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Community Training Programme Launches

02 October 2017

Community Training Programme Launched for Local Community Groups

The purpose of the programme is to develop the capacity and skills of individuals from groups within the Borough and to have a positive impact on the number and quality of successful community development projects delivered in the Borough.


The courses being delivered are:


•          Child Protection;

•          Food Safety in Catering Level II;

•          Emergency First Aid;

•          Risk Assessment;

•          OCN Level II in Community Development.


Those eligible to attend include volunteers from a range of community/voluntary groups who are involved in community work within the Borough.  Applicants who have not taken part in any capacity building training before will be given priority, but all volunteers from groups from within the Borough can apply and will be considered.  Places are restricted to 2 volunteers per community group/organisation and all applicants must be over 16 years of age.


Each course costs £5 per person and payment must be made in advance of course commencement, to secure registration. All payments are non-refundable.

As part of the programme there will also be an Evening with the Lottery Funders to be held in January 2018 where representatives from both the Big Lottery and the Heritage Lottery will be in attendance to provide information on their current funding programmes. Registration for this event will be separate to the other courses mentioned above. The application form to apply/register can be downloaded from: www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/Capacity

For further information, please email [email protected] or [email protected] or phone 028 9034 0060.