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Community Centres Conference

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has launched details of an exciting conference happening on Friday 24th March.

The event is specifically aimed at organisations across the Borough that operate community centres. 

The theme of the Conference, which will take place in Magherabuoy House Hotel in Portrush, is ‘The importance of community centres, and the organisations who run them, in creating resilient, healthy and engaged communities’. 

Participants at the Conference will hear about opportunities for community centres through the forthcoming Peace IV Shared Space Programme.

Spaces are limited and priority will be given to organisations that operate community centres on a voluntary basis and are open to the whole community.

To find out more or to book a place please contact the Community Development Team 028 7034 7032 or email community.development@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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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