Financial Wellbeing & the Cost of Living Impact, Kith & Kin

Allstate NI is hosting an online event which will focus on the impact of the cost of living.

There will be a focus on how to save money on shopping, the cheapest fuel options, how to cut your outgoings and maximise your income, saving on bills and renegotiating bills. This event will take place on the 22nd September at 10am and is only open to Allstate NI employees.

There will also be standard advice on Pensions, Debt, Mortgages, Insurance, Credit Scores & Savings.


Tackling Gender Based Violence – what can the workplace do?

Allstate NI has partnered with Women’s Aid Corporate Partnership to host a Tackling Gender Based Violence (GBV) – ‘what can the workplace do?’ event taking place on the 29th September.

This session will be facilitated by Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland and will outline current developments in this sector including the context and extent of the problem locally within NI.

This event will look at workplace responses to the issue of tackling GBV and gender inequality and how organisations can lead by example.

It should be noted that this is a closed event for Women’s Aid & Allstate NI.


Pride in Our Families Story Time

On the 21st September at 6.30pm HERe NI is holding an online story time event for children and families.

This event will include a range of inclusive books which will showcase lots of types of families and their stories.

This will be an online session on Zoom.

Please contact for the zoom link in advance.

Your Assembly, Your Say! – How to get your voice heard at the Northern Ireland Assembly

The event will provide an insight into how to engage with the Assembly and its processes. The training is aimed at those from an ethnic minority background who want to gain a greater understanding of the political process and how they can get involved.

The topics covered include:

  • Who represents you?
  • How laws are made
  • How to have your say and get involved

There will be opportunities to ask questions along the way.

This session will be hosted on Zoom. Haven’t used Zoom before? Don’t worry! The Engagement Team will be on hand to support you joining the event. To register email After you have registered, we will be in touch with more details.

Londonderry Bands Forum Podcast

For Good Relations Week 2022 Londonderry Bands Forum are hosting a podcast ‘An Outside Perspective’ with their coordinator Stephen Porter in conversation with PHD student Sean French from Cambridge University.

This podcast will talk about Sean French’s experience over the past year as an ‘outsider’ to the Northern Ireland and will gain his perspective on its marching band culture, parading on the 12th July, Apprentice Boys Parade in the summer of 2022 and competing in Pipe Band Competitions.


Parading in Londonderry Podcast

Londonderry Bands Forum pride themselves on promoting the Flute, Accordion, Brass and Pipe Band scene in the Londonderry area.

This podcast will look back at the history of parading in Londonderry and how from the mid 1990s there has been a period of dialogue, which has led to some of the most successful parades in Northern Ireland from the mid 1990s onwards. There will also be conversations of how the Maiden City Accord came about.

Londonderry Bands Forum Podcast

Londonderry Bands Forum pride themselves on promoting the Flute, Accordion, Brass and Pipe Band scene in the Londonderry area.

The podcast will feature Co-Ordinator Stephen Porter in conversation with popular Northern Ireland comedian ‘Tim McGarry’ from Give My Head Peace & The Blame Game talking about all things culture, from his life growing up to how he became a famous comedian to his work with Ulster Scots and how culture can lead to change.

‘Remembering the Future: A Reflection on Northern Ireland and the Decade of Centenaries 1912-1922 ’

Ards and North Down Borough Council are hosting an online event which reflects on Northern Ireland and its Decade of Centenaries 1912-1922.

This talk will be delivered by Dr Éamon Phoenix of Stranmillis University College, Belfast on the 22nd September at 7pm.

The talk will be cover information on centenaries such as the Home Rule Crisis, the formation of the UVF and the Irish Volunteers, Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme, the Irish Revolution (1919-21), and Partition and the birth of Northern Ireland.

To register this event, please email

ISO 30415 Diversity and Inclusion

An introductory workshop for the recently launched ISO30415 Diversity and Inclusion standard highlighting its requirements and the benefits of working with ISO 30415.

Diversity and inclusion have become hugely important to organizations worldwide, yet many still aren’t confident they understand the issues or know what actions to take to address diversity and inclusion in their own workplace. ISO 30415:2021 Human resource management.

Diversity and inclusion, is a new international standard that gives guidance on achieving diversity and inclusion in organisations of all sizes, sectors and types. ISO 30415 looks at the organization from both an internal, staff perspective and unlike other standards an external perspective (customers, suppliers and the community)

In this webinar John Mulholland MD of PDQ Solutions will outline the requirements of the standard and the routes to certification.

Human Library

This online session will offer participants an opportunity to learn about the roles that members of the Key Institutions play within our local communities and wider afield.

Members of the Key Institutions will also have the opportunity to learn from each other. Participants will have the opportunity to listen to representatives from The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), The Apprentice Boys of Derry (ABOD), Royal  British Legion (RBL), The Loyal Orange Order, (LOL), GAA, Masons, Marching Bands and Ulster Special Constabulary Association (USCA).

Participants will also be able to engage with the KIP’S and ask questions that they may not have had the opportunity to do before. This session will be facilitated within a safe, fun and friendly environment.

To register please contact: As this is a zoom event, a link will be sent out when you have registered.