Stakeholder engagement: women involved in community transformation

Date published: 08 May 2017

The Department for Communities (DfC) will be facilitating a series of stakeholder engagement events to seek views on the development of a programme providing support for women wishing to be involved in community transformation.

This engagement process is being undertaken as part of the Department’s contribution to the Fresh Start initiative and to the delivery of the Executive’s Action Plan – Tackling Paramilitarism, Criminality and Organised Crime

A series of engagement sessions have been arranged to gather your views about the programme’s proposed content which is designed to:

  • Be supportive and enhance the ability of the women participants to work in their communities by making new connections to community and voluntary sector groups and also through community action.
  • Support the creation of influential relationships for women that build participation in our political structures and grow civic leadership from the neighbourhood level upwards.

Information in relation to the stakeholder engagement and work undertaken by DfC’s Voluntary and Community Division to date in relation to this initiative can be accessed via the Department for Communities website.

The stakeholder engagement sessions will be held as follows:

Dates Location Venue / Address Time
22 May   Coleraine Causeway Rural & Urban Network Hub
1 Brook St.
2 - 4 pm
23 May Derry - Londonderry Holywell Trust
10-14 Bishop St.
2 - 4 pm
24 May Belfast Spectrum Centre
331 Shankill Rd.
10 am - noon
24 May Craigavon Mount Zion House
Edward St, Lurgan
2 - 4 pm
25 May Dungannon The Junction
12 Beechvalley Way
2 - 4 pm
25 May Newry Ballybot House
28 Cornmarket
7 - 9 pm
26 May Belfast Training for Women Network
11-13 Bloomfield Av.
10 am - noon
30 May Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich
216 Falls Rd.
10 am - noon
30 May Belfast Weavers Court Business Park
Linfield Rd. 
3 - 5 pm
30 May Larne Larne Town Hall
1-9 Upper Cross St.
7 - 9 pm
31 May Carrickfergus Carrickfergus Town Hall
2B Joymount
7 - 9 pm
31 May Belfast NICVA
61 Duncairn Gardens
10 am – noon
1 June Enniskillen Fermanagh House, Broadmeadow Place noon - 2 pm
1 June Bangor Bangor Carnegie Library
Hamilton Rd.
7 - 9 pm
2 June Lisburn Bridge Community Centre
50 Railway St.
10 am - noon
5 June Omagh Tara Centre, 11 Holmview Avenue noon - 2 pm

Advance registration is not required. However, for planning purposes it would be appreciated if you would email Donna-Marie.Hancock@communities-ni.gov.uk or telephone (028) 9082 9406 and provide the names and contact details of proposed attendees.  

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