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NWCN E-Bulletin 04 December 2019

1 Upcoming with NWCN

2 PEACE PLUS Programme Stakeholder Events

3 Launch of ‘Sectarianism: The Key Facts’

4 Poverty Event

5 Invite to drop-in workshop for NIO Consultation on abortion

6 Accessing Your Inner Coach workshop

7 FWIN Herstory Project Conference Invite

8 Launch of the Urban Villages Initiative Area Based Plans - Derry-Londonderry

9 Latest Offers from Salto Youth

10 Business in the Community is recruiting for Director of North West Region

11 Calling all Creative Individuals and Organisations

12 Charities Advisory Committee Competition

13 Deputy Chair to the Board of the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute 

14 FWIN Christmas Appeal 2019

15 Coming up at Eden Place Arts Centre

16 Energy of Light - Christmas Jumper Night

17 Would you like to reunite with a Lost Love?

 

 

1 Upcoming with NWCN

 

  • Basic Finance for Small Charities

14 January 2020 
5:00pm to 7:30pm
Holywell Diverse City Community Partnership

A free practical workshop for treasurers, or those that keep the financial records, of small charities to help them establish appropriate financial systems to keep their organisation safe.

Good financial management is an integral part of ensuring good governance as it not only helps charity trustees to fulfil their legal duties but also helps to protect the charity from mismanagement of funds.  Having robust financial procedures in place will help to improve organisational capacity and effectiveness.

The focus of this workshop will be on basic record keeping and financial management including setting up and maintaining the books (income and expenditure ledger, petty cash); cash handling, understanding charity funds (restricted and unrestricted) and accounts and the role of the treasurer. 

As we’re expecting a lot of demand for this training, we’re limiting places to one per organisation in the first instance and holding a waiting list for other interested members of the organisation. Please note that refreshments will be available from 4.45PM

Funded by Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland and delivered in association with North West Community Network. 

Register here: 
https://www.nicva.org/event/basic-finance-for-small-charities-derry-city-1

 

 

  • Building Cyber Resilience for Small Organisations

22 January 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Holywell Diverse City Community Partnership

This session will take a practical approach to help trustees and personnel in voluntary and community organisations to build cyber resilience. NICVA has teamed up with industry experts to provide this tailored cyber security session that will focus on the particular challenges that face small voluntary and community organisations.

The session will include:

  • An overview of current cyber threats
  • Appropriate risk assessment practices
  • Practical, low cost, risk-mitigation controls 
  • Signposting to resources and further guidance for boards, staff and volunteers

As our ability to harness technology and digital services for voluntary and community activity grows, so too does the challenge of keeping our organisations safe from cyber fraud and data breaches.

Ensuring that organisations have the resilience to face threats from malicious and indiscriminate cyber-attacks is now imperative for boards and personnel in all sectors.   

Email fraud, ransomware attacks and data breaches are risks for all organisations regardless of size or sector. Local playgroups or sports clubs through to international household name charities are all vulnerable. Ensuring that we keep information about the people we work with secure is a top priority. In addition, preventing fraud and complying with regulatory requirements such as GDPR are key organisational governance issues.

Charities and voluntary organisations have an added challenge in terms of the tendency for being open and transparent about activities and finances, holding sensitive personal data, managing organisations with limited resources and an expectation to focus resources on front line services rather than back office services.

Improve your awareness of cyber security threats and help your organisation improve its cyber resilience. Please note that refreshments will be available from 5.45PM.

Funded by Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland and delivered in association with North West Community Network. 

Register here: 
https://www.nicva.org/event/building-cyber-resilience-for-small-organisations-derry-city

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2 PEACE PLUS Programme Stakeholder Events 

 

PEACE PLUS is a new EU cross-border programme that will contribute to a more prosperous and stable society in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland. The programme will achieve this by funding activities that promote peace and reconciliation, and contribute to the cross-border economic and territorial development of the region. It will build upon previous PEACE and INTERREG Programmes.

 

A series of information events are taking place between December 2019 and February 2020, running from 6pm-8pm, with registration from 5.30pm.

 

To register, click on one of the below links, which will lead you directly to EventBrite.

The stakeholder engagement process will start on
 10 December 2019 and end on 25 February 2020

  • Mon 13 January, Derry - Londonderry, Lodge Hotel, Coleraine 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/derry-londonderry-stakeholder-information-event-tickets-82794585835

  • Mon 20 January, Derry - Londonderry, Guildhall, Derry-Londonderry

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/derry-londonderry-stakeholder-information-event-tickets-82798246785

 

If you would like additional information please email PEACEPLUS@seupb.eu 

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3  Launch of ‘Sectarianism: The Key Facts’

 

A framework report on tackling institutional sectarianism in Northern Ireland

Commissioned by the Equality Coalition, independent researcher Dr Robbie McVeigh has authored a piece of research on contemporary sectarianism in Northern Ireland.

The 40 page report looks at ‘institutional sectarianism’ in NI – especially where there is evidence of sectarianism in decision-making – and puts forwards recommendations for state action on sectarianism. Sectarianism: The Key Facts will be launched as part of this year’s Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival at an event held in UNISON, Galway House, Belfast, on 11 Dec 2019 from 10.30am to 1pm.

The free event will feature Dr McVeigh and a variety of other expert speakers.
All welcome.
Lunch to be provided at the event close.

Please email
events@caj.org.uk to register, stating any access or dietary requirements.

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4 Poverty Event

 

On Saturday the 7th December in the Termonbacca Carmelite Retreat Centre in Derry a dialogue on poverty is being held from 10am until 2:30pm.

The key note speaker is Fr Peter Mc Verry SJ who will talk on the poverty and his work in the foundation called after him that deals with homelessness and poverty in Dublin. Also speaking will be Deirdre Mc Daid from the Foyle Food Bank; Catherine Lusby who coordinates the Apex Living Centre and will speak on the work of the Apex Food Club project; Dr.Katriona O’Sullivan (Maynooth University) who will share her journey through poverty to becoming a university lecturer; George Mc Gowan Project Director, Old Library Trust Healthy Living Centre, who will talk about the negative effects of poverty on the social, mental and physical wellbeing of the people in the wider Creggan and Derry area.

It is hoped for outcome of this dialogue that a Poverty Forum for the North West  will be formed, the purpose of which is to:

  • bring together various key people who are involved in efforts to alleviate poverty;
  • raise awareness of the issues (root causes) that are creating various forms of poverty;
  • create a strong voice from, and on behalf, of those most affected by poverty;
  • create a synergy and communication lines among groups tackling poverty;
  • lobby politicians and statutory organisations to make positive changes  to policies and strategies (e.g. benefit systems, employment strategies) that negatively affect those suffering poverty. 

This dialogue in Termonbacca is open to everyone from the North West who have an interest in social justice and the elimination of poverty; who are dealing with the negative effects of poverty or who are working, in some way, to alleviate poverty and its root causes.

For further information contact Termonbacca Retreat Centre, Derry.
tel. 02871262512.

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5 Invite to drop-in workshop for NIO Consultation on abortion

 

You are invited to a drop-in workshop on 11th December 2019 at the Women's Centre (5 Guildhall St, Londonderry BT48 6BB) during the hours of 10AM-1PM to join Alliance for Choice Derry as we talk participants through the NIO Consultation on Abortion.

 

Alliance for Choice Derry have worked in collaboration with Doctors for Choice Northern Ireland and Ulster University to develop a series of replies to the consultation. At this workshop, we will discuss answers, give advice and provide clarity to individuals, groups and organisations making a submission to this consultation.  

 

The consultation document can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/a-new-legal-framework-for-abortion-services-in-northern-ireland

 

Please RSVP to: allianceforchoicederry@gmail.com

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6 Accessing Your Inner Coach workshop

 

Join us for a FREE Accessing Your Inner Coach workshop on 10 December at BEAM Centre, Derry~Londonderry.

The Accessing Your Inner Coach workshop will help staff of all levels to develop a better understanding of their own perspective, helping them to reflect on and understand the factors that affect their decision-making process.

Dr Hugh Quigley will help attendees develop an insight into what happens when they are faced with challenges and decisions, recognise patterns and stages in their approach to these challenges, and identify where there may be psychological blocks – a key factor in coaching.

 

Date: Tuesday 10 December
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am
Location:
BEAM Centre, Invista House, Maydown Works, Derry~Londonderry BT47 6TH 

click here for a map

 

To register: For more information and to book your place, click here

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 7 FWIN Herstory Project Conference Invite

Join FWIN at 7.00pm on the evening of Wednesday 11th December 2019 for our Herstory Project Conference with guest speaker, Henrietta Norton - who is the step-daughter of Mo Mowlam in the Maldron Hotel, Butcher Street, Derry~Londonderry

Come along to hear local groups present stories about women who have made a mark on their lives and communities, whether nationally or internationally. Presentations will be made through poetry, talks, dressing in costume and photographs.
Also on display Ulster University’s Bad Bridget Exhibition documenting deviant women from throughout history.

Hot finger buffet will be served.
Please RSVP by Emailing:
info@fwin.org.uk or Telephone: 028 7126 6291.

This event is funded by CRC.

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8 Launch of the Urban Villages Initiative Area Based Plans - Derry-Londonderry

 

Join us to find out about how the Area Based Plans can help you and hear about the arrangements for next community led funding! 

  • INTRODUCING: The Area Based Plans - a #stateofplay summary of projects in your area and across all Urban Village areas.
  • PRESENTING: TEDx Stormont and Talk Like TED young people and women from across the Urban Villages areas.
  • FIND OUT: About the arrangements for community led funding call for 20/21

Date: Tuesday 17 Dec, 2019
Registration: 10.30am
‘Lite Bites’ & Networking: 11.30am
Venue: Destined, Foyle Valley Railway Museum, Derry-Londonderry, Foyle Rd, BT48 6SQ

To register for this event email
info@urbanvillagesni.org

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9  Latest Offers from Salto Youth

 

TICTAC - Multilateral Training Course to support quality in youth worker mobility activities under Erasmus+ Youth in Action
17 - 23 February 2020 | Italy
TICTAC is targeted at voluntary and professional youth workers and youth leaders interested in using international cooperation to enhance their local development strategies, it supports designing quality Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme projects.
Organizer: Agenzia Nazionale Per I Giovani (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 8 December 2019

See details

 
Engage! Harvesting Biography for Social Impact
30 March - 22 October 2020 | The ASHA Centre, United Kingdom
'Engage! Harvesting Biography for Social Impact' is a three-part training programme, taking place at The ASHA Centre in Gloucestershire, England on the following dates: 30th March – 8th April, 16th – 25th July and 13th – 22nd October 2020.
Organizer: The ASHA Foundation (Others)
This activity is for participants from: Greece, Italy, Republic of North Macedonia, Spain, United Kingdom
Application deadline (24h CET): 19 December 2019

See details

 
APPETISER (new deadline) - An introduction on how to use Erasmus+ for international youth work
30 March - 3 April 2020 | Danhostel Ishøj Strand, Denmark
Giving a strong positive first experience of international youth projects to motivate the participants to use the Erasmus+ and partially the European Solidarity Corps Programmes.
Organizer: Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 6 January 2020

See details

 
Recognise It! - Develop strategies for recognition of youth work!
30 March - 5 April 2020 | Berlin, Germany
A 5-day training course that will bring together the representatives of NGOs to develop strategies to foster recognition of youth work and non-formal learning at national and municipal level.
Organizer: SALTO Training & Cooperation Resource Centre (SALTO Resource Centre)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU
Application deadline (24h CET): 13 January 2020

See details

 
Europe Goes Local in Sweden. Youth work quality development through documentation and follow up
12 - 14 May 2020 | Gothenburg, Sweden
This study visits contains a presentation of KEKS webbased system for documentation and follow up of youth work, The Logbook, and how it is used for developing youth work, both in theory and through visits to youth centres that are working with the system
Organizer: NA Sweden (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 24 February 2020

See details

 

Call for Trainers

inSPIre Conference
SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Resource Centre is looking for 3 Facilitators
Application deadline: 08 December 2019 23:59 CET

Online version

 

Facilitators for a Conference on Youth Participation

SALTO Participation & Information is looking for 2 facilitators
Application deadline: 15.12.2019, 20:00 CET

Online version

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10 Business in the Community is recruiting for Director of North West Region

 

Are you looking for a job that really means something?

 

This is a challenging and exciting role which will enable the right candidate to help shape and support Business in the Community’s work in Northern Ireland. As NW Director, you will lead on the strategic development and management of our operations in the North West and ensure responsibility sits at the heart of how companies here do business. Engaging organisations on social issues such as community resilience, education & jobs, environmental sustainability and wellbeing & inclusion means you get to make a difference and do something that really matters. You’ll also lead on ensuring our modern offices, BEAM, are a hub for local businesses and community organisations.

 

As NW Director, you must possess exceptional leadership, management and communication skills and the ability to develop and deliver successfully on a strategic vision. Business development and growth are key aspects to this role, so skills in income generation will also be vital to make a success of the role.

 

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

 

Applications should be in the form of a tailored CV which clearly addresses the criteria detailed on the Person Specification.  Please also include a cover letter outlining why you believe you are the best candidate for this role. CVs submitted without an accompanying cover letter will not be accepted.

 

Email your CV and cover letter to melanie.doherty@bitcni.org.ukFor information pack and details on the application process please visit our website for full details: https://www.bitcni.org.uk/vacancies/.

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 9 December 2019 at 10:00 am

We envisage interviews will take place on Monday 16 December 2019 in our NW Office (subject to change)

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11 Calling all Creative Individuals and Organisations

 

Council open invitation to creative individuals and organisations to support programming for upcoming festivals and events 2020-2023.

The below tenders are now live on Council’s website

  • Supply of Animation for Events 2020/2023 – Restricted List Application
  • Event Management Support Services 2020/2023 – Restricted List Application
  • Creation, Production & Delivery of Foyle Maritime Festival 2020 Showcase

Please register to receive tenders through the council website: https://www.derrystrabane.com/tenders

Closing Date 12 noon on Friday 20th December 2019

 

Notes on Application for Restricted List for the Supply of Event Animation:

The call invites suitably qualified individuals/organisations to make an application to be included on restricted lists for the supply of bespoke animation goods and services ( Lots as below) for a range of Festivals and Events taking place within the Council area during April 2020 until March 2023.

Animation refers to creative entertainment services and five types of animation, called lots, have been identified for the purposes of this tender. These are:

Lot 1: Creative or Interactive Installations/Productions

Lot 2: Street Theatre Shows

Lot 3: Large Scale Carnival Props

Lot 4: Site Dressing

Lot 5: Festival Music Management

Please note – You are not being asked to submit creative proposals at this stage.

Please note - You should submit a separate tender document for each individual Lot of interest

Please read tender documentation carefully and ensure that your respond to all the tender instructions outlined.  Please also note only registered post or hand delivered applications will be accepted before the  deadline date/ time.  (No email responses can be accepted) 

Successful applicants will be placed on each restricted list that they have applied for and invited to tender for the provision of animation services as and when they are required.

Register here: 
https://www.derrystrabane.com/tenders?mc_cid=441ac7228d&mc_eid=f056f31131 

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12 Charities Advisory Committee Competition

 

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to contribute to the charities sector, whilst developing your own skills and experience? If so, applications are now invited for the appointment of 2 Members to the Charities Advisory Committee. Those appointed will have direct influence on the investment strategy of the Northern Ireland Central Investment Fund for Charities which impacts a range of charities who benefit from investing in the Fund. The Fund is currently valued at over £48 million.

 

Applications are welcome from across the community, voluntary, business, private or public sectors particularly from women, people with a disability, people from minority ethnic groups and young people. No professional qualifications are required. A Guaranteed Interview Scheme is in place for those applicants with a disability.

 

Further details on the positions including responsibilities and selection criteria are currently available on the NI Direct & Department for Communities websites - www.communities-ni.gov.uk/dfc-public-appointments or www.nidirect.gov.uk/public-appointment-vacancies .

The closing date for applications is 13 December 2019.

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13 Deputy Chair to the Board of the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute 

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is seeking to appoint a Deputy Chair to the Board of the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI).

For more information, please read the candidate information booklet in the link below. To apply, please use the online application form. 
 

https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/publications/application-pack-appointment-deputy-chair-afbi

 

Completed applications must be returned to the Department by 4.00pm on Friday 6 December 2019.

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14 FWIN Christmas Appeal 2019

As the run up to Christmas begins FWIN are once again launching their Christmas Appeal where our members can help support local families who are struggling at this time. 

How you can get involved and help:
1. Buy an extra present when Christmas shopping for a child aged 0 - 16 years.
2. The gift can be wrapped, unwrapped, shoe box or gift bag and clearly labelled stating if it is for a boy or girl and what age group it’s for.
3. Drop the gift into Holywell DCCP, 8-14 Bishop Street before 18th December 2019.

The gifts will be distributed throughout the City by local Charities to local families.

For further details please Email:
info@fwin.org.uk or Telephone: 028 7126 6291.

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15 Coming up at Eden Place Arts Centre

 

Please see links below for the exciting programme of Human Rights Festival events at Eden Place Arts Centre:

Flyer 1 / Flyer 2

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16 Energy of Light - Christmas Jumper Night

 

Christmas Jumper Energy of Light Disco

Friday 13th December

8.30pm - 10.30pm

Millennium Forum

Admission £3 - Carer's go FREE

 

These are monthly discos for young people aged 15+ who are experiencing limited physical, sensory and/or learning disabilities.

 

https://www.millenniumforum.co.uk/shows/energy-of-light-discos-2/ 

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17 Would you like to reunite with a Lost Love?

 

Perhaps you were separated during the war of lost touch after a move abroad?
Do you ever wonder what could have been?

 

TV Production Company Wall to Wall, the makers of Long Lost Family are offering a helping hand to soulmates keen to reunite with old flames after spending years apart.

If this sounds like someone you know please get in touch:
Email
longlostloves@walltowall.co.uk or call 020 3301 8577

 

We are intending to feature stories where both parties are single and happy to meet as friends.

All applicants must be 18 or over.

 

All information shared with us will be treated as confidential.