NWCN Ebulletin 11 January 2023

1 ‌The Multiplier Leadership Programme
2 Spring Forward Events Grant Aid Programme
3 The Leathersellers’ Company Small Grants Programme
4 Reconciliation Fund Outreach Workshops 2023
5 AONTAS NI Community Education Census
6 Radio Foyle Campaign
7 Irish Traveller Accommodation Latent Demand Test – Derry
8 Resumption of hearing aid support Service
9 Latest Offers from Salto Youth
10 Volunteers Needed at FDST
11 Vacancies at The Playhouse
12 FWIN Book Club
13 Access Newsletter - Millennium Forum
14 IMBOLC 2023!

1 The Multiplier Leadership Programme

The Cares Family are inviting people to apply for 
The Multiplier, our national leadership programme, Bringing together a diverse group of change-makers on a nine-month journey The Multiplier is designed to increase confidence and capability in building more socially connected communities.
The organisation is looking for local community leaders across the UK who have a project or organisation that is at least six months old, and who need support to deepen and grow the impact of their work. Their projects will be connecting people across generations, backgrounds and experiences and has potential to make bigger systemic and cultural change. In return we will support change-makers to develop their skills in fundraising, storytelling, coalition-building, and more through specially designed workshops, peer support and mentoring plus an unrestricted £4000 grant to support their project.
Applications for the 2023 cohort are now open and close at midnight on 5th of February. 
The team are hosting an online Information Session about The Multiplier on Monday 16th of January and you can sign up 
Find out more about the programme and apply 


2 Spring Forward Events Grant Aid Programme


Are you a member of a business or organisation looking for financial support for and event taking place between January and March 2023? Look no further!

Introducing the Spring Forward Events Grant Aid Programme, a funding opportunity designed to support and stimulate both the business and wider community through events. Whether you're planning a music festival, or a community fair, we want to help make your event a success.

The grant aid programme is open to community organisations, businesses organisations, charities, social enterprises, and religious groups.  We welcome applications from events of all sizes and purposes, as long as they are open to the public and benefit the business community in some way.

Closing date for applications 16 January 2023 at 5pm.

Further details available 

 The Leathersellers’ Company Small Grants Programme

Our Small Grants Programme has reopened for applications! This is a fast-track application process for small unrestricted one-off grants (up to a maximum of £5,000).

The Leathersellers’ Small Grants Programme 2022-23 will consider applications from charities registered and operating in the UK (including Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO) but not Community Interest Companies (CIC) that are working

  • to provide assistance to vulnerable people in their community
  • in geographical areas of deprivation (within the UK) – we recognise all relative measures of deprivation as tracked by the Indices of Deprivation or similar tools. We ask you who your work helps and why this is needed for that group or in that area so you can explain the need that exists there.
  • with an annual income of under £200,000 (secured for the coming year)

For full info / to apply online click here


4 Reconciliation Fund Outreach Workshops 2023

The Reconciliation Fund awards grants to organisations working to build better relations within and between traditions in Northern Ireland, between North and South, and between Ireland and Britain. From 2023, the Reconciliation Fund will move to operating one annual funding round for 12-month grants. A Strategic Partnerships stream for 3-year funding was also launched in summer 2021.

We will host a number of workshops in Belfast, Derry and Monaghan which will outline the application process for the Reconciliation Fund step-by-step in advance of the Annual Funding Round opening in February 2023 and answer any questions that you may have. You are most welcome to attend the location and time that suits you best.

Please register your attendance at one of our workshops using the following Eventbrite links:

Belfast: Reconciliation Fund Outreach Workshop - Belfast Tickets, Tue 17 Jan 2023 | Eventbrite
Derry: Reconciliation Fund Outreach Workshop - Derry Tickets, Wed 25 Jan 2023 | Eventbrite
Monaghan: Reconciliation Fund Outreach Workshop - Monaghan Tickets, Thu 2 Feb 2023 | Eventbrite

Please note that we will be running 2 sessions in Belfast*, Derry* and Monaghan (Morning and Afternoon).

*The Belfast and Derry morning sessions are currently at capacity, but there are still spaces available for the afternoon sessions.

Further information available 


5 AONTAS NI Community Education Census

This meeting is an opportunity to reflect on the kinds of critical wraparound supports provided through community education, and the impact that this has on the learning experience. Through focused discussion groups, participants will also explore the challenges that have arisen for providers as a result of the cost of living crisis, and the need for sustained financial support for the adult and community education sector.

Date: 26th January 2023
Time: 09:30am – 13:30pm, lunch provided
Venue: North West Regional College

For further details and to book your place please click 


6 Radio Foyle campaign

Support the campaign to 
Sign and Share the #NUJ petition

Email BBC Bosses and tell them to reverse cuts to Radio Foyle
adam.smyth@bbc.co.uk (Interim Director BBC NI)
 (Director General BBC)

Save Radio Foyle Derry & North West NUJ BBC Radio Foyle


 7 Irish Traveller Accommodation Latent Demand Test - Derry

The Housing Executive intends to hold a latent demand test for all Travellers in the Derry area on the 2nd February at the Greater Shantallow Partnership at Northside Village Centre and 3rd of February 2023 at Skeoge Community Hub, 67/67a Clon Dara Skeoge Road.

We will be available from 10am to 4pm each day to answer queries and fill in application forms.

Further details are outlined in the video link below.
Irish Travellers Accommodation Strategy 2021-2026 (nihe.gov.uk)

8 Resumption of hearing aid support Service

RNID is resuming its free drop-in support session for hearing aid users in:
Old Bridge House ( the old Waterside Health Centre), Glendermott Road, on Wednesday 11th January  from 3.30-4.30pm

The socially distanced drop off and pick up service provides new batteries, cleaning and retubing of ear moulds for NHS hearing aids.

The sessions are run by trained volunteers and funded by the Health & Social Care Board.
For more information visit 
www.rnid.org.uk or contact Mary Cruickshank; email mary.cruickshank@rnid.org.uk
 or call 07918 767640.


9  Latest Offers from Salto Youth

Please see 
attached document
 for current opportunities with Salto Youth:

- CREAction4EU Final Multiplier Event
- Networking Activities ESC Programme
- Everything you always wanted to know about tech and nonprofit
- Youthwork under construction
- Mindfulness event for youth workers
- Embracing the Future with AI
- Net Activities ESC Programme
- Rethinking Gender Equality in Youth Organisations
- Model International Criminal Court
- You4Health!
- UnlockeD training course
- Networking and Partnership Building
- Call for trainers


10 Volunteers Needed at FDST

Foyle Down Syndrome Trust are currently seeking 
#volunteer support for our Wednesday provision. (Wednesdays 3.30-5.00)

This is an amazing opportunity which will prove to be very enjoyable and rewarding. Working with our 4-7 age group is a fun and varied experience and if you or anyone you know has experience or an interest in volunteering please get in touch.
Please email 
julie@fdst.org.uk for more information!

All volunteers must be aged 16+ and will undergo an Access NI check.



11 Vacancies at The Playhouse
Would you like to be the face of The Playhouse? Or help us gather resources and investment for transformative ideas?
We are inviting applications for the position of Fundraising Development Officer and for Visitor Experience Team members.
The Fundraising Development Officer will work with the Head of Development to help gather resources and investment for ideas and projects that nurture people and communities.
Our Visitor Experience Team helps us deliver our world leading programme of events, shows, workshops, classes and conferences.
More information and recruitment pack at 
Deadlines Friday 27 January at 5pm.



12 FWIN Book Club
Is your new year’s resolution to read more? Why not come and join us!
FWIN’s Book Club is starting back up next week. We’ll be meeting on Thursday 19th January at 11am in Holywell Trust.
You will have the chance to mingle with other book club members and vote for the Book Club’s next book. Refreshments will be provided.
If you’d like to get involved, please email 


13 Access Newsletter - Millennium Forum

Access Newsletter
 from the Millennium Forum is out now.

This edition includes news on:

  • Roll Over Play Dead 
  • Moves & Melodies
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Energy of Light discos
  • Dementia Friendly Tea Dance
  • DJ skills
  • The Buddy Holly Story (Relaxed & Dementia Friendly performance)
14 IMBOLC 2023!

Fáilte go IMBOLC 2023!

With a jam-packed programme of music, arts, and culture, there’s certainly something for everyone at this year’s IMBOLC festival!
Based in Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin and running Sunday the 29th of January to Sunday the 5th of February, be sure to catch one of over fifteen events, ten workshops, and eight days of festivities in IMBOLC's eighth year…

Bí ar an eolas // Find out more


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