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NWCN E-bulletin 11 May 2017

Pilot Grant Programme to support inter-community practice & activism in NI
Holywell Stew
Funding for college kits, uniforms, books and course fees 
Change Your Mind Partnership Small Grants (NI) - Deadline Imminent
Fully funded Community Arts Programme open for applications
Programme For Women Involved In Community Transformation
Institute of Fundraising Introductory Certificate for Fundraisers
‘VIRTUAL REALity’ – Online Safety Awareness Training
Free Training for Dementia Carers
10 Free Training opportunities from Drink Wise, Age Well Project
11 Training Opportunities with Foyle Women's Aid
12 Get Started with Event Stewarding with Eventsec 
13 Latest Offers from Salto Youth 
14 Zest Healing the Hurt: Half - Day Conference 
15 Job Opportunities
16 Save our Cultúrlann!
17 Is Derry Vanishing?
18 Cinema Social Panel Event
19 WORLD Bellydance DAY comes to L’Derry
20 WW1 Battlefield Tours
21 Sailing Tester Sessions and Short Survey from Lough Foyle Yacht Club

1 Pilot Grant Programme to support inter-community practice & activism in Northern Ireland

St Stephen’s Green Trust has supported organisations working on issues of social justice in Ireland, North and South, over the past 25yrs.  It believes that the strengthening of collaborative and supportive relationships within and between communities is essential for peace-building. As part of its commitment to peace-building in Northern Ireland, it wishes to implement a 2-year pilot grant programme supporting work that will have the following outcomes:

  • People working collaboratively on an inclusive and inter-community basis to address common issues and
  • Identifying barriers to inclusive work, and relationship-building, within and between communities and learning how these can be overcome.

In this pilot phase we are looking for applications that focus on:

Supporting work that helps build confidence, relationships and effective activism amongst women and women’s groups; and/or young people and youth groups; and/or people involved in place-based activism.

Groups that can demonstrate openness to working in an inclusive manner, within and between their communities, based on their activities and experience to date.

How work undertaken by a cluster of groups working with women, young people and place-based might be further developed with grant support.

SSGT aims to be flexible in the type of inter-community work which might be supported but groups will need to clearly state why they believe their proposed programme of work will result in the outcomes sought by the grant programme. The overall grants available will be a maximum of £26,000 paid over a two year period (with Year 2 payments being subject to a report on Year 1 outcomes).  Applications for smaller grant amounts are also welcome.   We will prioritise work which cannot be funded from other sources.  As part of the programme, grantees will be required to participate in a learning network of the funded groups in order to share learning and reflection, both with each other and with the St. Stephen’s Green Trust.  This will involve two half-day meetings a year. 

There is a two-step process to apply for funding.   
Step 1: the Expression of Interest form should be filled out and sent to SSGT by email or post by Friday 26th May 2017.  Short-listing will be carried out on the basis of the Expressions of Interest by Friday, 23rd June 2017 and you will be notified of the outcome.   
Step 2: If the Expression of Interest is shortlisted you will be required to submit a more detailed application which may involve meeting with us. 

A decision will be made by Friday 28th July 2017 on the final selection of funded applications. Enquiries and applications to: Orla O’Neill, St Stephen’s Green Trust. Tel: +353 (0) 45 480 666 or email
Further information about the Trust is available at (Expression of Interest available here)

2  Holywell Stew

Do you fancy a different kind of night out?
Would you like to support community action in the city?

The Holywell STEW project offers a different way to spend an evening. For a small fee (£10) you will be served a nice meal and help to decide which projects receive a micro grant to support the people of this city.
Over 3 community dinner events 12 projects will pitch for support and the people at the dinners will vote on the projects to receive the support. This isn’t a ‘Dragon’s Den’ approach, we’re a much friendlier bunch.
Every organisation that takes part in the programme will receive support and training on preparing and delivering their pitch. It will be up to you to vote for the project you most like the look of.
This project is about local people helping each other. The available funds are the resources collected at the door.
We’d love to see you at the Holywell STEW community dinners. Tickets cost £10 each (which is used as the prize for the successful project) and spaces are limited. The dinners are taking place on:

  1. Wednesday 24th May @ 7.00pm
  2. Wednesday 14th June @ 7.00pm
  3. Wednesday 28th June @ 7.00pm 

Tickets can be purchased from the reception at HOLYWELL - DiverseCity Community Partnership building in Bishop Street or online through the (search for Holywell STEW). Feel free to bring a bottle of refreshment of your choice. All Holywell STEW events will be held at our shared community building, HOLYWELL - DiverseCity Community Partnership, 8-14 Bishop Street. We look forward to welcoming you!                                       


3   Funding for college kits, uniforms, books and course fees 

Development Award funding is currently available from the Prince’s Trust. Please note the following key changes to our funding:



What are Development Awards?
Development Awards are grants of up to £500 to help young people who are struggling to access education, work or training due to a lack of funds. Please note that the average award is £200 and it is not possible to support every young person with a £500 grant.

Development Awards can be used to help with:

  • Equipment for a course, job or work placement (e.g. hairdressing equipment, joinery tools, books)
  • Course Fees
  • Industry specific qualifications e.g. SIA License, Forklift License, CSR Card
  • Workwear for a course, job or work placement (e.g. interview clothing, uniforms for college placements, mechanics clothing)
  • Travel to a course or placement

In order to be eligible for a development award, young people should be aged 16 – 30 and unemployed, or working less than 16 hours. If they are in education, this should be less than 14 hours per week. Please note that applications can only be made for new courses the applicant intends to start.

Please note that we cannot fund everyday living costs, courses at Level 4 or above, or any costs that are the responsibility of a statutory provider.

for more information contact us at: or call free on 0800 842 842 or text 'Call Me' to 079 8338 5418


4 Change Your Mind Partnership Small Grants (NI) - Deadline Imminent

Funding is available for groups in Northern Ireland that are working to end the stigma of mental health.
The Change Your Mind partnership, a unique partnership between Comic Relief, Niamh and the Public Health Agency, is offering small grants to not-for-profit voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland for projects which affect positive change in attitudes and behaviours about mental health and improve the wellbeing of anyone who is experiencing mental health issues.

Two levels of grants are available to organisations:
  • Award One – Grants of up to £500.
  • Award Two – Grants of between £501 and £1,000.
The funding is for projects which:
  • Meet the following themes:
    • Creating meaningful conversations about mental health and mental health stigma.
    • Reducing stigma (both self-stigma and external stigma).
    • Making positive connections with friends, family and colleagues.
    • Encouraging people to seek help if they feel the weight of stigma.
    • Raising awareness of the negative impact of stigma.
  • Demonstrate community involvement including how the need for the project was identified at community level and how this specific issue is being addressed.
  • Have realistic and achievable aims, objectives and outputs.
  • Contribute to models of good practice and evidence of effectiveness.
  • Clearly outline how the project will be monitored and evaluated.
  • Demonstrate value for money
  • Reasonableness of costs.
Examples of eligible expenditure include training and awareness events, transport to local facilities, venue hire and facilitators. Existing staff costs may be considered where the work undertaken is in addition to current duties and where monies are not currently being received from another funder for the provision of same.

The deadline for applications is 19 May 2017 (5pm).

Change Your Mind Grant Scheme  

5 Fully funded Community Arts Programme open for applications

Do you have a group that wants to get creative and free of charge? Apply now to CAP’s Community Arts Programme 17-18!

· Fill in the application form
· Tell us about your group
· Choose an artform
· Submit it and we will get back to you soon.

This is your publicly-funded chance to get creative, it’s your right to participate in the cultural life of your community.
If you know any group that might be interested, 
share this link with them! 

Please note: THIS IS NOT AN APPLICATION FOR FUNDING. CAP does not give out grants, CAP provides artistic services through the annual art programme.

Closing date: 30 May


6 Programme For Women Involved In Community Transformation

The Department for Communities (DfC) will be facilitating a series of stakeholder engagement events to seek views on the development of a programme providing support for women wishing to be involved in community transformation.  This engagement process is being undertaken as part of the Department’s contribution to the Fresh Start initiative and to the delivery of the Executive’s Action Plan – Tackling Paramilitarism, Criminality and Organised Crime

A series of engagement sessions have been arranged to gather your views about the programme’s proposed content which is designed to:

  • Be supportive and enhance the ability of the women participants to work in their communities by making new connections to community and voluntary sector groups and also through community action.
  • Support the creation of influential relationships for women that build participation in our political structures and grow civic leadership from the neighbourhood level upwards.
Information in relation to the stakeholder engagement and work undertaken by DfC’s Voluntary and Community Division to date in relation to this initiative can be accessed via the Department for Communities website.

The stakeholder engagement sessions will be held as follows:
Dates Location Venue / Address Time
22 May Coleraine Causeway Rural & Urban Network Hub, 1 Brook St. 2 – 4 pm
23 May Derry-Londonderry Holywell Trust,  10-14 Bishop St. 2 – 4 pm
24 May Belfast Spectrum Centre,  331 Shankill Rd. 10 am – noon
24 May Craigavon Mount Zion House,  Edward St, Lurgan 2 – 4 pm
25 May Dungannon The Junction,  12 Beechvalley Way 2 – 4 pm
25 May Newry Ballybot House,  28 Cornmarket 7 – 9 pm
26 May Belfast Training for Women Network, 11-13 Bloomfield Av. 10 am – noon
30 May Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich,  216 Falls Rd. 10 am – noon
30 May Belfast Weavers Court Business Park,  Linfield Rd. 3 – 5 pm
30 May Larne Larne Town Hall,  1-9 Upper Cross St. 7 – 9 pm
31 May Carrickfergus Carrickfergus Town Hall,  2B Joymount 7 – 9 pm
31 May Belfast NICVA,  61 Duncairn Gardens 10 am – noon
1 June Bangor Bangor Carnegie Library,  Hamilton Rd. 7 – 9 pm
2 June Lisburn Bridge Community Centre,  50 Railway St. 10 am – noon

Advance registration is not required. However, for planning purposes it would be appreciated if you would or telephone (028) 9082 9406 and provide the names and contact details of proposed attendees. 


 7 Institute of Fundraising Introductory Certificate for Fundraisers

Thursday 15th June 10:00am-4:00pm: £10 (Lunch included) in Rural Community Network’s Premises.

The Northern Ireland Environment Link and Institute of Fundraising Northern Ireland in association with Rural Community Network is providing its popular one day training course the Introductory Certificate of Fundraising. 

The course is substantially funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Catalyst Umbrella Programme and IOF Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland Environment Link delivers the programme through its “Investing in Northern Ireland’s Heritage” project.

There will be an Institute of Fundraising NI trainer that will deliver the course which is particularly relevant for anyone new to funding or fundraising within their own group or organisation.

There is a fee of only £10 per person – reduced from £75 or the opportunity when booking to upgrade to the Accredited Course and Membership of the Institute of Fundraising for an extra £40 subject to availability. It would normally cost £200+ to complete the introductory certificate and receive annual membership of IOF.

Furthermore, participant attendees and groups will have an opportunity for a free “one-to-one” consultation with an IOF member to offer fundraising advice and information that is specific for their project/organisation at a later date.

For those who choose the accreditation route you will be asked to complete the process online to obtain the introductory certificate

Numbers are limited for this event so early booking is advisable.

For more information, contact Teresa on 028 8676 6670 or email


8 ‘VIRTUAL REALity’ – Online Safety Awareness Training  

For Child Safeguarding Trainers and Child Protection Leads in voluntary, community and statutory settings
‘VIRTUAL REALity’ is an online awareness raising programme that gives you the key e-safety messages to pass on to children and young people aged 5-18 years and adults who are in contact with children and young people in a caring, professional or voluntary capacity.

FREE Virtual Reality programme to take away.

Craigavon Civic Centre: 5th June, 6.30-9.00pm
Canal Court Hotel Newry: 6th June, 6.30-9.00pm
Mossley Mill: 8th June, 6.30-9.00pm
Waterways Ireland, Enniskillen: 12th June, 6.30-9.00pm
The Guildhall, Derry/Londonderry: 13th June, 6.30-9.00pm
Clayton Hotel Belfast: 14th June, 6.30-9.00pm
Please select your preferred venue and RSVP by midday on 2nd June with your; name, role and organisation details to:

The aim of the training is for those who attend to take away a free copy of the training programme and deliver it within their own organisation. Basically anyone who delivers online safety sessions for an organisation  is welcome to attend the training.


 Free Training for Dementia Carers

Starts Thursday May 11th in Bishops Gate Hotel @ 10.00 for 3 hours
and then following 3 Thursdays at the same time

Topics include:

  • What is Dementia
  • Legal & Financial Aspects of a Dementia Diagnosis
  • Well being for the carer
  • Communication
  • Looking after yourself stress/ medications etc
  • Available Services & other relevant topics

Everyone welcome
Coffee /Tea & Scones provided

For any further information or support please contact Roisin on: tel 07484507178
10 Free Training opportunities from Drink Wise, Age Well Project

Drink Wise, Age Well Project
‘Helping people make healthier choices about alcohol as they age’
The Drink Wise, Age Well Project is a BIG Lottery funded programme which aims to influence and inform policy and practice in preventing alcohol misuse amongst adults aged 50 and over.

As part of our Prevention and Campaigning work, we are delivering community-based alcohol awareness and education sessions to over 50’s groups. Sessions usually last around 1 hour and can be tailored to meet the needs of the group

In addition, we offer ongoing 1 to 1 support to individuals who have been identified as experiencing problematic alcohol use through our Direct Engagement & Support Team.  Sessions will be delivered at client’s homes or in community venues. We also offer support to family members whom are affected by a loved one’s drinking.

We also offer a 6-week community-based Resilience Programme as well as Training Programme for anyone who offers support to someone over 50 such as a peer, volunteer, carer or loved one.

All services are free to groups and individuals. If you are interested in booking a session, making a referral or would like any further information, please contact Drink Wise Age Well on 02871 160 236 or

Training Derry 23 May 2017  & Training Limavady 25 May 2017

  • Do you support or work with people aged 50+?
  • Are you aware of the dangers of alcohol misuse in the over 50’s? 

We are providing a FREE half-day training workshop in your area.

Where? Unit 10 Spencer House, Derry
When? Tuesday 23rd May, 11am – 1pm
Training manuals will be provided

Where? Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre
When? Thursday 25th May 2017, 11am – 1pm
Training manuals and lunch will be provided
We also offer peer/volunteer, frontline staff and enhanced training options.  Please contact for more information
To register please contact Anita Doonan on 028 8283 9240 or by email
Spaces are limited so early registration is advised

11  Training Opportunities with Foyle Women's Aid

Domestic Abuse Awareness & How to Ask the Questions
13th June 2017
10am – 4pm 
Ashleywood House
Through this informative and thought provoking full day workshop participants will develop a good awareness and understanding of Domestic Abuse, including various definitions, statistics and the many different forms of abuse which victims are subject to.  Importantly participants will gain heightened understanding to why it is so difficult for women to leave.
Who should attend? 
This training is suitable for those who have a responsibility to respond to victims and perpetrators of domestic or relationship abuse, midwives, health visitors, community support workers, accommodation support workers, social workers, youth workers, social science students, counsellors or probation workers who work in the field of family support and family intervention.
Knowing the Perpetrator Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Training
20th June 2017
10am – 4pm 
Ashleywood House
This full day workshop for participants will heighten awareness for practitioners who work in the voluntary/community and statutory and private sector and who work within family support and intervention to understand the face and profile of a perpetrator of domestic abuse taking into account gender equality, how grooming starts, prevention and reoffending.
Who should attend? 
This training is suitable for those who have a responsibility to respond to victims and perpetrators of domestic or relationship abuse, midwives, health visitors, community support workers, accommodation support workers, social workers, youth workers, social science students, counsellors or probation workers who work in the field of family support and family intervention.
All the training will be delivered by qualified staff from Avert Training.
Places are limited to 20 Participants per course
For registration or further information please contact Claire Mc Laughlin or Jacqueline Hamill at Avert Training on 02871343191 or Email:
All courses are £70 per person light lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
All training must be paid for in advance places are limited so early registration is recommended.


12 Get Started with Event Stewarding with Eventsec 

Are you aged between 18-24, unemployed and interested in learning new skills in Event Stewarding?

  • Gain Level 2 Qualifications in Stewarding & Fire Safety
  • Travel expenses paid on programme
  • Doesn't affect your benefits
  • Up to three months of support after the programme

22nd – 26th May 2017
Taster/Selection Day: 16th May
To find out more contact the Prince’s Trust on 07739859692 or email


13   Latest Offers from Salto Youth 

Democracy 2.0: think Europe, act local. Active participation of youth in the democratic life.
“Democracy 2.0: think Europe, act local” is an experiential training course that aims to develop participants' skills to support young people abilities to take part in the democratic life by focusing on information, debate and decision making processes.
Organizer: Opportunity Sweden (NGO/Others)
This activity is for participants from: Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Sweden, United Kingdom
Application deadline: 16 May 2017

› More details
Learning to learn - online training course
Are you interested in Learning to learn as a key competence? Would you like to learn some basics in this area? The online course we offer will allow you to read the content, watch short movies, play short games and explore some quizzes.
Organizer: The suitcase, the map and the voyage of a youth worker (NGO/Others)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU
Application deadline: 19 May 2017

› More details
Democracy, youth and sport
A 2-day seminar that will focus on cross-sectoral approaches for the active participation and engagement of young people in civic and democratic life through sport.
Organizer: European Union Programmes Agency (National Agency) (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline: 28 May 2017

› More details
 The Difference Between - Creative Tools for Communcation and Connection
In our everyday communication we have a different impact with people. How would your working performance benefit if you could create the impact you aim for? What if you start communicating more effectively and creating better connection with others?
Organizer: Egyesek Youth Association (NGO/Others)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, other countries in the world, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU
Application deadline: 3 June 2017

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Study Session “Inclusion for all through Human Rights Education”/ Обучающая сессия "Социальная включенность через образование в области прав человека"
/Русская версия - в приложении ниже/ Study Session organised to promote human rights education as an effective tool for social inclusion of young people in Europe and Central Asia with the particular focus on young people with disabilities.
Organizer: International network "Participationfor All" (NGO/Others)
This activity is for participants from: KAZAKHSTAN, Russian Federation, TAJIKISTAN, TURKMENISTAN, Eastern Partnership countries, Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Western Balkan countries
Application deadline: 4 June 2017

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Course on Project Management for NGOs
The course is designed for workers of NGO who would like to improve their project management skills. After the course you will understand better how to design the projects and implement them on the highest level.
Organizer: UCG (NGO/Others)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, other countries in the world, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU
Application deadline: 7 June 2017

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Step into Strategic Partnerships
A basic and generic training course supporting the first steps of potential applicants into medium and large-scale Strategic Partnerships aiming at innovation in the youth field.
Organizer: JUGEND für Europa (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline: 30 June 2017

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Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop
Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop is the activity for youth leaders from all over the world who would like to develop their entrepreneurial skills and apply learning outcomes in their professional work in their organizations!
Organizer: UCG (NGO/Others)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Other countries in the world, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU
Application deadline: 14 July 2017

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TOOL FAIR XII - Waves of Innovation
Tool Fair XII – Waves of Innovation shall provide a stimulating environment for innovative pedagogical approaches & practices to respond to the challenges of an everlasting changing context with a focus on the European Commission Youth Priorities for 2018
Organizer: SALTO-YOUTh EuroMed & Good Practices Resource Centre (SALTO)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU
Application deadline: 17 July 2017

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BiTriMulti (BTM) - Multilateral Training Course for newcomers in youth exchanges
The aim of the BiTriMulti course is to offer an international learning experience for practitioners active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects; especially newcomers to this field
Organizer: Erasmus+: Youth in Action National Agency Norway (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Austria, Belgium - FL, Belgium - FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom
Application deadline: 3 September 2017

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SOHO - European Training Course for EVS Support People
SOHO aims at enhancing quality of EVS projects through development of essential competences of support persons. It also provides up-to-date information to its participants on the opportunities given by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme.
Organizer: YiA National Agency Sweden (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Austria, Belgium - FR, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countries, Western Balkan countries
Application deadline: 4 September 2017

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14  Zest Healing the Hurt: Half - Day Conference 

Healing the Hurt of Suicide and Self Harm
The importance of Relationships


Dr. Tony Humphreys    

Dr. Tony Humphreys is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Author and National and International Speaker.

He began his career as a Clinical Psychologist in State Psychiatric and Psychological Services in England and Ireland and since 1990 has been working in private practice in Ireland.

He works with individuals, couples, families, schools, local communities and the business community. He is the Director of two National University of Ireland courses which are run in University College Cork and in an outreach centre in Dublin.

He is Co-Founder of  The Irish Association of Relationship Mentors and a Member of Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), IARM. 

Dr Kay Inckle
Kay Inckle specialises in the sociology of health and medicine at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

She previously spent a number of years working as a practitioner, and later a practitioner trainer, across the health and social care sector, working with adults and young people.

She has spent many years researching self-injury and has just published her third book: Safe with Self-Injury: A Practical Guide to Understanding, Responding & Harm-Reduction with PCCS books

Conor McCafferty MSc., Reg. MBACP (Accred)
Conor comes from a background of Youth Work, Further Education and Counselling & Psychotherapy. He is an accredited psychotherapist with BACP and specialises in self-harm and suicidal behaviours as well as addiction.

Conor has been with Zest for 18 years and currently coordinates the Self-harm Intervention Programme (SHIP) in the WHSCT and the NHSCT. This is a direct referral pathway from the Community Mental Health Teams to counselling in the Voluntary Sector for those who are self-harming.

Conor specialises in the impact of alcohol on self-harm and suicide and delivers training workshops to professionals throughout the province. Conor is responsible for the business side of Zest and also develops and delivers the training programmes.

Conor was appointed to the Chair of the Suicide Strategy Implementation Body (SSIB) in December 2014 by the Minister of Health Jim Wells for a 3 year period.

Teresa Carbery
Teresa is a qualified counsellor who has personal and professional experience in the area of Self-Harm, Suicide and Trauma.

Price: £25

To register follow the link: or contact Zest on tel: 02871266999 or email:

15 Job Opportunities

  • Waterside Neighborhood Partnership seeks Administrator

Main purpose of job: To provide administrative and financial reporting support to the Strategy Manager the Board of Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership.

Key Tasks

1.  To answer the telephone in a welcoming, enthusiastic and sensitive manner.
2.  To carry out general administrative duties which include producing letters, recording out going mail, assist in producing reports.
3.  To open and record all incoming correspondence and distribute to the relevant personnel or department
4.  To develop and maintain an effective filing system, using computer systems where necessary.
5.  Schedule all Board and Working Group meetings and take minutes.
 6.  To maintain attendance records including annual holidays and sick leave for staff.
7.  To ensure that the office and its equipment are properly maintained and kept securely
8.  To process all ordering requisites pertaining to the day to day running of the Office.
10. To help organise and contribute to public relations events and open days held by Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership.

1.  To respond to and assist the Strategy Manager with all financial matters, including managing the bank accounts in the most efficient and cost effective manner.
2.  To administer and record all petty cash transactions.
3.  To administer, and maintain a payroll system; including PAYE records andpayments, and preparation of itemised staff remunerations.
4.  To process all bills for payment in accordance with the procedures and authorisation levels approved by the WNP Board.
5.  To keep accounting records in line with the income and expenditure of the organisation
6.  To prepare and compile all necessary paperwork, receipts and records for yearly audit purpose

Fixed term
Full time
35 hours per week


Contact:  Alison Wallace
Irish Street
BT47 2DB

Closing date: 18 May 2017, noon.


  • Strathfoyle Community Assocition Ltd seeks Community Association Manager

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing all aspects of Community Association business, organising the delivery of activities within the association and to maintain and develop fundraising strategies and partnerships with other agencies

A degree or equivalent relevant professional qualification in Community Management
Minimum 3 years experience in following:

  • Management of a Community Organisation
  • Budget Management and PAYE
  • Community Planning and Performance Management
  • Working with Stakeholders both Voluntary and Statutory
  • Supervising and Motivating a Multi Discipline Team           
  • Development & Implementation of a Plan to Develop an Organisation
  • Knowledge and application of the following:
  • Legislation and fundraising
  • Community development
  • Microsoft Suite and front of house systems
  • Health and Safety relevant to a community organisation
  • Satisfactory Access NI disclosure certificate (successful candidate only)
  • Hold a full, current driving licence and have access to a car for business purposes.  Where a disability may preclude someone from holding a driving licence, the ability to undertake business travel throughout Northern Ireland must be demonstrated.
Full time
37.5 hours per week
£24,000 - £25,000

Contact: Company Secretary
BT47 6XP

Closing date: 17 May 2017, 2:00pm

  • Northern Ireland Hospice seeks Community Fundraiser N/W Region  

The role will invovle building and developing fundraising relatiohnships in the community, by providing excellent stewardship and support to our fundraising groups, schools, churches and local communities in order to maximise income in the designated region.

Applicants must have at least one years experience working in fundraising/direct sales or marketing.  For full details of the essential criteria please refer to the attached job description and specification which can be found here: 

  • The Literature and Verbal Arts programme (LaVA) is looking for a new co-ordinator!

 Community Arts Partnership wishes to appoint a part–time Co-ordinator for our Literature and Verbal Arts programme (LaVA).

The Co-ordinator will be required to liaise with teachers, community leaders, funders and of course, new and established poets, facilitators and performers, establishing a coherent, accessible and excellent series of high profile programmes and events on an all year round basis.
The role involves managing people, projects, budgets, training whilst monitoring and evaluating all aspects of an ambitious and highly-regarded programme.

The appointment will be made on the basis of a free-lance contract of service, part-time, for approximately 400 hours minimum commitment (£13.30 per hour) for a year; with the possibility of renewal, as always, subject to funding and performance review.

Apply now: (if this does not open copy & paste straight into browser)

  • Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) seeks Solicitor (Maternity Cover) 

As legal officer at CAJ, a leading non-governmental human rights organisation, you will work on a wide range of human rights matters. This will include providing advice and assistance in relation to human rights violations, in particular those arising from the conflict in Northern Ireland, public interest litigation and contributing to CAJ’s policy and research work.

Please apply to for job description, person specification and application form. Completed application forms should be returned by 30th May; interviews of shortlisted applicants will take place on 8th June.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Secondment or service level agreement will be considered. This position will be for at least 6 months and up to 12 months covering maternity leave.

1st Floor, Community House
Citylink Business Park
6A Albert Street
BT12 4HQ
Ph: 02890 316000


  • Independent Assessor competition
The Commissioner for Public Appointments is seeking applications from people interested in becoming Independent Assessors. These are individuals who sit on the departmental selection panels convened to appoint the Chairs and members of our public bodies.
The Commissioner is keen to recruit Independent Assessors from diverse backgrounds. Apart from a deep commitment to high standards in public life we are looking for people with an independent mindset, good communication skills and the ability to work well within a team. A commitment to increasing diversity, particularly the number of women, in our public leadership roles is also important.
In terms of experience, in addition to a public or professional background we are looking for varied sectoral experience. For example, if you have experience in the voluntary and community sector, in running an agricultural/farm/food or equine business, you may have the skills and attributes we are looking for.
Details are available on the CPA NI website


16 Save our Cultúrlann!

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin facing closure as result of Foras na Gaeilge cuts 

Can you help by responding to the Foras na Gaeilge Consultation?
All details here:


17 Is Derry Vanishing?

As part of The Playhouse’s 25th Anniversary Joe Mahon, Ken McCormack and Brian Lacey present a very special night looking at the history and the legacy of the city.

Is the Derry we all know and love vanishing before our eyes? On Thursday 10 May at 8:00pm, The Playhouse will attempt to answer the question in a light-hearted evening of stories, memories, music and rare scenes from photographic archives.  Three well-known commentators on Derry will take to the stage to paint pictures of the Derry they’ve known.  Brian Lacy, former Heritage Director and celebrated expert on the city’s colourful history, will attempt to throw light of what our glorious past adds up to, while television’s Joe Mahon will bring his own personal and witty slant to the many sides of Derry life.  And to begin with writer and broadcaster Ken McCormack will set the scene with old pictures and stories of people and places from bygone days.

So whether it’s a night at the Opera House, the tale of Colonel Knox and Victor Hugo’s pipe, or the making of some of Derry’s great characters all will be revealed. Believe it or not one of Derry’s famous visitors of the past has been summoned up to introduce the proceedings – none other than William Makepeace Thackeray in the guise of popular local actor Jim Craig.  Thackeray arrived in Derry in the autumn of 1842 just a handful of years before writing his brilliant Vanity Fair. He might just divulge what brought him to the city and certainly we’ll hear what Derry was like at that time - an inn full of bibles, a row about tips and a massive hangover from late night hospitality as he wandered - or should it be staggered - through our quaint and old-fashioned streets.

A feature of the show will be the childhood memories of acclaimed local writer and historian Sean McMahon—Sean, with more than 70 books to his name will bring a rare and distinctive touch to the evening.  Music has not been forgotten either.  Playhouse favourite, talented singer Ursula McHugh, accompanied by the gifted Deirdre Doherty on piano will add a touch of longing for the old days  and no doubt bring a nostalgic tear to the eye  in what will be a wonderful and memorable evening.

Vanishing Derry will be staged TONIGHT: Thursday 11 May at 8:00 pm in the Playhouse Artillery Street. Tickets are £10 / £8 concession and available from The Playhouse box office on 02871268027 or by


18 Cinema Social Panel Event

TONIGHT: 11 May 2017 @ 7pm - FREE Entry, at Void Gallery
Void Engage is pleased to invite you to 'Cinema Social' a panel discussion.
Speakers: LIsa Barros D'Sa, Margo Harkin, Anne Crilly and Christine Morrow.
Chair: Dr. Mhairi Sutherland.
Chaired by the curator of ‘Showing Off’ Mhairi Sutherland, this panel event will examine the underrepresentation of women in the film industry, the strength of creative strategies and the power of film to subvert low expectations and raise the visibility of women's film production.

Attendance is free but RSVP to is essential as places are limited.
We hope to see you there.  

VOID GalleryPatrick Street, Derry, BT48 7EL
Tel: +44 (0)28 71308080 email:


19 WORLD Bellydance DAY comes to L’Derry

A special event of dancing, music and food to mark World Bellydance Day will be held this Friday 12 May. The evening of fun, sparkle and jamming is hosted by local Arabic dance artist, Audrey Doherty. Catering is provided by the new Arabic Café in the Nerve Centre.

Ms Doherty said, “A huge Thank You to the artists involved who are generously donating their time. Thank you’ to artists who are generously donating their time, inc Sheeoneh, Tracey, Asem & Caroline, vocalist Tasha Prince, Sammy Fodel, Nadine Hegarty, Fireworks DDTA, Lorraine & Tony Simmons, 4K Kizomba Konnexions. All proceeds go to Zaatar charity ( for refugees in Greece - providing a helping hand to those in need!”

Tickets are available from or in the Arabic Café. Advance tickets, including a buffet meal, are £10 or £5 for children.

The Arabic Café is open every Thursday and this Friday, 12-7pm. The Arabic Café has popped up in the Nerve Centre, within the Walls.

Janda Hasan arrived in Derry one year ago with other Syrian refugees. She said, “Everything is different here compared to Syria – the weather, the language and the food. It is good that people here are interested to try Arabic food too, like mint tea, humus and cake. I love working in the Arabic Café. I want to contribute to my city.”

Mosad Dandousha recently travelled from Egypt to Derry and now works in the Arabic Café. He said, “I feel very welcome in this city. It is my pleasure to share our Arabic food and culture with our new friends and neighbours. We have the best falafel and baklava sweets for 100 miles! Some customers like to talk with me and I like that.”


20 WW1 Battlefield Tours
Walk in the footsteps of your ancestors
France & Belgium
Monday 13th – Thursday 16th November 2017
2 Nights B&B
4 Star Novotel Ypres, Belgium
Luxury Coach Tours
Deposit £150 to secure booking
Why not personalise your own trip with family and friends
For further details please contact Jackie on: 028 7131 1005 or email
International School for Peace Studies Northern Ireland


21 Sailing Tester Sessions and Short Survey from Lough Foyle Yacht Club

Experience the fun of sailing with a "Taste of Sailing" at Lough Foyle Yacht Club on the banks of the Foyle at Culmore Point. These sessions are the ideal introduction for anyone interested in learning to sail. You'll familiarise yourself with the basic sailing techniques and gain some confidence. By the end of the sessions you'll have tasted the freedom and excitement sailing can provide, allowing you to decide whether you want to take your interest further.

Further information: 

Survey on Sailing at Lough Foyle Yacht Club: 
Foyle Yacht Club would really appreciate it if you could fill in this very short one page survey!