NWCN E-bulletin 09 January 2019


1 Basic finance training for small charities

2 Reducing Inequalities: Getting Results

3 Compassionate Campaigning - Campaign Training and Support Programme 

4 Facilitation Skills Good Relations – Single identity Programme

5 Training opportunity for volunteers and volunteer involving organisations

6 Basic Computer Course at FWIN

7 Two Courses in Derry~Londonderry for Writers

8  Practical Philosophy 10 Week Introduction Course

9 Latest Offers from Salto Youth

10 Employment Programme Event 

11 Exploring Enterprise Programme 

12 Job Opportunity with Kinship Care NI

13 Job Opportunity with Gasyard Wall Féile

14 Job Opportunity with The North-West Cultural Partnership

15 Coffee Morning at Start360

16 Holywell Trust Fundraiser 

17 Void Gallery - Information for Listings January 2019



1 Basic finance training for small charities


A series of free practical workshops for treasurers or personnel 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 recording 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.


14 Jan '19

Derry and Strabane

Holywell DiverseCity Community Partnership   

Derry City



Please click on the venue in the table above to register a place. 

Kindly supported by Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland. 



2 Reducing Inequalities: Getting Results


2019 Programme - Due to popular demand

Holywell Trust,

10-12 Bishop St,


BT48 6PW


Despite people living longer health inequalities continue to divide our society.
This training programme is designed to support collaborative working to reduce inequalities and explore how individually and collectively organisations can achieve strategic growth. ‘Improving wellbeing for all’ is a critical objective of the Draft Programme for Government Framework 2016-21 Outcomes Delivery Plan, Community Plans across Northern Ireland and Health and Wellbeing 2026 Delivering Together. 


The programme will be facilitated by Erica Ison, WHO Expert Advisor and Specialist in Health Equity in All Policies, and Belfast Healthy Cities, to be held in the Holywell Trust 10-12 Bishop St, Derry~Londonderry BT48 6PW.


Applications are welcome from public, community and voluntary sector organisations. Places on this programme are limited to 25.


Please show an expression of interest by Friday 1st February 2019 by contacting caroline@belfasthealthycities.com 


Completed application forms should be returned by Wednesday 6th February 2019


For full details:




3  Compassionate Campaigning - Campaign Training and Support Programme 


Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere

Martin Luther Kind, Jr


Free programme of campaigning and skills development delivered every fortnight


Starts: 22nd January 2019

Ends: 25th June 2019

Venue: St Columb’s Park House

Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm


Programme includes:

  • Self Care as a campaigner: Skills & Techniques
  • Compassionate Campaigning
  • Principles of Non Violence in Action
  • Systems & Interdependence: Global/local links
  • Develop an effective campaign
  • Insider or Outsider tactics
  • Know your key messages
  • Media Training for Radio & TV
  • Voice Coaching & Presentation Skills
  • Real Life Campaigning case studies
  • Social Media as a tool in campaigning
  • Understanding political systems
  • Power structures
  • Mediation for Self Care

Caring costs, travel & translation costs can be supported if required


For further details, contact:

Nuala Crilly

Compassionate Campaigning Coordinator


Tel: 028 7134 3080


4 Facilitation Skills Good Relations – Single identity Programme


OCN Accredited Course Level 2 – 1 Credit


Venue   Clarendon Street Chambers 67 Clarendon Street,  Derry/Londonderry BT487ER 

Dates   30 AND 31 January 2019

Time     9.30am – 4.30pm

Cost     Free as funding has been secured


Who For: The programme is designed for anyone working in a Single Identity community to give participants the skills and knowledge of what is required to deliver and eventually initiate a good relations programme with another group.


Course Content: The workshop is delivered through an experiential learning process that will include tutor input, group activities and discussion. 

Participants will explore ways to develop group cohesion by looking at the difference between ice-breakers and trust exercises, how groups develop and ways to eventually evaluate different types of Good Relations Programmes.

The background to key developments in the Northern Ireland peace process will be explored to help participants prepare their eventual Good Relations programme.


Each participant will receive a copy of the tutors resource book ‘The Peace Builders Handbook’




Day 1 

9.30am                       Welcome – Course overview  NI OCN Accreditation Explained

10.00pm                      Why make a group contract?

10.30am                      The development of Single Identity and Good Relations Work

10.45am                      Building cohesion in a group –ice breakers and trust exercises

11.00am                      Break

11.15am                      The context of the NI Conflict

12.00noon                  The Skills of a facilitator

 1.00pm                       Lunch

 2.00pm                       Designing a Good Relations programme

 2.45pm                       Feedback session

 3.15pm                       Break

 3.30pm                       Ways to evaluate       

 4.00pm                       Learning Journal 

 4.30pm                       Close/ Depart 



9.30am                       Welcome – day on review

10.00pm                      Different types of GR programmes

10.30am                      Dealing with contentious issues

10.45am                      Facilitation exercise

11.00am                      Break

11.15am                      Facilitation Continued

 1.00pm                       Lunch

 2.00pm                       Facilitation continued

 2.45pm                       Feedback session

 3.15pm                       Break

 3.30pm                       Completion of Learning Journal        

 4.00pm                       Course Evaluation

 4.30pm                        Close/ Depart     





To Register: Facilitation Skills Good Relations – Single

                      Identity programme


Date:             30 – 31 January 2109


Time              9.30am to 4.30pm 


Venue:           Clarendon Street Chambers 67 Clarendon Street Derry/Londonderry BT487ER


Name:                  _______________________  



Organisation: _______________________  


Address:        _______________________




Contact Tel:  _______________________


Michael Doherty,

Mediate NI 

Clarendon Street Chambers

67 Clarendon Street


BT48 7ER        

Tel; 07714982546

Email; michael.doherty@mediateni.com     



5 Training opportunity for volunteers and volunteer involving organisations


North West Volunteer Centre are offering QNUK Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Catering (RQF).  This qualification is assessed by a multiple choice paper and accreditation lasts for 3 years.


Date:  Thursday 31st January 2019

Time:  10.00 - 4.00pm

Venue:  North West Volunteer Centre, Derry/Londonderry

Cost:  £42.50 per learner


Learning Outcomes:

1. Understand how individuals can take personal responsibility for food safety within a catering environment.

2. Understand the importance of maintaining personal health and hygiene in a catering environment

3. Know how the working areas are kept clean and hygienic within the catering environment

4. Know how to keep food safe within a catering environment


Please contact the centre for booking form - julie@volunteeringnorthwest.co.uk or
028 71 271 017



6  Basic Computer Course at FWIN


Weekly from: Wednesday 6th February - Wednesday 27th March inclusive
Holywell (DCCP), 8-14 Bishop Street, Derry-Londonderry

Join our 8-week computer course for absolute beginners - from switching on to emailing to online shopping!

Places are limited - please RSVP as soon as possible.
Tea and coffee is provided.

If you wish to book a place on the event please contact:
info@fwin.org.uk or telephone: 028 7126 1941



 7  Two Courses in Derry~Londonderry for Writers

(Organised by Irish Writers Centre)

  • Creating a Scene - Playwriting with Rosemary Jenkinson.

Sat 2 Feb 2019 Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm Duration: 1 Day Cost: €28/£25 @Playhouse

Ever wanted to write for the stage? During these masterclass sessions participants will find out how to create hard-hitting, eye-catching plays that no director will want to turn down. Attendees will be challenged to come up with fresh, cutting-edge ideas as they learn how to navigate the competitive world of contemporary theatre. Expect insights on interacting with dramaturgs, actors and directors, advice on where to send your script and practical scriptwriting tips/exercises for all levels. Rosemary Jenkinson is an acclaimed and prolific playwright.


  • Novel Writing with Bernie McGill

Sat 9 & 23 Feb, Sat 9 & 23 March 2019; Time: 10.00am-2.15pm; Duration: 4 weeks Cost: €88/£80 Location: The Playhouse.

In this course, participants will look at: structuring work; writing openings with impact; developing setting; creating credible characters; selecting point of view; writing dialogue; editing and redrafting; outlets for completed work. You will be invited to take part in writing exercises to further develop your work and to share your writing with other class members. Suitable for committed writers who are beginning or developing a novel.

Registrations and payments for both or either course plus details are on: www.irishwriterscentre.ie


8 Practical Philosophy 10 Week Introduction Course


To celebrate 50 years of Practical Philosophy in Ireland, our January Practical Philosophy Introductory Course is being made available to everyone in Ireland for £10 Euro (Normally £100), plus the good news is there are classes taking place right here in Derry.

The School of Practical Philosophy is a registered charity and non-profit organisation with headquarters in Dublin and it celebrates being in Ireland for 50 years. 


There are three class times being offered, Monday 14th January a 10:30, Monday 14th January at 19:30, and Tuesday the 15th January at 19:30. Class will be held at Saint Columb's Park House, 4 Limavady Road Derry. Each class will be 2 hours long with a tea/coffee break.


To Enrol please click on the Enrollment Link below or simply just come tot he class at the scheduled time and enrol then.


Practical Philosophy Introduction Course

or come along on the night to register.  You can also 'like us' on Facebook at: Derry Philosophy Branch Facebook


Have you ever asked yourself the question, such as 'Who am I?', 'What is it all about?', or 'Why am I here?

The Introduction to Practical Philosophy course can provide a means to discover the answers to these big questions.

The 10-week introductory course in Practical Philosophy draws on many of the great teachers from a variety of traditions and cultures, providing wise words in the search for peace of mind, enjoyment and proven ways to reduce stress. If you’re naturally inquisitive and are searching for a deeper meaning and satisfaction in life, the Practical Philosophy Introductory course can begin to help you find the answers. The course also touches on the beneficial aspects of awareness, meditation, wisdom and mindfulness as well as the benefits of bringing oneself to stillness. The course also teaches useful tips for life and allows a forum for open discussion of interesting course material drawing on various philosophies from around the world.

The cost is just a £10 online registration fee which works out at £1 a week! Each class  runs for two hours. Please enrol as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. If you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on Facebook, email or phone.

07742 491 788 / 



9  Latest Offers from Salto Youth


Conference - JustNow "A Toolbox for Teaching Human Rights"
1 - 3 March 2019 | Berlin, Germany
You are working in non-formal or formal education? You are a teacher or youth worker or peer educator? You are interested in human rights education? Join us and learn more about the interactive platform JustNow – A Toolbox for Teaching Human Rights.
Organizer: Kreisau-Initiative e.V. (Others)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU
Application deadline (24h CET): 10 January 2019

See details

Storytelling for Global Change
2 - 9 February 2019 | Olomouc (ecological centre Slunakov) , Czech Republic
Do you want to explore STORYTELLING as a tool of promoting democratic values, inclusion & critical thinking of young people? Are you interested in ENVIRONMENT and GLOBAL EDUCATION? Do you want to work on MEDIA literacy of young people? Apply now! :)
Organizer: Vice Versa CZ (Youth NGO)
This activity is for participants from: Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom
Application deadline (24h CET): 13 January 2019

See details

Tuning In - To Learning and Youthpass
8 - 13 April 2019 | Czech Republic
This five-day training course provides practical support to facilitate learning in youth work activities, based on the Youthpass process.
Organizer: Centre for International Cooperation in Education (DZS) - Czech national Agency (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 14 January 2019

See details

Gender Dimension in Youth Empowerment
9 - 17 March 2019 | Latvia
Training course aims to improve the quality of youth work and develop the competencies of 29 people working with youth to act as advocates of greater gender equality and gain skills on how to promote young peoples’ empowerment regardless of their gender.
Organizer: YEIC ''Saspraude'' (Youth NGO)
This activity is for participants from: Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom
Application deadline (24h CET): 18 January 2019

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The Danger of the Single Story
11 - 17 March 2019 | Sermugnano, Castiglione in Teverina, Italy
Are you interested in global education? Do you want to fight intolerance, racism and hate speech? Do you believe that education should help to build different narratives based on equality, understanding of global issues and cooperation? Then, apply now!
Organizer: Cooperativa Sociale Muovimente (Youth NGO)
This activity is for participants from: Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Turkey, United Kingdom
Application deadline (24h CET): 20 January 2019

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European Solidarity Corps as a tool for sustainable and systematic work with young people in NEET situation
18 - 23 February 2019 | Jurmala, Latvia
Powerful training course for those who would like to explore the programme „European Solidarity Corps” from different perspective, i.e., how to use the programme as a tool in work with young people in NEET situation through systematic approach.
Organizer: Latvian National Agency (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 21 January 2019

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Training for Trainers: Faker Fighters
20 February - 3 March 2019 | Novi Sad, Serbia
This activity is aimed at developing a pool of trainers and facilitators in the field of media literacy and critical thinking education, as a resource for the implementation of educational activities for young people in non-formal context.
Organizer: JEF Europe (Young European Federalists) (Youth NGO)
This activity is for participants from: Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries, Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Western Balkan countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 23 January 2019

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Study Visit: Working with young people in NEET situations in Austria
2 - 6 April 2019 | Vienna, Graz, Austria
During this Study Visit we will explore projects, initiatives and administrative institutions in youth and social work in Austria, working with young people in NEET situation. Main aims: exchange, inspiration, creating cooperation!
Organizer: NA Austria; IZ-Diversity, Dialogue and Education (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, United Kingdom
Application deadline (24h CET): 2 February 2019

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Electronic textiles in youth work
22 - 28 April 2019 | Bucharest, Romania
Electronic textiles in youth work is a training course for youth practitioners interested in maker education. Participants will exchange best practices and experiment hands-on workshops on maker education, notably on electronics, coding, and e-textiles.
Organizer: DIGIJEUNES (Others)
This activity is for participants from: France, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Romania, United Kingdom
Application deadline (24h CET): 4 February 2019

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Mobility Taster for Inclusion Organisations - Ukraine 2019
10 - 14 April 2019 | Ukraine
Did you know you can organise international youth projects for your young people from disadvantaged backgrounds? Come and discover what Erasmus+ Youth and the European Solidarity Corps can do for you and the young people you work with.
Organizer: SALTO Inclusion & Diversity (SALTO Resource Centre)
This activity is for participants from: Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries, Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 13 February 2019

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DIG-IT up!
13 - 18 May 2019 | Cyprus
The aim of the training course is to provide digital knowledge and skills and find creative ways on combining analog and open-air activities in youth work with digital tools and apps that are used by youngsters, through a hands-on approach and experience.
Organizer: Youth Board of Cyprus (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 13 February 2019

See details




10 Employment Programme Event 


This is to inform you about the upcoming Employment Programme Events being held in Foyle Jobs and Benefits Office.

  • Wednesday 16th January from 1:30pm-3:30pm will focus on 18-24 year olds
  • Wednesday 23rd January from 1:30pm-3:30pm will focus on those aged 25 and over. 

It is an opportunity for local providers to promote the programmes they offer to those who are unemployed and looking to up skill.

There will also be a local employer in the office on both days promoting their current vacancies.



11  Exploring Enterprise Programme 


Are you over 16? Would you like help and advice in gaining employment or even the confidence to start your own business?   This could be the Programme to  help you gain the know how to take the steps you need!

Exploring Enterprise Programme is an initiative which helps support those who are unemployed, in education or training and who would like to change their career path.

Eligibility Criteria:

Aged 16 or over

  • Unemployed or working less than 16 hrs per week
  • In education or training
  • Available to commit to the programmes’ training days
  • Living within the Derry City & Strabane District Council area

Please note that places are limited – contact us today on 028 71352693 or email Veronica at clients@enterprisenw.com  

This is an Enterprise Northern Ireland initiative which is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014-2020, the Department for the Economy and Local Enterprise Agencies



12 Job Opportunity with Kinship Care NI


Kinship Care NI invite applicants for the position of: 



To deliver training, workshops and information sessions to kinship carers, and develop a network of support, including support groups and family recreation for kinship carers and their children.

Fixed term, funded until the 29th October 2020 at 37.5 hours per week (then subject to funding)

Salary: £21,111 per annum

Based in Derry/Londonderry, but will involve travelling to other parts of Northern Ireland

  • A relevant recognised qualification in health and social care, community development or related field (Minimum NVQ level II or equivalent).
  •  Five GCSEs (minimum) at Grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language and Maths.
  • Proven work experience working with vulnerable/disadvantaged children, young people and/or families.
  • Proven work experience delivering education/training programmes in the community.
  • Excellent work ethic.
  • A current driving licence with access to a car. (Can be waived in the case of applicant whose disability prohibits driving, but who is able to organise suitable alternative arrangements).
  • IT skills.

Application Forms can be requested via e-mail from glena@kinshipcareni.com

It should be noted that the criteria may be enhanced to facilitate short-listing.

Closing date for completed applications is 12 noon, 23rd January 2019.

This is a readvertisement.  Previous applicants need not apply.


Kinship Care NI operates a child protection and vulnerable adults policy.

AccessNI checks will be carried out before an appointment can be confirmed.


The ‘Kinnections’ Project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund under the Reaching Out Supporting Families Programme.  



13 Job Opportunity with Gasyard Wall Féile


Post:                            Streets Alive Programme Coordinator
Salary:                          NJC Scale Pt 32 £29909 (which equates to £25636 for 30 hrs. per week)
Hours of Work:              30 hours per week
Based:                          Gasyard Wall Féile, The Gasyard Centre, 128 Lecky Road, Derry. 
Contract:                       To 31 March 2020
Closing Date:                5pm, Friday 18th January 2019


To apply:
Applications packs and Job description can be requested by email at
feilederry@gmail.com with the subject line Streets Alive Programme Coordinator or by post to:

Edel G. Harkin
Administration & Finance Officer
Gasyard Wall Feile
128 Lecky Road
BT48 6NP, Derry.

T. 02871262812 Ext. 228 / E. feilederry@gmail.com



14  Job Opportunity with The North-West Cultural Partnership


Title:                            Programme Co-ordinator
Project:                       Children and Young peoples programme
Salary range:              NJC Scale 6


The North-West Cultural Partnership, wish to appoint a Programme Coordinator to deliver a PEACE IV cross – community children’s and young people programme across the Derry Strabane District Council Area. The project will involve liaising with primary and post-primary schools to engage a minimum of 600 young people aged 8-14, from 6 lots  (6 x 100) across the Derry, Faughan, Sperrins and Derg DEAs to participate in the programme. The successful candidate will organise and manage the cross-community programme to include a range of innovative progamme based cultural, cross-community activity.


Candidates must have; 3 years experience of working in a relevant field within community development/education/empowerment programmes.

Or a relevant 3rd level qualification related to community education/ peace & reconciliation and a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a relevant field.


For full job description and application form please contact;


Chairperson; Derek Moore; Tel; 07732749834 Or by e- mail moore.derek@hotmail.co.uk

Applications Deadline:12 noon, 11th January 2019

It is a fixed-term contract for 18 months commencing in February 2019


This project is an SEUPB Peace 4 funded programme.



15  Coffee Morning at Start360

Come and have a brew!

10am to 2pm
Start360, 2 Castle Street, Derry, BT48 6HQ

Everyone welcome

Please RSVP by 4th February 2019

carolanne.kyle@start360.org Tel: 02871371162



16  Holywell Trust Fundraiser 


Holywell Fundraiser: Sunday January 13th, 6pm to 9pm.
£10 a ticket.

Anne Tracey Family and Friends promise an evening of delights!!


A cast of thousands for an acoustic session—— MC Martin Sweeney,  Anne Tracey,  Eamon Friel, Eddie O’ Donnell, Roy Arbuckle, Maura Johnston (Poet), Esther Loughlin, Brendan Corey and Ken Edwards (all the way from Long Island), Kieran Duffy, Sean Mc Taggart, Tom Byrne.

An exciting prize draw.
Come and enjoy!!



17  Void Gallery - Information for Listings January 2019


Stereo Object
Liam Crichton with Autumns
12 – 26 January 2019
Preview Saturday 12th January 6:30-8:30pm

Void are delighted to welcome Liam Crichton with Autumns to exhibit Stereo Object as the first exhibition of 2019.
Crichton creates large-scale sculptures and installations that investigate the built environment. His research revolves around concepts of urban voids, hauntology, anti-monuments, post-minimalism, and silence. Aesthetically driven and predominately site-specific, his work is often characterised by a dialectic approach that challenges traditional perceptions and the cultural environment.
Crichton’s installation at Void continues his investigation into the monuments, their meaning and their resonance, both symbolically and materially. Crichton’s field recording of the Walker Memorial (1828) explores the contentious nature of its history whilst invoking a presence of absence, or equally, the absence as presence. The recordings of the monument will capture the resonance of sound through the material of the built environment. In collaboration with Derry musician Autumns (Christina Donaghey) the sounds will be mixed to create a soundtrack for the sculptural environment in the gallery space.
The installation of amplifiers replicates the dimensions of the plinth in sculptural form. The connection between the sound and the sculpture is one of physicality, the viewer through their presence activate the piece through interaction, both with the sound and their presence.

Artist’s Bio
Liam Crichton is a Scottish artist currently based in Belfast. He graduated from the Edinburgh College of Art in 2010 and is known for creating large-scale sculptures and installations that investigate physical space. Containing references to, and elements of a post-minimal realisation, his aesthetically driven and predominately site-specific work is often characterised by a sense of dichotomy that challenges traditional perceptions and cultural surroundings. In a systematic and reductive process, he breaks down the impression of the familiar to its bare essence. Crichton has recently exhibited in Edinburgh, London, Philadelphia, Dublin, and Belfast.
For more please visit


Everyday Objects Sound Workshop with Ed Devane
To coincide with Stereo Object, Void is delighted to welcome back artist Ed Devane for a unique sound workshop, which will explore the different acoustics of everyday materials. 

Join Ed at Void to explore the art of listening using a simple audio recorder and a listening device that will allow you to record various sounds in the gallery, exploring every day materials, to create your own unique sound piece.

Saturday 26
th January 2019
Suitable for ages 10-14
Cost: £3 to cover materials
Spaces are limited to 8 participants

To book, please email

For more about Ed and the work he does please visit

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