NWCN E-bulletin 29 June 2017

 

1 North West Community Network Membership 2017-18 

2 UnLtd Award Programme: 3 Funds Open

3 **LAST CHANCE** To Win A FREE Promotional Video For Your NI Charity

4 Leadership & Good Governance Award

5 Vital Signs 2017 - We want to hear what YOU have to say!

6 Vote for The Nerve Centre - Tech4Good Awards

7 Job Opportunity with Foyle Hospice

8 Job Opportunity with Kinship Care

9 Job Opportunity with Derry Well Women

10 Get Started with Outdoor Activities with The Prince's Trust

11 Latest Offers from Salto Youth 

12 Upcoming events with La Dolce Vita Project

13 Coffee Morning with Include Youth - Please support!

14 RNIB Online clinic Friday 30th June

15 Free Arabic food at Social Cafe and Fusion of Culture events

16 Tuesday lunchtime music in the Wee Church on the Walls

17 Echo Echo Summer Scheme

18 Childline Foyle

 

 

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1 North West Community Network Membership 2017-18

As planning continues on a full and varied programme of activity for 2017-18 the Network invites all Community & Voluntary sector groups in the North West to renew membership and continue benefiting from the range of supports, information and leadership these activities have long provided.  

Membership costs only £10 for the year! Download the membership form for 2017-18 
here.

There is also the option to nominate towards the incoming Network Executive Committee at the next Annual General Meeting.

You are also asked to respond to the surveys below to:

a) guide the future strategic priorities of NWCN and reinforce its strengths
b) inform a developing programme of activity on the skills development needs of the C&V sector in the North West - no more than 5 minutes of your time is required.

 

NWCN Members Survey 2017 - 18

Community & Voluntary Sector - Skills Development Needs 2017-18 

The Network continues to represent the interests of the C&V sector in the North West through for example representation on the key Transitional Community Planning Partnership and the NICVA Executive Committee, amongst others.

info@nwcn.org / 028 7127 9090 / www.nwcn.org                

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2 UnLtd Award Programme: 3 Funds Open

 

1. UnLtd Grow It Award – (£15,000 Cash Award and Support)

2. UnLtd Do It Award – (up to £5,000 Cash Award and Support)

3. UnLtd Spaces for Changes – Opening 3rd July 2017 (up to £5,000 Cash Award and Support)

 

1. UnLtd Grow It Award (£15,000 Cash Award & Support)

Expression of Interest deadline: 3rd August 2017

You’re a social entrepreneur creating compelling impact and you want to scale.

 

The Grow It Award is for social entrepreneurs looking to scale their venture providing tailored support, access to workshops and networks, and up to £15,000 cash.

 

About you:

  • You have identified a social issue and developed a business model that works to solve it
  • You have already achieved a compelling performance in your venture
  • You are committed to delivering local, regional or national social impact at scale and have a track record of creating social impact.
  • You are experienced, ambitious and capable of growing your venture
  • You have a realistic growth plan to scale nationally or internationally
  • You are committed to working full time in your social venture

About your venture:

  • Your venture is ideally less than 5 years old
  • Your venture is dynamic and has been running for at least one year
  • Your venture is ready to grow to local, regional or national scale and has a logical and appropriate plan to deliver this
  • You have a compelling performance to date and/or a logical and appropriate plan for rapid growth to reach local, regional or national scale
  • Your principle objective for the year ahead is not to secure (significant) investment
  • Your venture targets beneficiaries predominantly based in the UK

Next Steps:

To apply for a Grow It Award please go to https://unltd.org.uk/grow-it-award and complete an Expression of Interest.

 

2. UnLtd Do It Award ( up to £5,000 Cash Award & Support)

Expression of Interest deadline: 3rd August 2017

Do you have an idea to address a social or environmental issue?

We may be able to help with an UnLtd Do It Award:

 

What we look for in you:

  • You have an idea that will create social impact
  • You’re passionate about making this happen
  • You’d like some help getting started

What we look for in your idea:

  • It can deliver a social impact
  • It meets a clear social need
  • It has the potential to become financially sustainable

Our UnLtd Do It Award can offer you:

  • A package of support and funding tailored to suit you
  • One-to-one guidance from your UnLtd Award Manager
  • Specialist advice from relevant experts
  • Access to resources to help get you up and running

Next Steps:

To apply for a Do It Award please go to https://unltd.org.uk/doit and complete an Expression of Interest (EOI).  EOI’s can be submitted all year round.

 

3.  Spaces for Change – Opening: 3rd July 2017

For 16-24 year olds up to £5,000 Cash Award & Support

 

Spaces for Change (S4C) is a UK wide programme that will find, fund, support and connect young people aged 16-24 to start and run social ventures that unlock the potential of unused or under-utilised spaces for the benefit of the local community, especially other young people.

 

Awards will be available for young leaders consisting of up to £5,000 project funding, a dedicated award manager providing tailored support, cohort support, and peer to peer networking opportunities for sharing knowledge and learning.

 

Young people aged 18 – 24 will also have the opportunity to crowd fund alongside their award with support from Spacehive. This will enable the young person to demonstrate tangible support from the local community for their idea, learn valuable skills, as well as increasing the chances of sustainability of the social venture.

 

Eligibility

  • Be between the age of 16-24
  • If over 18 be willing to crowdfund a minimum of £100 via Spacehive to support the sustainability of social venture
  • Live in the UK
  • Have an idea for a social venture that will unlock the potential benefits of unused or under-utilised spaces for the local community, especially other young people
  • Apply as an individual or an informal group of up to four people (with groups only the lead will complete the application form, the lead will also be responsible for the award)
  • Fulfil a clear demand and need, with clear outputs and goals 

Next Steps:

To apply for a Spaces 4 Change please go to http://youngunltd.org.uk/looking-for-support/spaces-4-change/ and complete an Expression of Interest.  The closing date for expression of interest is 30th October 2017.

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For further information please contact:

Nuala Smyth, Award Manager, UnLtd, Room 112, City East Business Centre

Tel: 028 9094 1619 / 07545 933 816 / Email: nualasmyth@unltd.org.uk

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3   **LAST CHANCE** To Win A FREE Promotional Video For Your NI Charity

 

Just 24 hours to go to be in with a chance to WIN a FREE promotional video for your Northern Ireland charity

Last month we launched our Northern Ireland wide competition for 3 charities across the country to WIN a FREE promotional video.

The video, which will be shot and produced this year, can be used to promote a specific event or project or the day to day work you do.

In the last 24 hour count-down we're giving you a unique opportunity to get your charity's name in the hat by just simply sending us back some very basic information.

To enter the competition all you have to do is REPLY to this email with the following information: paul.connolly@smartvideo.media

 

Name of charity:

Contact name:

Website:

Social Media Link(s):

Telephone Number:

Email contact:

Winners of the three videos will be notified not later than 15 July, 2017.

The videos will be shot and edited on dates to be agreed between 15 July and 30 October 2017.

For more information: www.facebook.com/smartvideoNI or www.smartvideo.media  

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4 Leadership & Good Governance Award

Delivered in partnership with CO3, Volunteer Now and the Developing Governance Group, the Good Governance Award will shine a light on the amazing work that Trustees and Boards do.

Why nominate?

1. Be in with the chance of winning £1000 to develop the governance of your Board
2. Raise the profile your organisation
3. Receive complimentary Trustee Network membership for two of your Trustees

The nomination form is short!
As award nomination forms go, this one is short!

There are two/three 300 word submissions based on The Code of Good Governance. You can view a PDF of the nomination form here.

All nominations are to be submitted online unless an alternative format is requested. View the online nomination form.

The deadline for all nominations is Friday 8 September!

Nominate online Now! Click here.

 

Why Nominate your Board for the Leadership & Good Governance Award 2017?

Entering the award is an excellent opportunity to:
1. Be in with the chance of winning £1000 to develop the governance of your Board

There will be two awards this year, one for organisations with an income of over £500,000 and one for smaller organisations with an income of below £500,000.  Both winning organisations will receive £1,000 to invest into the development of their Board.

2. Raise the profile your organisation

Entering the Leadership & Good Governance Award represents the perfect opportunity to raise your organisation’s profile and be publically recognised for the innovative work of your Board.

3. Receive complimentary Trustee Network membership for two of your Trustees

Simply by submitting a nomination for the Leadership & Good Governance Awards, your organisation will receive Trustee Network membership for two of your Trustees. (usually £60 per Trustee per annum). The first and only network for Third Sector Trustees, the CO3 Trustee Network provides Board members with peer support, governance advice and guidance as well as networking at themed events throughout the year. Find out more about the Trustee Network.

Criteria

The awards are open to organisations:

  1. Who fit within the definition of an organisation working within the Third Sector i.e. Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise organisations
  2. The nomination process is for the whole board and not for one particular individual as good governance is a collective responsibility
  3. Closing date for nominations: Friday 8 September at 12 noon.

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5 Vital Signs 2017 - We want to hear what YOU have to say!

We want to shape our work based on what you are telling us is important.

Take our survey

You can be in with a chance to win £1000 to give to a cause, charity or deliver a project of your choosing

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland connects people who care to causes that matter.

Through our funding and development work, we give community and voluntary groups the tools and support to help them change lives.

To do this effectively we want to fully understand what those needs and causes are. In 2016, through Vital Signs, we talked to communities and gathered data to tell the story of how communities were Northern Ireland are faring, across 10 key social themes. This year we are focusing on Education and Skills and Health and Wellbeing and in particular mental health.

How can you get involved?

  • Take part in our survey (it should only take 3 minutes)
  • Host a focus group in your area - Contact us and we will do the rest
  • Send us a short story - Tell us about the issues that affect you
  • Invite us out to see the work happening in your area - We want to see what makes your area great

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6 Vote for The Nerve Centre - Tech4Good Awards

 

Nerve Centre’s innovative ‘FabFarm’ project has been announced as a finalist for this year’s Tech4Good Awards, you can help us win the 'People's Choice' award by voting here -

http://bit.ly/2tkah0z 

 

You can also tweet/ retweet with the hashtag #T4GFabFarm.

Voting closes 5pm on July 7 and you can vote as much as you like

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 7 Job Opportunity with Foyle Hospice
 
FOYLE HOSPICE
Compassionate Communities Volunteer Coordinator (37.5 hours per week)

Foyle Hospice working with the Integrated Care Partnership, Caw Nelson Drive Action Group and Hillcrest Trust have established a Compassionate Communities Project in the local community.  The project uses a public health/community development approach to palliative and end of life care encouraging compassionate capacity through:

  • Increasing public awareness
  • Encouraging community engagement
  • Reach Out – a network of volunteers who provide companionship and support to people who are living at home with advanced illness and to those who care for them

Foyle Hospice require a Volunteer Coordinator to ensure the effective recruitment, training, support and matching of volunteers involved in the project.  S/he will be educated to A Level standard, with experience of delivering training, experience of managing volunteers, good organisational and communication skills, excellent IT skills and a team player. Salary will be on Agenda for Change Band 4 (£19,026-22,236 pro rata).

This is a fixed term post until 31st March 2018 (possibility of extension). For an application pack or further details please contact:
Rachael Osbourne
HR Administration
Foyle Hospice
61 Culmore Road
Derry
BT48 8JE
Telephone: 028 71351010 or email: 
rachaelosbourne@foylehospice.com
Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Wednesday 12th July at 5.00pm
 
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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8 Job Opportunity with Kinship Care

Kinship Care NI invite applicants for the position of: SESSIONAL WORKERS (Ref: KCNI.SWD.R1.01) 

To work alongside staff and volunteers to develop and deliver programmes and activities to children and young people in kinship care.

£10.00 per hour (as and when required)

Based at 67 Carlisle Road, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 6JL

Application Forms can also be requested via e-mail from jacqueline.kinshipcareni@gmail.com

Ideal candidates should have:-

  • A minimum of 4 GCSE's grade C or above.
  • Experience working with children and young people either in a paid or voluntary capacity.
  • Experience identifying and assessing need and risk in relation to supporting children with their social, emotional, health and/or educational development.
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity towards difficulties faced by children and young people in kinship care.
  • IT skills.
  • 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 should be noted that the criteria may be enhanced to facilitate short-listing.

Closing date for completed applications is: 12 noon, 6th July 2017.

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

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

We are an equal opportunities employer.

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 Job Opportunity with Derry Well Women

 

Derry Well Women is seeking to recruit Sessional Counsellors

Essential Criteria:

  • Accredited by BACP / IACP or equivalent
  • 450 Supervised client hours
  • Mental Health First Aid Certificate
  • ASIST Certificate

 Desired Criteria:

  •  Certificate in Working with Trauma

Hourly Rate: £35 per hour on a Fractioned Paid basis i.e. one hour paid to one hour voluntary.  In house supervision provided.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications: 12 noon Wednesday 5th July 2017

 

Interviews will be held on the week beginning 10th July 2017.

Application form and role description may be obtained from

Derry Well Women, 17 Queen Street, Derry BT48 7EQ Tel: 028 71 360777

Or email: counselling@derrywellwoman.org

 

These Posts are Funded by:

Western Health and Social Care Trust & Victims and Survivors Service

 

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10 Get Started with Outdoor Activities with The Prince's Trust

 

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

  • Take part in a wide range of outdoor activities, including canoeing, mountaineering and rock climbing
  • Doesn't affect your benefits
  • Travel expenses paid on programme
  • Up to three months of support after the programme

Monday 17th July – Friday 21st July

Taster: Monday 10th July

 

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

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11  Latest Offers from Salto Youth

 

Course on Project Management (PMP)

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: The Netherlands School for Innovative Education (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: 5 July 2017

› More details

 

Encore - tools and skills to enhance cross-sectoral communication

Encore is a training course with the aim to improve the quality of daily and business connections by sharing and exchanging tools and practices from different sectors and different fields of communication.

Organizer: Qualitimpact Informal Group (NGO/Others)

This activity is for participants from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 8 July 2017

› More details

 

Networking in the Netherlands

We invite youth workers to join the networking event in Amsterdam, the Netherlands - where you have the opportunities to meet potential partners for future projects from the Netherlands and other countries!

Organizer: The Netherlands School for Innovative Education (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: 13 July 2017

› More details

 

Leadership from Inside-out – Being an Exemplary Leader for Intercultural Teams

It is an intensive experience-based programme that will enable you to explore key leadership and cultural concepts and theories (e.g. situational leadership, Hoefstede’s cultural dimension theory) and their associated skills.

Organizer: CCIVS - Coordintating Committee for International Voluntary Service (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: 20 July 2017

› More details

 

Share The Right Story

A journey through different storytelling techniques (from tales around the fire to video games) used as tools to support learning and increase the effectiveness, the enjoyment and the impact of your work with young people.

Organizer: Društvo CPM // Youth Aid Centre Association – YACA, Ljubljana, Slovenia (NGO/Others)

This activity is for participants from: Czech Republic, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 25 August 2017

› More details

 

ATOQ GR- Advanced Training on Quality in Greece

ATOQ training course aim at increasing quality within youth exchanges. Based on previous exchanges, an international group of youth workers will focus on quality aspects and improve management competences in order to raise quality of future exchanges.

Organizer: The National Agency of Erasmus+ Youth in Action in Greece (National Agency)

This activity is for participants from:

Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 10 September 2017

› More details

 

The Power of Non Formal Education

Improving the impact of Non Formal Education (NFE), principles and methods in creating empowerment opportunities for young people as real actors of the society (from local to Europe).

Organizer: Tempus Public Foundation - Hungarian National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme (National Agency)

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

Application deadline: 9 October 2017

› More details

 

 

Call for Trainers:

LTTC: Managing Diversity: A Training for Youth Workers

Armenian Progressive Youth (APY) & Jongeren voor Uitwisseling en Begrip (JUB) is looking for 1 Trainer

Application deadline: 11.07.2017

 

Description

Development and prosperity of any society depends on the involvement and participation of individuals. Thus, every individual should have the same rights, opportunities and spaces to get involved and to be heard. This should in line with equality of chances for articulation and involvement. However, everywhere in Europe we face scarcity of these conditions.

There is a strong need of change-makers and youth work specifically who can professionally work against structural discrimination and under-representation of marginalized groups. There is a need of educators and youth workers who can foster participation of marginalized youth and support them to develop their capacities for engagement. Marginalization, lack of participation and discrimination are strongly connected to societal habits and education. This means we have the ability to change them the same way they have been created. Promoting acquisition of skills, knowledge and attitudes regarding diversity and inclusion among youth workers, educators and trainers is essential in order to shape better societies where all individuals have the same rights and same spaces to express themselves.

LTTC "Managing Diversity: A Training for Youth Workers" aims to support 26 youth workers, educators and youth trainers from Programme Countries  as well as and Partner countries in development of their diversity management skills and in learning how to implement a culture of diversity in their working environments by increasing diversity-oriented awareness in their work with young people.

 

The LTTC has the following main objectives: 

  • To empower 26 youth workers, trainers and educators to develop diversity orientation in their work with young people and build their competence in diversity management;
  • To support youth workers in incorporation of diversity into their working environment, thus, making their work more inclusive and effective;
  • To promote diversity-oriented attitudes and awareness within the European programs in the fields of Education, Training and Youth;
  • To introduce key theoretical aspects, the glossary as well as the practical tools, methods and instruments to the youth workers who seek to implement the concept of diversity in their work;
  • To discuss how the European Youth Work can reinforce equality and ensure that diverse groups of people get equal treatment during trainings, seminars as well as other formal and non-formal educational settings;

Venues and dates:                            

- 12-19 August (including travel days): Ommen, the Netherlands;

- 6-14 October (including travel days): Yerevan, Armenia

 

NOTE! The selected trainer has to work both for the Traning in the Netherlands and in Armenia.

 

Requested trainer profile

Priority will be given to those that most closely meet these criteria:

  • Have knowledge on the topics covered by the training (diversity, inclusion, diversity management, work with marginalized youth);
  • Have a previous experience on the topics covered by this training;
  • Are willing to collaborate and work for the benefit of the project;
  • Are proficient users of the English language;
  • Are available for both Training Courses in the Netherlands and in Armenia.

Main Responsibilities

  • To have regular online meetings with other trainers and the project coordinator in order to plan the training;
  • To develop the learning curricula and the framework of the entire program;
  • To develop the latest version of the daily program at least 10 days before the training;
  • To develop the relevant session outlines at least 10 days before the training;
  • To be present at the training and implement the tasks in a collective way;
  • To have a daily evaluation with the project coordinator during the training;
  • To prepare a final report which needs to be submitted to the project coordinator latest 3 weeks after the training;
  • Senior trainers need to provide support to the junior trainer and work on development of their skills during the preparation and in the training, providing them with relevant learning experience.

Finances:

  • JUB & APY offer a fee of 150 euro per day (for the training in the Netherlands: 7 working days * 150 = 1050 euro, for the training in Armenia 8 working days * 150 euro = 1200 euro). Total fee = 2250 euro.
  • JUB & APY will cover your stay 100%, including accommodation, food and working materials;
  • 100% of all travel costs (door to door, cheapest way, until the limits below) will be reimbursed afterwards, after receiving all relevant receipts, including boarding passes;
  • Visa costs can be reimbursed. 

Team composition

The team consists of two senior trainers and one junior trainer. Together they form the team, with two persons responsible for logistics.

 

Application & selection procedure

Apply no later than: 11.07.2017

 

How to apply:

In order to apply, fill out this application form and send your CV to Martijn Bergsma via martijn.bergsma@gmail.com latest by 11th of July, 2017.

You will be informed about the selection by: 15.07.2017

 

Downloads

Call For Trainer_ LTTC_Managing Diversity.pdf

 

For more information: Martijn Bergsma, Organizer

Email: martijn.bergsma@gmail.com

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12 Upcoming events with La Dolce Vita Project

 

Board of Directors:

La Dolce Vita Project is currently seeking applications from people interested in becoming part of La Dolce Vita Project Board of Directors.

Should you be interested in becoming part of our Board of Directors, please forward a CV to ladolcevita5277@gmail.com or by telephoning our office on 02871377272 for more information.

La Dolce Vita Project is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all irrespective of religious beliefs, gender, disability, ethnic origin, political opinion, age, martial status or sexual orientation.

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La Dolce Vita Project is also holding a Family Fun day 21st July 10:30-2:30 in St Columbs Park House Grounds. This is a public event and everyone is welcome to come along and join in the fun.  

If any other agencies/organisations are interested in having a stand or being involved in this event please let us know by telephoning the office on 08871377272.

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La Dolce Vita Project - Workshop Dates July 2017

 

These one day Workshops are aimed at raising your awareness, educating you on the impact and contributing factors of domestic abuse. How you can help to plan your own safety or someone you are supporting.

 

Knowledge and understanding of the documents required as part of a personal safety plan. Who is required to be involved to support you, your safety and your children e.g.: solicitors, family, friends, work colleagues, PSNI, Social Media Safety& Home Safety.

Understanding of the real life impact domestic abuse can have on a persons self esteem to include understanding your self image, negative self - talk, beliefs of self. Implementing of strategies to help cope with the aftermath of the trauma related to domestic abuse.

 

Week 1:

Safety planning while living or leaving an abusive environment. Tuesday 11th July 2017, 12 - 4pm.

Week 2:

Domestic Abuse Awareness - Financial - Sexual - Psychological - Emotional - Physical.

Tuesday 18th July 2017, 10 - 2pm.

Week 3: 

Domestic abuse and the Impact on Your Self Esteem.

Tuesday 25th July 2017, 1-  2pm.

 

We ask participants to make a small donation through Paypal: ladolcevita5277@gmail.com to confirm booking. Booking is also available by calling to our reception.

Places are limited to 12 participants per workshop.

 

CPD Certificates will be provided.

Tea, Coffee, Light Refreshments also provided.

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13   Coffee Morning with Include Youth - Please support!

Include Youth/ Give and Take Scheme

Coffee Morning Friday 7 July 2017 @ 11:30

9 Queen Street
Derry/Londonderry
BT48 7EG

Cakes, Buns, Scones, Tea, Coffee and lots of goodies .

Everyone welcome and donations are greatly appreciated.

All funds in aid of activities for the summer programme after a year of hard work.

This has been organised by all our young people.

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14  RNIB Online clinic Friday 30th June

‘Online Today’ technology advice clinics for people with sight loss in Northern Ireland

We’ve found that technology can make everyone’s lives easier, but knowing where to start isn't always easy.

Our Online Today technology clinics are an opportunity for anyone to get answers to your quick tech queries over the phone or face to face.

Do your settings need adjusted? Having issues with your apps, or forgotten how to do something? Call us, or call in, and we’ll get you going again.

The clinics will operate on a ‘first come first served’ basis, with slots lasting up to a maximum of 15 minutes per person.

Derry/Londonderry - Last Friday of every month

10.00am - 12.00pm (Telephone session - Call 075 2590 9872) 

If number is busy leave a voicemail and someone will call you back as soon as possible.

1.00pm -3.30pm (Drop in session)

Location: RNIB Londonderry/Derry, Embassy Building, Strand Road, Londonderry/Derry, BT48 7BH

Belfast - Last Friday of every month    

10.00am - 12.00pm (Telephone session - Call 028 9033 4126)

If number is busy leave a voicemail and someone will call you back as soon as possible.

1.00pm -3.30pm (Drop in session)

Location: RNIB Belfast, Victoria House, 15-17 Gloucester Street, Belfast, BT1 4LS

For more information contact Joanne Wilson, Project Co-ordinator Online Today, RNIB NI on 028 9033 4113 or email onlinetodayni@rnib.org.uk

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15 News from the Arabic Café

A FUSION OF CULTURE

This event is a celebration of Arabic, Irish and African Culture within our city.

Thursday 6th July. 7pm to start at 7.30pm at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, 37 Mórshráid Shéamais, Doire BT48 7DF. The Arabic Café are providing some tasters of Arabic Food on arrival @ 7.00pm. Performances will start around 7.30pm.

To book your place and food, please RSVP to Pauline.oneill@derrystrabane.com or telephone 028 7125 3253 ext 8221. This event is supported by DCSDC Good Relations programme funded by the Executive Office.

 

Culturlann offers to host the Arabic Café

The first pop up Arabic Cafe in Culturlann is still pencilled in for Saturday 8 July, 5-8pm. We hope to hold some special events on Saturday evenings at Culturlann. Details will be announced on www.facebook.com/ArabridgeNorthWest  

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16 Tuesday lunchtime music in the Wee Church on the Walls

The Rector & Vestry of St Augustine's have organised a regular Tuesday lunchtime summer programme showcasing young musicians. (1-2pm)

It's a great opportunity for anyone working in the city centre or visiting the Walled City to enjoy music in a beautiful, contemplative building.

Bring your own lunch and relax! Everyone Welcome
#WeeChurchOnTheWalls

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17 Echo Echo Summer Scheme

10th July - 14th July - 10am - 3pm

Echo Echo Dance Studios, Magazine Street, Derry

Ages 5 - 11years

£50 for week

A week of creativity for children, Dance, Martial Arts, Theatre, Arts and Crafts Workshops culminating in a performance for friends and family.

Reductions for families and daily rates available

Call 028 713 08883 to book or see www.echoechodance.com for more details

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18  Childline Foyle

ChildLine Foyle are in need of volunteers to give up their time to listen to the children and young people who contact the service for support. However, demand is so high that we can’t answer every call. But could you help us change that by becoming a volunteer counsellor, switchboarder or email counsellor?

No previous experience is needed, as full training and support is provided by staff here at the base. Volunteers will gain worthwhile communication skills and experience of working in a team environment whilst also making a huge difference to those who contact us.

Sign up to our next Volunteer Information Meeting which is taking place at the ChildLine Foyle base at Exchange House, Co.Derry on Tues 11th July 2017 from 3 – 4:30pm Visit  the following link to book your place: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QJY75ZG

or for more information please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at sarah.carlin2@nspcc.org.uk / 028 2044 1734