Applications now open for legacy qualification bursary

first_imgApplications now open for legacy qualification bursary  188 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Tagged with: bursary Fundraising Qualifications legacies Melanie May | 9 January 2018 | News A bursary to support the professional development of legacy professionals working or volunteering in the charity sector has again opened for applications.Now in its second year, the Crispin Ellison bursary award will allow two people to complete a Certificate in Charity Legacy Administration (CiCLA) qualification. Developed by the Institute of Legacy Management in collaboration with the University of Law, the CiCLA is the only nationally accredited legacy qualification in the UK. It aims to gives participants a thorough understanding of the principles and practicalities of the legacy administration process.The course is studied through distance learning, and there are six units:First Steps after DeathEstablishing EntitlementThe GrantPowers and Duties of Personal RepresentativesEstate AccountsParticular Problems for Legacy OfficersLegacy Link established the bursary in honour of Crispin Ellison, former Director of Legacy Link, in recognition of his contribution to the sector over a four-decade career.Each unit also includes a set of self-assessment exercises to help set the work in a practical context. Assessments are held three times a year, after units 1 & 2, after units 3 & 4 and after the final two units.Jessica Thompson from the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust was one of the winners of last year’s award.She said:“I’m so grateful to Legacy Link for awarding me the first Crispin Ellison bursary. Taking the CiCLA has given me the knowledge and the confidence I need to navigate my way through an increasingly complicated caseload, whilst reassuring Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and the friends and families of our generous legators that every gift we are left is being administered both correctly and in line with our values.” Advertisementcenter_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Ashley Rowthorn at Legacy Link added:“When a person decides to leave a gift to charity in their will, they put their trust in the charity to make sure they take care of it and put it to good use. And with legacy giving growing really strongly, it is essential that the sector has enough skilled legacy officers to steward these gifts well. We hope the bursary will play a small in doing just that and we are pleased to be open for a new round of applications in 2018.”The closing date for applications is 5pm on 1st March 2018. More details as well as how to apply can be found on the Legacy Link site.  187 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Limerick pride Festival 2017 gives youth a voice

first_imgAdvertisement This year’s Pride festival will run from Monday, July 10 to Sunday, July 16, the week-long festival will include workshops, support meetings and discussions as well as evening events in venues throughout the city. NewsLocal NewsLimerick pride Festival 2017 gives youth a voiceBy Cian Reinhardt – June 13, 2017 1108 Friends of Pride pictured at the launch of Limerick LGBT Pride Festival 2017 at the clayton Hotel. limerick Pride 2017 runs from July 10-16 with the parade on July 15. picture: Cian Reinhardt/ilovelimerickThe countdown to Limerick LGBTQ Pride Festival 2017 officially began with the launch at the Clayton Hotel in Limerick City on Monday, June 12 with the message of giving the youth of Limerick a voice. Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat The annual Limerick LGBTQ Pride Parade on Saturday, July 15, will bring some pizzazz, music and colour to Limerick City Centre, gathering at City Hall at 1.30pm the Parade will make its way at 2.30pm sharp up O’Connell Street, across Mallow Street to Henry Street, past Arthurs Quay Park and returning to City Hall. After the parade people will gather at the Hunt Museum for the PrideFest party which includes special guests Hands in Harmony Deaf Community Choir and drag performances from Shyanne O’Shea and Charnell Clearwater among other performers. TAGSFestivalLGBT LimerickLimerick PrideNewspride festival 2017 WhatsApp Previous articleMinister Simon Harris officially opens Emergency DepartmentNext articleWav Mastering founder celebrates 30 vibrant years in music industry Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Facebook Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow  That night after PrideFest, X-Factor star Saara Aalto will headline the Pride Climax Party at Dolans Warehouse with support from Limerick singer/songwriter Doreen Grimes. Email Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Print Speaking at the launch Lou McCormack, Chairperson Limerick LGBTQ Pride 2017 said, “There is something for everyone culminating in the annual Pride Parade and the PrideFest party directly after the Parade at the Hunt Museum.  We want to welcome everyone to join us in celebrating LGBTQ culture in Limerick and show Limerick for the truly open and accepting city that she is.” Linkedin Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Friends of Pride pictured at the launch of Limerick LGBT Pride Festival 2017 at the clayton Hotel. limerick Pride 2017 runs from July 10-16 with the parade on July 15. picture: Cian Reinhardt/ilovelimerickRichard Lynch, PRO Limerick LGBTQ Pride 2017 said, “our theme this year is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBTQ) Youth. Ireland voted YES to same-sex marriage in 2015, a new generation has spoken who were responsible for that historic victory. This generation is our future leaders and we want to give them a platform as the voice of a new Ireland.” Twitterlast_img read more

Construction on Angela Athletic and Wellness Complex continues

first_imgAs the Spring semester comes to a close for students, work on the new Saint Mary’s Angela Athletic and Wellness Complex continues to develop. Benjamin Bowman, the Saint Mary’s construction manager, said, as of right now, the project is on schedule and under budget.“The contractors are doing are a great job,” he said. “They’ve had to work through a lot of different weather conditions.”Despite being on schedule, Bowman said even though the weather has caused delays along the way, Weigand Construction has been working Saturdays and occasional Sundays to make up for lost time.“Normally in the winter the ground will freeze hard and the contractors can move heavy equipment over it,” he said. “This winter it never really froze hard, it created these muddy conditions which was difficult for the contractors when they were putting in the concrete foundations.”Bowman said contractors are currently working on phase one of three which entails work on the field house and the lower level restrooms.“That space they need to turn over to us in August,” he said. “That’s so the Fall athletes have a place to practice indoors.”Athletic director, Julie Schroeder-Biek said in an email that being without an athletic facility has been a challenge for Spring sports teams practice schedules.“It adds an entirely new level of planning for our coaches — if we have inclement weather that doesn’t allow us to practice outside, we have to get very creative,” she said. “Coaches may take their athletes to hit the weight room, watch game film or use various indoor spaces available in the local community or at Notre Dame.”Despite the challenges, Schroeder-Biek said she is looking forward to the new complex.“This building is going to be beautiful,” she said. “It is a building that we are going to be so proud of.”Bowman said phase two, the coach’s offices, is then projected to be completed in either October or November. Phase three, the final phase, will be the health and counseling suite on the South side of the building and should be completed in January of 2018.“It’s pretty amazing,” Bowman said. “The old facility was 44,000 square feet, this one’s 103,000. So it’s over double what the old facility was in size.”However, the 44,000 square feet did not go to waste when the building was torn down. Bowman said Saint Mary’s requires 50 to 75 percent of the demolished material must be recycled for sustainability purposes.“The metal gets sorted and melted down and created into new beams,” he said. “The block and all the concrete parts gets ground up and made into new concrete.”Schroeder-Biek said she thinks the complex will help bring the Saint Mary’s community together. As a result, extending facility hours is currently being considered.“This building will be home to athletics, health and counseling, [the Belles Against Violence Office] and a cafe,” Schroeder-Biek said. “It will be a great place to gather, to cheer on the Belles, to get in a work out, to study with friends, to grab a cup of coffee or a smoothie.”Bowman said Sodexo, a food services company, is currently working on a menu for the cafe that will include healthier options such as smoothies, salads, panini and made-to-order sandwiches. In addition to the cafe, there will be a total of five lounges for students. In order to accommodate for those spaces, there will be 85 wireless access points throughout the building.“There should never be an issue connecting to Wi-Fi,” Bowman said. “Even some of the new equipment will communicate wirelessly.”Besides some equipment pieces that are only a couple years old, Bowman said the rest of the equipment will be new.Other new features include an elevator and a ramp going to the lower level which Bowman says will be able to support an ambulance if needed, a new one-eighth mile track, rather than the previous one-tenth mile track, with smoother corners, not one, but three separate locker rooms for Saint Mary’s athletic teams with a varsity lounge next to them, a laundry facility and a locker room for visiting teams instead of using the racquetball court as teams have in the past.“Not only is it a good collaborative space, but it will also be a space where you’ll see a lot of activity, which will potentially motivate students, employees and faculty,” Bowman said. “It will be a lively space.”The abundance of windows incorporated in the building will help add to the liveliness of the complex Bowman said – that is what he and the contractors call “daylight harvesting.”“The north [side] will have more than the south,” he said. “That’s because the south side is where the sun is, less windows will ensure the building doesn’t gain too much heat.”Even the structure of the building specifically allows for more activity he said.“The design of the building itself has a major north-south spine which lines up with the entry to the athletic fields and LeMans tower,” he said. “So when students park in that North parking, you have the option to walk through the building to get to campus which is part of the activity.”Bowman said what he is looking forward to most is seeing the transformation and the community’s reactions.“I’m on my sixth group of people touring through the building,” he said. “I enjoy doing that and seeing their eyes light up and the excitement in their faces.”All are able to enjoy the transformation both on and off campus through two cameras that have been mounted on campus. To view the progress, visit the Saint Mary’s Athletics page under the “Renovations” tab.Tags: angela athletic and wellness complex, Saint Mary’s Construction, Weigand Construction Colast_img read more