Communities in Transition: New Year Opportunities for East Belfast Groups

15 Dec 2020 Susan Glass    Last updated: 15 Dec 2020

NICVA's Communities in Transition programme is offering NEW Training Opportunities, Bursaries and Volunteer Support in 2021 for groups in East Belfast

Funded by The Executive Office and managed by Co-operation Ireland, the Communities in Transition: Building Capacity programme aims to support the development of community and voluntary sector capacity in The Mount and Ballymacarrett areas of East Belfast

Volunteer Management Webinars 

As many organisations are preparing to deliver face-to-face events, festivals and workshops, it is important that as Volunteer Managers you are confident that you can keep your Volunteers and the public safe. These two hour sessions are designed and delivered by Volunteer Now. You will hear from their expert trainers, as well as having the chance to share your experiences and gain some insight from others. You can register for one or both sessions by clicking on the links

  1. Tuesday 12 January 2021 at 10.30am: Covid Safe Events for Volunteer Managers - Click Here

  2. Thursday 14 January 2021 at 10.30am: Introduction to Safeguarding Adults & Children - Click Here

One-to-One Volunteer Advice and Support Clinics with Volunteer Now          

Volunteer Now is the lead organisation for promoting and supporting volunteering across Northern Ireland.  You will have exclusive one-to-one access to expert advice and support on all aspects of volunteering.  You can discuss whatever volunteering issues that are most pressing for you.  This might be around COVID-19 related activity, reviewing your safeguarding policy, drafting a volunteer policy, retaining and motivating your volunteers or guidance on managing your volunteers safely and appropriately.  

FREE Training Bursary

Communities in Transition are delighted to offer eligible groups a limited number of FREE places on the following NICVA Calendar Courses. 

Fundraising Advice Clinics – January and February 2021

This is a tailored, telephone or online clinic to provide fundraising advice and support on a one-to-one basis.  You can discuss whatever fundraising issues are most pressing for you.  This might be speaking to funders about changes to current funded projects, identifying specific funding sources for COVID-19 related activity, potential future funding sources as we continue to return to a "new normal", developing new income streams or a new fundraising strategy or any other fundraising issues.

How to claim a bursary place or register for a clinic

To book a bursary place or a one-to-one clinic you must contact Susan Glass, Project Coordinator [email protected] to check your eligibility

Who is it for?

The training and clinics are only open to community groups working in The Mount and Ballymacarrett areas of East Belfast.

Further information

If you are a community group in The Mount and Ballymacarrett areas of East Belfast and would like further information on the programme please click here or contact Susan Glass, Project Coordinator [email protected]'s picture
by Susan Glass

Capacity Building Programme Coordinator

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