Reaching Out: Connecting Older People
The Big Lottery Fund Reaching Out: Connecting Older People (RO:COP) Development and Support Programme has been delivered by NICVA to all RO:COP grant holders since October 2011.
The £20 million Big Lottery programme funds projects to enable older people at risk of exclusion or isolation to lead fuller, connected lives as valued members of their community. It focuses on older people who could be perceived as ‘hard to reach’.
NICVA provides training and support to grant holders to develop the skills of their volunteers, committee members and staff on a bespoke basis.
Typically we provide training for the participating organisations on the following topics:
- leadership and management
- engaging with the hard to reach
- tender commissioning
Read more about the Reaching Out: Connecting Older People Programme
Grant Holder's News
In this Volunteers' Week we celebrated the success of NIAMH Volunteers and staff from the Living Well, Living Longer project who recently took part in NICVA's Management of Volunteers course.
The first roundtable networking event of 2016 took place in NICVA on 4 February. Over 40 people attended the one day event designed to help BIG Lottery funded groups to think about and plan the sustainability of their projects.
May not be the best wrapped present you get this year but nevertheless a good one, we think.
Big Lottery People and Communities funding will open in January 2016 with a budget of £60 million for communities in Northern Ireland
The new Director of the Adult Safeguarding charity, Action on Elder Abuse, took time out of her busy schedule to tell us about the work of Action on Elder abuse here in NI.
The bi-annual RO:COP roundtable event took place on Wednesday, 11 November in NICVA and was a great success.
This weekend saw the launch of Detail Data’s third data story as part of the European Conference on Domestic Violence at Queens University, Belfast.
NICVA has been working with The Big Lottery Fund Reaching Out Connecting Older People (ROCOP) grant holders since 2011 supporting them to deliver their outcomes and effectively manage and deliver their projects.
NICVA delivered the three -day TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training as part of the Reaching Out: Connecting Older People (RO:COP) development and support contract.
Social media training was delivered to a group of Reaching Out: Connecting Older People grant holders to help build their confidence using social media and give them tips and techniques as to how to use Facebook and Twitter more effectively.
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