NWCN E-bulletin 12 December 2018


1 Basic finance training for small charities

2 Small Capital Grants Programme

3 Joseph Rowntree Northern Ireland

4 Brexit Meetings 

5 Compassionate Campaigning - Campaign Training and Support Programme

6 Job Opportunity with Kinship Care NI

7 Upcoming with FWIN

8 Latest Offers from Salto Youth

9 Christmas Thank You Invitation - 19th December 2018

10 ZEST Healing the Hurt Self Harm & Suicide Collection Day

11 Eden Place Arts Centre - Winter Programme

12 Void Gallery - Information for Listings January 2019

13 Christmas at Monreagh



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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 Small Capital Grants Programme


Co-operation Ireland has been appointed by the Department for Communities (DfC) as the Intermediary Funding Body for the 2018/19 Small Capital Grants Programme for Northern Ireland. 


The purpose of this Programme is to promote Partnership and Collaboration among Voluntary and Community organisations.


As such the amount of grant available to apply for will be dependent on the amount of partners within the application:

2 partner groups  = can apply for £1,500

3 - 4 partner groups = can apply for up to £3,500

5+ partner groups  =  can apply for up to maximum £5,000


To be eligible for grant assistance organisations must

  • be constituted voluntary /community sector organisations
  • have an annual income of less than £100,000 per year.  

This grant is only eligible for expenditure on capital items and must be incurred from the date of award until 31 March 2019.


Applications should be emailed to smallcapitalgrants@cooperationireland.org, and must be received by 12noon Wednesday 19th December 2018


Application forms and guidance notes can be accessed below:

Small Capital Grants Application Form

Small Capital Grants Guidance Notes




3  Joseph Rowntree Northern Ireland


Vision: The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust aims to fund work which will contribute to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict. 


Its vision is of a Northern Ireland with the following characteristics: 

  • a constitutional settlement which takes account of the range of political views of the people of Northern Ireland, Britain and the Republic of Ireland and which is underpinned by the principles and values of participation, human rights and equality 
  • a non-sectarian political culture which is inclusive, transparent, responsive and accountable 
  • effective processes and mechanisms for managing societal and political conflict without recourse to violence 
  • a respectful and inclusive public discourse about the Troubles, which promotes a shared understanding of the root causes of past violence, and a public policy framework which facilitates truth, justice and reconciliation 
  • a vibrant, pluralist and activist civil society, responsive to the needs of the most vulnerable and able to hold the government to account.

Funding priorities

JRCT is interested in funding work which:

  • addresses the root causes of violence and injustice, rather than alleviating symptoms
  • cannot be funded from other sources
  • is likely to make a long-term, strategic difference. 

It has identified the following priority areas:

1. Strengthening human rights and equality

This includes work to secure and monitor implementation of human rights commitments by the state, work which strengthens a culture of human rights, as well as new initiatives on economic, social and cultural rights.

2. Supporting inclusive, non-sectarian and participatory politics

This includes initiatives which strengthen the voices of marginalised groups in public policy-making, foster positive, non-violent approaches to expressing and managing political difference and which cultivate the independence of the community and voluntary sectors.

3. Supporting processes of demilitarisation

This includes initiatives which encourage groups engaged in armed struggle to take steps towards exclusively non-violent strategies and to engage in comprehensive processes of transition to civilian life.

4. Dealing with the past

The Trust is concerned primarily with work that promotes a shared understanding of the root causes of past violence, or which encourages government to implement initiatives to address the legacy of violence at a societal level.

Other factors
JRCT is particularly interested in receiving applications related to women’s participation in all of these areas.

In addition to applications from Northern Ireland, it is open to receiving applications from Britain and the Republic of Ireland for work related to the above areas, and for work with an all-Ireland focus.

Local work will be supported only where it is likely to have a wider impact, for example if it is testing a model which can then be replicated, or is addressing a local issue that has wider social or political implications.

Specific exclusions

In addition to JRCT’s general exclusions, the following types of work will not be funded: 

  • the delivery of basic services to people in need, including welfare advice, women’s refuges, basic skills training, etc
  • the core costs of community centres, local women’s groups, local voluntary sector infrastructure organisations or similar community level groups
  • work with or for children and young people
  • work related to health or disability
  • community development or community relations projects that do not relate directly to the priority interests outlined above
  • any form of personal healing or therapeutic work, including counselling
  • historical research, documentation or archival work
  • work related to the past which is primarily concerned with particular events during the conflict.

Application deadlines:

For further information see When to apply.



4 Brexit Meetings 


Invitation – Brexit and the Development of the North West City Region
Friday, December 14th, Waterfoot Hotel, 8:30 – 11am
Invitation: Defending What We Have – The Impact of Brexit on Women
Friday, December 14th, Waterfoot Hotel, 11am – 1pm
Martina Anderson MEP and Elisha McCallion MP will be in attendance at both these events



5 Compassionate Campaigning - Campaign Training and Support Programme


The Compassionate Campaigning Project of St Columbs Park House (SCPH) is delivering another exciting Compassionate Campaign Training and Support Programme beginning 22rd Jan 2019 until 25th June 2019.

Delivered fortnightly in SCPH, the programme will offer a range of skills and support such as:

  • Principles of Non Violence in action
  • Media Training
  • Power analysis
  • Voice Coaching & Presentation Skills
  • Developing a Campaign
  • Understanding relevant legislation
  • Compassion and care for self and others
  • Awareness of systems and interdependence within them

The five months of the training programme will enable participants develop their chosen campaign issue with the support of the project coordinator.

Guest speakers will include local campaigners who can inspire participants with insights into the successes and disappointments of their own campaigns.  There will also be site visits to local campaigns.


Childcare, travel and caring costs can be supported if required.  Programme is free to participate in but commitment to attendance and developing campaign over the six month period appreciated.

A bursary to support development of your chosen campaign is available upon completion of the Training and Support Programme with a presentation about your campaign in final session.


For further information and to arrange a chat about programme, call Nuala on 028 71343080 or email on nuala@stcolumbsparkhouse.org



6  Job Opportunity with Kinship Care NI


Kinship Care NI invite applicants for the position of: TRAINING & OUTREACH WORKER



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, 14th December 2018.


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


We are an equal opportunities employer.



 7  Upcoming with FWIN


FWIN Launches Christmas Appeal 2018


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


How you can get involved and help:  Buy an extra present when Christmas shopping for local families in need for a child aged 0 - 16 years. 


You can drop the gift, wrapped, unwrapped, shoe box or gift bag (stating clearly if it is for a boy or girl and what age group) into Holywell Building, 8-14 Bishop Street, Derry~Londonderry. 


FWIN Co-ordinator, Catherine Cooke, said: 

"For most of us Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, full of fun and happiness. However for some local families it's a time of struggle and difficulty. We have held Christmas appeals for local families for the last three years and know just how tough

some people are finding it to cope at this time. In previous years when we've held our appeal we have been astounded by the kindness and generosity of 

people from our City.’


IMPORTANT:  Please clearly label the gifts stating if it is for a boy or girl and what age group it’s for. All gifts can be left at: Holywell Building, 8-14 Bishop Street before 20th December 2018.


The gifts will be distributed throughout the City by local charities.


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



Christmas Cookery Event with Chef Brian McDermott

Thursday 13th December
Foyle Foodbank, Unit 15  Apex Living Centre, Springtown Industrial Estate 

Celebrate the festive season with a cookery demonstration from Foyle Hotel Moville’s Head Chef, Brian McDermott.

Learn how to prepare, cook and store your seasonal foods.
Tastings included!

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



You are Invited to Around the World: A series of intercultural events with FWIN!

Events series begins:
Friday 14th December 2018 @ The Junction, Holywell
And continues in the New Year:

  • Africa: Friday 18th January 2019 @ Joe McQuaide Room, Holywell
  • Europe: Friday 25th January 2019 @ Joe McQuaide Room, Holywell
  • Asia: Friday 8th February 2019 @ The Junction, Holywell
  • Intercultural lunch: Friday 15th February 2019 @ North West Migrants Forum

All events between 10.30am-12.30pm

Tea and coffee is included

maevefwin@gmail.com or telephone: 028 7126 6291



8 Latest Offers from Salto Youth


Insightrainer, Creatrainer!! A Long Term Creative Learning Process for Trainers Part IV: Product Jam
21 - 26 January 2019 | Ankara, Turkey
This is the final activity of a series of Insightrainer Creatrainer (IC)workshops. The participants of Product Jam are selected from the participants of the IC Workshops previously run during the year (creative writing; visuals & comics; games & play).
Organizer: Turkish National Agency (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU
Application deadline (24h CET): 16 December 2018

See details

Edugaming for Diversity
8 - 17 February 2019 | Sremski Karlovci, Serbia
Project Edugaming for Diversity is Capacity Building project. It consists of 2 Mobility activities - training courses for youth workers and youth leaders and 2 practice phases that participants are expected to implement in their local organizations.
Organizer: BalkanIDEA Novi Sad (Youth NGO)
This activity is for participants from: Albania, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, United Kingdom
Application deadline (24h CET): 31 December 2018

See details

Actions On: Social Enterprise & Social Economy - South Africa
21 February - 3 March 2019 | Port Elizabeth, SOUTH AFRICA
A study visit for social enterprise managers, NGO coordinators and staff, policy makers, youth workers, trainers, social workers and educators. Explore approaches to Social Enterprise & Social Economy and enrich your vision, knowledge and understanding.
Organizer: Breakthrough Foundation (Youth NGO)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Other countries in the world, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU
Application deadline (24h CET): 7 January 2019

See details

Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy - Partnership-building Activity
30 April - 4 May 2019 | Ankara, Turkey
SALTO I&D and the Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+:Youth in Action programme would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects.
Organizer: SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Resource Centre (SALTO Resource Centre)
This activity is for participants from:nErasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 10 January 2019

See details

YOPM! – Youth Organizations and Project Management
6 - 11 March 2019 | Mollina (Málaga), Spain
In YOPM! we will work to improve the management and the participation in youth field and specially Youth Organizations: actors, structure, communication, decision making process, planning and partnership.
Organizer: Spanish National Agency (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 13 January 2019

See details

Master the Network. Efficient partner search and management
11 - 17 March 2019 | Mollina (Málaga), Spain
Master the Network will use the methodology of experiential learning. Participants in this activity (youth leaders and youth workers) will go through the whole participation cycle to gain knowledge, skills and attitudes in first person.
Organizer: Spanish National Agency (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 20 January 2019

See details

Training Course "Inclusion & Diversity Taster"
27 - 31 May 2019 | Bucharest, Romania
Training course for “mainstream” youth work organisations, motivated to start working on inclusion & diversity issues and/or include more diverse groups in their international projects.
Organizer: SALTO Inclusion & Diversity and the Romanian National Agency for the E+ Programme (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries, Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 3 February 2019

See details

Project Management (PMP) for Youth Organizations
14 - 21 April 2019 | Moscow , Russian Federation
The course is designed for youth workers 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 (Youth NGO)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Other countries in the world, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU
Application deadline (24h CET): 28 February 2019

See details

URBAN ART & CO.: The power of education through urban art
13 - 18 May 2019 | Esch/sur/Alzette, Luxembourg
This is a seminar for artists, educators and cultural organizers involved with youth work and social issues. Discover how art can animate public spaces, design ways to use urban art in youth work, and look for strategic partnerships within EU programs.
Organizer: Anefore (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU
Application deadline (24h CET): 1 March 2019

See details



9   Christmas Thank You Invitation - 19th December 2018


We work to bring people together for important conversations, and we are so grateful that you chose Holywell as the space for your meetings this year.  It is our pleasure to invite you to celebrate the year with a drink, good food, and a bit of craic!
4:30 – 7:00pm, Wednesday 19th December



10 ZEST Healing the Hurt Self Harm & Suicide Collection Day


Thursday, 20th December 2018
10:00am – 17:00pm

Volunteers Needed for 1-2 hour slots!!
Locations: Foyleside, Richmond Centre, Sainsburys, Quayside Centre, Credit Union Derry/Londonderry

Contact Zest at: 
zest@zestni.co.uk  or telephone 028 7126 6999



11  Eden Place Arts Centre - Winter Programme


Enrollment is on Monday, January 7, 10am - 6pm

For the full programme please see links below:






12 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



13 Christmas at Monreagh


The fabulous 'Mood Swing' ladies'  choir will be performing live. You can also enjoy tales, yarns, and poems of Christmas Past. Mince pies and refreshments will be served.
Saturday 15th December at 2pm
Monreagh Ulster Scots  Heritage Centre
Carrigans, County Donegal

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