CANI News Splash, June 2020 Edition 2

Use of the Outdoors

We all want to enjoy the outdoors with our families and friends.

Alongside Government protocols and public health guidelines, here are some tips to help us all to make decisions using our own sound judgement, continue to be considerate to others and not put stresses on the NHS and other Emergency Services, so we can all:



For ideas of places to visit close to you and information about whether the facilities are open please see the links on the CANI website here.

In addition, to help you explore the beautiful outdoors from your door and get outside without leaving a trace this weekend, take a look at Ordnance Survey’s helpful resources, please click here

Board Apprentice 2020

For details on how to apply see here.

Leadership Provider Roles

Applications are now open to become a Leadership Provider.  Applications will close at 12 noon on Tuesday 23rd June 2020.

For further details please click here.

Child Safeguarding 

Expert by Lived Experience 

Today, she is one of the leading voices against sexual abuse and harassment in sport  across the world. As a child Karen Leach was a talented swimmer with strong aspirations and a realistic chance of representing Ireland at the Olympic Games. Then, everything changed.

Since the publication of her story in the book Deep Deception, Irelands Swimming Scandals, Karen has been speaking out against sexual abuse in sport and advocating on behalf of athletes.

She is working to increase awareness and encourage safer spaces for athletes. To that end, she works regularly with national and international organizations, both in advisory and public speaking capacities.

Karen is an accredited psychotherapist. Through this avenue, she has been able to help and support others, including those who have suffered abuse.

Click here to listen to Karen.

Pride Sports Webinars

Please see information on the Sport NI website on a number of webinars that Pride Sports are running through the month of June- Pride month to help sports organisations become a more welcoming environment for the LGBT+ community here.

Funding Opportunities

Hope for Youth NI- Up to £5k

Grants are available for cross-community projects that give disadvantaged young people (aged 11-18) in Northern Ireland the opportunity to work together on practical projects that foster teamwork, creativity and personal development, especially within the arts or in the great outdoors.  The deadline for applications is 31st July 2020.  Further details are available here.

Rank Foundation – Pebbles Grant- Up to £1k

Funding is available through the Rank Foundation for charities for projects that benefit UK residents in UK communities. The application deadlines are July and November 2020.  Find out more here.