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Education Village

Education Village

The Flax Trust continues to support The Education Task Group to develop a vision for Catholic Education in North Belfast. The vision is to build an ‘All Faith Education Village’. Having entered the Development Proposal stage which is great news, we have now carried out the Public Consultation with over 5500 votes cast for the New College. We are waiting for a government response to the people’s vote.



About The Flax Trust

The Flax Trust as a registered charity, formed in Belfast in 1977, has as its Mission the reduction and, if possible, the elimination of community tensions and religious prejudices by creative engagement in economic and social development, education and training with inter-community activities including culture, the arts, sport, health, social programmes, personal development and dedicated communication projects. Learn more

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Flax Trust Music Bursaries recipients at Camerata-Irelands Young Musicians of the Future at Clandeboye Festival 2016
Three young musicians received £6,000 in Flax Trust Bursaries at Camerata-Ireland’s Clandeboye Festival and a fourth student received the Flax Trust Award including performance opportunities. James McGinn; Kathleen Nic Dhiarmada, Soprano; Lady Empy; Sr Mary Turley; Ellen Jansson, piano; Killian White, cello, recipient Flax Trust Award; Clara Daly Donnellan, trombone; Peter Smyth with Barry Douglas Read more – ‘Flax Trust Music Bursaries recipients at Camerata-Irelands Young Musicians of the Future at Clandeboye Festival 2016’.
Advanced Diploma in Social Enterprise 2016
The Advanced Diploma in Social Enterprise is presented by SSEI in collaboration with the Ulster University Business School. Funding is mainly provided in the form of £1000 bursaries through the Flax Trust without which this programme would not be viable. 2016 Graduates in Advanced Diploma in Social Enterprise Michael McQuillan, Director of the Business Institute, Ulster University, [...] Read more – ‘Advanced Diploma in Social Enterprise 2016’.
Advanced Diploma in Social Enterprise 2015
The School for Social Enterprises in Ireland (SSEI) is the sole organisation in Ireland devoted exclusively to leadership, management and business development programmes and events for the social economy sector. Founded in 2005, SSEI was formed as a strategic alliance between The Flax Trust and Ulster University, designed to promote sustainable community enterprise and economic [...] Read more – ‘Advanced Diploma in Social Enterprise 2015’.

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