Programme For Women Involved In Community Transformation

11 May 2017

The Department for Communities (DfC) will be facilitating a series of stakeholder engagement events to seek views on the development of a programme providing support for women wishing to be involved in community transformation.  This engagement process is being undertaken as part of the Department’s contribution to the Fresh Start initiative and to the delivery of the Executive’s Action Plan – Tackling Paramilitarism, Criminality and Organised Crime.

A series of engagement sessions have been arranged to gather your views about the programme’s proposed content which is designed to:

Be supportive and enhance the ability of the women participants to work in their communities by making new connections to community and voluntary sector groups and also through community action.
Support the creation of influential relationships for women that build participation in our political structures and grow civic leadership from the neighbourhood level upwards.

Information in relation to the stakeholder engagement and work undertaken by DfC’s Voluntary and Community Division to date in relation to this initiative can be accessed via the Department for Communities website.

The stakeholder engagement sessions will be held as follows:

22 May  - Coleraine

Causeway Rural & Urban Network Hub, 1 Brook St.
2 – 4 pm

23 May - Derry-Londonderry

Holywell Trust,  10-14 Bishop St.
2 – 4 pm

24 May - Belfast

Spectrum Centre,  331 Shankill Rd.
10 am – noon

24 May - Craigavon

Mount Zion House,  Edward St, Lurgan
2 – 4 pm

25 May - Dungannon

The Junction,  12 Beechvalley Way
2 – 4 pm

25 May - Newry

Ballybot House,  28 Cornmarket
7 – 9 pm

26 May - Belfast

Training for Women Network, 11-13 Bloomfield Av.
10 am – noon

30 May - Belfast

Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich,  216 Falls Rd.
10 am – noon

30 May - Belfast

Weavers Court Business Park,  Linfield Rd.
3 – 5 pm

30 May - Larne

Larne Town Hall,  1-9 Upper Cross St.
7 – 9 pm

31 May - Carrickfergus

Carrickfergus Town Hall,  2B Joymount
7 – 9 pm

31 May - Belfast

NICVA,  61 Duncairn Gardens
10 am – noon

1 June - Bangor

Bangor Carnegie Library,  Hamilton Rd.
7 – 9 pm

2 June - Lisburn

Bridge Community Centre,  50 Railway St.
10 am – noon

Advance registration is not required. However, for planning purposes it would be appreciated if you would email Donna-Marie.Hancock@communities-ni.gov.uk or telephone (028) 9082 9406 and provide the names and contact details of proposed attendees. 

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