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Members News

CO3 loves to celebrate the impact its members have on their beneficiaries’ lives, and to promote their vital work.

Read about some of the excellent projects happening in our network in this week’s Member News.

If you are a CO3 member and have any news you would like to share with the wider CO3 network please email louise@co3.bz for more information.


Topics:

CO3- Calls For Help 

Brain Injury Matters Conference

Techies In Residence

NI Open Government Network

Budget Report 2021 

Emotional Resilience Voucher

Interchange Appointments

 


CO3- Calls For Help

Our #CallsForHelp service allows members to request help and assistance from our wider network.
If you have any questions or issues you would like to feature in this weeks email, send a 100 word description to louise@co3.bz 
All Calls For Help will be handled confidentially.  Permission will be requested before any contact information is shared at any point throughout the help process.
 

 

 


Policies and Procedures 
A member is reviewing their policies and procedures and would be interested to hear from members who have the following:-
  • Code of Conduct - specifically working with people with dementia or other cognitive abilities
  • Professional Boundaries
  • Incident Reporting
  • Safeguarding

Brain Injury Matters Conference

Brain Injury Matters, in conjunction with Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, invite you on;

Monday 10th May 2021for a virtual conference on, “Developing Services for Children living with ABI: Good Practice, Opportunities and Challenges.”

This event will provide health professionals the opportunity to share best practice and learning from those working with children and young people living with acquired brain injury across Northern Ireland.

Please find attached the conference booklet here for a full event programme and list of speakers.

To register for this event, please click on the link below;

https://ndevents.co.uk/braininjurymattersbhsctconference/

Please forward to your colleagues who have a particular interest in the area of children and young people living with ABI.

 

Techies In Residence

Join The Community Foundation (@CFNIreland) for their Techies in Residence showcase event! Hear from experts how technology is transforming the services we provide, and 7 #TechForGood projects sharing their new initiative idea to change lives.

Pitching for a share of £67,000. Better yet, you get to cast your vote to determine the winner! Register here > https://bit.ly/3a1xOYA

At this event, you will have the opportunity to see and hear about the prototypes that have been developed, the direct impact this will have on beneficiaries and its potential for wider social impact.

You will also have an opportunity to play a grant-making role in deciding which projects receive funding as you cast your vote to determine who receives an Award!

 

 


Your Open Government Ideas Wanted!

The NI Open Government Network, in partnership with Collaboration for Change, is looking for your ideas for how the government in Northern Ireland could be more open, transparent and accountable. 

The Open Government Network will bring the best of these ideas to the NI Executive and they could form part of NI's upcoming open government action plan!

Click here to add your idea. 

Click below to join the zoom workshops to discuss ideas.

Workshop one - Wednesday 14 April - 1:30pm 

Workshop two - Tuesday 20 April - 7pm

 


Budget Report 2021 

Our corporate members Harbinson Mullholland produced a report from the budget announcement on 3 March 2021.

Click here to download the report. 

 


Emotional Resilience Voucher 

The Hummingbird Project NI has launched an emotional resilience voucher scheme for all organisations who recognise that their staff are dealing with a lot at the moment and might want to support their staff to get some tools under their belt to stay well.

Have a look at The Hummingbird Project's website here to read all about this fantastic incentive. 

 


 

Annual Monitoring Returns

We are strongly encouraging all CO3 members to complete their Annual Monitoring Return.  Unlike previous years, charities will not be receiving a reminder from the Charity Commission for NI asking them to submit their AMRs due to the Court of Appeal ruling.

Please see communication below from CCNI. 

“Charities who were registered in or before May 2019 do not currently have a legal obligation to file annual reporting information with the Commission. However, the facility to file annual reporting information voluntarily with the Commission remains open and we would encourage charities to do so where possible, as a matter of good practice.

This is particularly important for charities that currently prepare accruals accounts or fall within the audit threshold, as any subsequent accounts will require prior year comparatives and an audit of opening balances. It is therefore in the organisation’s best interest to continue to produce accounts and reports in line with current practices.


Interchange Appointments 

The interchange scheme is a collaborative initiative designed to:

  • promote and encourage an increase in the interchanging of people, information, ideas and good practice between the public, private, voluntary and social economy sectors in Northern Ireland;
  • facilitate the acquisition and application of new knowledge and skills through a business opportunity, and improve mutual understanding and enhance the effectiveness of organisations and individuals taking part in the interchange scheme.

Full details of the post, including salary range, contact for further information and how to apply etc, are included in the associated documents available on the Interchange Website at https://www.interchangeni.org.uk/opportunities.

Current Opportunities

  • The Parades Commission for Northern Ireland has an Interchange opportunity for an Administrative Officer based at Andras House, 60 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7BB (Ref: I/C 14/21), which closes on Friday 16 April 2021.
  • Organised Crime Branch, DOJ has an Interchange opportunity for a Deputy Principal based at Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate, Belfast (Ref: I/C 15/21), which closes on Wednesday 21 April 2021.
  • Organised Crime Branch, DOJ has an Interchange opportunity for a Staff Officer based at Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate, Belfast (Ref: I/C 16/21), which closes on Wednesday 21 April 2021.
  • Operations and Resilience Planning Branch, Protection and Organised Crime Division, DOJ has an Interchange opportunity for an Administrative Officer based at Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate, Belfast (Ref: I/C 17/21), which closes on Friday 23 April 2021.
  • The Commissioner for Survivors of Institutional Childhood Abuse (COSICA) has an Interchange opportunity for a Staff Officer Accountant based at Queens Court, 56-66 Upper Queen Street, Belfast (Ref: I/C 19/21), which closes on Friday 23 April 2021.
  • The Commissioner for Survivors of Institutional Childhood Abuse (COSICA) has an Interchange opportunity for a Corporate Services Deputy Principal based at Queens Court, 56-66 Upper Queen Street, Belfast (Ref: I/C 20/21), which closes on Friday 23 April 2021.
  • Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council has an Interchange opportunity for a Good Relations Officer based at Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway Street, Lisburn, BT28 1XP (Ref: I/C 18/21), which closes on Wednesday 21 April 2021.
  • The Parades Commission has an Interchange opportunity for a Deputy Secretary based at Andras House, 60 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7BB (Ref: I/C 21/21), which closes on Friday 7 May 2021.
  • Northern Ireland Policing Board has an Interchange opportunity for a Compliance Officer based at NIPB Headquarters at Waterside Tower, 31 Clarendon Road, Belfast, BT1 3BG (Ref: I/C 22/21), which closes on Wed 28 April 2021.