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DCAL – Ulster-Scots Strategy — Your views are needed!!!

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From: Iain Carlisle <IainC@ulster-scots.com>
Date: 25 October 2012 16:38
Subject: DCAL – Ulster-Scots Strategy — Your views are needed!!!
To: Iain Carlisle <IainC@ulster-scots.com>

Dear All,

As you know the Department of Culture Arts & Leisure have produce a strategy for Ulster-Scots which is currently open for Public Consultation until 27th November.

 

The Ulster-Scots Community Network (USCN) are keen to encourage as many Ulster-Scots groups as possible to respond  to the consultation. This is the only chance our community really have to influence future policy decisions. 

The consultation is open to the entire Ulster-Scots community and other interested parties – so your views are important and will be very much appreciated.

 

We at USCN fully appreciate that many Ulster-Scots groups are effectively managed by a few volunteers – and as such, responding to weighty policy documents is a time consuming and often thankless job.

With this in mind – we have attached our planned response – with which you may or may not agree.

Groups are welcome to use some or all of the material from our response – or to simply drop an email to info@ulster-scots.com stating that you agree with the position adopted by USCN – this will greatly add to the weight attached to our response.

 

Please find attached a copy of the  DCAL  Consultation and the planned response from Ulster-Scots Community Network –  I would again encourage as many of you as possible to make a response in one of the ways outlined above as we believe this is an important opportunity to make your views known.

 

With best regards,

Iain

 

 

Iain Carlisle

Ulster-Scots Community Network

68 -7 2 Great Victoria Street

Belfast

BT2 7BB

T. 028 90 436710

E. iainc@ulster-scots.com

W. www.ulster-scots.com

 

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IFI Community Leadership Programme

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Date: 16 August 2012 11:44
Subject: IFI Community Leadership Programme
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Dear All,

Please find below some information on the IFI Community Leadership Programme which has been extended for one more year.

Expressions of interest are now invited from groups who can provide 5 people to undertake the programme (12 month period with approximately  11 sessions)

 

More information can be found at www.communityleadershipprogramme.org  The closing date for expression of interest forms is 31 August 2012.

 

Free leadership training and a bursary of £2,500 or €2,750 for an action learning project for your community group.

 

Recruitment for this year of the IFI Community Leadership Programme (CLP) is now open. Please send your expression of interest to NICVA now.

Who’s it for?

•             Groups based in Northern Ireland and the six southern Border counties – Sligo, Louth, Leitrim, Monaghan, Cavan and Donegal.

•             Grass roots community groups that work with the whole community (not single issue groups).

•             Community groups that are willing to show leadership in their community and are committed to local regeneration and development

•             Group leadership ie Board/committee members

What does your group get?

•             Eight action learning sessions with a dedicated facilitator for your group.

•             Support with your governance through the governance health check, bespoke training and an action plan. Some groups can also have their governing documents reviewed or drafted.

•             Ongoing support and advice from NICVA, including a year’s free membership.

•             One year free subscription to Grant Tracker/Funding Point, online funding databases.

•             Networking at three roundtable workshops with others from the CLP.

•             Accreditation for five participants from your group in the Institute of Leadership and Management Award in leadership level 3.

•             Bursaries for up to two people from the group for the Certificate in Management Practice from University of Ulster.

•             Maximum bursary of £2,500/€2,750 for an action-learning project.

Further information and expression of interest forms are available on www. communityleadershipprogramme.org or by emailing clp@nicva.org

Groups interested in the 2012/2013 programme should complete an expression of interest form by 31 August 2012 and return to clp@nicva.org or CLP Coordinator, NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GB. A member of NICVA staff will then contact you and if suitable send you an application form to complete.

 

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Belfast City Council – Community Festivals Fund 2012-13

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Dear All,

Belfast City Council Community Festival Fund is now open – this is only relevant to events delivered within the  Belfast City Council area. Follow the link for more details,

Regards,

Iain


Belfast City Council is pleased to announce that the Community Festivals Fund 2012/13 (T2) is now open. 

 

This fund will support community based festivals taking place between 1 October 2012 and 31 March 2013

 

Deadline: 12 noon on Friday 10 August 2012.   

 

The fund is operated by Belfast City Council in partnership with the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure and welcomes applications from community groups or community led partnerships with arts and festival organisations. The community must play a strong part in the development and delivery of the festival.   Grants of up to £10,000 are available.

 

Full details can be found here:  www.belfastcity.gov.uk/culture/festivalsfund.

 

We will be running community based information sessions, details are on our website.  Advice is also available via telephone 02890 270227, email culture@belfastcity.gov.uk, or an appointment can be arranged.

Christine Osborne O'Toole, Arts Development Officer

Tourism, Culture & Arts Unit  |  Development Department  |  Belfast City Council  |  Cecil Ward Building, 4-10 Linenhall Street, Belfast, N. Ireland, BT2 8BP
Tel: 02890 270227 | otoolec@belfastcity.gov.uk  | Visit our website www.belfastcity.gov.uk

 

 

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Fwd:Member Group Events – March 2012

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Ballykilbeg Rural Development Association

Ulster-Scots Concert

Crossgar War Memorial Hall

Saturday 10th March 2012 at 7.30pm

Entertainment includes –

The Grousebeaters

Blazin’ Bellows

Corbet Accordion Band

Admission £7.00

 

Rosedermot Community Cultural Group

St Patrick’s/Ulster-Scots Night

Cloughmills Memorial Orange Hall

Saturday 24th March 2012

Irish Stew & Apple Tart at 8.00pm

Entertainment at 9.00pm including –

Rosedermot Sounds of Ulster

John Porter

Anne Morrison-Smyth

£10.00 per person

 

 

Iain Carlisle

Ulster-Scots Community Network

68 -7 2 Great Victoria Street

Belfast

BT2 7BB

T. 028 90 436710

E. iainc@ulster-scots.com

W. www.ulster-scots.com

 

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Ulster-Scots Agency E-Newsletter (February 2012)

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Date: 24 February 2012

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Subject: Ulster-Scots Agency E-Newsletter (February 2012)
To: alan@ulster-scots.co.uk


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Applications invited for Ulster-Scots Festivals in 2012

The Ulster-Scots Agency is seeking applications for Ulster-Scots Festivals in 2012.

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BELFAST CITY COUNCIL FUNDING

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FAO groups within Belfast City Council area only –

Regards,

Iain

 

 

 

Belfast City Council is opening the Community Festivals Fund and the Development & Outreach Initiative today. Both funds promote access to culture and arts participation, and community / skills development through arts, cultural and heritage activities.

Please see full details and the application forms / guidance notes on our website:  http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/culture/funding.asp


The Community Festivals fund offers grants from £2,500 to £10,000 for Festivals happening between 1st April and 30th September 2012.

The closing date is 24 February at noon. (A second Tranche will open on 20th June and close on 10th August for Festivals taking place from 1st October 2011 to 31st March 2012.)

The Development and Outreach Initiative offers grants up to £20,000 for partnership projects taking place between May 2012 and April 2013.

The Closing date is 5 March 2012 at noon.


Belfast City Council and Community Arts Partnership are jointly holding open Funding Advice Sessions in various venues around the city from next week.  The Funding Advice Sessions will be done in partnership with Community Arts Partnership (CAP) which is one of our multi annually funded organisations, who will be on hand to give quality advice on best practice within partnership projects and practical advice to communities considering making an application to Development and Outreach.

Dates and venues of funding sessions:

Tuesday 7th February
2-3pm: Ballynafeigh Community House (Ormeau Road)
4-5pm: Groundwork NI (63-75 Duncairn Gardens)

Thursday 9th February
10-11am: Richview Regeneration Centre (337 Donegall Road)
12-1pm: Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich (216 Falls Road)

Friday 10th February
10-11am: Andersonstown Leisure Centre (Andersonstown Road)
12-1pm: Mount Conference Centre (2 Woodstock Link)

Tuesday 14th February
11.30-12.30: Spectrum Centre (331 Shankill Road)
2-3pm: Belmont Tower, (82 Belmont Church Road)

 

Please note: no need to book for these sessions, just come along.  We can also offer one-to-one meetings with organisations needing specific advice and guidance, and CAP can offer further training and assistance if a particular need is identified.

 

 

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Belfast City Council cannot accept liability in the event that the onward transmission, opening or use of this message and/or any attachments adversely affects the recipient's systems or data.

 

 

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Upcoming events

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Dear All,

Please find details of two upcoming events being organised by USCN member groups. Everyone is welcome and I know your support would be greatly appreciated by the organisers.

Regards,

Iain

 

Cairncastle Ulster-Scots

Ulster-Scots Praise Service, Sunday 26th February, Cairncastle Orange Hall at 3.00p.m.

Everyone welcome. For more details please contact Bobby on 07774401935

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Ballycarry Community Association

Popular Scottish group North Sea Gas will make a welcome return to Larne next month, when they appear at

the McNeill Theatre.

 The group, which regularly tours North America and Europe, will be back in Northern Ireland by invitation of the Ballycarry Community Association and Broadisland Gathering Festival committee.

 North Sea Gas have several albums to their credit and have appeared in concert

in the United States and Germany as well as on Chinese television.

 Funds raised from the concert, being held on Friday, February 17, will being going to the Assocation to assist with its projects and the event gets underway at 7.30pm.

 Tickets are £10 and go on sale this week at the Larne Leisure Centre and at Beattie's Shop in Ballycarry, Schomberg House in Belfast and Carrickfergus Museum.

 The three man group went down well last year when the theatre was packed for the event, and the organisers are hoping for the same this time around.

 The North Sea Gas concert will officially launch this year's Broadisland Ga thering,

the 20th in the village. During the evening details of this year's events will also be announced.

 

 

 

 

Iain Carlisle

Ulster-Scots Community Network

E. iainc@ulster-scots.com

T. 028 90 436710

W. www.ulster-scots.com

 

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USCN Christmas Greetings (…and a very quick survey)

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Dear All,

On behalf of everyone at the Ulster-Scots Community Network I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you and your members a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful

and Prosperous New Year.

 

2011 has been a busy yet rewarding time for the organisation and we are pleased to have been of assistance to many of you throughout the year.

In order to assess your satisfaction and help us plan for the future, we have designed a quick and easy confidential on line survey   for our member groups.

 

I’d really appreciate it if you could spare two minutes to tick a few boxes and give us some feedback on what we do.

Simply click this link – http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PKSVFJR to take part in the survey.

I can guarantee that all responses are confidential – we have no way of knowing the identity of those who respond.

 

Thanks & Regards to all,

Iain

 

Iain Carlisle

Ulster-Scots Community Network

E. iainc@ulster-scots.com

T. 028 90 436710

W. www.ulster-scots.com

 

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Grants for groups and halls: Energy Efficient Venues – Reminder

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Dear Member Group,

 

Just a reminder about the Big Lottery  Energy Efficient Venues programme, which we fell feel may be of interest to a lot of our groups who may own or lease halls to carry out their activities.

 

NB. A number of USCN member groups have already been successful – however please note that if you plan to follow up a small application (<£10k) with a second larger application (<£50K) the deadline for the first application is the end of August 2011.

 

The Energy Efficient Venues programme will pay for community organisations to carry out works to their venue to make them more energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

As well as benefiting the environment the programme will help groups save on their heating and lighting costs.

This programme can fund 100% of the costs incurred and can include items like:-

 

1.       Installation of double glazing

2.       Upgrading insulation (Roof, floor and wall)

3.       Installing more energy efficient boilers and heating systems

4.       Installing more energy efficient hot water systems

5.       Installing Buy Propecia Online Pharmacy more energy efficient kitchen appliances

6.       Installation of energy efficient lighting systems

7.       Installation of control systems to maximise efficiency of systems

The above are only some of the items which can be funded and applications can also include professional fees such as architects, energy consultants, engineers, building control and planning fees and remedial works associated with the installations.

There are two grant sizes (£2,000.00-£10,000.00 and £15,000.00-£50,000.00)

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·         A grant of between £2,000.00 and £10,000.00 followed by a grant of between £15,000.00 and £50,000.00

Full details are available on the Big Lottery Fund website.

 

The total fund available is approximately £5million and we would encourage any Ulster-Scots groups who are interested to apply as soon as possible.

If your group require any advice or assistance sourcing quotations for energy audits and contractors or completing applications etc.

please do not hesitate to contact The Ulster Scots Community Network, where our staff will be pleased to help point you in the right direction.

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