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Communities Gather for Expo '18

DTNI recently hosted what turned out to be a hugely successful Community Expo at the Duncairn Centre for Arts & Culture in Belfast. The event was attended by representatives from the third sector, central and local government and academia and, as such, brought the concepts of community ownership beyond the DTNI membership to a broad cross-section of the public.

expo plenary

The Great Sell-Off & How to Prevent It

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

Following the success of last year's professional facilities management (FM) training, the course is back in Belfast on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th November.

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.


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