NWCN Ebulletin 13 July 2022

1 The Older People’s Fund, Food and Fuel Small Grant Programme
2 The Which? Fund
3 DWF Foundation
4 Derry City & Strabane District Council: Community Funding Bulletins July 2022
5 Think Social Workshop - Audit your Social Enterprises’ Website, Get Traffic, Leads & Engagement
6 The “Recovery in Motion” Conference
7 Sexual Abuse Awareness Training
8 Get into Film with BFI Film Academy
9 Job Opportunity with The Old Library Trust DEEDS Project
10 Children & Family Programme of Summer Events @ Void
11 Mockingbird Theatre Group presents “Down By the River Saile”
12 Invitation to Ballads of Rhinestones and Newcomers

1 The Older People’s Fund, Food and Fuel Small Grant Programme

In recognition of the needs of older people, the Community Foundation has developed a new Older People’s Fund, Small Grant Programme with a particular focus on food and fuel.

Groups supporting older people, can access up to £5,000 of financial support.  


  • Supporting older people to keep warm;
  • Supporting older people to access a nutritious meal;
  • Reducing isolation and vulnerability of older people through supporting participation in activities;
  • Enabling older people to access technology, and to potential benefits and entitlements that they may not be aware of.
Ongoing - No Deadline

Full details available 


2 The Which? Fund

The Which? Fund offers grants to support research projects aiming to improve understanding of the specific consumer harms experienced by diverse and disadvantaged communities, and to develop evidence-based solutions to tackle these harms.

Deadline 5pm, 19 Sept

Full details available 


 DWF Foundation

The DWF Foundation supports registered charities with an impact in one or more of the following areas:
  • Homelessness
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Employability
  • Education
  • Environment and Sustainability
Grants are given to initiatives that develop and improve local communities by:
  • Tackling a specific community issue.
  • Helping voluntary and community groups become more effective and efficient.
  • Encouraging the involvement in the community of those too often excluded.
  • Enabling young people to develop skills for the benefit of the community.
For more information download the Grant Guidelines and complete the online DWF Foundation application form.

Application Deadline: 31 October


4 Derry City & Strabane District Council: Community Funding Bulletins July 2022

Please find attached the two Community Funding Bulletins for July 2022
The two Bulletins are also available on the Strategic Finance and Funding webpage at: https://www.derrystrabane.com/financeandfunding;
Please let me know if you:
  • know anyone who wishes to be added to the Bulletin e-mail circulation list
  • have any queries
  • wish to give feedback, particularly about successful funding applications.
Email Karen Dyson at: karen.dyson@derrystrabane.com

Think Social Workshop - Audit your Social Enterprises’ Website, Get Traffic, Leads & Engagement

Audit your Social Enterprises’ Website, Get Traffic, Leads & Engagement

Wednesday 3rd August
Delivered online by Ciaran Connelly of 
Profile Tree over Zoom

  • How to audit your website yourself
  • What is important to improve for success
  • How to craft content for the website to ensure traffic
  • How to optimise for engagement
  • Q&A Session
  • All with free tools & live examples

To register email brian@enterprisenw.com / info@enterprisenw.com or call Enterprise North West on 028 71352693


6 The “Recovery in Motion” Conference

ARC Fitness are delighted to announce the North West’s first dedicated addiction recovery conference celebrating ‘hope’ and that recovery is and should always be worth celebration.

If you are an individual struggling, a family member or supporter, addiction professional or academic - Join us on:
Wednesday 7th September 2022

Millennium Forum Theatre & Conference Centre
9.30am - 4.30pm

Our excellent keynote speakers include:

We will also have a live guest panel hosted by our very own “The Recovery Position Podcast” hosts Kev & Warren.

Tickets available 


 7 Sexual Abuse Awareness Training

Nexus NI are having an online training course on Sexual Abuse Awareness Training.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about what Sexual Abuse is, its effects and how to handle disclosure of sexual abuse.
About this event:
We have an online training course on Sexual Abuse Awareness Training.
This is a short course on Wednesday 27th July from 10am-1pm led by one of our team.

This workshop will cover;

  1. What is Sexual Abuse? 
  2. Effects of Sexual Abuse / Trauma,
  3. Stigma / label surrounding Sexual Abuse 
  4. How to handle disclosure 
  5. Support services

We have a special summer rate of £30 per person for this course.
*There is a small booking fee included from eventbrite for this event*
Numbers are limited so book early.
For more information on this course contact : 

To find out more about our services and counselling please visit our website on https://nexusni.org/counselling


8 Get into Film with BFI Film Academy

The BFI Film Academy short courses are 12 week production courses to help train and inspire the next generation of filmmakers, supporting young people aged 16–19 years to help develop a career in film. 

Students who are passionate about film learn together, working in production teams to create short films in an industry led environment. Masterclasses with industry professionals during the course offer insight into careers and the working life of the screen industries. The programme is Industry accredited with an opportunity to attend specialist residential programmes across the UK. Past graduates have gone on to work for Disney, BBC, HBO, Sky and RTE.

Applications for BFI Film Academy open in late summer, with academies beginning in October, and are delivered by Creative Learning Centres. Applicants can choose locations in Derry~Londonderry or Belfast through Nerve Centre, or in Armagh through the AmmA Centre.

The course runs for 12 weeks full-time from October to December each year.

Applicants must be aged 16–19 years old, be a UK resident, not be enrolled at university when the course starts or not have previously enrolled on a BFI Film Academy course.

We welcome all applicants who have a passion or talent for filmmaking, an ambition to work in the film industry and who are able to commit to the duration of the course.

Deadline: 5pm Monday 12 September 2022

Apply for Derry~Londonderry location
Apply to Armagh Location
Apply to Belfast Location


9  Job Opportunity with The Old Library Trust DEEDS Project

The Old Library Trust Healthy Living Centre invites applications for the following post
DEEDS (Dementia Engaged & Empowered Derry & Strabane)
Project support worker
Salary: £22,020 pro rata 30 hours

The DEEDS Project Support Worker will be responsible to the Project Co-ordinator and work as part of the ‘DEEDS’ team focusing on supporting people living with dementia to live better for longer within their community.                                                               

Applicants must have:

  • A third level qualification in a health social sciences subject AND one year’s  experience working with people with Dementia AND experience of facilitation of groups
  • OR four years’ experience working with people with Dementia AND experience of facilitation of groups

Application packs can be obtained by telephone on 7137 3870, by emailing roisin@olt.ie or calling into the Healthy Living Centre. Completed applications must be returned to the Chairperson, The Old Library Trust, Healthy Living Centre, Central Drive, Creggan, Derry, BT48 9QG no later than Fri 22nd July 2022 at 12 noon.

The Old Library Trust is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered on merit.


10 Children & Family Programme of Summer Events @ Void

We have an exciting programme of workshops for children and families this summer. Take a look below!

The Curiosity Club - drop in days
9 & 23 July, 12-4pmSelf-directed creative play in Void’s Education space! 
Tap into your imagination, experiment with materials, and create freely as a family or small group during Void’s Curiosity Club sessions this summer! 

Void Tots
16 & 29 July, 10:30-11:00am & 11:30am-12:00pm
£3 per child 
Void Tots sessions continue! These relaxed, fun sessions with artist Sinead Crumlish are always a hit with children aged 1-3 years old. Come along and get messy with your little ones!

Summer Art Bootcamp: Inside Out
19 - 22 July, 10- 12.30pm
Limited to 10 spaces, age 7-12 year olds£10 per child Location: TBC - see website for details

Family Drop-In Day with artist Zoe McSparron
20 August, 12-4pm 
This family drop in day is coming over all Pride to celebrate the Foyle Pride Festival on the 28th August! Join artist Zoe McSparron in Pride-inspired activities and create something special to bring along to Foyle Pride!

Drawing Booklet
Explore the exhibition Above Us the Milky Way through drawing exercises! These drawing booklets are free and available at the front desk throughout the exhibition.

Art Packs
We have two art packs available over the summer months - the ever popular sun catchers take on a summer theme and for Foyle Pride, we are making lollipop decorations to hang in your window! The art packs are free to collect from the gallery or can be posted to your home. Packs are limited so get yours quick before they are all gone.
The Suncatcher art pack is available now and the Pride art pack will be available from the 2nd August.

Home - Void Derry | Contemporary Art Derry (derryvoid.com)


11 Mockingbird Theatre Group presents “Down By the River Saile”

“Down By the River Saile” is an original play, written by Ronan Carr, which tells the true story of an impoverished Derry woman, Florrie Kavanagh, living in London in the 1950s, who gives her baby to the Hollywood star Jane Russell; an event which caused moral outrage and a public scandal at the time.  Florrie was murdered in London in 1980 and her death remains an unsolved crime.  It is a fascinating story that Mockingbird Theatre has brought to life with humour and great storytelling. The play takes us from the Springstown Camps in the 1950s to the Golden Age in Hollywood, to the dancehalls in London in the 50s and to all sorts of interesting places in between.

Mockingbird Theatre Group is a site-specific theatre company, based in the North West, formed in 2018 by Ronan Carr and Anne Gallagher, with the intention of bringing original theatre to people wherever they are. Our aim is to entertain and delight.

Our Offer to You
The play is 75 minutes long and the story is told by two actors playing multiple roles, minimal set but lots of props (especially hats!). The simplicity of the staging of the piece means that it can be performed almost anywhere; all we need is a dedicated room (if you have a stage, all the better, but we can adjust the performance to suit the venue). For £400 we will come to your premises, set up and perform the play for you

Please email us to book or for more information:   


12 Invitation to Ballads of Rhinestones and Newcomers

Bojana Janković, Tom O’Dea, Frank Sweeney
Wednesday 20 July–Saturday 24 September 2022

Launch: Tuesday 19 July, 7–9pm 

CCA Derry~Londonderry is delighted to invite you to our summer exhibition with Bojana Janković and a collaboration between Tom O’Dea and Frank Sweeney.

Ballads of Rhinestones & Newcomers brings together two counterpointing experiences of the border between the UK and Republic of Ireland at a time when the realities of Brexit are playing out.

In the exhibition, Frank Sweeney and Tom O’Dea look at the history of analogue radio and television signals spilling across the borders of these islands, in a reflection of the complex spatial territories produced by transmitters and their environment.

Bojana Janković, an Eastern European artist based in NI, explores complex relationships between migration, displaced identities, migrant labour and discrimination through a series of socially engaged performances and an installation that centres the migrant experience of the invisible border. Bojana’s work charts the hard border experienced by migrants as it is performed and conjured up daily.

Read more about the exhibition at ccadld.org


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