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Ethical Fundraising and Funding Workshops

November 26, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Need some new ideas to raising money for your youth and children’s work? Looking into the possibility of employing a youth, children’s or family worker?

The Board of Education (NI) and CIYD have organised two workshops to look at innovative ideas for fundraising and practical advice on sourcing and applying for ethical funding.

These take place on Thursday November 26 from 7.30–9.30 pm at CIYD Office, Church of Ireland House, Belfast, and on Thursday December 3 from 7.30–9.30pm at St Columba’s Church Hall, Omagh.

The workshops will be delivered by James Laverty of Community Change. James specialises in supporting churches and faith groups with funding issues. Following the workshops, we can arrange a further session of one–to–one consultations where James can support individual churches through specific funding applications.

Community Change is a highly experienced registered charity that works to meet local and/or regional needs of disadvantaged communities within our society. It works throughout Northern Ireland to deliver capacity building, facilitation and training sessions to a wide range of organisations within the community, voluntary and statutory sectors.

Community Change works directly with community and voluntary groups creating training and development to support specific needs. It specialises in working with grassroots volunteer–led local groups and collectives responding to their group needs through the delivery of training and support at an appropriate level, time and pace for the group.

James Laverty has been the Facilitation, Training & Development Officer at Community Change since September 2013 where among his duties he manages various grant–funded projects. He previously worked for NICVA for 10 years as the Fundraising Advice Officer where he administered the Grant Tracker project and trained groups in the various aspects of fundraising.

James is an expert on researching funding sources and has significant experience in helping groups obtain funding from trusts, foundations and EU funding. He has sat on numerous grant assessment panels including Coca Cola and various EU funds and was also the Secretariat for the Northern Ireland Trusts Group. James is a member of the Institute of Fundraising (NI) Committee.

To book a place email admin@ciyd.org or phone 028 9082 8890.


November 26, 2015
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Church of Ireland Youth Department
028 9082 8890
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Donegall Street
Belfast, BT1 2QH
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028 9082 8890
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