Carmichael centre for voluntary groups

Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups
Building Stronger Charities Nationwide
A unique and supportive environment for the structured
development of small and medium voluntary and community
THE MONTH IN FOCUS September 2009 This Newsletter is available upon request in large print format
Thought for the Month
"Laughter is Serious Business"
The following excerpt taken from an article on Leadership makes for interesting reading! "Studies of the brain show that leaders can improve group performance
by understanding the biology of empathy.

It turns out that there's a subset of mirror neurons whose only job is to detect other people's smiles and laughter, prompting smiles and laughter in return. A boss who is self-controlled and humourless will rarely engage those neurons in his team members, but a boss who laughs and sets an easygoing tone puts those neurons to work, triggering spontaneous laughter and knitting his team together in the process. A bonded group is one that performs well, as Fabio Sala has shown in his research. He found that top-performing leaders elicited laughter from their subordinates three times as often, on average, as did mid-performing leaders. Being in a good mood, other research finds, helps people take in information effectively and respond nimbly and creatively. In other words, laughter is serious business." The Conclusion
"Leading effectively is, in other words, less about mastering situations—or even mastering social skill sets—than about developing a genuine interest in and talent for fostering positive feelings in the people whose cooperation and support you need." Excerpt taken from: Social Intelligence and the Biology of Leadership
Copyright 2008 Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation. All rights reserved. Training & Development Programme Autumn 2009
The upcoming Carmichael Centre autumn Training and Development Programme offers a comprehensive range of courses covering the needs of volunteers, staff and board members alike. In particular, it will help you and your organisation to address important elements of the Charities Act. Specific courses on the Charities Act in this programme include "Financial Reporting for Charitable Organisations" and "Meeting the Requirements of the Charities Act". Course Title
Writing Successful Grant Applications (Dublin) Tues 15th September Building Community Support for your Organisation Evening: Thurs 17th (Galway) Writing Successful Grant Applications (Galway) Fri 18th September Report Writing (Dublin) Thurs 24th September Chairing the Organisation (Dublin) Two Evenings: 23rd & 30th September Safety Representative Skills (Dublin) Two days: 1st and 2nd October Employment Law: An Overview (Dublin) Tues 6th October Taking Effective Minutes (Cork) Thurs 8th October Project Management (Dublin) Tues 13th October Meeting the Requirements of the Charities Act Half day: 15th October (Dublin) Roles & Responsibilities of Board Members (Dublin) Tues 20th October Becoming an Effective Team Leader (Dublin) Thurs 22nd October Financial Reporting for Charitable Organisations Wed 4th November (Dublin) Taking Effective Minutes (Dublin) Thurs 5th November Roles & Responsibilities of Board Members Tues 10th November (Athlone) Running Effective Meetings (Dublin) Thurs 12th November Customer Care for Charitable Organisations Tues 17th November

If you would like further information about these courses, please telephone the
Training and Support Service at 01-8735285 or e-mail

St Stephen's Green Trust Grants Scheme 2009
St Stephen's Green Trust is a grant-giving organisation which supports organisations working in Ireland to improve the lives of people who are affected by poverty, disadvantage and social exclusion. What type of funding they offer?
• The Trust will consider project or core costs. If core costs are being requested, the applicant will need to make a case for sustaining these costs in future years. The Trust generally makes one-off annual grants, although 2 year applications may be successful in particular circumstances. • Grants levels are generally from €1,000 to €12,000. In 2008 the average grant was €5,200. • The Trust accepts applications from voluntary or community organisations, with a CHY or XR (NI) number. If the number is pending or if there is no charitable status, the Trust will require information on the legal status of the organisation. If your group does not have any legal status, a strong case will need to be made for funding the organisation. • In 2009, the Trust is only inviting applications from organisations with annual income below €500,000. What they don't fund: The Trust cannot consider applications for building costs;
general appeals; retrospective funding and individuals.
There is one grants meeting in 2009. Deadline for receipt of applications:
Friday, 11th September, 2009. Successful grantees will receive their grants in
October. Please note the Trust office will be closed from mid June to mid August
Programme Areas 2009: Grants will be made to organisations working in 3
specific areas. They are homelessness, prisoners / ex-prisoners and Travellers.
How to Apply
Application forms are not freely available. This is to ensure organisations meet the
criteria before writing the application. If you feel your organisation is eligible, please
contact the Trust giving brief details of the project and an application form will be
sent to you: -
St. Stephen's Green Trust,
PO Box 950, Naas, Co Kildare

Tel/Fax: 045 480666 Website: Information Workshop
The Social Inclusion Network for People with Disabilities is organizing an
information workshop on Dublin City Council's new online accessibility consultation
The website has been developed to assist people who might require information,
assistance and guidance relating to accessibility issues in the city. It is an interactive and consultative tool for the public and provides useful information for people with disabilities.
The workshop will take place on: Wednesday the 9th September between
2.30pm and 3.30pm
in the Ballyfermot/Chapelizod Partnership offices at 4
Drumfinn Park.
There are a limited number of places.
To book a place or for more information please contact Catherine on 8989165 or
or text 086 6695743
National Parents Week 2009
5th -11th October
The purpose of National Parents Week is to:
• celebrate the role of parenting
• provide information and support on various aspects of parenting
• build awareness for the many organisations supporting parents

While National Parents Week is about parenting generally, this year Parentline
will focus on five parenting topics:
1. Premature Babies on Monday, 5th October
2. Post Natal Depression on Tuesday, 6th October
3. Primary School Children on Wednesday, 7th October
4. Teens/Secondary School Children on Thursday, 8th October
5. Fathers on Friday, 9th October
To register and ensure your event is listed on the Parentline website along with any
media coverage around National Parents Week please email

This is the fifth National Parents Week. Each year it gets bigger and better with
more and more individuals and organisations getting involved. Why don't you join us in
celebrating parents and parenting?

If you have any queries please call 01 8787230.
The Ireland Involved Awards 2009
Do you know someone making a difference in your community? Should their story be told? Then nominate them for the second annual Ireland Involved Awards! These awards are about celebrating Ireland's volunteers. They are about shining a light on the work of volunteers across the country. Volunteering Ireland and Specsavers will be honouring three awardees in each of ten categories at an awards event on Thursday 5 November. A dinner hosted by the Taoiseach's Office will be held at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. We will announce the ten overall category awardees and President McAleese will present the final recognition to the 2009 Irish Volunteer of the Year who will go on to represent Ireland at the European Award for Voluntary Contribution. The evening will be a celebration of the amazing work of all those who volunteer in Ireland! Entering a colleague, friend or family member is simple. Call into any of the 34 Specsavers stores in Ireland for an entry form () or nominate el free to contact the team at Volunteering if you have any questions. Artane Coolock Resource & Development Centre:
Open Day (Dublin)
Friday 11th September 2009
Artane Coolock Resource & Development Centre, with Artane Drug
Awareness Project
are hosting an Open Day on Friday September 11th in their
centre at 55, Gracefield Road, Artane, Dublin 5.
Incorporated in the day they intend to have an Art & Crochet exhibition as well as a Plant & Cake sale. All proceeds from the Open Day will go directly to helping them maintain the services they already have and develop new services in the community. Artane Coolock Resource and Development Centre was officially opened in 2003 and responds to the needs of the local community. Presently, the following are the classes, courses and activities running in the centre: Irish for beginners, Photography, Keep Fit for the Active Aged, Cookery, Crochet, Personal Development, Art, Pilates, Local History and Computer for beginners. Alternative Therapies available: Counselling, Reflexology, Holistic Massage, Indian head massage All are welcome to join them for this event from 10am to 2pm. Enquiries to Hellen on 01 8512289 or
Grundtvig In Service Training Grant (Adult Education Sector)
The Grundtvig In Service Training action provides funding for those involved in the delivery of adult education in the formal and non-formal sectors to enhance their skills and broaden their awareness of lifelong learning within Europe. Courses can be found on the Comenius Grundtvig Training Database: Courses sourced outside of the database can also be considered. Please also check out the link to the Grundtvig In Service Training page -
all the information you need about the grant etc.
The deadlines for 2009 are
15th September for training activities starting on or after the 1st January
For further details plaese contact Denise Shannon or May Diamond in Leargas,
189 Parnell Street, Dublin 1. Tel: 353 1 8731411website

Exchange House National Educational Achievement Award

The annual Exchange House National Educational Achievement Award is due to take place in November again this year. As before, the award will be open to nominees from the 32 counties who are members of the Traveller community and have completed formal exams in 2009. The exam achievements recognised include Junior and Leaving Certificates, O-Levels and A-Levels. The Awards ceremony last year was a great success, highlighting many role models from the Traveller community, with adult learners who had returned to education and young people coming through the second level system, being honoured for their success. The Awards were presented by Lord Mayor, Eibhlin Byrne, at the Dublin City Council building at Wood Quay. The fifty eight participants and their proud families and guests made it an occasion to remember. If you require any further information about eligibility criteria please contact Paula or Cathleen on: Tel: 01 872 1904
Fax: 01 872 1118

Sustainable Global Development Conference- UL

Sustainable Global Development 2009 is a major international conference, supported
by Irish Aid, which will be held in the University of Limerick on the 16th and 17th of
October, 2009. It will include papers, symposia, educational workshops, and audio-
visual presentations with presenters from Africa, Latin America, Asia, and from
For information on the conference and on registration see

Cavan County Council: Sharing Power Conference
Cavan Community Forum is hosting a prestigious regional Conference ‘Sharing
Power' in Cavan Crystal Hotel
on 17 and 18 September. It will discuss the
challenges faced by community representatives when they represent community
views on the county wide boards and look at how to improve partnership working
with local councillors, local council officers and other state bodies.
The conference involves a range of different perspectives – local authority, local rep,
local community, national government perspective (two government ministers are
taking part). There will also be plenty of opportunity for the conference participants
to have a say and get their views across in workshops being held over the two days.
Also, there will be a cross border experience provided by a speaker from Rural
Community Network, NI and the after dinner speaker is from the Shoreditch Trust,
UK that has initiated really interesting social enterprise projects set up and managed
by local communities.
The Conference is being held in the Cavan Crystal on Thursday 17 and Friday 18
Registration forms and brochures are available on the Cavan
or phone Kate Ennals on Tel.
Community and Voluntary Sector News in Brief
‘Exploring the Great Outdoors' Conference
Saturday 26th of September
at the Castle Dargan Hotel, Ballygawley, Co Sligo.
This project is a collaborative initiative between Sligo and Leitrim County Childcare
Committees. The aim of the project is to establish a positive attitude towards a
healthy and active lifestyle among children who attend childcare services in Sligo and
Leitrim. Further details from Leitrim County Childcare on 071-9640870 or Email
Grainne Kelly at .
Age Action "Silver Surfer" Awards
The award scheme aims to celebrate older people who are enthusiastic users of
information technology, such as computers, internet and mobile phone.
The closing date for nominations is Friday September 18. Nomination forms
or phoning Pauline Power at 01-4756989.
CARDI Grants Programme Call 2
The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) will be
allocating €300,000 in Call 2, which closes on 2nd October 2009. More information
about the grants, terms of reference, including an application form, can be accessed
Building Stronger Charities Fora 2009
Carmichael Centre will run fora on the topics of social media, employment law and
collaborative working at the end of September. Places are freely available for
participants from the community and voluntary sector. Further details from Caroline
Partnering for Success Conference
The second Partnering for Success conference will take place in Dublin on Thursday,
26 November. The conference is a unique partnership between the 'charity and
corporate worlds' that was developed from observing the acute need of community
and voluntary organisations for practical solutions to the problems they face.
Partnering for Success 2009 will help you manage your way through this uncertainty
with a range of practical approaches, insights and tools which will have a real impact
on your organisation.
Member Groups of Carmichael Centre
ASPIRE, Canteen Ireland, Cats Protection Ireland, Care Alliance Ireland, CareLocal, Caring and Sharing Association, Center of Independent Living, Children in Hospital Ireland, Children's Leukaemia Research Project, Coeliac Society of Ireland, Cuidiu – Irish Childbirth Trust, Dublin Community Games, Dublin Lesbian Line, Emigrant Advice Network, Endometriosis Association of Ireland, Gamblers Anonymous, Gay Switchboard Dublin, GIDI, Gingerbread, HADD Family Support Group, Health Action Overseas, Heart Children Ireland, Huntington's Disease Association of Ireland, International Service Ireland, Irish Chronic Pain Association, Irish Fair Trade Network, Irish Lupus Support Group, Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association, Irish Multiple Births Association, Irish Society of Colitis and Crohn's Disease, Irish Stammering Association, Irish Stillbirth and Neo-natal Death Society, Irish Sudden Infant Death Association, Men Overcoming Violence, Miscarriage Association of Ireland, Moldova Vision, National Association of Widows in Ireland, National Federation of Pensioners' Association, Neurofibromatosis Association, Neurological Alliance of Ireland, Parentline Office, Parentline Helpline, Parkinsons Association, Queen's Institute of District Nursing in Ireland, Royal Life Saving Society, Show Racism The Red Card, Smashing Times Theatre Company, Volunteering Ireland Carmichael Centre is the first, largest and busiest shared facility for charities in Ireland.
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