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Launch of " A Guide for the Planning and Organisation of Community Festivals"

A large number of community and voluntary organisations in the Borough organise a variety of community festivals and events. A Guide for the Planning and Organisation of Community Festivals and other Events is a guide that has been developed to assist community and voluntary groups who are organising Community Festivals and other events.

The guide provides practical information and tips on everything you need to know to organise and manage your event, such as what permissions and licences are needed, food safety, marketing, dealing with the media, risk assessments and a whole range of other issues.

The Guide includes templates and useful contact details and is available in hard copy version by request or it can be accessed here .

 

Please e-mail community.development@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk if you wish to request a hard copy of the guide.

 

 


 

The Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Community Development Strategy 2015-18 builds upon the achievements of the four legacy Council Community Support Plans and was approved by Council in early 2015. Based on a substantial and direct consultation and engagement process with stakeholders across the Borough, the Strategy recognises and reflects the need for a substantially enhanced community development function in the new Council, including tackling deprivation and developing more cohesive communities. There are four thematic strands of work reflecting the strategic priorities for Community Development across the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough area. These strands have been developed to put the strategy into action as detailed below.
 
Synopsis of Development Strands
 

Service Strategic Priority Programme Programme Aims
Community
Development
Increase Community Development Capacity Building core capacity through a Small Grants Programme, voluntary advice support, mentoring, training, networking and development support. To build the capacity of local communities to ensure they have the skills, knowledge and confidence to engage in collaborative, partnership working, including Community Planning.
  Promoting Productive Engagement Programme to develop and support capacity to ensure active constructive engagement by residents, council and the community and voluntary sector. Developing skills and competence to ensure the planning and delivery of effective services  across the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough area.
  Targeting Deprivation
and Evidenced Need Through Partnership Working
Programme supporting the community and voluntary sector and service providers to engage with the relevant statutory agencies developing policy decisions which impact on the social, economic and physical regeneration of the area.
Supporting partnership working to develop policy and practice, promoting social, economic and physical regeneration of the  Causeway Coast and Glens Borougharea.
  Supporting Communities  to Achieve their Maximum Level of Sustainability Programme development for Council and community owned community facilities; organisational sustainability for community organisations. Supporting the Sustainability of community infrastructure across the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough area.

 
The four strands each work with different constituent groups, using different methodologies to work on different needs, but with only one strategic aim; to develop the overall community development capacity of the Causeway Coast and Glens Council Borough area. The results of the work will be:

  • Increased partnership working in the Causeway Coast and  Glens Council area;
  • Development of a more sustainable community sector in the Causeway Coast and Glens Council area;
  • Greater social cohesion in the Causeway Coast and Glens Council area;
  • Increased connectivity between neighbourhoods, towns and villages in the Causeway Coast and Glens Council area;
  • Early identification of local solutions for emerging needs in the Causeway Coast and Glens Council area; and
  • Increased community capacity in the Causeway Coast and Glens Council area.

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