Holywell Trust Future Leaders Programme

18 October 2018

Holywell Trust is recruiting a new cohort of future community leaders for its new Future Leaders Programme. The programme will take these new leaders through a programme of residentials and training concluding with the delivery of community relations focused projects.

This project will build on Holywell Trust’s track record of supporting innovation and partnership working, as explained by Gerard Deane, Holywell Trust Director, “Holywell Trust knows the value of creating meaningful relationships and partnerships between people who have a stake in our local community. Our experience has taught us that harnessing the energy and enthusiasm of committed individuals can have a lasting impact on our community.”

The Future Leaders programme is recruiting a team of 20 people, aged 18+, who feel as though they have the potential to play a leadership role on community relations and community development issues. The team will be lead through a programme from November 2018 until July 2019 starting with a residential and followed by 20 engagement sessions on a range of topics, some of which will be selected by the group.

The culmination of the programme will be 4 community projects delivered by small teams from the Future Leaders programme.

Central to the programme will be the consideration and promotion of an independent community and voluntary sector. Preference on the programme will be given to applicants who are not members or representatives of political parties.

Speaking on the potential for the project Gerard stated, “We have seen the potential for this project through leadership programmes that we have delivered in the past. Our past participants have gone on to become vital members of our community and we expect the same from this programme.”

If this is something that interests you get in touch with Holywell Trust by email hello@holywelltrust.com or call (028) 7126 1941. Those interested will be asked to complete a short online expression of interest form. Deadline for applications is Friday 23rd November 2018.

The Future Leaders Programme is supported through the Reconciliation Fund of the Department for Foreign Affairs.

  • For more information on Holywell Trust visit www.holywelltrust.com.
  • For more information on Holywell STEW project visit www.holywellstew.com.
  • The Future Leaders Programme is supported through The Reconciliation Fund of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
  • Holywell Trust receives support for its work through Community Relations Council for Northern Ireland (Core Funding Programme), Derry City and Strabane District Council (Core Funding Programme), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Reconciliation Fund) and Community Foundation for Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland Brexit Fund), PEACE IV Programme (Derry City and Strabane District Council and Regional Fund administered by SEUPB).




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