July Newsletter

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TJ at the Raise the Roof protest
Education Reports
Both the Framework Convention on National Minorities and the European Commission on Racism and Intolerance have released reports on Ireland in the past month. These reports can be found below and both have strong recommendations on Traveller issues. 
ECRI Report on Ireland
FCNM Opinion Ireland
Public Consultation Committee meets to discuss the issue of Travellers moving towards a more equitable Ireland after their recognition as a distinct ethnic grouping in 2017 more here
RTE report on the Traveller Pride Awards available here
A video of some of the performers from the concert is above. There are more videos available at: https://www.facebook.com/PosterFishPromotions/
We are hiring for the position of National Accommodation Policy Officer: https://www.activelink.ie/content/vacancies/civil-liberties-human-rights/45474
National Traveller MABS Updates

Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance

The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance (BTSCFA) helps you meet the cost of uniforms and footwear for children going to school. The 2019 scheme opens on 1 June 2019. However, application forms will be available from 24 June 2019.
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Student grant scheme
Priority application dates are Thursday 13 June for renewal applications and Thursday 11 July for new applications. Applications received before the priority application dates will be prioritised by SUSI.
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New helpline for male victims of domestic violence

The Male Advice Line offers confidential advice and support to Male victims of domestic violence and abuse over the phone. The Male Advice Line is managed by the Men’s Development Network and is supported and funded by Tusla’s Domestic, Sexual and Gender based violence section.

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Loans What You Need To Know
There are a number of things to think about before you take out a personal loan; such as, how much can you afford to borrow and how long you should borrow for. With a personal loan you borrow a set amount of money, usually between €2,500 and €25,000, over a set number of years, typically between three and five years although you can get longer term loans.
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Ways to Teach Children About Money

Children can get money for big events like birthdays and communions or on a more regular basis in the form of pocket money and the earlier you start teaching them about managing money the better.

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National Traveller MABS Info!!!
National Traveller MABS is a leading advocate for financial exclusion of Travellers in Ireland, we are also a  free and confidential service, you can contact us by:

Phone :           0761 072230

Email:             info@ntmabs.ie

Website:         http://www.ntmabs.org

Social Media: Facebook/Twitter for all our latest news and updates.

Application Form
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