What's happening in this area?

Community Capacity Building Project

Up! is Greater Shankill Partnerships programme to support the development of community and voluntary sector capacity in the Greater Shankill Area. The programme will provide opportunity for groups to focus on their own needs and development goals and includes an organisational healthcheck, training and support and the opportunity for groups to develop their own project.

Health and Well-being Project

Extern NI are building on their existing community projects in the Shankill to deliver a health and well-being project in partnership with Streetbeat Youth Services. The project will raise awareness of available services in the area and train local people as community health champions and befrienders and offer intervention to those impacted by drugs, alcohol and mental health.

Arts and Culture Project

Greater Shankill Partnership are delivering a programme of arts activity that will increase the capacity of individuals and groups to be the agents of cultural change in their area. There will be provision of training in arts as a pathway into employment or volunteering as well as support for a programme of arts events that will positively showcase the area.

Community Safety Project

NI Alternatives are delivering a project to build on existing community safety work in Shankill, get more people involved in Community Safety activity and promote postive and productive relationships between the community and emergency response services. 

Restorative Practices Project

The STARS (Striving Towards a Restorative Society) is being delivered across all eight CIT areas by Community Restorative Justice Ireland and NI Alternatives. The project aims to increase the use of restorative practices in community settings through provision of training and mentoring support.

What other activities are planned?

Details of upcoming projects can be found on our tender opportunities page.

How can i get involved?

For more information on Communities in Transition projects contact Co-operation Ireland on 028 90321462.

Funded by The Executive Office