Making You a Favoured Charity

Facts and Figures - Public’s Favourite Causes In these times of economic downturn many people have decided charity does indeed begin at home, with household incomes falling there is less money finding its way into local charities. Therefore good causes need to think more strategically about how they are placed and what they do. At LEXXER we match sector specific research to the issues which matter to you, if you are a charity you need to know who is giving to what in order to ensure t...
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PEACE IV Pre-Application Events

Members of the LEXXER Team will be attending a number of SEUPB organised PEACE IV Pre-Registration Events, where potential applicants will learn more about the structure and requirements of the new round of European Funding. LEXXER contacted SEUPB directly to advocate just such a pre-application approach to assist groups, since this was one of the main requests from our clients. The team will be on hand to field questions and take bookings to meet our funding experts, we also are happy to host ...
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Final PEACE of the Funding Jigsaw

LEXXER Solutions is glad to welcome today’s launch of the much awaited PEACE IV funding. It is the final piece of the European funding jigsaw and will be a much needed boost to community and voluntary sector. As a funding consultant we have been meeting with potential applicants to help them prepare for today. New criteria and different focus areas mean that partnership bids and stronger business cases will be needed. Our forecasts have proven accurate with the final shape of the programme re...
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Great War – greater potential for a better future

 Remembering and Reassessing 1916.  As a knowledge broker LEXXER Solutions believes passionately  that if people know the truth about the events being commemorated during this years that there can be a better future forged. That knowledge must be imparted and it is the duty of academics, community leaders, churches and stakeholder organisations to look at the past, both the facts and also their interpretation of them. History really is our story of what happened and how we have dealt with i...
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TAKEN BY LAIM NEESON’S SUPPORT

At LEXXER Solutions we are very much “ Taken” by the support Hollywood actor and local star Laim Neeson has shown for his hometown of Ballymena. We, like many, were shocked and saddened by the announcements that the town’s biggest employers - Michelin tyres and JTI Gallaher tobacco were to close with the loss of almost 2000 jobs.   We welcome and have written to Unite to support their ‘Rally for a Future’ taking place next month on February 6. Like Laim Neeson we value urgent action a...
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New Year sales at Junction One

The bargains were not just in the shops but this year were the shops as two of Northern Ireland's top retail parks were sold.    Junction One and The Outlet have recently been sold for around £40m. While put on the market for £60 m the Banbridge Lotus Group secured a deal for £20m under the asking price.  Both sites have had their financial troubles and are typical of the falling prices across Northern Ireland. The deals reverse the trend of local retail outlets being bought by ...
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Counting the Cost of Christmas 

Many people are left counting the cost of Christmas at this time of year. Sadly playing Santa leaves many families struggling to make ends meet come January.     Recent figures in the Belfast Telegraph show that 250,000 people in Northern Ireland are facing a debt time bomb - but are unable to do anything about it. Families account for 62% of those currently in serious financial difficulty and, in over half of these cases, both parents are working. It is clear that debt is no res...
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