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NWCN E-bulletin 23 October 2019

1 Save the Date - NWCN Funding Fair

2 Community Innovators announces second burst of funding! 

3 Advanced Facebook For Business

4 Parental Alienation United As One Conference 2020

5 A Discussion: Economics for Ordinary People or Under the surface of Neoliberalism

6 DARE to Lead Change programme FREE training programme

7 FREE Farm Family Key Skills

8 Latest Offers from Salto Youth

9 Do you work with EU, EEA or Swiss Citizens living in NI?

10 Are you or someone you know blind or partially sighted and keen to get into paid employment?

11 Job Opportunity with Foyle Hospice

12 Youth 19 Cross Border Programme - Tender Opportunity

13 Free Arts Sessions for Men

14 Halloween Activities_NW Transport Hub

15 Hillcrest Trust Presents spooktacular Halloween Hooley!

16 Quiz, Music and More @ City Hotel next Monday 28th October!

17 Coffee Morning Fundraiser at Holy Child School

 

1 Save the Date - NWCN Funding Fair

Friday 22nd November 2019

10:30am – 1:30pm

Fountain Street Community Centre, Strabane
  
Join NWCN in Strabane on Friday 22nd November 2019 for our next festival of funders where you will have the opportunity to hear about the latest funding on offer from a range of funding bodies.  You will have the opportunity to meet with them face to face and receive advice & signposting that is suitable for your organisation.
 
You can call in any time between 10:30am- 1:30pm. 

Register your interest at
info@nwcn.org or call 028 7126 1941

 

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2 Community Innovators announces second burst of funding! 

 

Have you got an idea to overcome a challenge in your community? 

Our Community Innovators is a programme which supports you to find lasting solutions to challenges within your community.  

 

The Community Foundation is delighted to announce a second burst of funding creating up to 10 additional places on our unique Community Innovators Programme this autumn. The Community Innovators programme, delivered in partnership with WorkWest, is free to access and is for voluntary, community or social enterprise organisations who would like support to explore and develop new solutions to a real world social, economic or environmental challenges. 

 

All organisations who complete the Programme will be eligible to apply for a grant from the Foundation’s Social Innovation Seed Fund to help them deliver the idea or ideas they develop through participation in the programme. A total funding pot of up to £100,000 has been generously made available by the Department for Communities and the Hospital Saturday Fund for the next Seed Fund round. These funds will be disbursed in March 2020 and all groups completing the Community Innovators programme in autumn 2019 and early 2020 will be eligible to apply.

To apply for a place on the programme you will need to complete our Expression of Interest form, accessible 
here. You simply need to identify a clear, concise community challenge you would like to address and recruit a team of 3 to 4 people to participate in the programme workshops.

The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 4pm on Friday 29th November 2019. 

https://communityfoundationni.org/news/community-innovators-announces-second-burst-of-funding/

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3  Advanced Facebook For Business

 

This workshop is aimed at those businesses already familiar with the Facebook platform and would like to increase their impact.

Topics will include Content Creations, Ad Management, Shop Integration and more!

Thursday 14th November 2019
6.30pm - 8.30pm
The Enterprise Hub, NW Business Complex, Skeoge Industrial Estate

Tickets are priced at £20
Follow the links below for purchase

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advanced-facebook-for-business-tickets-77309411531

https://www.facebook.com/events/1356362971199591/

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4 Parental Alienation United As One Conference 2020

 

La Dolce Vita Project in association with Parental Alienation Europe will be hosting "Parental Alienation United As One Conferences", on 21st April 2020 in Croke Park Dublin and in The City Hotel, Derry/Londonderry 23rd April 2020.

 

Both conferences are suitable for professionals to include psychotherapists, social workers, psychiatrists, counsellors, barristers, solicitors, guardians of court, family support workers and anyone working are involved  with those impacted by domestic abuse, violence and parental alienation.

 

Learning outcomes will include:

  • Understanding and knowledge of the prevalence of parental alienation across the world from expert speakers and worldwide research.
  • Understanding and knowledge of the impact of parental alienation on children and why it is emotional and psychological abuse.
  • Understanding and knowledge of links with parental alienation to coercive control and domestic abuse. 
  • Understanding and knowledge of the "5 Factor Model, 8 manifesting symptoms in a child, and the 17 strategies used by alienating parents".
  • Understanding and knowledge of Irish Case Law recognising Parental Alienation (Southern  Ireland).
  • Understanding and knowledge of child custody management strategies for assessing  parental alienation.
  • Understanding and knowledge of legal implications and potential resolutions. 

Both conferences will give you the opportunity to network and to come together to support,  promote and protect the rights and best interests of children, throughout Ireland from the harm caused by parental alienation.

Early bird offer available to 30 November 2019: £120.00. Tickets purchased after this date will be £150.00.

 

For further details and to book tickets:

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/ladolcevitaproject/297479?fbclid=IwAR2DDcTvWVWlKAAd4n2OvOLJ-SnCeMsh4NuyzV4B5CP8QJcei_6BxGYWS9Y

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5 A Discussion: Economics for Ordinary People or Under the surface of Neoliberalism

 

St Columb’s Park House, Monday 18th November, 2.00 – 4.00 pm

 

We are living in strange times. We know of many problems – climate change, poverty, debt, insecure employment …. problems for which the present economic system seems to have no answers.

Tony Weekes, formerly an academic economist, will enable a discussion on the reasons for this by focusing on two questions:

  • What do citizens need to improve our understanding of economics?
  • Do we need ‘a society’ rather than ‘an economy’?

For further information or to register for this taster discussion, contact marianfarrell@mac.com 07834707496

If there is interest from those attending the taster, a further four sessions will take place in the spring of 2020.

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6 DARE to Lead Change programme FREE training programme

 

DARE to Lead Change programme (DARE- Dialogues about Race & Ethnicity) is a PEACE IV programme supported by SEUPB. The programme is overseen by Byson Intercultural and delivered by TIDES Training. Training includes themes such as Diversity, Integration, Good Relations, Civic Leadership, Conflict Management and an introduction to Mediation. The provision is FREE and available in the coming months and into 2020. Anyone can take part, even if you have participated in other PEACE IV programmes in your local area.

 

DARE involves a workshop followed by two accredited courses that help you to learn about yourself, others and how we all fit into the community. This provision is timely due to the anticipated and unknown changes ahead for community over the next few months.  If you want to find out more about this FREE training for you or your group, please contact Carole Kane on 07397555905 or email carolekane@tidestraining.org.

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 7 FREE Farm Family Key Skills

Location: The Diamond Centre, 630 Barnailt Rd, Claudy, L'Derry, BT47 4EA
Time: 7pm - 10pm
Date: 25th November 2019

FREE!!!! FIRST AID AWARENESS TRAINING
Learn skills that could reduce the impact of a serious farm accident!

  • Specific for farm based injuries
  • FREE to farmers, farm family members and employees
  • FREE First Aid box
  • 3 hour first aid course
  • CPR Certificate

Who can attend?

  • Attendees must have a Farm ID number to attend
  • Open for age 18 and over (16 and 17 years may attend if accompanied by adult from farm.

To book contact: Yasmin or Niamh at Global Horizon Skills
Telephone: 028 8225 6772 or 028 8225 0544
Email:
yasmin@ghskills.com or niamh@ghskills.com

 

https://ghskills.com/product/free-farm-family-key-skills-lderry/

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8 Latest Offers from Salto Youth

 

From Separation to Participation: Addressing the Causes of Brexit - Embracing the Self
14 - 22 January 2020 | The ASHA Centre, United Kingdom
The aim of this course is to trace the relationship between the political and the personal. We address self-empowerment, self-awareness and personal responsibility to cultivate our value systems and address the deepest issues that Brexit highlights.
Organizer: The ASHA Foundation (Youth NGO)
This activity is for participants from: Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, Turkey, United Kingdom
Application deadline (24h CET): 31 October 2019

See details

 
International Training on Management and Certification of Local Volunteering
18 - 25 November 2019 | Genova, Italy
Training course within the framework of the project GloCal Recognition, funded by the European Union, aimed at the development of the Turkish Civil Society.
Organizer: Associazione di promozione sociale Joint (Youth NGO)
This activity is for participants from: Austria, Belgium - DE, Belgium - FL, Belgium - FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom
Application deadline (24h CET): 31 October 2019

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CSOs Active in the Field of Youth: Life beyond EU Funding. Imagining a Different Role for Youth Organisations in Europe
7 - 9 December 2019 | Athens, Greece
This forum aspires to foster civil society action and alliances that can challenge centralised EU policies and assert a different agenda for youth and a different role for youth organisations.
Organizer: Inter Alia (Youth NGO)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 2 November 2019

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More in Common training course
6 - 13 December 2019 | Bala, United Kingdom
UNA Exchange together with BeDiverse is delivering a training course for youth workers to equip them with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to break beyond the constructs of culture being intrinsically linked to nationality.
Organizer: BeDiverse and UNA Exchange (Others)
This activity is for participants from: Estonia, Sweden, United Kingdom
Application deadline (24h CET): 4 November 2019

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European Solidarity Corps for Newcomers
9 - 12 December 2019 | Latvia
European Solidarity Corps for Newcomers (ESC for Newcomers) aims to be a concrete and positive first step into European Solidarity Corps Programme.
Organizer: NA Latvia (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 7 November 2019

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Take Your Partner by the Hand- PBA for European Solidarity Corps
14 - 17 January 2020 | Dublin, Ireland
This Contact Making Seminar aims to build solidarity and inclusion in the European Solidarity Corps.
Organizer: Leargas (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 22 November 2019

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Exploring the digital dimension of youth workers’ competences
25 - 27 February 2020 | Vienna, Austria
This conference will explore the digital dimension of youth work by providing an overview of current developments and exploring competences of youth workers in existing competence models.
Organizer: IZ - Verein zur Förderung von Vielfalt, Dialog und Bildung (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU
Application deadline (24h CET): 27 November 2019

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APPETISER - An introduction on how to use Erasmus+ for international youth work
30 March - 3 April 2020 | Danhostel Ishøj Strand, Denmark
Giving a strong positive first experience of international youth projects to motivate the participants to use the Erasmus+ and partially the European Solidarity Corps Programmes.
Organizer: Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 2 December 2019

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Build your own "Social Startup Initiative"
28 January - 2 February 2020 | Košice, Slovak Republic
Two-phased training course with an option of the realization mini-project, creation of methodology, how to work with the competencies needed to move towards the social economy.
Organizer: IUVENTA – Slovak Youth Institute, (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 15 December 2019

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The Star of Europe - Czech Republic
9 - 13 March 2020 | Prague, Czech Republic
The Star of Europe training will take you through a youth exchange project from its very beginning to the very end, highlighting the ways how young people themselves can be involved in every step of their own youth exchange project.
Organizer: Dům zahraniční spolupráce / Erasmus+ Mládež CZ (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 12 January 2020

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Seminar/Study Visit: Sensitive topics in Working with young refugees
9 - 13 March 2020 | Brussels, Belgium - FR
Many initiatives concern “sensitive topics with young refugees" (physical, psychological and social). The challenge is not to re-invent wheels, but connect successful initiatives and learn from each other to better integrate them in youth work.
Organizer: Bureau International Jeunesse (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 14 January 2020

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HOP crash course
18 - 20 March 2020 | Finland
This blended course, with online elements and a residential meeting, will bring authors/facilitators (to be) involved in online learning as well as the NAs/SALTOs staff interested in the topic. After this course your online learning will gain WINGS!
Organizer: SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus (SALTO Resource Centre)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU
Application deadline (24h CET): 19 January 2020

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The Real Deal PBA - Bulgaria (1046)
11 - 16 May 2020 | Bulgaria
Real Deal offers newcomers (and slightly experienced) participants an opportunity to find partners to youth exchanges. The activity also supports the creation of initial project ideas and advises in programme planning.
Organizer: Human Resource Development Centre (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 2 March 2020

See details

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9  Do you work with EU, EEA or Swiss Citizens living in NI?

Information session:
Advice Ni is providing a FREE Information session for community groups and organisations working with EU, EEA or Swiss Citizens living in NI who need to apply for EU Settlement scheme.

The session will provide information on EU Settlement Scheme, citizens' rights and responsibilities, online application and services available in NI

Date: 7th November 2019
Time: 10.20am - 11.30am
Venue: Holywell Trust building, 10-14 Bishop Street

For more information please contact 
rachel@adviceni.net

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10 Are you or someone you know blind or partially sighted and keen to get into paid employment?

 

RNIB (the Royal National Institute of Blind People) has secured funding to provide a full range of tailored one to one support, training and a paid work placement for six blind or partially sighted people to be supported into employment in the Derry/LDerry and surrounding areas.

To qualify you must be of working age and currently unemployed. Places are extremely limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 

For further information and to secure a place please contact Anne Cahill, Eye Work Too Programme on 02890 33 4103, mobile 07845 499482 or email
Anne.Cahill@rnib.org.uk  

https://www.rnib.org.uk/eye-work-too-project

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11 Job Opportunity with Foyle Hospice

 

Foyle Hospice require an Office Assistant, Fundraising Dept.
37.5 hours per week (Band 2, Agenda for Change)
Temporary for 3 months
 
We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our Administration Team within the Fundraising Dept. 

The successful candidate must have:-
* A minimum of 1 years’ office experience
* A minimum of 3 GCSE’s at grade C or above (including English and Maths)
* Must be proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
 
For an application pack or further details please contact:
Rachael Osbourne,
HR Department
Foyle Hospice
61 Culmore Road
Derry ~ Londonderry
BT48 8JE
 
Telephone: 028 71 351010
Email:
hr@foylehospice.com

 
Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is Monday 28th October at 5.00pm.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 5th November 2019
 
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

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12 Youth 19 Cross Border Programme - Tender Opportunity

 

Derry City and Strabane District Council in Partnership with Donegal County Council are going to public ad this week for the research, co-design and delivery of the Cross Border element of Youth 19 in three of the border regions of Derry/ Strabane and Donegal.

The return date is 12 noon on the 15th November 2019. The projects will target young people within the 12-24 age group and will provide the opportunity to build effective Cross Border Cooperation in the development and delivery of youth participation programmes in three geographic locations.

  • Lot 1. Youth 19 Cross Border Programme in Killea and Nixons Corner (£50,000)
  • Lot 2. Youth 19 Cross Border Programme in Culmore & Muff (£50,000)
  • Lot 3. Youth 19 Cross Border Programme in Strabane & Lifford.(£50,000)

The Cross Border element of Youth 19 is coordinated in partnership with Donegal County Council (DCC). Funded through the North West Regional Development Group (NWRDG). In conjunction with and supported by the Executive Office and The Irish Government. The contract will be for 16 months: February 2020 – May 2021 and will focus on one or more of the Youth 19 themes;

There are three key themes within Youth 19:

i.    Promote positive health and wellbeing

ii.    Actively promote the meaningful engagement and participation of young people

iii.    Develop skills and create clear career pathways.

 

Cross cutting across all themes:

 i.    Access and Inclusion

 ii.    Youth Recognition

 iii.    Marketing, publicity and cultural programming.

Timescales are set out below;

Activity

Date

Advertise Tender

W/C 14th October 2019

Deadline for Intent to Tender

1st November 2019

Deadline for Clarification Requests

1st November 2019

Deadline for Submission of Tenders

12 noon on the 15th November 2019

Award

December 2019 / January 2020

Commencement of Works

February 2020

16 month project

February 2020 – May 2021

 

Interested parties can request tender documents by emailing tenders@derrystrabane.com

 

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13 Free Arts Sessions for Men 

This is your chance to learn, share and enjoy new activities at Studio 2 Arts, Derry & SHIP, Strabane.

  • Starting Friday 25th October, 12.30-2.30, SHIP, Strabane.  
  • Starting Tuesday 29th October, 10am-1pm, Studio 2 Arts, Derry.

All 10 sessions are free...yes totally free
NO Experience necessary and everything will be supplied

For further details contact: 
info@gscaderry.com / 028 7135 8750

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14 Halloween Activities_NW Transport Hub

 

The eagerly awaited North-West Transport Hub has opened in time for the city’s Halloween celebrations which run from October 26th to November 1st. A number of exciting festivities will take place in the Hub’s new shared-community space which many local community groups have helped shape by participating in our programming workshops in September and providing valuable feedback on the use of this new civic space.

 

Please find further details of upcoming activities at the Hub and details of how you can apply to use the community area in the future.

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15 Hillcrest Trust Presents spooktacular Halloween Hooley!

 

Join us for a Halloween lunch
October 31st 2019
Music - Treats - Fancydress Prizes

1pm in: Community Hub, Trench Road
Only £4 per person
18+ event
Places must be paid in advance

Hillcrest Trust can provide transport if needed, call 028 7134 7515

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16 Quiz, Music and More @ City Hotel next Monday 28th October!

 

Foyle Women's Information Network invite you to the FWIN Hallowee'n Fundraiser next Monday at 8.00pm at the City Hotel Derry! Come along (costume optional!) and join the fun at our quiz with music from the wonderful Una Dunne - as well as a surprise guest!

 

Join us for spooktacular night filled with prizes and fun!

Admission £5pp.


Please RSVP by emailing info@fwin.org.uk or call 028 7126 6291.

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17 Coffee Morning Fundraiser at Holy Child Primary School

Call into the Corned Beef Tin this Thursday 24th October
10.00am - 11.30am

Show your support for our local school
Every penny counts!!