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BCPP Project Examples

Changing Attitudes...

Connect-Ed is a trauma-informed post-primary learning centre, registered as Progeny Teen Support. Situated in the Ballymena area, they work with young people who have been impacted by school attendance difficulties because of anxiety, bullying and trauma. The centre provides a safe space where young people can connect socially and grow in confidence, whilst gaining practical skills to prepare them for life through education and life skills tuition.

Future is looking bright... 

FutureProof work with marginalised youth groups with criminal records who engage in risk-taking behaviours such as substance misuse, sexually active young people, young parents and those facing unemployment. Situated in the Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon (ABC) Council area, FutureProof engages with young people to tackle a range of health and social issues. They have a daily drop-in service, offering support, advice and education.

It takes a village...

Lagan Village Youth and Community Group (LVYCG) aims to inspire, motivate and support local residents. Their core mission is to strengthen local communities to tackle disadvantage and transform people’s lives. Located in East Belfast, in the Woodstock area, LVYCG recognised intense clusters of deprivation in their local community. They offer a range of services to tackle educational disadvantage, improve health deprivation and reduce crime and disorder.

Limavady – Driving new Partnerships 

Limavady Volunteer Centre (LVC) is a member of a bigger umbrella organisation Limavady Community Development Initiative (LCDI) which is located in the Limavady Neighbourhood Renewal Area. LVC manages a volunteer workforce of 70+ pathway volunteers who support all the LCDI projects and other voluntary groups. All the projects are delivered to clients who are among the most vulnerable in our society such children, older people, and adults with learning/physical disabilities.  

CAN and Kennedy’s cover taboo issues with a “CAN do attitude” 

Compass Advocacy Network (CAN) is a user led organisation supporting people with learning disabilities, Autism and mental health issues to be able to realise their potential in work, social and community activities – basically in every aspect of their lives. CAN offers training & employment opportunities via social enterprise programmes and social independence & friendship programmes via their Base opportunities, Best Buddies NI, Hub (youth) and Blast (youth) as well as further projects focused on supporting independence and health & well-being for example.  

A journey of self-discovery through nature 

Ashes to Gold is a mental health support Organisation and works within the local community across the Causeway Coast and Glens district.  Part of their work incorporates GROW which is a garden and natural therapy site delivering programmes and activities to local groups.  These groups include and engage people with a brain injury or with a learning disability.  In addition, they have a new fishing project at Moorbrook Fishery, Castlerock. 

Everybody needs good neighbours!

The Churches Trust based on Spencer road in the heart of Derry/Londonderry was founded by the leaders of the four mainstream Churches over 30 years ago. The Church leaders recognised the level of deprivation in the area and the need for a united response to provide much needed services. The aim of the Churches Trust is to provide quality services that tackle deprivation, health matters focusing on inclusion, equality of opportunity and improving community relations.  

The best therapy life has to offer!

Cycul is a social enterprise organising social cycle events that encourage participation through grass roots engagement. They work with a number of organisations delivering social cycling events providing a safe neutral environment for all ages, genders and backgrounds.

Breaking down barriers

Crisis Café is a mental health service for young people aged 12-18 years providing support on all aspects of emotional and mental wellbeing. It is a youth led service with over 200 ambassadors managed and guided by practitioners with skills in mental health and participation.

Building connections and sharing learning

Waterside Women’s Centre delivers educational and support programmes for women and families from the local communities and provides information on a range of issues with a signposting or referral on system for those who require specialist support.