The Department for Communities’ ‘Developing Women in the Community’ programme is now open

15 Sep 2021 Shauna O'Neill    Last updated: 15 Sep 2021

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This training and support programme aims to provide women with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to become influencers and take on roles such as leadership and decision making in their communities.

Is your organisation / community group interested in a grant funding opportunity to deliver a Developing Women in the Community Programme?

Who can apply?

  • Community / Voluntary / Women’s Groups
  • Charities (registered as a charity with HMRC)
  • Other ‘not for profit’ organisations
  • Companies limited by guarantee (registered with Companies House)
  • Public Sector Bodies/Agencies

About the Developing Women in the Community Programme

The programme will target women of all ages and will be delivered within the community in areas around Northern Ireland which are identified as areas in need.

The programme will also provide the opportunity for participants to partake in a volunteering role within their community and develop/deliver a small programme. Provision of Family Support will be a key element of the programme.

The programme modules will include:

  • Confidence & Self Esteem
  • Communication Skills
  • Personal Development
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Self-awareness
  • Role of women within families/ communities
  • Problem Solving
  • Leadership 

Grants of up to £30,000 are available.

Further information

Please see the attached poster for further details on the programme. 

Full details can be found at

The deadline for applications is 12 noon, Monday 04 October 2021.

For any queries, please contact the team via email: [email protected].'s picture
by Shauna O'Neill

Information Officer

[email protected]

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