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ASK for Mentoring Support for Your Community

23 January 2017

Community groups and organisations in the Antrim and Newtownabbey area are now able to unlock their community potential through free specialist mentoring support.

The Community ASK pilot programme runs until March 2017 and provides up to 5 hours of mentoring support with a specialist adviser free of charge. A select list of advisers and consultants are on hand to provide support tailored to the individual needs of your community group or organisation.  Depending on the group’s specific requirements, an adviser specialising in that particular area, will be allocated.  Advisers will be selected based on the group or organisation’s specific requirements and mentoring support will be granted as far as practicable, within 5 working days of receipt of application.

Speaking about the Community ASK programme the Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Scott commented: “In addition to one to one mentoring, the Community ASK Programme can also signpost your group to various forms of support.  These include the Council’s Capacity Building Programme and other organisations, working to assist community organisations, including NICVA and many more.”

Further information is available by contacting Kerry Brady via E:[email protected] or fill in an online application form on the Council’s website www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

In terms of eligibility, groups must be constituted and have been established for more than 6 months and be based in the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council area.