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DTNI Echoes Calls for Investment & Legislative Change for Community Ownership

A new campaign has been launched by Locality, DTNI’s sister organisation, to combat a massive sell-off of public buildings around England. More than 4,000 public buildings and spaces in England are sold every year, with more than 7,000 others at risk over the next five years. Most assets are sold to private developers interested only in a return on their capital investment as opposed to a long-term community development vision.

DTNI Community Expo 18 - now on sale



DTNI Conference 2018 is now open for registrations!

NPI Report - Devolution Within Northern Ireland

This week’s NILGA AGM saw the launch of the Devolution in Northern Ireland report by the New Policy Institute. The report (available here) recommends the re-direction of certain key powers away from the NI executive and towards local authorities, with increased public involvement in decision-making.

Embedding Wellbeing and the Right to Participate

Carnegie UK Trust has announced that it will provide financial and in-kind support to the Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs) of Armagh Banbridge Craigavon Council, Derry & Strabane Council and Lisburn & Castlereagh Council as part of its new Embedding Wellbeing in NI programme. Each of the successful applicants will receive financial support worth over £350k in total, as well as ongoing peer support from the Embedding Wellbeing network until the project’s completion in 2020.

embedding wellbeing in NI

Facilities management training - November 2018

We are pleased to announce that we will be running our popular facilities management training course on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th November in Belfast

For those already managing assets, or those who are aspiring to, FM training is invaluable for understanding the standards, protocols and legal requirements of buildings management and maintenance.

Register now for Creating Resilient Economies events - Dungannnon & Belfast

DTNI is currently developing a Community Charter, outlining what needs to be done to create more resilient local economies across NI.

Bangor Court House Transfer Completed

Listen Up! Ardoyne Youth Survey

DTNI members Ardoyne Youth Enterprise (AYE) do sterling work in the north of the city and their most recent project is the Listen Up! Ardoyne Youth Survey launched at an event at the Houben Centre in north Belfast.

Ardoyne youth survey

Co-operative Alternatives seminar: Can Do Will Do Must Do


DTNI member Co-Operative Alternatives is the only local advocate and supporter for co-operatives and is working harder than ever to spotlight and promote the local co-operative movement. Co-operatives have the potential to provide solutions and models for the societal challenges of our times and are an important part of the Northern Ireland economy.

Save Bangor Courthouse

Pictured above is Bangor courthouse, a superb example of Victorian architecture, listed building and seafront landmark. It has been closed for the last five years and is slowly but surely falling into a state of disrepair.


3rd Floor, Cathedral Quarter Managed Workspace, 109-113 Royal Avenue, Belfast BT1 1FF