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NWCN E-bulletin 12 October 2017

1 Celebrate Children & Young People with NWCN

2 Opportunity to join the Wider LAG for Derry-Strabane

3 New Business Support Programme

4 How GDPR will impact your Organisation? 

5 Holywell STEW

6 NI Pensioners Parliament Survey: Brexit

7 Women Involved in Community Transformation Information Roadshow

8 WRDA Community Facilitator Programme

9 The S.E.W Programme –“Sewing to Empower”

10 World Community Development Conference 2018

11 'LID+' - Celebrating and Evaluating 30 Years of Erasmus+

12 Latest Offers from The Prince's Trust

13 Latest Offers from Salto Youth

14  Upcoming Courses with HURT

15 Book Launch: ‘Transitional Justice and the Politics of Inscription: Memory, Space and Narrative in Northern Ireland’

16 Job Opportunity with First Housing Aid & Support Services

17 Public Appointment of Chair and Members to the Historic Monuments Council

18  FWIN Website Tender

19 Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement

20 Kabalikat in North West's Pearl of the Orient Seas Event

21 Mindfulness Belfast 

22 Calling all small businesses and not for profit organisations – Complete CCNI's Electricity Information Survey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Celebrate Children & Young People with NWCN

 

Join North West Community Network in our Big Lottery funded Celebrate event – “Children & Young People”

Tuesday 17th October

DiverseCity Community Partnership

Starts at 9:30am with a Big Breakfast!

This event will begin at 9:30 am with a hot hearty fry up for breakfast to get you all ready to hear from:

  • Youth Action - YouthAction NI works with young people to support them as active and equal citizens whose voices are heard, respected and valued.  You will have the opportunity to hear from local Youth Action workers Emma and Connor
  • In Your Space Circus - Run away and join the circus for a morning! You will learn about The North-West's leading Circus & Street Theatre Company, the workshops they provide and how they work with children & young people to build confidence and break barriers in a fun and relaxed way

Derry City and Strabane District Council Mayor, Maoliosa McHugh will also be in attendance to help us celebrate our final event.

 

You will have the opportunity to hear about successful and inspirational initiatives, the journey’s they have come through and the difference they have made.

You will also have the chance to network and make some new connections as well as discuss the current needs of the sector.

To register for this celebration please contact NWCN on:info@nwcn.org / 028 7127 9090

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2 Opportunity to join the Wider LAG for Derry-Strabane

 

NORTHERN IRELAND RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME 2014-2020

Wider LAG Membership

 

Derry and Strabane Rural Partnership (the LAG) is responsible for delivering LEADER funding throughout the Derry City and Strabane District Council area under the 2014 – 2020 NI Rural Development Programme. 

 

The LAG Board includes 13 social partners and 11 elected members.  Nominations for the social partner places on the board come from a ‘Wider LAG’ which is currently made up of 167 members.  The Partnership is currently looking for additional members for the Wider LAG due to under-representation in some groups/sectors. 

Membership of the Wider LAG is open to anyone aged 18+ who works or lives in the rural Derry City and Strabane District Council area. 

 

The Partnership would particularly welcome applications for membership from women as well as minority ethnic communities, 16-25 year olds and people with a disability.

The deadline for membership registration forms is Friday 27th October 2017 at 12 noon.

To request an information pack and form please email rural.development@derrystrabane.com or phone Derry City and Strabane District Council on 02871 253253 x 6917.  You can also download at http://www.derrystrabane.com/Subsites/Rural/Wider-LAG  

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3   New Business Support Programme

 

Are you a social enterprise and from the manufacturing or tradable services sector? If so, then the Co-Innovate programme could be for you!

The programme can help you identify opportunities for growth in your business and create a vision to make it happen.

It will also give you the tools and tailored support to help you differentiate and compete successfully.

 

The programme offers various levels of support including free workshops; individual business health checks; detailed audits and one-to-one mentoring.

 

If you are interested in the programme or would like to know more contact Alan Healy @ Enterprise North West on 02871 352693 or by email at alan@enterprisenw.com

More information can also be found at http://www.co-innovateprogramme.eu/ci/

 

The project is supported by the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB)

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4 How GDPR will impact your Organisation? 

 

Friday 17th November in Rural Community Network - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Have you heard about the reform to data protection law taking place next year? Are you wondering what this means and how it might impact upon your organisation?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018 and will build on the current data protection framework by providing more protections for consumers, and more privacy considerations for organisations. It is a European-wide piece of legislation that will cover all organisations, including Charities,  irrespective of size.

 

In this free awareness raising session, Information Commissioners Office (ICO) staff will explore the key aspects of the GDPR in the format of what’s new, and what stays the same. Discover what your organisation can do to prepare for these changes through the dissemination of information and group discussion. 

 

Please note, due to demand this event is limited to 1 attendees per organisation.

This session is part of the NICVA Data Fridays series and is delivered in partnership with NICVA & the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) and is free to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.

 

To register, ring us on 028 8676 6670 or email  teresa@ruralcommunitynetwork.org

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5 Holywell STEW

 

The next Holywell STEW event is taking place on Thursday 19th October at 7pm as part of the FusionFest festival. 

 

At this first event in the next phase of the project we'll hear from 4 community initiatives hoping to support the local community.  We're delighted that this STEW event will be part of #FusionFest - the Social Innovation Festival being held in Derry/Londonderry and Belfast on 19th & 20th October. 

This project is about local people helping each other. The available funds are the resources collected at the door.

At the session on 19th October we'll hear from: 

  • Extern
  • AWARE
  • TrYou Group
  • Kippie CIC

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.

 

Tickets can be purchased from the reception at HOLYWELL - DiverseCity Community Partnership building in Bishop Street or from holywellstew.com

 

The Holywell STEW events are held at our shared community building, HOLYWELL - DiverseCity Community Partnership, 8-14 Bishop Street. We look forward to welcoming you! Feel free to bring a bottle of refreshment of your choice.  

 

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6 NI Pensioners Parliament Survey: Brexit

 

The Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament has launched a survey seeking views from older people on the implications of Brexit and how they feel following the EU referendum vote.

The Parliament wants to know:

  • Whether you would vote differently now
  • If you feel older people have been villainised following the vote
  • What impact you think Brexit will have on your life

The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete, and responses should be submitted by Sunday 15 October.  

 

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3821484/838eb12617a6

 

Thank you!

 

 

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 7 Women Involved in Community Transformation Information Roadshow

 

Would you like to be involved in a programme that gives you the confidence and skills to help make the changes you want to see in your community.

 

Women are often at the heart of local neighbourhoods but when it comes to making decisions about these areas they are frequently ignored.

 

The Women Involved in Community Transformation Programme (WICT) aims to offer women training and skills to build confidence and increase their participation in their communities.

 

Participants will receive training, hear from inspiring speakers, attend events and learn vital new skills in an environment that is safe and enjoyable. Women taking part will also receive support to enable their participation including childcare.

 

If you are interested in taking part in this programme please come along to one of the following WICT Roadshows.

  • Wednesday Oct 11th, Holywell Building, 11.00am
  • Thursday Oct 12th, Strabane Library, 11.00am
  • Monday Oct 23rd, Causeway Rural & Urban Network, Coleraine, 7.00pm
  • Tuesday Oct 24th, Irish Street Community Centre

To register for this event please email: rosie@fwin.org.uk or tel: 028 71 266 291.

* As first two sessions have passed contact above for any further info*

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8 WRDA Community Facilitator Programme

 

WRDA are currently recruiting for our 2017/18 Community Facilitator Programme, which will be delivered in the Derry/L’derry area.

 

The award winning programme provides an opportunity for local women to develop leadership and Facilitation Skills and complete an OCR Level 3 Certificate in Training and Development. 

 

The training is delivered by highly qualified and experienced staff and will comprise both contact and non-contact training hours, practical tasks and observations.

 

It will be delivered on a part- time basis and commence 26th October 2017.

 On completion women will have the opportunity to register for employment opportunities delivering WRDA’s training programmes.

 

Derry L/Derry   10.00am– 3.00pm (Thursdays) -   26/10, 2/11, 9/11, 16/11, 23/10, 30/10, 7/12, break 11/1, 18/1, 25/1

And 1 day in April 2018 date TBC

 

The programme is fully funded and incurs no costs to the participants.

 

Please contact Isobel Loughran at isobel.loughran@wrda.net for further information or to obtain an application form.

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 The S.E.W Programme –“Sewing to Empower”

 

Are you a woman aged 18+ years interested in Creative Arts? Then why not join us for a short 5 week programme where we will engage in conversations, coffee and the “craic” whilst forming friendships and working on a project together with the help of local artist Bridget Nugent.

 

Every Monday for 5 weeks

Starting Monday 6th November 10.30am – 12.30pm finishing with lunch

Rural Community Network

38a Oldtown Street

Cookstown, BT80 8EF

 

Free to participate

Limited spaces available

 

Please feel free to register with Charmain@ruralcommunitynetwork.org or ring 028 867 66670

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10 World Community Development Conference 2018

 

Participation, Power and Progress

 

Community Development Towards 2030 - Our Analysis, Our Actions

24-27th June 2018, Maynooth University, Kildare, Ireland

A unique opportunity for everyone with an interest in community development to share international and local perspectives on current contexts and challenges in community work.  Jointly hosted by the International Association for Community Development, Maynooth University and Community Work Ireland.

 

Early bird booking rates available up to the end of October 2017.

 

http://www.iacdglobal.org/2017/06/07/world-community-development-conference-2018-registration-now-open/ 

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11  'LID+' - Celebrating and Evaluating 30 Years of Erasmus+

 

Celebrating 30 Years of Erasmus+ and International Youth Work

 

On December 8th, 'LID+' will host a Pearl Anniversary Celebration to mark 30 years of Erasmus+. 'Market Place' provides a wonderful opportunity to exhibit any international youth work you have been involved in over the last three decades. 

 

For full information click here

 

 

What is the true impact of Erasmus+? 

 

On Thursday 26th & Friday 27th October, 'LID+' will host a two-day meeting of stakeholders to discuss the true impact of Erasmus+ and its predecessors, Youth in Action, The YOUTH Programme and Youth for Europe.

 

You don't have to commit for the full two days - starting with lunch on Thursday and finishing with lunch on Friday, we will host three different sessions over both days so we'll find a time to suit your schedule. 

 

Whether you're a young person (over 18), a young leader, practising youth worker, teacher, academic, policy maker or you work for a National Agency, SALTO or otherwise, if you have been involved in any Erasmus+ activity down through the years and you can set aside time over two days in October to contribute to our evaluation we'd like to hear from you.

 

Want to be involved? Click here

For more information click here

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12 Latest Offers from The Prince's Trust

 

Get Started with Music

Are you age 16 -24? Out of employment or training? Meet new people and learn new skills with our free programme!

  • Doesn't affect your benefits
  • Travel expenses paid on programme
  • Up to three months of support after the programme

NOTE: This course is suitable for all abilities and will be facilitated in partnership with Tuned In, who support people with learning disabilities through the digital and creative arts to promote independence, empowerment, self-esteem and confidence.

 

Monday 30th October to Friday 3rd November 2017

Taster: Thursday 26th October

To find out more contact the Prince’s Trust on 07484901934 or email christopher.mcdonagh@princes-trust.org.uk.

 

 

Get Into Hospitality

Are you age 16 -24? Out of employment or training? Meet new people and learn new skills with our free programme!

  • Gain a C&G Level 2 Award in Food Safety and Customer Service
  • Complete a work placement
  • Doesn’t affect your benefits
  • Travel expenses paid on programme

 

Monday 13th November to Friday 1st December 2017

Taster: Tuesday 7th November

To find out more contact the Prince’s Trust on 07484901934 or email christopher.mcdonagh@princes-trust.org.uk.

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13   Latest Offers from Salto Youth

 

Community Animators Backpack – developing quality of social animations for community development

28 November - 5 December 2017 | Leszno, Poland

Are you local leader? Would you like to improve your animation skills to involve different target from your area? We invite you for the training which will be organised in Poland in December!

Organizer: Fundacja Centrum Aktywności Twórczej (NGO/Others)

This activity is for participants from: Belgium - DE, Belgium - FL, Belgium - FR, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, United Kingdom

Application deadline (24h CET): 22 October 2017

See details

 

Social Entrepreneurship, Youth and Vocational Education Forum: Towards Collaborative Practice 2018

Seminar / Conference

27 - 30 March 2018 | Liverpool, United Kingdom

A cross-sector event exploring the potential of youth work, vocational education and training (VET) and Erasmus+ to foster social entrepreneurship among young people.

Organizer: UK National Agency for Erasmus+ (Ecorys UK) (National Agency)

This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline (24h CET): 4 December 2017

See details

 

 

Self-Development – Core For Professional Growth

4 - 10 March 2018 | Rāmava Manor, Latvia

The TC is designed to help youth workers motivate, train and inspire young people.It contributes to increase quality of life of youth workers and also to promote quality youth work, empowering mentors to help youth make proper professional choices.

Organizer: Social Innovation Centre (SIC) (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 (24h CET): 9 January 2018

See details

 

 

Call for Trainers: Girls empowerment through school sport

Online version

 

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14  Upcoming Courses with HURT

 

First Course of its kind in Northern Ireland!

 

Level 5 Diploma in Substance Misuse Theory & Interventions (SMTI)

The Course consists of 20 days training on either a 10 weekend basis or 35 weeks of 3.5 hours per week.

Approved at specialist training level by the National Couselling Society.

This course looks at the theory and practice of working with people presenting with substance misuse issues.

Limited Places available!, please email dessie@hurtni.org.uk or phone HURT on 02871369696 for more information.

 

UPCOMING COURSE - MOODMASTER

What is MoodMaster?

MoodMaster is a CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) based group programme.

MoodMaster is a programme which aims to provide a fun, upbeat approach to working on your physical and emotional wellbeing. Come for yourself, or come for someone else, either way you will learn a number of simple, straightforward techniques that will help you to deal better with situations that cause you worry and stress or bring your mood down.

HURT will run a 12 week Mood Master Programme between October and December 2017...

Please email dessie@hurtni.org.uk with your details or call HURT on 02871369696 to book your place!

"Supported by the Public Health Agency"

 

UPCOMING COURSE - OCN Level 2 Drug & Alcohol Awareness....

Limited dates available!

Please contact
dessie@hurtni.org.uk or contact HURT on 02871369696 for more information

 

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15 Book Launch: Transitional Justice and the Politics of Inscription: Memory, Space and Narrative in Northern Ireland’.

 

The launch will take place in The Junction, Holywell DiverseCity Community Partnership, 8-14 Bishop Street, Derry Londonderry, BT48 6PW

Wednesday 18th October at 11.00 am
Followed by Refreshments

 

Please confirm your attendance by email: mhetherington@thejunction-ni.org 
Or ring 02871361942 for hospitality purposes 

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16 Job Opportunity with First Housing Aid & Support Services

Are you experienced in letting property?

 

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and experienced person to join our private rented sector access scheme in the Derry/Londonderry area. This is an exciting opportunity to manage housing and related services; involving regular contact with tenants, looking after rental income, dealing with repairs, properties and Landlords.

 

About the Job HOUSING OFFICER, (PROPERTY LETTING),  SMARTMOVE NI (ref:  HOSM/R17/01)

 

Salary:  £17,314 per annum (Basic rate), a Payment by Results Scheme will operate in addition to the basic rate, 37.5 Hours per week

 

We work with specific clients, such people that are homeless, minority groups or people with disabilities.

 

Minimum Criteria (a Full Job Description and Personal Specification is available with an application pack)

  • A Relevant Professional Qualification or degree in the field of Housing or related field (minimum NVQ Level 3 or equivalent)
  • One year proven track record of working within a housing/Property/support related service.
  • 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

 Interested candidates should e-mail for an application pack, quoting the appropriate job reference number to: karlaokane@first-housing.com

 

Application Forms can also be downloaded from www.first-housing.com

 

Please Note:  All recruitment correspondence for this position will be done through e-mail. Please provide a suitable e-mail address for correspondence and e-mail completed applications to karlaokane@first-housing.com

 

If you do not have an e-mail address, please contact Karla on 02871 266115

 

It should be noted that the criteria for this post may be enhanced to facilitate short listing.

 

Closing date for completed applications is:  Friday, 20th October 2017 at 12 noon.

 

First Housing operates a child protection and vulnerable adults policy, Access NI checks will be carried out before an appointment can be confirmed.

 

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

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17 Public Appointment of Chair and Members to the Historic Monuments Council

 

The Department of Communities is seeking to appoint a chair and nine members to the Historic Monuments Council.

The Historic Monuments Council

The Historic Monuments Council acts as a statutory advisor to the Historic Environment Division of the Department for Communities. The Council has a range of responsibilities through which it advises on matters, such as, the scheduling of monuments, management and conservation of monuments in State Care, maritime archaeology, industrial and defence heritage, and Areas of Significant Archaeological Interest within Local Development Plans.

The chair

Details on the chair post are:

  • remuneration: unpaid, but eligible for an allowance for travelling and other expenses
  • period of appointment: five years from 1 February 2018
  • time commitment: approximately three days per month
  • regulated by CPA NI: yes
  • closing date: 12.00 noon on 3 November 2017

Members

Details on the member posts are:

  • remuneration: unpaid, but eligible for an allowance for travelling and other expenses
  • period of appointment: five years from 1 February 2018
  • time commitment: approximately one day per month
  • regulated by CPA NI: yes
  • closing date: 12.00 noon on 3 November 2017

How to apply

You can find out more about the posts, including how to apply, at the link below:

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18 FWIN Website Tender

FWIN have been awarded funding by Big Lottery to update and modernise our website.
 
FWIN are inviting interested parties to tender for the website upgrade.
 
Completed tenders must be with FWIN by 3pm on Thursday November 2nd, 2017. (Late entries will not be accepted)
 
Anyone wishing to get a copy of the tender documentation please email
info@fwin.org

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19 Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement

Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement returns from 7th - 18th November
Echo Echo Dance Studios, Magazine Street, Derry

Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement returns for its 5th edition from 7th-18th November with an outstanding programme of dance, movement and physical theatre performances including  members of Moldovan dance group ‘Voices’ leading a series of improvisations in city locations; acclaimed German children’s dance company Mini-a-Tour with their magical work,’ Fallen From the Moon’ for ages 4 and up;  Swedish company Lavadans  presenting a multi-media production addressing  the impact of war specifically on the lives and experiences of children;  Swiss company Junebug will return to Derry with their internationally acclaimed production ‘WICCA’  a celebration of Womanhood and the power of Gentleness; 4 piece band ‘This is How we Fly’ and Sean Nos dancer Sibeal Davitt and Irish step-dancer Kristyn Fontanella present a double bill of music and dance at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin; festival also includes two evenings of Short Works by local and visiting artists created from the Festival Open Call.

Come and see some shows and join us for a packed programme of daily classes and workshops, artist talks,a concert by the fantastic, funky, flavoursome Velvet Alibi, Festival Symposium, and family friendly Dance Picnic!

Learn more:
www.echoechodance.com

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20 Kabalikat in North West's Pearl of the Orient Seas Event

Kabalikat in North West's proudly presents "Pearl of The Orient Seas" event on the 11th of November 2017, Saturday from 13:00-16:00 at Holywell DiverseCity Building 10-14 Bishop Street Derry-Londonderry BT48 6PW.

It is a free family event in the North West  showcasing for the first time some important events, heroes and heroines in the Philippine history, cultural performances and a taste of Filipino snacks. 

 

Come and have a glimpse of Philippine culture.

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21 Mindfulness Belfast 

AWARE will host  a Mindfulness Part 1 on:

Date: Friday 27th October 2017
Time: 10am - 4pm
Location: Aware's Mindfulness Suite, 40-44 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 GG.

The price of this course is £70 and to book by click this link: https://www.aware-ni.org/upcoming-mindfulness-courses.html

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22 Calling all small businesses and not for profit organisations – Complete CCNI's Electricity Information Survey

The Consumer Council has launched an online survey to find out what are the key electricity issues and concerns for small businesses and not for profit organisations here. We want to gain an insight into their experiences dealing with electricity suppliers, switching, energy brokers and more.

We are also giving away £50 to one lucky winner. To enter the free prize draw, complete our survey on behalf of your business or organisation using the link below or visiting www.consumercouncil.org.uk and searching for “Electricity Survey”.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CCElectricitySurvey  

 

The survey will close on Tuesday 31 October 2017.

Thanks in advance.