Fresh Start Initiative - A Programme for Women Involved in Community Transformation
This engagement process is being undertaken as part of the Department’s contribution to the Fresh Start initiative and to the delivery of the Executive’s Action Plan – Tackling Paramilitarism, Criminality and Organised Crime.
A series of engagement sessions have been arranged to gather your views about the programme’s proposed content which is designed to:
- Be supportive and enhance the ability of the women participants to work in their communities by making new connections to community and voluntary sector groups and also through community action.
- Support the creation of influential relationships for women that build participation in our political structures and grow civic leadership from the neighbourhood level upwards.
Information in relation to the stakeholder engagement and work undertaken by DfC’s Voluntary and Community Division to date in relation to this initiative can be accessed via the Department for Communities website.
The stakeholder engagement sessions will be held as follows:
|Dates||Location||Venue / Address||Time|
|22 May||Coleraine||Causeway Rural & Urban Network Hub, 1 Brook St.||2 – 4 pm|
|23 May||Derry-Londonderry||Holywell Trust, 10-14 Bishop St.||2 – 4 pm|
|24 May||Belfast||Spectrum Centre, 331 Shankill Rd.||10 am – noon|
|24 May||Craigavon||Mount Zion House, Edward St, Lurgan||2 – 4 pm|
|25 May||Dungannon||The Junction, 12 Beechvalley Way||2 – 4 pm|
|25 May||Newry||Ballybot House, 28 Cornmarket||7 – 9 pm|
|26 May||Belfast||Training for Women Network, 11-13 Bloomfield Av.||10 am – noon|
|30 May||Belfast||Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, 216 Falls Rd.||10 am – noon|
|30 May||Belfast||Weavers Court Business Park, Linfield Rd.||3 – 5 pm|
|30 May||Larne||Larne Town Hall, 1-9 Upper Cross St.||7 – 9 pm|
|31 May||Carrickfergus||Carrickfergus Town Hall, 2B Joymount||7 – 9 pm|
|31 May||Belfast||NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens||10 am – noon|
|1 June||Bangor||Bangor Carnegie Library, Hamilton Rd.||7 – 9 pm|
|2 June||Lisburn||Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway St.||10 am – noon|
|5 June||Omagh||Tara Cnetre, 11 Holmview Avenue||12 noon - 2pm|
Advance registration is not required. However, for planning purposes it would be appreciated if you would email Donna-Marie.Hancock@communities-ni.gov.uk or telephone 028 9082 9406 and provide the names and contact details of proposed attendees.