Development Trusts NI

United Kingdom

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Charles Fisher

Development Trusts N.I. (DTNI) was established in 2010.DTNI is a member-led organisation with a board of directors drawn from its membership and a small staff team. DTNI aims to promote asset led development and community enterprise in the third sector.

DTNI works for and with others in pursuit of social justice and in building strong and sustainable organisations. We are committed to support the establishment of a successful Development Trust in every community that wants one across Northern Ireland.  We believe that assets and enterprise offer community and voluntary organisations a firm foundation for development and growth affording an organisation both the flexibility and stability needed to become sustainable. Our committment to asset ownership reflects our belief that sustainable development is best achieved by facilitating more community ownership, social business development and by promoting participative community led regeneration.

Our vision for Northern Ireland is founded in community empowerment through such asset ownership, helping communities take control of their futures. We are committed to engendering social enterprise that allows community organizations to become sustainable, providing members with the resource base necessary to develop new opportunities and meet existing and future service needs of the communities of place and interest they represent.

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The IOSH-accredited Managing Safely course is a risk management based health and safety course ideal for those responsible for managing community-owned buildings.


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DTNI today officially launches a membership recruitment drive. DTNI like its sister organisation in Scotland, England & Wales will be a member led organisation and will involve members in designing and developing the network they need.


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Call for applications. Are you interested in acquiring a surplus public sector asset? Be that land or building, we'd like to hear from you. See online for further details


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The CAT is finally out of the bag!

‘Community Asset Transfer’ that is. The Department for Social Development has made public for consultation its proposals to support ‘Community Asset Transfer in Northern Ireland (CAT NI).

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