NWCN E-bulletin 30 March 2017


1 Unscheduled Care in Western Trust area - Your experience, views and suggestions

2 Comic Relief's Communities and Sport for Change Programme

3 Free Research Training - Strabane

4 Community Places - Free Planning Advice Session

5 E2E Festival - 26th May 2017 - Ebrington Square

6 Job Opportunity with Council for the Homeless NI (CHNI)

7 Developing Personal Resilience Workshops - 7th April and 11th April

8 Relaunch of NW Women's Policy Forum

9 City of Sanctuary: Lullaby Event - TODAY @ 4pm  

10 Get Into Security with Eventsec 

11 Seeking to Understand Islam as a Christian

12 Final Event of DiverseCity Community Partnership Activities Programme

13 Latest Offers from Salto Youth & Erasmus+

14 FREE Kainos Code Camp for young people

15 Health Improvement Training Brochure 2017

16 New Art Class coming to Studio 2 

17 Echo Echo's Parent and Toddler classes

18 Eamon's Get Together Fundraiser

19 NI Water - Invitation to Tour of Gelvin Grange – 4th May 2017

20 Gas Safe Charity event









1 Unscheduled Care in Western Trust area - Your experience, views and suggestions


Can you spare 15 minutes of your valuable time to answer eight straightforward questions about Unscheduled Care in this part of the Western Health & Social Care Trust area?


If so please click here to begin this anonymous survey.


North West Community Network has been commissioned by the Western Local Commissioning Group (LCG) to conduct Community Engagement around the area of Unscheduled Care.  

Unscheduled Care basically refers to when someone accesses health and social care services unexpectedly.  This can occur at any time and crosses the traditional boundaries between general practitioner (GP), community and hospital services and means there must be a 24 hour service available.


Across the Western Trust area, over 1000 surveys will be completed by the end of March 2017 and then analysed to determine what changes or priorities need to be considered in the shaping and commissioning of future services.


You can decide to complete the survey yourself, share it with friends and family, colleagues and service users.  The value and analysis of responses will be greatly improved if you can include answers on Age, Gender and Post Code so you are kindly asked to record these.

Your can complete this survey electronically here or, if more convenient, print and complete by hand.  It is also available on the Network's website -  www.nwcn.org   


Unscheduled Care Survey 


2  Comic Relief's Communities and Sport for Change Programme


Comic Relief’s Communities and Sport for Change Programme has opened and they are actively seeking bids from Derry and Strabane.

Comic Relief recognises that sport continues to play an important role in improving the lives of millions of people in the UK and across the world by bringing them together to play, learn, improve their health and benefit from shared experiences. Comic Relief's Sport for Change strategy runs across Comic Relief's UK and international funding, while focusing on four key themes.

The Communities and Sport for Change initiative invited proposals which use sport (physical activity) as a catalyst for change, helping people to do two key things:

  • Take ownership to feel part of increasingly inclusive and cohesive communities.
  • Feel empowered to identify and solve the social issues affecting their communities.

Proposals are invited for work in the following deprived areas of the UK:
Kingston upon Hull.
Great Yarmouth.
North Lanarkshire.
Blaenau Gwent.
Derry City and Strabane District Council area.

It is expected that between 10 and 20 grants will be awarded across the UK.
Grants of between £40,000 and £75,000 to cover up to two years of activity are available for solutions that use sport or physical activity to turn a negative community problem around. Typical problems could include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Anti-social behaviour.
  • Older people feeling isolated.
  • Lack of community cohesion.

Eligible projects will:

  • Come from organisations with an income of less than £1.5 million that have developed within the community to meet local needs.
  • Involve ideas that are generated within the community.
  • Provide evidence of need that has been gathered locally within the past 12 months.
  • Address a specific problem or social need.
  • Involve the community throughout.
  • Use sport and physical activity as an agent to make the change, not just to increase participation.

Projects can target any age group, as long as there is a clear issue that needs addressing.

In relation to costs the grant may cover, Comic Relief will consider funding refurbishment of facilities, if this work is core to the project activities and does not exceed 25% of total budget.

The deadline for initial proposals is 24 April 2017 (midday).




3   Free Research Training - Strabane


NICVA’s research team will be coming to Strabane on 25th May to deliver a free half day training session to the voluntary and community sector.  The training will cover:


·         Sampling

·         Secondary data sources

·         Research methods

·         How to word questions correctly

·         Dissemination of research findings


The training will be held at Derry City & Strabane District Council, 47 Derry Road, Strabane on Thursday 25th May from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  If you would like to register please contact Gerard Mc Fadden at gerard.mcfadden@derrystrabane.com


4 Community Places - Free Planning Advice Session


Community Places continues its free planning advice sessions for people and community groups in the Holywell DiverseCity Community Partnership, Bishop Street, Derry~Londonderry on the first Wednesday of each month.


The next one is on Wednesday, 5 April 2017 and the drop in session runs from 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm.


Our staff can provide independent advice on all kinds of planning issues in towns, rural areas and villages.  We can also provide advice on how to object to a planning application, how Derry City and Strabane District Council’s planning department deals with development that is built without planning permission and information on the planning system. 


There is no need to make an appointment.  If you are not able to drop into the advice session, we can provide planning advice by telephone (9023 9444) or you can also contact us by email (info@communityplaces.info).  


Community Places is an independent charity which provides free planning advice to people and communities who cannot afford private consultants.   



5 E2E Festival - 26th May 2017 - Ebrington Square


Education to Employment Festival of Hope

26th May 2017, Ebrington Square, Derry-Londonderry
Show your support, Get involved!


It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to ‘Education to Employment ‘E2E’ Festival of Hope, the North West’s most exciting community based festival which is currently being planned by North West Regional College (NWRC).  The aim of this festival is to ignite a spirit of hope, enterprise and inspiration for all people of this city and region.


Lying within the Derry & Strabane District Council and the Causeway and Glens Council areas, the majority of the College’s student body resides in a region of social deprivation and high unemployment (14%) with inactivity rates (42%), the highest in the North of Northern Ireland. The NI economic inactivity rate (the proportion of people aged 16-64 not in Education or Employment, NEETS) is an alarming 25.9%. The need to inject a ‘feel good factor’ into the community and inspire every citizen to embrace education and training, which will lead to employment, is the key rationale behind the planning for this ‘mega’ cross community event.  The local economic landscape points to the importance of the provision of progression opportunities due to weakness in the qualification profile of the region. There is, for example, a lower proportion of people qualified at level 4+ (30% Derry, 23% Strabane & 25% Limavady compared to 34% for UK), an imbalance we hope to redress.


We are encouraging businesses locally and across the United Kingdom to get involved and support the E2E initiative as a Festival of Hope.  We have secured funding for the event and thanks to the Derry City & Strabane District Council we have access to the fabulous Ebrington Square before the ‘Together Festival’ on the 27 and 28th May.  As a College, we are determined that through collaboration and partnerships the event can break down perceived barriers to education, inspire hope and enrich the academic and vocational development of our population, driving the economic growth and regeneration of our region, and with your help we will make this happen.


How can you help?

Exhibit your business or organisation to show the clear links between education, vocational courses and the world of work in one of our huge marquees or in the external space: and/OR

Sponsor the event or a prize for our proposed event giveaway draws (a range of attractive sponsorship opportunities are currently being devised).

Exhibition or event showcase examples for the event currently being considered include:

Modelling Agency strategically placed with a catwalk, beauty, hair, fashion and photography.  STEM and big data industries to be supported by IT. Maths and Science to be linked to Robotics and assistive technologies.  Business and Enterprise, Accountancy and Higher Level Apprenticeship opportunities to be on display to encourage our local talent to follow the educational progression model laid down by key industries such as the National Health Service and PwC.  Health and Sport to be supported by our local employers, where growth in both industries has driven improved technology and science research and led to increasing jobs in these sectors.   Engineering and Construction to be linked to Apprenticeship programmes, with a view to being entrepreneurial.  Business set ups will also be linked, as will key professional careers.  College Music and Performing Arts’ students to be performing and linked to DJs, bloggers, Vloggers and You Tube sensations, in addition to recruiters from Circus School and ‘In Your Space’.  Hospitality and Tourism, a key industry for the North West, to be supported by local businesses, the NWRC Foodovation Centre, as well as local hotel, restaurant, bar and entertainment industries.

If you would like your business to participate in or support this exciting festival, either as a partner, sponsor or exhibitor, then we want to hear from you.  A member of our organising team is also willing to contact you to discuss the event and your potential involvement in more detail.



Karen Moore



Head of Student Services

North West Regional College


6 Job Opportunity with Council for the Homeless NI (CHNI)


Post: Finance Assistant Part-time Maternity Cover
Base: CHNI Office Rathmore Centre Bligh’s Lane Derry-Londonderry

The position is for 21 hours per week and the salary is pro-rata £16,781

Closing date 12 noon Friday 14th April 2017


CHNI would like an individual who is highly motivated with the ability to work on their own initiative, who can accurately process financial data on a timely basis ensuring the provision of high quality information.


CHNI offer a competitive remuneration package and a contributory workplace pension scheme. You will also receive a generous annual leave entitlement and access to a work life balance package. The post offered is flexible part-time, maternity cover and will be based in CHNI Office Derry-Londonderry. Exceptional candidates who do not have professional Accounting qualifications but rather extensive experience working in a finance team, with proficient knowledge of Sage Accounts 50 are encouraged to apply.


All applicants interested please contact Majella Quigley for an application pack on 02871366363 or majella@chni.org.uk


 7 Developing Personal Resilience Workshops - 7th April and 11th April


How can people within the Western area become more resilient?

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to be particularly good at dealing with challenges and the ups and downs of life?


Individuals, both at work and in their personal lives, face a number of issues that  may potentially threaten their wellbeing.  Building resilience can support individuals facing these challenges and it is also an important factor in mental and emotional wellbeing.  


You are invited to a ½  day workshop to discuss the issue of Resilience

On Friday 7th April 2017 in the Aisling Centre, Enniskillen (Spaces still available)


Tuesday 11th April in Strabane Enterprise Agency (Limited spaces left) 

Both workshops run from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm (followed by a light lunch)

If you are interested in attending please complete the online booking form on our website www.clearproject.co.uk/training/


8 Relaunch of NW Women's Policy Forum


EVENT:    Relaunch of North West Women's Policy Forum

VENUE:   Holywell Building

DATE:      Wednesday April 12th 2017

TIME:       11.30am - 12.30pm


Following the loss of the post of Women's Officer at DC&SD Council, FWIN are relaunching the North West Women's Policy Forum so we can ensure women's voices are being heard.


The Forum will discuss everything from the gender pay gap to affordable childcare but most importantly we will listen to what local women have to say.


In the first meeting we will seek to find out what is important to you and we would encourage as many women as possible to come along and make their views known.


To register for this event please email: info@fwin.org.uk or tel: 028 71 266 291.


 City of Sanctuary: Lullaby Event - TODAY @ 4pm  


As part of our City of Sanctuary project, Holywell Trust held Lullaby workshops to bring local and minority ethnic groups together. Groups shared cultural and traditional lullabies.  We are now having a finale event to bring all of the groups together.  Come along to hear some soothing lullabies!
Date: Thursday 30th March
Time: 4pm
Place: Holywell Building, Bishop Street
To register your place contact Roisin on 028 71 261941 or



10 Get Into Security with Eventsec 


Are you aged between 18-30, unemployed and interested in learning new skills in Hair and Makeup?

  • All training provided to get your SIA Licence
  • Gain a NCFE Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events
  • Travel & lunch expenses paid on programme
  • Doesn’t affect your benefits
  • *Please note: Due to the nature of this programme, some convictions may not be accepted – get in touch for more details

28th April – 12th May 2017

Taster/Selection Day: 25th April

To find out more contact the Prince’s Trust on 07739859692 or email christopher.mcdonagh@princes-trust.org.uk.



11  Seeking to Understand Islam as a Christian


Sat. 1st April 2017 10am - 4pm

Presenter: Dr. Chris Hewer, a Christian Theologian** 
Venue: Methodist Church Hall, Queen Street, Coleraine, BT52 1BE

This day seminar offers an opportunity to understand our Muslim neighbours, dispelling myths presented by the media.

This is an opportunity to build bridges in a multi-faith community, helping to build deeper relationships based on tolerance, respect and dignity.

This friendly and informative seminar is for people of all faiths and of no faith; all are welcome. 

Cost: Free of charge, but there will be a request for donations to help cover some of the expenses. 

If you wish to attend the seminar (for all day or just a part of the day), it is essential that you register before the event. To do this, please visit: 

Description of the day
To a large extent the media shapes the non-Muslim view of Islam. Due to most media coverage there is a lack of accurate knowledge and understanding about Islam. This can lead to suspicion and fear.

On the 1st April we offer an opportunity to understand our Muslim neighbours and to dispel the myths as frequently presented by the media.

The focus of the day is an opportunity to build bridges in a multi-faith community. The presentations will equip those who attend with tools that help build deeper relationships based on tolerance, respect and dignity.

We welcome people from all faiths and no faith. The atmosphere will be friendly and informative.

Programme for the day:
9:15 am: Confirm Registration. Light refreshments.
10:00 am: Opening: Causeway Coast Mayor Alderman Maura Hickey
10:15 am to 12.30pm: Dr. Chris Hewer
Part 1. The Big Picture – understanding the basics of Islam
Comfort break
Part 2. How do Christianity and Islam relate?
12:30 pm: Lunch

(The Coleraine town centre offers many cafes and coffee shops where lunch can be purchased)

2:00 pm to 4.00pm: Dr. Chris Hewer
Part 3. Developing a spiritual relation with God, building a just society
Comfort break
Part 4. Open House – Questions and discussion

**Dr. Chris Hewer is a Christian Theologian who is also an expert on Islamic Studies and Christian – Muslim relations. Dr. Hewer says: “My name identifies me as a Christian. I am a Christian who has spent thirty years studying and helping others to understand Islam”. He says that his approach to the day is “as a person of faith speaking about other people of faith, not as a sociologist trying to build a better society.”

Find out more at: www.chrishewer.org


The seminar is organised by the Coleraine Borough Churches Forum and the Causeway Coast and Glens Faith Forum


12 Final Event of DiverseCity Community Partnership Activities Programme


Lunchtime Event - Friday 31st March - 12.30pm

At this final session of our programme we will share a summary of the work that was delivered over the last year (Lunchtime & Teatime Sessions, Human Library Sessions, Trial of Patrick H. Pearse play, City of Sanctuary Programme, City Centre Forums and Podcast Interviews) as well as encourage people to help us to shape our future programme activities. We'd love if you were able to attend. 

Reserve a place: 


13    Latest Offers from Salto Youth & Erasmus+


Russia & EU Dialogue Program

We invite workers of youth organizations who are interested in the topic of the development of a dialogue between Russia and EU to join the partnership building activity!

Organizer: Utrecht Consulting Group (NGO/Others)

This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Other countries in the world, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 7 April 2017

› More details


EVS Evaluation Seminar

This is a Erasmus+ KA1 Mobility of youth workers evaluation seminar on the European Voluntary Service. The project celebrates 20 years of the EVS programme and provides a platform for exchange of ideas and developing new projects in the UK and Europe.

Organizer: ASHA Foundation (NGO/Others)

This activity is for participants from: Belgium - DE, Belgium - FL, Belgium - FR, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 8 April 2017

› More details


Get up, Stand up! A training course on democracy and active citizenship in the field of youth work

The Get Up, Stand Up! training course explores the complexity of democracy and active citizenship in youth work. It aims at transforming reflections into actions for youth participation.

Organizer: JUGEND für Europa (National Agency)

This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 9 April 2017

› More details


Eastern Partnership Youth Forum

About 300 participants — including active young people, youth workers and youth policy makers — will meet and discuss participation and active citizenship of young people and their involvement in the decision making process.

Organizer: Polish National Agency of Erasmus+ Programme | SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre | Foundation for the Development of Education System (National Agency)

This activity is for participants from: Eastern Partnership countries, Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 12 April 2017

› More details


STRATEG+ Advanced training on quality in Strategic partnerships in the field of youth

This training course is addressed to coordinators or partners of granted KA2 Strategic partnership projects for participants who are project coordinators, staff or youth leaders working directly with ongoing or finished Strategic partnership Projects.

Organizer: The Swedish NA (National Agency)

This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 17 April 2017

› More details


INSIDE - Social Inclusion for Employability

INSIDE training course will gather participants (youth workers, leaders and volunteers) from the 10 program countries (Czechia, UK, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Macedonia (FYROM), Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, Turkey) focus on Social Inclusion for Employability

Organizer: Art Volunteers (NGO/Others)

This activity is for participants from: Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of, Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 26 April 2017

› More details



Call for trainers: EuroPeers Training Course

SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre is looking for: 2 trainers - EuroPeers Training Course

Application deadline: 30.4.2017


Call for Trainers: EuroPeers Training Course
6-11 November 2017, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

We are looking for 2 trainers who will be involved in the preparation and carrying out of this EuroPeers training course in cooperation with a representative(s) from participating National Agencies and SALTO SEE:

  • One, experienced in working with YiA/Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme in the countries of the Western Balkans
  • One, who already has experiences in running past Europeers Training courses within this network initiative.

Both trainers will be involved in preparation and carrying out of this training course.

Objectives of the TC

  • To prepare participants for active participation in the EuroPeers network
  • To give participants basic knowledge about mobility programmes in Europe
  • To give participants opportunity to gain/develop new knowledge and skills in project management, PR activities, chairing and presentation techniques
  • To give participants opportunity to find practical ideas and tools how to teach others about Europe and Erasmus+ YOUTH IN ACTION programme 

Social media will be used: e.g. live blog, pictures, audio, video, etc. to link with the outside world. Participants will exchange their experience and good practice and will be encouraged to undertake actions as EuroPeers after the training course (with support from the trainers after the TC).

Target group of the TC

Young people who have taken part in YiA/Erasmus+: Youth in Action projects:

  • Who want to inform and motivate other young people (their peers) about learning mobility opportunities through the Erasmus + Youth in Action programme, based on their own experience
  • Who want to raise awareness among young people about European issues, activities and opportunities;
  • Who feel confident to express themselves in English;
  • Who are committed to attend the full duration of the training course;
  • Who are at least 18 years old;
  • Who are residents of the E+ Programme countries or Western Balkans countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia). 

Read more about the international Europeers network here: https://www.europeers.de/international/ and Western Balkans EuroPeers here: https://www.salto-youth.net/rc/see/europeers/.


Dates and venue

Place: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dates: 6-11. November 2017 (trainers arrive already on the 05 November 2017 evening, or 06 November morning)


Requested trainer profile

Trainers’ profile - Candidates shall:

  • Have experience in non-formal education approaches;
  • Have experience in the topics of the Workshop;
  • Have experiences as trainer in international training courses;
  • Have knowledge about the Erasmus+: Youth Programme and other mobility programmes for youth in Europe;
  • Have a very good level of spoken and written English language. 

Working conditions

Tasks / duties of trainers

The tasks of the trainer include the following:

  • To be prepared before and actively attend the preparatory meeting;
  • To attend the full training course;
  • To design, prepare, deliver and evaluate the training together with other team members;
  • To prepare the final report together with the other trainers;
  • To stay in contact with participants before and after the TC (supporting and motivating the participants in their EuroPeer actions). 

Trainer’s fee

6 paid days (280 € per day) = 1680 € (gross)

  • 1 day for preparation (including prep-meeting and individual and team preparation);
  • 4 working days during the training course;
  • 1 day for final evaluation directly after the training + final report; 

Board, lodging and travel costs will be covered by organisers.


Team composition

2 trainers - responsible for programme flow, methodology and final report. Representative(s) of the SALTO SEE, responsible for the organisational part of the training (promotion of the training, co-operation with other stakeholders, recruitment of participants, logistics, etc.). Possibly other representative(s) from participating National Agencies to share tasks under point 2


Application & selection procedure

Apply no later than: 30.4.2017

How to apply: Application procedure & deadline

Interested candidates should fill in the on-line application form here: http://onlineform.salto-youth.net/1516 before the 30th of April 2017. 

You will be informed about the selection by: 1.6.2017



EuroPeers_Call for trainers_November 2017, Sarajevo - Final.pdf

For more information

Andrej Troha, programme officer at SALTO SEE, cordination of EVS trainings and accreditations in SEE

Phone: + 386 1 430 47 47

Email: andrej.troha@mva.si


SALTO received this call via its website and is not responsible for its contents. Please contact the organiser directly for more information. Please notify toy@salto-youth.net of any feedback regarding the call for trainer system.


Erasmus+ Opportunities & News


Spotlight on free movement: Bringing Europe Together

Celebrating 30 years of Erasmus is not the only European accomplishment we’re honouring this year. In March we’re also celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. These two anniversaries provide us with the perfect opportunity to reflect on the importance of openness, mutual understanding, and solidarity.



Take a closer look at inspiring Erasmus+ stories and help us spread the word!

Check out the inspiring stories of celebrities who took part in the Erasmus+ programme and its predecessors! Find out more about the exciting careers and unique stories of a Finnish journalist, a Slovakian actress, a Swedish award winning writer, an Estonian singer, an Icelandic 2012 presidential candidate, a Lithuanian entrepreneur and many others!



You too can take part in the Erasmus+ 30th anniversary campaign!

Check-out the toolkit were you will find a wide variety of resources including infographics, factsheets and videos. All are available to anyone who would like to promote the programme, organise events or debates and generally contribute to the future of the Erasmus+ programme! You can also create a direct link from your website to the Erasmus+ website by using the widget!



We need you!

The mid-term evaluation of Erasmus+ has already started! Let us know how you think we can improve the programme by taking part in the public consultation. The consultation runs from 28/02 to 31/05/2017. Young people, students, teachers, youth workers, sports people, staff, employers, organisations and other interested parties are invited to submit their contributions. Do not hesitate to spread the message around you!



Want to increase the internationalisation of your organisation? Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships could help you!


Is your organisation interested in implementing joint initiatives promoting cooperation, peer learning and exchanges of experience at European level? Do you want to support the development of innovative practices? Check out the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships in education, training and youth.





Who are the young people participating in Erasmus+? Where do they go?

There are many opportunities for young people and youth workers to practice and/or develop their skills abroad; from volunteering to youth exchanges and training activities. Where were their top destinations and which countries send the most participants abroad? What did they feel were the benefits of their time away?

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European Solidarity Corps – finding volunteers for your projects!

More and more young people are joining the European Solidarity Corps, with volunteer opportunities proving ever popular. Young people can be paired with suitable projects thanks to a newly launched online tool which makes it easier for organisations to look for volunteers. Find out how to access the European Solidarity Corps database and start the journey!

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A public consultation on the European Solidarity Corps is now open!

Calling to share your opinion! An online public consultation on the new European Solidarity Corps has been launched. The website will collate the opinions of all those who wish to give their vision of how the organisation would work best. Input is welcome from all involved or not yet involved.

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A fresh look at Youthpass

Learning is not restricted to the classroom. Erasmus+ also supports the recognition and visibility of non-formal and informal learning through the Youthpass certificate. The certificate and the learning process linked to it can be useful when applying for a job, further education or other projects. So far, more than 630 000 young people have received a Youthpass certificate.

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Fully Funded Opportunities for UK Participants with ERASMUS+ Programme

The current mobility projects are open to a wide range of groups and individuals including: youth workers, volunteers, members of organisations and anyone interested in developing their competences while participating in short and long-term international projects. 

Check the list below and if you feel that you know somebody that could benefit from the opportunities, please share the info further! 


1. TRAINING COURSE: Tool M&E Up! - Tools for monitoring and evaluation of learning 

activities in youth projects under the Erasmus+ programme 


DATES: 21-28 May 2017 (NOTE: Long-term project with 2 international mobilities. More details in the Info Pack) 

VENUE: Romania

MAIN THEME: evaluation methods, increasing quality with youth projects

NO. OF PARTICIPANTS FROM THE UK: 3 youth workers, volunteers, group leaders, teachersetc. 

COSTS: 100% of food accommodation will be covered by the organisers and up to 360 EUR reimbursement will be made for the travel costs



DEADLINE: Friday 31st March 


2. TRAINING COURSE: DO it for the youth! - Organisational Development starting from the grassroots!  

DATES: 12-18 June 2017

VENUE: Romania

MAIN THEME: organisational development 

NO. OF PARTICIPANTS FROM THE UK: 3 - youth workers, volunteers, group leaders, teachers, etc. 

COSTS: 100% of food accommodation will be covered by the organisers and up to 360 EUR reimbursement will be made for the travel costs

LINK TO THE INFO PACK and APPLICATION FORM: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f9p27mxr6v0ic6q/AACvkV7HlixOi2rMzILz0EKHa?dl=0

DEADLINE: Friday 7th April


14  FREE Kainos Code Camp for young people 


Venue & Date: Hive Studios in Rath Mor over Easter Week (17–21 April)


Create your own App / Earn vital experience working with IT professionals & Win Great Tech Prizes


The Hive Studios are teaming up with Kainos – a leading UK IT company to run a FREE Easter coding camp in the Hive Studios at Rath Mor. We are looking for 25 young people (taken on a first come - first served basis) to commit to a week long coding camp over the Easter week. By the end of the week, working with experts from the Hive and Kainos – every individual will have developed their own app (deployed on an Android device). Every student will rceive a certificate of participation, a live app and a highly useful CV reference. From the 25 apps, the top 3 (as judged by Hive/Kainos) will also receive special prizes.


Schedule: The camp will run over the Easter week (i.e. 17–21 April) from Monday–Friday and will run daily from 9am–4pm (with 15 minute break at 11am and a 30 minute lunch at 1.00–1.30pm). Some basic snacks and refreshments will be provided, water, fruit, biscuits (but participants may want to bring a lunch or go to the cafe downstairs, under supervision). Participants must attend every day of the code camp (or they will miss out on key skills required to develop their app).

Participant criteria: We are looking for anyone interested in creative technology, computing, web/app development or interested in a potential career in IT. The timetable is demanding and only serious participants should apply. Age 13–17.


A parental / guardian consent form will need to be signed on the day.


Please visit www.hivestudio.org/codecamp for more info or to book a place via the eventbrite link. Or contact kevin@hivestudio.org / M: 07540 764 240.                  


15 Health Improvement Training Brochure 2017


The Health Improvement Department aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people within the Western Health and Social Care Trust (WHSCT) area and to address inequalities in health.

To see the latest Training Brochure please go to 
www.nwcn.org under Useful Downloads (on Home Page)

This includes: Early Movers, I Can Cook It! Tutor Training, Moving More Often, Sexual Orientation Awareness for Practitioners, Staying Safe Online plus much more....


16 New Art Class coming to Studio 2 


An exciting new Art Club for Children aged 6-12 begins at Studio 2 Arts Hub on Saturday, 1st April under the guidance of Resident Artist Tommy Long.

This will be an innovative project that will teach children new skills in using different materials, mixing paints, planning a drawing but generally, learning art through fun.

Run in conjunction with Greater Shantallow Community Arts and funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the Saturday Art Club is the latest in a string of many new classes that will be run out in the coming months.

Facilitator Tommy Long, stressed the fun element of the Saturday Art Club. “The Saturday Art Club will be great for those who enjoy being creative and want to become better artists. They will learn drawing, painting, mixing colours and composition in a fun-filled edutainment environment. The buzz words are Art and Fun!”


If you would like any further information, please email info@gscaderry.com or call 02871 358750


17 Echo Echo's Parent and Toddler classes


Echo Echo's popular Parent and Toddler classes return for the spring/summer term, beginning Saturday 6th May 2017, and running for 6 weeks. The classes will take place Saturday weekly 2.30pm - 3.30pm, in Echo Echo Studios on Magazine Street.


The Parent and Toddler class is for preschool aged kids with a parent or guardian and is a lovely way to spend creative time with your child, with expert leadership of Steve Batts and Tonya Sheina. 


Cost is only £30/course or £6/class.

All welcome and no previous experience necessary.


For more information please visit out website at echoechodance.com


18 Eamon's Get Together Fundraiser


Fundraiser Background:


Saturday 13th May 2017 will see a coming together of cyclists, runners, schools, families all touched in some way by the shining light that was Eamon McClean.

CCC - Cyclists Coming Together is the over-arching theme for the day, with cyclists coming together from various clubs with whom Eamon cycled. There will be two main cycles  - 30 & 60 miles leaving at 10am. There will be a 5K Family cycle at 11.30am and a 5K run/walk at 1pm.

Eamon was passionate about bringing people together hence the Event name Eamon’s Get Together. The day will be based in Arvalee school in the new Shared Educational Campus on the Gortin Rd in Omagh.

For further information and to register or donate please see: 


19 NI Water - Invitation to Tour of Gelvin Grange – 4th May 2017

NI Water is the provider of Northern Ireland’s most essential service and each day we deliver 560 million litres of quality drinking water and drinking water and treat 330 million litres of wastewater.  This is our chance to share with you what we do and how we do it.
You are invited…
What: A tour around our water testing lab at Gelvin Grange followed by light refreshments and a promotional pack to take home.
Where: Irish Street, Derry/Londonderry, BT47 2LD
When: 4th May 2017
Protective equipment will be provided however please wear trousers and flat sensible shoes – no heels.
Access to the tour may be restricted for wheelchairs and those with mobility issues; however, please phone us with your needs and we will try and accommodate you as much as possible.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Delivering what matters
Please RSVP to 
water.week@niwater.com or phone 028 9035 4710 if you have any questions


20 Gas Safe Charity event


The Gas Safe Charity is running a series of free half day workshops across the UK aimed at ANY organisation that deliver services in the homes of vulnerable people. Its purpose is to promote the sign, symptoms and risks of carbon monoxide poisoning. We have a workshop in Derry/Londonderry on the 24th May at Holywell Trust.
Low levels of carbon monoxide have been linked to increased risk of falls and dementia. Front line staff and volunteers have a key preventative role but there is also a duty of care for employers. Numerous organisations have attended past events and have now introduced carbon monoxide awareness into their induction and general training. There is usually only one place per organisation and each participant will receive a training pack, buffet lunch and a free CO detector. To learn more and get a booking form please click


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