The Honourable The Irish Society support NCS NI in Coleraine
Pictured at Cutts House, the home of The Honourable The Irish Society in Coleraine are Social Development Minister Mervyn Storey MLA, Roger Chadwick, Deputy Governor of the Honourable the Irish and Dr Christopher Moran, Chairman of Co-operation Ireland.
Mr Chadwick presented Co-operation Ireland a cheque of £11,000 to run a National Citizen Service (NI) programme in Coleraine, which Co-operation Ireland will manage with support from the Department of Social Development.
- National Citizen Service is a personal and skills development programme where young people work in teams mixed on a social and cross community basis to make a difference through social action. In total more than 1,100 15-17 year olds from Northern Ireland have completed NCS. Co-operation Ireland as regional provider of NCS in Northern Ireland, leads a consortium of local delivery providers to deliver NCS programmes. The programme has been running in Northern Ireland since the pilot in 2012.
- The Department for Social Development is the Executive Department for overseeing the delivery of NCS in Northern Ireland
- The Honourable The Irish Society is a self funding, cross-community charitable organisation which works today for the benefit of the community in County Londonderry, as laid down in the Royal Charters of 1613 and 1662 which govern its activities. The Irish Society is administered from offices in Coleraine, where the Secretary and Representative is based, and in the City of London.