The Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) is Northern Ireland’s leading organisation working to empower communities and tackle health inequalities using community development.


The next round of BCPP Level 1 funding has just opened with a closing date of 2 May 2019. The grant award for Level 1 has just been increased to £2,500 and these projects will run for a maximum of six months.  Applying for a Level 1 grant gives partners the opportunity to experience a BCPP project over six sessions and explore if a Level 2 project application is the next step.

CDHN is pleased to announce that the next round of Building Community-Pharmacy Partnership (BCPP) Level 2 funding has just opened with a closing date of 28 February 2019.

According to the National Childbirth Trust (NCT), the first 1,000 days of a child’s life are the most important.  NCT is the UK’s largest charity of parents, they provide information and support during pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood.  The organisation offers a range of services including a telephone helpline, breastfeeding peer support, antenatal education, Bumps and Babies as well

Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) is delighted to disclose the list of successful applicants in the latest round of Level 2 funding for the Building the Community-Pharmacy Partnership (BCPP) programme.  Funding was offered to 23 projects throughout Northern Ireland with all due to commence in January 2019.

This week, Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) celebrated funding their 800th Building the Community-Pharmacy Partnership (BCPP) project.

This milestone coincided with BCPP having invested a total of £5.3 million in grants to bring community and pharmacy together to tackle health inequalities.

At CDHN we were delighted by the successes of so many of the Pharmacists who have been involved with BCPP.  At both the Pharmacy in Focus Awards and NI Healthcare Awards we nominated our Pharmacists for all the excellent work that they do in their BCPP projects and we delighted to see so many of them named as finalists.

We recently brought CDHN members together to hear how some of our BCPP projects have engaged with their local communities.

The ‘How Engaging?’ event showcased three projects - Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum, Carrick YMCA and Ballee Pharmacy, Ballymena.

BCPP projects met recently at NICVA for a session on Group Work Skills. Both pharmacists and community workers spent the day completing tasks and bringing new skills to working with the groups within their projects.

BCPP have produced a summary document evidencing the impact of the BCPP programme...