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Registration Opens for our *BEST EVER* Kilcooley Summer Scheme !

***SUMMER SCHEME ANNOUNCEMENT*** Summer Scheme – Summer Splash AdventureDates: week beginning 29th July running for 4 weeks Monday to Friday 10am until 3pmLunch providedRegistration day …

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Summer Timetable Launch – What’s on at KWC Kilcooley Square

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KWC Join the NI Housing Executive ‘Housing Community Network’

  Kilcooley Women’s Centre Joins NI Housing Community Network to Build Better Community Relations and Support Public Housing Residents in Ards & North Down We …

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KWC Launch Women’s Manifesto for the Westminster Election 2024

Women’s Manifesto for Westminster Elections 2024: Empowering Women in North Down As we approach the Westminster elections in 2024, Kilcooley Women’s Centre is proud to …

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KWC Westminster Hustings Event in Partnership with Bangor Chamber of Commerce – 20 June 2024

Empowering Voices:  Political Hustings Event for Westminster Elections 2024 Kilcooley Women’s Centre, in partnership with the Bangor Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the …

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Kilcooley Women’s Centre Welcomes Appointment to Ards North Down Police and Community Safety Partnership

Kilcooley Women’s Centre Welcomes Their Appointment to Ards North Down Police and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) We are delighted to announce that Kilcooley Women’s Centre …

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KWC Announce the 2024 Summer Splash Holiday Scheme

Exciting Launch of Our 2024 Summer Scheme for Children! We are thrilled to announce the launch of our 2024 Summer Scheme, a four-week adventure designed …

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Women’s Centre Team Meet Deputy First Minister

Alison and Tracy were delighted to meet up with  the Deputy First Minister, Emma Little-Pengelly during a recent visit to the Houses of Parliament in …

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Urgent Need to Address Violence Against Women and Girls in Northern Ireland

Murder of Kathryn Parton – Urgent Need to Address Violence Against Women and Girls in Northern Ireland In the wake of the recent tragic murder …

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KWC Promoting Social Enterprise & Social Value in Westminster

KWC were thrilled to participate in the annual NI Trade Event in  the Houses of Parliament, Westminster! This prestigious event presents an incredible opportunity for …

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Registering for a Postal Vote for the Westminster Election – 04 July 2024

How to Get a Postal or Proxy Vote in Northern Ireland for the 4 July Westminster Election The upcoming Westminster election on 4 July is …

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Summer Planters Workshop – Promoting Positive Physical & Mental Wellbeing

Embracing the Benefits of Therapeutic Horticulture: Join Our Summer Baskets Workshop Series! As the warm embrace of summer envelops us, there’s no better time to …

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Join the KWC Team – We Are Recruiting a Social Supermarket Team Colleague

We Are Recruiting ! Join the KWC team in the exciting new role of Social Supermarket Team Colleague   Click the link to our vacancy …

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KWC Supporting People via their Bangor Social Supermarket

Bridging the Gap: How Social Supermarkets Champion Food Security for Vulnerable Communities In a world of plenty, it’s a sobering reality that many still struggle …

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KWC Showcase at the Ards North Down Social Enterprise Engagement Event 26 April 2026

KWC participated in the Ards North Down Social Enterprise event held at SERC. Delivered by the Social Enterprise team in NI Housing Executive, the event …

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Nowhere to Run To – Domestic Abuse Fundraising Fun-Run June 2024

Nowhere To Run To – Fundraising Fun Run in Ward Park Sunday 2 June 2024 Membership of the South Eastern Domestic Violence Partnership is calling …

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Chair of NI Housing Executive (Nicole Lappin) visits KWC at Kilcooley Square

NI Housing Executive Chair, Nicole Lappin, Explores Kilcooley Women’s Centre’s Impact Today, Kilcooley Women’s Centre in Bangor had the honor of hosting a VIP guest …

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World Laughter Day

Laughing can instantly help reduce stress History of World Laughter Day Dr. Madan Kataria, a family doctor in India, founded the Laughter Yoga movement, as …

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KWC Speaking at the Department for Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund Conference – 16 March 2024

Kilcooley Women’s Centre were delighted to be invited to join the Panel Discussion  at the Department for Foreign Affairs (DFA) 2024 Reconciliation Fund Conference held …

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SWIRL launch

Launch of the National lottery funded SWIRL project Welcome to the official launch of the SWIRL project – an exciting initiative set to transform the …

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KWC Welcomes Susan Picken to the Team

Heritage Boost for Bangor Preserving Bangor’s Heritage: A New Chapter Begins Introduction: Exciting news is on the horizon for Bangor as Kilcooley Women’s Centre celebrates …

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New Fund for Nourish Community Kitchen

We are delighted to have been successful in our bid for one of the McAdam Community Investment Scheme Grants. The grant will fund our new …

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Kilcooley Health Fair 2024 – Celebrating Wellbeing

Empowering Wellness: A Recap of the Successful Community Health Fair in Kilcooley and Bangor Recently, Kilcooley Women’s Centre, in collaboration with the Kilcooley Health Improvement …

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HM Queen Invites KWC to her Hillsborough Castle Reading Rooms Event

Kilcooley Women’s Centre were privileged to be invited to attend a prestigious event at Hillsborough Castle, hosted by none other than HM Queen Camilla herself. …

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Minister for communities visits KWC

Tackling the Cost of Living Crisis Gordon Lyons MLA visited KILCOOLEY WOMEN’S CENTRE in Bangor today (13 March 2023)to see at first hand the programmes …

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KWC celebrates International women’s day

Biggest turn out yet to celebrate women On March 8th, 2024, the First Church in Bangor became a beacon of celebration and empowerment as over …

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Join the KWC Team – We Are Recruiting a Heritage Engagement Officer

We Are Recruiting ! ** UPDATE ** Vacancy Filled Join the KWC team in the exciting new role of Heritage Engagement Officer. Click the link …

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KWC Social Enterprise & Sustainability Good Practice Visit to Slovenia

Learning from the Best: Kilcooley Women’s Centre Visits Zalec, Slovenia for Social Enterprise  and Sustainability Expertise Kilcooley Women’s Centre recently had the incredible opportunity to …

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Queen Bee Community Cafe in Development

Buzzing with Purpose: Queen Bee Community Cafe We will soon be welcoming the public and our service users to the Queen Bee Community Cafe, where …

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KWC Host Regional Conference on Awareness of Digital Domestic Abuse & Coercive Control

Shedding Light on Digital Domestic Abuse: A Regional Conference Hosted by Kilcooley Women’s Centre Kilcooley Women’s Centre (KWC) played host to a pivotal regional conference …

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KWC Turkey drive supports families at Christmas

KWC Distributes support to families Christmas Dinners KWC following a successful application to the Ards and North Down Borough Council Hardship Fund, were pleased to …

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KWC Visit Palace of Westminster for the Bond Street Awards 2023

Kilcooley Women’s Centre Honored at Bond Street Awards: Celebrating Business and Enterprise Excellence in the UK Kilcooley Women’s Centre (KWC) had the honour of attending …

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Community Fridge – Christmas Food Drive

‘Spreading Joy: The Power of Giving to a Community Fridge This Christmas’ As the festive season approaches, we are filled with warmth and the spirit …

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KWC Launch the 2023-2024 ‘One Stop Shop’ Tackling Domestic Abuse

Announcing the Launch of the 2023- 2024 One Stop Shop Service for Women Facing Domestic Abuse in Ards and North Down Kilcooley Women’s Centre is …

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KWC Attend ‘Let Her In’ International Networking Seminar in Reus, Spain

Kilcooley Women’s Centre Engages in International Gender Equality Event in Reus, Spain Kilcooley Women’s Centre (KWC) had the privilege of participating in an enlightening international …

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Love is in the Air!

Love is in the Air! Love is in the air at KWC! We’ve kicked off our Valentines fun with our ‘Valentine’s Planters’ class where the …

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House of Dolls is Buzzing!

House of Dolls is Buzzing! It’s been a busy week at the KWC House of Dolls. On Monday we welcomed students to our new ‘Intro to …

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KWC in Bulgaria for Training

KWC in Bulgaria for Training Kilcooley Women’s Centre visited the city of Ruse in Bulgaria as part of the Erasmus+ ‘We-Get’ project.  This project is …

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KWC Christmas Fair 2022

KWC Christmas Fair 2022 KWC hosted their anual Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd December. It was a huge success with local crafters in attendance as well as our very …

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Final Meeting Erasmus Smart 4 Inclusion Project

Final Meeting Erasmus Smart 4 Inclusion Project Final Meeting Erasmus Smart 4 Inclusion Project

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Erasmus+ Visit to Suceava, Romania

Erasmus+ Visit to Suceava, Romania Erasmus+ Visit to Suceava, Romania

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Jubilee Party Announced

Jubilee Party Announced KWC are delighred to receive funding from Ards North Down Borough Council to host  a Platinum Jubilee party.  The event will be …

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Watercolour Class makes great progress

Watercolour Class makes great progress Some fantastic progress being made already by our watercolour beginners! Thanks to Ashleighs Attic This course was funded through VersusArthritis

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KWC Meets NI Secretary of State

KWC Meets NI Secretary Of State Alison Blayney, CEO, met with Rt. Hon. Brandon Lewis MP to discuss the recent announcement of the successful KWC bid …

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