As part of the Communities in Transition Project, the list below provides a summary of projects commissioned by The Executive Office thus far. Please note this list will be updated regularly as contracts are awarded. 

Project Title

Delivery Partner

Target Area

Project Description

Youth Engagement activity in support of Participatory Design

Youth Work Alliance

Lower Falls, Twinbrook, Poleglass, Upper Springfield, Turf Lodge and Ballymurphy in West Belfast

Creggan and Brandywell in Derry/Londonderry

Antiville and Kilwaughter in Larne and Northland and Castlemara in Carrickfergus

A youth project delivered in each of the listed target areas working with young people who are at risk of being drawn into paramilitarism or criminality. The project aims to engage young people in activities to promote positive citizenship, responsible decision making and youth participation. Through the project, young people will engage with statutory bodies and other stakeholders on issues they find relevant to ongoing paramilitarism and criminality. Young people will be supported to build their capacity and their own personal development through leading on the planning and delivery of a social action project to make a positive difference in their communities and will also make recommendations for further activity to be delivered with young people through the Communities in Transition Project.

Community Connect

Ards Development Bureau & Community Network

North Down

This project brings together local residents, community and voluntary sector organisations and statutory agencies to participate in activities to support community development and local networking. The aim of this project is to build relationships between residents and statutory service providers and to connect individuals to opportunities in their area.  The focus of these activities is on volunteering opportunities, health and wellbeing, employment and training, cultural exchange and community safety. The learning gleaned from this project will highlight local capacity building needs and will inform further activity commissioned in the area through the Communities in Transition Project.

Environment and culture activity in support of Participatory Design

Dove House Community Trust

Creggan and Brandywell in Derry/Londonderry

This project involves working with young people from the target area who are at risk of being drawn into paramilitarism or criminality. This project focuses specifically on the issue of the bonfire and seeks to engage those involved in organising the bonfire to participate in activities to explore the history, tradition and culture of bonfire building; the linkage of the bonfire to their sense of identity, ownership, pride and commemoration within the community, and the wider impact of the bonfire on their community. Through this project, participants will develop critical thinking skills, build resilience and increase their awareness of key influences in their lives and how their actions influence others within their community. Through the project, young people will engage with statutory bodies and other stakeholders on bonfire-related issues. Young people will be supported to build their capacity and their own personal development through leading on the planning and delivery of a social action project to make a positive difference in their community.

 

Environment and culture activity in support of Participatory Design

Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre

New Lodge in North Belfast

This project involves working with young people from the target area who are at risk of being drawn into paramilitarism or criminality. This project focuses specifically on the issue of the bonfire and seeks to engage those involved in organising the bonfire to participate in activities to explore the history, tradition and culture of bonfire building; the linkage of the bonfire to their sense of identity, ownership, pride and commemoration within the community, and the wider impact of the bonfire on their community. Through this project, participants will develop critical thinking skills, build resilience and increase their awareness of key influences in their lives and how their actions influence others within their community. Through the project, young people will engage with statutory bodies and other stakeholders on bonfire-related issues. Young people will be supported to build their capacity and their own personal development through leading on the planning and delivery of a social action project to make a positive difference in their community.

Community Vision Pilot

Gasyard Wall Féile

Creggan and Brandywell in Derry/Londonderry

This is an arts-based pilot project which applies a creative approach to ways through which people can get involved in active citizenship in their communities. The purpose of the pilot project is to build the capacity of participants to meaningfully engage in activities which support the transition of their community into safe and confident community free from paramilitarism and organised criminality. Participants will volunteer at local cultural events, will complete an OCN level 2 Award in Event Management or Film and Video Production and will produce a final showcase to demonstrate their learning and contributions throughout the project. Through taking part in this project participants will build their capacity to design and deliver local arts-based cultural events and will be a positive influence within their community.

Community Vision Pilot

Ballymac Friendship Trust

The Mount and Ballymacarrett in East Belfast

This is an arts-based pilot project which applies a creative approach to ways through which people can get involved in active citizenship in their communities. The purpose of the pilot project is to build the capacity of participants to meaningfully engage in activities which support the transition of their community into safe and confident community free from paramilitarism and organised criminality. Through the medium of Forum Theatre, participants will take part in a shared exploration of issues influencing and/or inhibiting active citizenship in the area. Participants will collaborate in the development of a Forum Theatre production which will be performed to a live audience and will frame discussion around the impact of paramilitarism on the local area and pathways for transition. Through this project, participants will increase their confidence, build resilience and gain new skills in critical reflection and Forum Theatre.

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