Ulster-Scots Agency Tuition

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Letter to all groups re tuition 2013 roadshows.doc Download this file

Dear All,


Please find attached, a letter from the Ulster-Scots Agency detailing their forthcoming information sessions regarding the 2013 Music & Dance Tuition scheme which will open 1st October  and close on 26th October 2012.

USCN staff will be in attendance and as usual we will be happy to assist any bands requiring help or guidance.







Iain Carlisle

Ulster-Scots Community Network

68 -7 2 Great Victoria Street



T. 028 90 436710




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IFI Community Leadership Programme

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From: Iain Carlisle <>
Date: 16 August 2012 11:44
Subject: IFI Community Leadership Programme
To: Iain Carlisle <>

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  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. or by emailing

Groups interested in the 2012/2013 programme should complete an expression of interest form by 31 August 2012 and return to 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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Ulster-Scots Summer Schools – Information Events

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———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Iain Carlisle <>
Date: 30 March 2012 14:35

Dear All,

I’ve been asked by the Agency to forward these details of planned information evenings which will look at their Summer Schools Grant, due to open shortly.




From: Ulster Scots Agency []
Sent: 30 March 2012 13:11
To: Iain Carlisle
Subject: Summer Schools


Hi Iain


See attached letter that hopefully will be sent out to all our groups today – please pass on to your contacts




Audrey Freen
Ulster Scots Agency
Regional Office
Co. Donegal

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FAO groups within Belfast City Council area only –






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:

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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Ulster-Scots Cookery Book

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