5th birthday, a pretty harrowing statistic, considering that most social businesses are founded with a passion and commitment to make the world a better place.

The Inclusive Economy Partnership

Great News… The Hummingbird has been chosen to participate in the Inclusive Economy Partnership’s BOOST Programme. BOOST will be delivered by a unique partnership between the government, civil society and business; the Cabinet Office and DCMS are working with the Young Foundation and EY.  IEP aims to tackle the UK’s most pressing social and economic problems through cross-sector partnerships and by scaling organisations such…
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The PwC Challenge 2019

We’re delighted to announce we have been chosen as the PwC Challenge Partner for 2019. Chosen by a panel of independent experts including Professor Siobhan O’Neill of the University of Ulster , over £40,000 will be donated to the programme designed to address Suicide Prevention in conjunction with the Bytes Project and Kippie CIC . Working with young people…
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An Evening with Amplify NI

We were delighted to be invited by Amplify NI to tell our story at their storytelling event to highlight the power that communities and people have when they come together to address social change. The night was truly inspiring and we hope that we contributed to the atmosphere with our vision to empower people to determine their…
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Social Enterprise NI Awards 2018

What a brilliant evening at the Social Enterprise Awards 2018, we had such a fabulous time. Congratulations to all the winners and highly commended.It was a fantastic night and even though we didn’t win in our category we did win the beautiful centrepiece!! It’s wonderful to see the inspiring work being carried out in this…
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A New Board

Colin Flinn – our new Chair, spoke after our latest Board meeting – At our board meeting of The Hummingbird Project NI in our new premises at Portstewart. I’m honoured to be chosen a Chair of this project promoting mental health resilience. See the Hummingbird logo produced skilfully in wood by a Men’s Shed with whom we…
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Very Busy – A New Office

We have been quiet for the last few weeks because we have been super busy! Launched the first phase of our young people’s resilience building project, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. We’ve already had some amazing sessions with a group of spectacular 8-11 year olds, co-designing and using their voices to help other young…
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Amplify NI Sessions

We have begun workshop sessions with Amplify on The People’s Accelerator. By joining the People’s Accelerator, we have the opportunity to develop our project in a supportive and fun environment; to be part of a community of people who share our commitment to tackling social issues and inequalities; to affirm our capacity to realise our idea,…
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