Presentation to DTNI/Locality Conference 'The NI Conversation 13: Assets & Ambition Communities Leading Social Change'
Presentation to DTNI/Locality Conference 'The Ni Conversation 13: Assets & Ambition Communities Leading Social Change
Ardoyne Youth Providers’ Forum: The Vision Ardoyne is one of Northern Ireland’s most deprived areas, suffering from above average levels of unemployment, educational underachievement and political and social unrest. The Youth Providers’ Forum wants St. Gemma’s School, a former Girls’ Secondary closed since 2013, and sitting at the heart of the community to become a hub for the district. Their vision includes a multi-use site which provides health services for the area, youth services for Ardoyne’s young, an incubation space for social and community enterprises as well as counselling services and facilities for the elderly. The Organisation: The Ardoyne Youth Providers’ Forum has been in existence for well over a decade and its members, mostly volunteers work in some of the most challenging conditions in Northern Ireland. Aside from involvement in regular youth work such as providing activities for the area’s young people and organising cross-community trips, Youth Forum workers regularly go out on the streets of Ardoyne at night-time to engage young people who wouldn’t normally avail of youth facilities. Aside from this the group also works regularly with organisations across Belfast to achieve common aims. All of this has been achieved by a handful of full-time members and an impressive group of volunteer workers, operating out of a small room at the back of Ardoyne Youth Club.
Case study showing showing Local Authorities approaches to asset transfer, partnership building, identifying assets suitable for transfer, capacity building, post transfer, and challenges and catalysts for partnership working
Guidance created by DTNI's sister organisation Locality on proper governance, legal structures and responsibilities of Trusts, as well as check lists to establish what makes an appropriate anchor organisation for community based trusts.
The Ulster University Business School is now recruiting for the Advanced Diploma in Civic Leadership and Community Planning starting in March 2016.