About the Developing Women in the Community Programme Phase Two
This programme will provide women with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to become influencers and take on roles such as leadership and decision making in their communities. It will target women of all ages and be delivered within the community, in areas which have been identified as areas in need. The programme will also provide the opportunity for participants to partake in a volunteering role within their community and to develop and deliver a small programme. Provision of Family Support will be a key element of the programme. This will support the women to strengthen structures within their own families by providing guidance and support.
Applicants must have experience of delivering in the local area and be able to identify a minimum of 45 women who would benefit most from the programme. Applicants may employ suitable facilitators to deliver training and provide family support.
The Developing Women in the Community Programme Phase Two modules will include:
- confidence & self esteem – boosting confidence, emotional intelligence, motivation and self-respect
- communication skills
- personal development – including essential areas such as confidence building, public speaking, money management
- and any other skill linked to promoting personal growth
- self-awareness – understanding your own identity, rules and biases, to enable you to become more comfortable with new and diverse perspectives
- teamwork & collaboration
- problem solving – help to identify causes, implement solutions and encourage problem prevention
- role of women in community safety
- role of women in peacebuilding
- role of women in families
The training provided will result in personal progression which will reduce individual risk factors, therefore strengthening their capacity and confidence to connect with and engage with their communities.
Who can apply?
The following organisations and groups are eligible to apply for funding:
- community/voluntary/women's groups
- charities (registered as a charity with HMRC)
- other ‘not for profit’ organisations
- companies limited by guarantee (registered with Companies House)
- public sector/bodies/agencies
Making an application
Applications can be completed online.
The total cost required from DfC should not exceed £80,000.
The closing date for applications is 4.00pm on Monday 31 October 2022.
Further details can be found in the information and guidance notes.
This funding is for the period to 31 March 2024.
This competition has now closed, and the successful applicants were as follows:
|Local Government District (LGD)
|District Electoral Area (DEA) Delivery Areas
|Court & Oldpark
|Shankill Women's Centre
|Upper Springfield Development Trust
|Derry & Strabane
|The Moor, Ballyarnett, Foyleside, Sperrin, Waterside
|The Churches Trust
|Derry & Strabane
|Shantallow Community Residents Association
|Causeway Coast & Glens
|Causeway Rural and Urban Network
|Antrim & Newtownabbey
|North Down & Ards
|Ards Development Bureau & Community Network