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BCPP Project Examples

Building confidence, creating positive change

Owenkillew Community Development Association provides services and activities for the benefit of the community in Gortin village and surrounding areas which have a high level of rural isolation. The group covers areas such as personal development, wellbeing, healthy eating, dance, music and art.

A new lease of life...

The Toome area has a high level of unemployment resulting in health-related inequalities where many men suffer from stress, anxiety, loneliness and a lack of basic skills. Toome Men’s Shed is a safe place for men who share the same problems to come together for support and friendship and also offers woodworking furniture repair within the community.

Healthy steps to ageing

Mid & East Antrim Agewell Partnership (MEAAP) is a local inter-agency-based partnership aimed at improving the lives of older people aged 60 years and over, living in the Ballymena, Larne & Carrickfergus areas.

Improving lives and connections

Men’s Shed Fermanagh is open to men aged 50+ with local members enjoying a range of activities including joinery, gardening, basket weaving and keep fit. Focusing on learning new skills, making new friends and having a bit of craic, the shed is the place to be if you live in the Devenish, Erne and Irvinestown area.

Supporting parents on physical & mental health

Down Right Brilliant is a parent led support group based in Newry working with children and young adults with Down Syndrome offering a Youth Club and Summer Scheme.

Menopause – THE Hot Topic

Rural Health Partnership along with Northern Pharmacies received a Level 2 BCPP grant of £10,000 from CDHN for a Menopause Matters programme. The project aims to support women to cope and manage menopause addressing issues around mental, emotional and physical wellbeing and increasing awareness of the impact of the menopause on those experiencing it.

Learning together...

Ballymena has a high drug and alcohol addictions problem and the Hope Centre is long established and trusted within the community to provide a wide range of support, education and help. The group previously received BCPP funding and included family members and carers alongside their clients. 

Improving health and wellbeing

The Right Key is a not-for-profit musical performance organisation that brings positive social change for people at the margins of society. They deliver ‘singing for health’ workshops to improve the health, wellbeing and quality of life of disadvantaged groups.

Making positive changes

Pink Ladies/Pink Panthers is a cancer support group that has been running for 11 years offering offer support to anyone that has had a cancer diagnosis and also their family and friends. The group provides a range of support services and activities to enable those affected to come to terms with life during and after treatment.

Taking control of health and wellbeing

Cloughfin Community Association (CCA) is a voluntary group founded in May 1987 to address isolation in the area following the closure of Cloughfin Primary School in 1977. Their motto is ‘Live the Life you Love’ and their work includes projects relating to health, sickness and relief of poverty.

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