From 2009 through to 2012 NICVA, in partnership with Stellar Leadership and University of Ulster, delivered the International Fund for Ireland’s (IFI) Community Leadership Programme (CLP) to 97 grassroots community groups from across Northern Ireland and the six border counties of the Republic of Ireland. The aim was to work with groups in areas of disadvantage and weak community infrastructure to build leadership and management capacity.
Participants from the final year of the Community Leadership Programme graduated with a Certificate in Management Practice from the University of Ulster on 19 December 2013.
The external evaluation for the IFI Community Leadership Programme, delivered by NICVA, UU and Stellar Leadership from 2009, highlights the impact that the programme has had on community groups and their local communities.
Thirty groups from Northern Ireland and the six southern border counties have started the Community Leadership Programme.