The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2015-2017 is funded by the Irish Government and co-funded by the European Social Fund and includes a special allocation under the Youth Employment Initiative.

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Healthy Galway City, Galway City Partnership Initiative are recruiting:

On behalf of the Galway City Local Community Development Committee and Healthy Galway City, Galway City Partnership is seeking a number of people for roles in the Healthy Galway City initiative:

  • Healthy Galway City Co-ordinator – full-time
  • Towards a Tobacco Free Galway City Project Worker – part-time
  • Healthy Galway City Strategic Plan – consultant to undertake a needs analysis and develop a strategic plan

 

Background

Healthy Ireland, A Framework for Improved Health and Wellbeing 2013-2025 is the national framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of Ireland over the coming generation.

Healthy Ireland has created a fund that was open to Local Community Development Committees. The primary aim of the fund is to support innovative, cross-sectoral, evidence-based projects and initiatives that support the implementation of key national policies in areas such as obesity, smoking, alcohol, physical activity and sexual health.

The Local Community Development Committee and Galway City Community Network, the Public Participation Network in Galway City, facilitated the development of a strategic approach to the Healthy Ireland application. The LCDC was successful in its application to the Healthy Ireland Fund. Healthy Galway City is based on the concept promoted by Healthy Ireland that aims to promote a comprehensive and whole system approach to planning for health and wellbeing. Healthy Galway City now wishes to recruit suitably qualified people for roles in the project.

1.       Healthy Galway City Co-ordinator

Healthy Galway City is looking for an energetic, dynamic person with knowledge in the area of health and wellbeing to co-ordinate its Healthy Galway City project until March 2018. The person will have a community work qualification and will have worked at a management/co-ordination level for at least three years.

Person Specification

The Healthy Galway City Co-ordinator will have a third level qualification in community work/community development or equivalent (relevance to be demonstrated) and at least 3 years’ experience working in a leadership role in the community, local development or health promotion sectors.

Duration

The initial contract will be until March 2018. Subject to funding and agreement, the contract may be extended.

The Employer

Galway City Partnership will host project and will be the employer of the Healthy Galway City Co-ordinator.

The job description and person specification is available here:  Healthy Galway City Co-ordinator Job Description

Please forward an application highlighting your qualifications, skills and experience that are relevant to the post as outlined by Friday December 15th at 12noon to Declan Brassil, CEO, Galway City Partnership. Short-listing will apply and interviews will take place on Tuesday December 19th .

Please use the subject line Healthy Galway City Co-ordinator in all correspondence.

2.       Towards a Tobacco Free Galway City – Project Worker

Healthy Galway City is looking for an energetic, dynamic person with knowledge in the area of health and wellbeing to implement the Towards a Tobacco Free Galway initiative until March 2018. The person will have a community work qualification at least three years’ experience of working in community work.

Person Specification

The Towards a Tobacco Free Galway City Project Worker will have a third level qualification in community work/community development or equivalent (relevance to be demonstrated) and at least 3 years’ experience working the community, local development or health promotion sectors. The Project Worker will report to the Galway Healthy City Co-ordinator.

Duration

This part-time contract will be until March 2018.

The Employer

Galway City Partnership will host project and will be the employer of the Towards a Tobacco Free Galway City Project Worker.

The job description and person specification is available here:  Tobacco Free Galway City Resource Worker Job Description

Please forward an application highlighting your qualifications, skills and experience that are relevant to the post as outlined by Friday December 15th at 12noon to Declan Brassil, CEO, Galway City Partnership. Short-listing will apply and interviews will take place on Tuesday December 19th .

Please use the subject line Towards a Tobacco Free Galway City Project Worker in all correspondence.

3.          Healthy Galway City Strategic Plan – Invitation to Tender

On behalf of Healthy Galway City, Galway City Partnership is seeking to engage a suitably qualified consultant to undertake a needs analysis and develop a strategic plan for Galway Healthy City. The process will build on the initial Healthy Galway City strategy to develop a longer-term strategy to ensure Galway is a city where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health and wellbeing to their full potential.

The process of developing the strategy will be based on a cross-sectoral, interagency, partnership approach that will encourage organisations and agencies to work in partnership to address health inequalities in Galway City. The process will be collaborative and will include a significant, robust consultation process to identify local priority needs and develop strategies to address them under the framework of Healthy Ireland and its sub-strategies. The successful applicant will be required to demonstrate a range of methodologies and consultation processes that will deliver on this objective.

The tender brief is available here:  Healthy Galway City Tender Brief

Closing Date for tenders

The deadline for the receipt of tender proposals is Friday December 15th at 12noon.Please use the subject line Healthy Galway City Needs Analysis & Strategic Plan in all correspondence.


Let’s Get Galway Growing

Let’s Get Galway Growing came runners up in 2017 IPB Pride of Place awards in Letterkenny last Saturday 02 December


Westside Christmas Market 2017


It is now unlawful to trial people without paying them:

It is now unlawful to trial people without paying them:
A recent Adjudication found this practice of trialling persons and only paying them if they are deemed suitable to be unlawful
As noted by the Adjudication Officer, all Employees are entitled to be paid for work they have completed.
Ref: Adjudication Reference: ADJ-00008970
Employee Awarded €166.50 for unpaid wages under the Payment of Wages Act.
Please see link below for full story:
http://www.employerresources.ie/er-news-nov-17-2.html?mc_cid=47166ae6fa&mc_eid=1df7de8786


World Community Development Conference 2018

A World Community Development Conference will be hosted at Maynooth University from June 24th to 27th 2018.

This conference will provide a unique opportunity for practitioners, participants, academics, policy makers, funders and other stakeholders to share perspectives on current contexts and challenges for community work.  The conference will encompass cutting edge inputs, papers, creative installations and poster presentations on rights-based community development, addressing and engaging locally, nationally and internationally with key current issues.  For full details click on the link below:

www.wcdc2018.ie.


Free Courses in Ballybane


Free Courses in Westside


Westside Community Garden Open Day


Start Your Own Business candidates-Mayor Visit


BRIDGE Building a Receptive, Integrated and Diverse Galway of Equals

The BRIDGE project seeks to promote the effective delivery of reception and integration supports (including advocacy and capacity building interventions) to asylum seekers and third country nationals living in Galway City and County.

The project is coordinated by Galway City Partnership and funded under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and supported by the Department of Justice and Equality and funding partners; Galway City Council, Galway Rural Development, HSE, Youth Work Ireland, Galway and the Sports Partnership.
It is envisaged that this work will be carried out in partnership with existing stakeholders including Croi Na Gaillmhe SVP, Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board, Ard Family Resource Centre, Galway Integration Consortium Threshold and Direct Provision Centre representatives.

Project Aims are to;
• Develop and maximize the capacity and potential of those in the asylum process, refugees and third country nationals to engage with mainstream organisations and communities through the provision of information resources, skills and confidence, and
• Deliver a capacity building programme to improve referral systems, information provision and supports within/between mainstream organisations to assist them to meet the needs of the target groups.

Project Outcomes include;
• Increased information supports, resources, personal development and coping skills for those in the asylum process.
• Enhanced capacity and empowerment to access information and advocacy, cultural orientation, language/IT skills, education/ training and employment for refugees and third country nationals.
• Enhanced capacity and empowerment to access social, recreational, community supports and intercultural dialogue for refugees, third country nationals (TCNs) and those in the asylum process
• Improved collaboration, skills and capacities of public sector organisations and mainstreaming of good practices to address the needs of respective target groups.

In accordance with AMIF guidelines the project has 3 overreaching areas of work;

Reception/Asylum Supports
Outreach support to residents of direct provision centres: Providing information, advocacy/self-advocacy training and support, language training through IT skills, health/wellbeing and psychological care.
Integration Actions introducing TCNs to Irish society:
Language skills and multi-media orientation programme.

Actions focused on vulnerable and socially-excluded persons:
Community outreach/advocacy support centres will address this need through information, advocacy support centres and community based capacity building programmes.
Actions that promote mutual understanding between the host community and TCNs:
Pilot intercultural support programme with and between migrants and the majority population.

Capacity Building
Actions strengthening the capacity of public and civil society in providing services in a culturally-appropriate manner:
Delivery of intercultural and diversity training programme to frontline staff in public sector agencies and facilitate the roll out of the HSE Intercultural Awareness in Health and Social Care Programme.

The project has 4 part-time staff.

STAFF
Suzanne McKane Project Co-ordinator: Mondays Westside Resource Centre 086 043 3376 [email protected]
Katya Okonkwo Information & Advocacy Officer Mondays GCP 086 602 0580 [email protected]
Sabrina Commins Integration Support Worker Mondays Tuesdays Thursdays Various locations City East
City West County 087 930 3468 [email protected]
Obert Makaza Direct Provision Support Worker Mondays Thursdays Fridays GCP, 086 0470120 [email protected]


GALWAY SOUP

A CROWD FUNDING MEAL FOR PROJECTS IN GALWAY CITY
THURSDAY 28TH OF SEPTEMBER AT THE CORNSTORE, ST. AUGUSTINE STREET, GALWAY
Fund your Galway City community project with support from your neighbours. Attendees pay €5 for soup & bread and vote on which project they think benefits the community the most. The winner goes home with all of the money raised at the door to carry out their project. At the dinner, Galway residents and supporters connect, share ideas and community resources.
SUBMIT PROPOSALS by the 11th of September online or by email. See www.galwaysoup.wordpress.com or our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GalwaySOUP/ for details.
Schedule for the event: DOORS at 6pm PROPOSALS PRESENTED at 7pm FOOD and VOTING 8pm WINNER ANNOUNCED 9pm
FOR MORE INFO ABOUT GALWAYSOUP www.galwaysoup.wordpress.com


Free CV Clinics


Free course for Employed and Unemployed



Free University Degree for Women over 21


Local Organisations are asked to express interest in Community Services Programme (CSP).

Local Organisations are asked to express interest in Community Services Programme (CSP) funding.

Galway City Partnership calls on Community Organisations to express an interest in a new round of funding under the Community Services Programme (CSP).  The CSP is operated by the Department of Social Protection (DSP) to support legally incorporated community organisations to provide local social, economic and environmental services through the application of a social enterprise model of delivery.

This programme may suit you if your Community Organisation is:

  • A Company Limited by Guarantee or a Co-Operative.
  • Able to show clear evidence that a service meets a community need and are serious about providing employment opportunities for those most distant from the labour market.
  • Generating traded income as a social enterprise with at least one set of audited accounts. If the social enterprise does not have audited financial statements due to only recently commencing trading, an income and expenditure account signed by the Chair and Treasurer of the company, and trial balance sheet, for last year can be submitted.

Deadline to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) to Galway City Partnership is:
5pm on the Tuesday 4th July 2017.

See our Website on www.gcp.ie for the EOI form and guidelines or contact Eileen at [email protected]  for further information.

 

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CSP EOI Form 2017 – 97Word
Guidance Document PDF 

More Info on CSP EOI


Ballinfoile Community Courses, Workshops & Events


Migrant community who identify as being LGBT Survey

AMACH! LGBT+ and Galway City Partnership are trying to find out the needs of members of the migrant community who identify as being LGBT+. We have a developed a survey as part of this piece of work.

I would be delighted if you could spread the word and encourage people to complete the survey which can be accessed via the link below.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3Q3W6G9


Interview Skills Workshop


Free courses in Ballinfoile – February 2017


Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP)

Classes in Ballybane Spring 2017

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Community gardeners day trip to The Organic Centre Rossinver, Leitrim

‘Saturday 3rd December, community gardeners as part of ‘Let’s Get Galway Growing’ took a day trip to The Organic Centre Rossinver, Leitrim for Polytunnel training with Hans Wieland. Lots of polytunnel growing info brought back to the community gardens in Galway City. New volunteers always welcome!

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Ballybane Homework Club – Official launch

A new homework club for children living in the Ballybane area of Galway city was officially launched by Mayor of Galway City, Cllr. Noel Larkin, on Monday the 7th November. The Ballybane Homework Club will provide a routine and a structure wherein expert tutors will help children with their homework. Participating children can expect sessions to comprise hard work and good fun in equal measure. Such is the demand for the service that all 56 places have been filled for the 2016 to 2017 academic year.
The photos taken at the launch can be downloaded from the following link: (Copy link into your browser)

http://www.andrewdownes.net/gallery/The-Ballybane-Homework-Club/G0000FpxzztYmmCI


Social Enterprise Development Officer and students from the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

Eileen Lauster, Social Enterprise Development Officer pictured here with students from the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at NUI Galway. The students completed a marketing project on the Developing a Business and Social Enterprise Idea course which is a joint effort between Galway City Partnership and the GRETB.


Community Survey

Please find attached the weblink to the Community Survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BallybaneCommunitySurvey


Course for people that wish to develop a Business idea

This course is for people that wish to develop a business idea with a view to start their own business or a social enterprise.
If you are unemployed, in receipt of a Department of Social Protection payment or signing for credits then this course is free.

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CV Clinics Nov-Dec 2016

Galway City Partnership are holding CV Clinics in November and December but places are limited so early booking is advisable.
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Homework Club Ballybane Community Resource Centre

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Preparing for Education & Training – Practical Taster Programme

Preparing for Education & Training – Practical Taster Programme is designed to provide an introduction to and preparation for Adult Education and Training. The focus is on people who have not previously engaged in or who have withdrawn from courses early to facilitate them to identifying their learning needs/interests and to prepare them to engage in future provision. The course will provide core learning in personal effectiveness, communications, learning to learn skills and goal setting alongside a number of taster workshops in more practical topics. There will also be visits to various training and adult education centres in the city.
Full details and application form below:
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Link to Application form:
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Homework Co-ordinator and Assistant required for Homework Club in Ballybane

A Homework Club Co-ordinator is required to set up and run the Homework Club in the Ballybane Community Resource Centre. The Co-ordinator will be required to work Monday to Thursday, 22 hours per week, which includes 12 hours during the Homework Club sessions. As well as running the clubs on a daily basis, the work will entail liaising with parents, teachers and other agencies.


New Potting Shed & Greenhouse at Galway City Partnership

This short video shows the building of our new Greenhouse and Potting Shed. This is a great addition to our Award Winning Roof Top Garden at Galway City Partnership. In the video those involved share how the shed will improve the garden. We thank them and the Agenda 21 Fund of the Galway City Council for funding this project.


Employment Skills Workshop

Employemnt Skills Workshop


Launch of our new Information Booklet

Galway City Partnership launched their new Information booklet on the supports and programmes available to clients and groups in Galway city.  If you would like to pick up a copy call into our offices at 3 The Plaza, Headford Road or you can download a copy at:

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Galway Artisan Workshop

Our new Website is available for the workshop in Sandy Road. Its called galwayartisanworkshop.com



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Dept Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government

Dept Housing Planning Comm & Local Gov


Tógáil Local Training Initiative

Our Year 9 graduation ceremony took place on Tuesday 19th April 2016at 11am in Mayoralty House. It was a great opportunity to meet up with all our young ladies and to hear how well they are all doing.

9 of our learners received a Level 3 QQI Major Award in Employability Skills and 3 were awarded Component Certificates

The following is a list of what the learners are currently pursuing

  • Sitting their Leaving Certificate in June 2016
  • Medical/Legal Secretary in Galway Community College
  • Working in GRETB
  • Working in the University Hospital Galway.
  • Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts in GMIT
  • CE Scheme with Citizens Information
  • Care Assistant
  • Culinary Skills with BTEI

Currently we have 11 learners (Year 10) on our programme, they will finish on the 5th August 2016 and our new programme (Year 11) will commence on 5th September 2016.

This is a PART TIME course – mornings only from September – August for anyone in receipt of the One Family Payment or Job Seekers Transition payment. At the end of the course if you are successful with all your modules you will receive a QQI (FETAC) Level 3 Major Award in Employability Skills

We will be holding Open Daysin June and in August.

If you would like any further information please contact Bernie/Carmel in the Tógáil office

on 091 539686 or 085 815 6792

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: Tógáil Local Training Initiative

Website: http://www.togail.ie

To register your interest on the course, pleases Type the following website address

gretbtrainingcentre.ie

Click on Day courses

Click on Local Training Initiatives

Click on Tógáil

Click on Details/Application Enter your details in the Section Apply for this course

Click on Submit

Childcare is provided under the CETS scheme

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If you are looking to get back to Education or back to work this is a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills, to get yourself and your child/children in a routine and to make lifelong friends.

Please give us a call, we would love to hear from you, or drop in to speak to Bernie/Carmel who will hopefully answer any queries or allay any worries or doubts that you may have about starting a new chapter in your life.


Interested in training that will help to Start Your Own Business

Interested in training that will help to Start Your Own Business?
Galway City Partnership, with the support of Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board,are running a 6 week training course covering all you will need to know to set up a business – everything from exploring the legal requirements to understanding business planning and cash flow.
If you are unemployed, in receipt of a Department of Social Welfare payment or signing for credits then this course is free.
The course will start on April 25th so if you are interested please contact Seamus Morrissey at 091 773466 or [email protected]

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