ICA:UK, a participation and development charity based in Hulme, Manchester has been awarded a UK aid grant from the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID). The funds enable ICA:UK to support their local in-country partner, the Safe Neighbourhood Foundation, to reach rural, small-scale farmers and their families in Budaka, addressing the ongoing demand from the community to improve their food security and increase income.

 

New skills and awareness training will be introduced, enabling the farmers to increase the range and quality of the crops that they can grow, using more environmentally friendly agricultural techniques, and subsequently increasing their income.  This will be done through training and extension, including establishing demonstration plots

 

International Development Minister Baroness Sugg said:

“ICA:UK – backed by UK aid – is helping farmers living in poverty in Uganda to increase their crop yields and be more environmentally friendly. DFID will be helping farmers develop new skills by providing training and education to improve the range and quality of the crops they grow, boosting their incomes and creating a better future for their families.

 

“The Small Charities Challenge Fund makes it easier for small British charities like ICA:UK to access UK aid, helping them to improve lives and reduce poverty around the world.”

 

ICA:UK Director, Jonathan Dudding, said:

 “We are delighted with the funding from the Government’s Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF). Not only will it enable ICA:UK to improve the lives of farmers and their families in Uganda, but it will also strengthen our Ugandan partner so that they are able to carry out subsequent training programmes in the future.”

 

“This is our second grant from the Department for International Development (DFID) and we are looking forward to working with their team. The previous grant was for work with schools in Togo where we are able to improve the sustainability of the schools and influence national policy to support schools across the country to establish environmentally-friendly projects to provide income for themselves.”

 

“This SCCF grant provides a boost to ICA:UK’s international programme which supports and strengthens local organisations in Africa. Through this work we are contributing further to deliver the Global Development Goals, in particular those addressing poverty, hunger, economic growth and encouraging partnerships for development.” 

 

If you are interested in applying for a Small Charities Challenge Fund grant, you can visit https://www.ukaiddirect.org/apply/sccf/. Applications can be made at any time and are reviewed every six months.  The next review date is Thursday 28 November, 2019.

 

ICA:UK, a participation and development charity based in Hulme, Manchester has been awarded a UK aid grant from the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID). The funds enable ICA:UK to support their local in-country partner, the Safe Neighbourhood Foundation, to reach rural, small-scale farmers and their families in Budaka, addressing the ongoing demand from the community to improve their food security and increase income.

 

New skills and awareness training will be introduced, enabling the farmers to increase the range and quality of the crops that they can grow, using more environmentally friendly agricultural techniques, and subsequently increasing their income.  This will be done through training and extension, including establishing demonstration plots

 

International Development Minister Baroness Sugg said:

“ICA:UK – backed by UK aid – is helping farmers living in poverty in Uganda to increase their crop yields and be more environmentally friendly. DFID will be helping farmers develop new skills by providing training and education to improve the range and quality of the crops they grow, boosting their incomes and creating a better future for their families.

 

“The Small Charities Challenge Fund makes it easier for small British charities like ICA:UK to access UK aid, helping them to improve lives and reduce poverty around the world.”

 

ICA:UK Director, Jonathan Dudding, said:

 “We are delighted with the funding from the Government’s Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF). Not only will it enable ICA:UK to improve the lives of farmers and their families in Uganda, but it will also strengthen our Ugandan partner so that they are able to carry out subsequent training programmes in the future.”

 

“This is our second grant from the Department for International Development (DFID) and we are looking forward to working with their team. The previous grant was for work with schools in Togo where we are able to improve the sustainability of the schools and influence national policy to support schools across the country to establish environmentally-friendly projects to provide income for themselves.”

 

“This SCCF grant provides a boost to ICA:UK’s international programme which supports and strengthens local organisations in Africa. Through this work we are contributing further to deliver the Global Development Goals, in particular those addressing poverty, hunger, economic growth and encouraging partnerships for development.” 

 

If you are interested in applying for a Small Charities Challenge Fund grant, you can visit https://www.ukaiddirect.org/apply/sccf/. Applications can be made at any time and are reviewed every six months.  The next review date is Thursday 28 November, 2019.

 

Check here for our full schedule of courses this autumn. In addition to our usual locations of London, Manchester and Brussels, we are pleased to have scheduled another two courses in Dublin and a Group Facilitation Methods course in Cardiff! Even Lisbon and Pisa may be on the schedule too....!

Book now to avoid disappointment- bookings are already coming in...

There are still places remaining on our upcoming Group Facilitation Methods courses in Edinburgh and Manchester on 24th-25th April 2019. Book now and join those already registered for two days of practical, interactive and high quality training, taking away two tried and tested methods for working effectively with groups. 

Thanks to the efforts of ICAUK Associate Martin Gilbraith we are excited to offer our most popular Group Facilitation Methods course in Edinburgh from 24-25 April 2019 in partnership with Martin Gilbraith Associates. Please share this news widely! You can book here 

We are excited to announce that we are looking for a Training Coordinator to help us manage and develop our facilitation training programme. The post is Manchester- based, part time and for one year initially, with the prospect of extension and development for the right candidate. Go here for more details and to download the application forms. The closing date for applications is 6th February 2019. 

Learn to lead engaging online meetings that elicit innovative thinking and creative problem solving; Gain competency in designing and leading virtual meetings that engage participants in multiple ways; Build your confidence as a virtual facilitator; Learn tools and techniques to elicit participation, enable meaningful discussion and accomplish virtual work.

ICA:USA's eight-week online course starts January 10th. See further details.

We are pleased to announce our public courses for 2019, with courses scheduled in London, Manchester and Brussels from now until December 2019. Book before the end of December to avoid the (modest) price rise at the beginning of January

International Facilitation Week is almost upon us! Events are being planned across the UK with the International Association of Facilitators holding a Networking and Learning Day in Birmingham on 21st October. It is open to members and non-members and a great opportunity to meet other facilitators and share and learn with them. See here for details and booking. 

Continuing our partnership with Initiatives of Change Switzerland, we will be running two ToP courses in Geneva at the end of October/beginning of November. Group Facilitation Methods and Facilitating Organisational Change. For more details and to book, visit www.caux.ch/facilitation-training

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding two of our most popular training courses at the Blackrock Education Centre in Dublin, Ireland in December. Group Facilitation Methods will be on the 5th and 6th December, and Action Planning on the 7th. It is some years since we held public courses in Ireland and we are very pleased to be returning. We hope these courses will mark the beginning of ToP courses being scheduled regularly in Ireland. Go here for more information and to book.  

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