Free training opportunities

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Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has launched a new Training Calendar which offers a range of free programmes for community organisations across the Borough.

The sessions run from mid October through to December in advance of Council launching its Grant Programme for 2017-18, and they are repeated at a variety of venues.

The session on Good Governance on October 10 and 12, and will cover the roles and responsibilities of the various members of your committee and will highlight good practice around the governance of your group. Your Community Needs You! is an interactive and fun session where participants will have the opportunity to learn and develop new methods to market your organisation and attract new members. What are the Needs in Your Community, which takes place on 8th and 10th November, will support groups who wish to carry out consultation in their local area in order to inform and guide your projects and activities.

Sessions on Planning Projects on November 15 and Understanding Your Outcomes/Impact on Beneficiaries on December 6 will assist groups that are planning projects and putting together grant applications.

Representatives from Heritage Lottery and Community Foundation will be in the Borough on November 22 for Meet the Funder one to one clinics.

Finally a workshop on Inspiring Ideas for Your Community Festival on December 9 will provide an opportunity for organisations that are planning a Community Festival to meet and network with other similar organisations.

Full details are on the Council’s website and places can be booked by emailing