The institute is a proud member of The IDEAS Network, committed to the promotion of Global Education. As such, we actively promote the good of every person whilst acknowledging and respecting our differences be they cultural, economic, political, social or spiritual. For more, including FREE CPD opportunities in Global Learning CLICK HERE.
Our courses for young people are widely recognized as complementing and enhancing a values based education. Our programmes help build teams, teach new skills and have fun, whilst challenging young people to reflect on the issues of an increasingly complex world.
We offer a portfolio of Professional and Personal Development opportunities for schools. These programmes provide staff with practical strategies for dealing with difficult issues whilst allowing them time to reflect on their own practice.
The centre offers a range of personal and professional development opportunities. These can be tailored to suit needs ranging from aspects of spiritual reflection to leading and managing people.
Our Anti-Sectarian Project is supported by funding from the Scottish Government. The project’s aim is to listen and respond to the voices of the Catholic community on sectarianism.
Our purpose built facilities are suitable for residential meetings and day conferences. A number of meeting rooms complement the main conference room which can accommodate up to 80 people: all rooms come with state of the art AVA facilities.
Conforti Institute: Overview
Named after Guido Maria Conforti, founder of the Xaverian Missionaries in 1895, the Conforti Institute is an educational initiative of the Xaverian Missionaries. The Xaverians are an international missionary congregation working in over twenty countries in four continents.
At our modern centre in Coatbridge, we work with young people, community groups and teachers; we also provide curriculum advice and access to a wide range of resources, both material and online.
We offer courses and training based around different themes such as poverty, social justice and global development.
We also provide CPD training and Youth Ministry programmes, as well as education services for all types of religious and church groups. All courses can be tailored to your individual needs.
Our large, purpose-built centre has en-suite accommodation for up to 70 guests and we have a large conference room that can hold up to 100 people, with on-site IT facilities. A full in-house catering facility is available.
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We Are Grateful For Funding Received From
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Big Lottery Fund awarded Conforti Institute the sum of £9,821 from their Awards for All programme to undertake our Global Garden project. The funds were used to redevelop the garden area at the centre to allow us to carry out some of our activities outside, particularly when we are working with school groups, and provide those who use the centre with a lovely space to relax when they visit. We are very grateful to Big Lottery Fund for their support.
If you would like some information on how to apply to Awards for All for funds to help your project please see the guidance on the Big Lottery Fund’s website www.awardsforall.org.uk.
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Conforti Institute is one of a range of projects aimed at tackling sectarianism in communities across Scotland who were given funding totalling more than £3 million by The Scottish Government. The funding was allocated following a robust assessment process supported by the independent expert group set up to look at sectarian issues in Scotland.
Conforti Institute received £205,856 from The Scottish Government to deliver work with the Catholic community and joint activity with agencies from other Christian religions. This has allowed us to set up and run our Anti-Sectarian Project.
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People’s Postcode Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. We received funding from the Trust to support our Cooking Pots Project which gave local people the opportunity to come along to the centre and take part in a healthy lifestyle project.
To find out more about applying for People’s Postcode Trust funding and the projects which the Trust supports visit their website www.postcodetrust.org.uk.