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BCPP Project Examples

Sharing the learning

The Respect Youth Project was set up in 2012 with the aim of using sport to engage with young people to help create safer, stronger and more respectful communities. The work of Respect has been widely acknowledged as a model of good practice in using sport as a way of addressing social issues in Northern Ireland. The project is run totally by volunteers.

Breaking down barriers

Millburn Community Association is a voluntary organisation working across the Causeway Coast & Glens area. It offers various clubs, sporting activities and wellbeing projects to the community as well as an Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club supporting the local veteran community with activities.

Singing for health

The Right Key (TRK) is a musical performance Community Interest Company with a vision to bring about positive social change for people at the margins of society.

Overwhelmingly Positive Experience

WOMEN’STEC is the largest quality provider of training for women in non-traditional skills in Northern Ireland. The organisation supports women into industries where females are underrepresented and uses hands on trade skills as a framework for participants’ personal development.

A Lifeline during the pandemic

Cloughfin Community Association works for the benefit of local people and provides activities for all ages of people. Activities include dancing classes, crafts and historical projects as well as the promotion of health. The community building - an old primary school - is the only meeting place in this isolated rural area.

It takes a village…

Having had the opportunity to pilot a BCPP Level 1 health literacy project previously, the organisation partnered with Stephanie Haughey of McCartan’s Pharmacy to apply for a Level 2 grant.

Making Positive Health Choices

FutureProof offers support, advice and education on a wide range of health and social issues for young people aged 11-25 across the Banbridge and Craigavon area. The daily drop-in service ensures that young people always have somewhere to go for support and health advice.

Taking Collective Action

Valley Rangers Football Club operating within the rural Kilkeel area of the Mournes creates an opportunity for their members (aged five to adults) to be supported on their football journey. The Club is in a unique position to engage with males about their health and wellbeing on a regular basis.

Health Awareness Promotes Inclusion (HAPI) Programme

Women’s Centre Derry aims to combat poverty and promote prosperity in disadvantaged communities through empowerment and education. The Centre provides a safe, secure and enabling environment for women and supports them to achieve their full potential.

The Community Pharmacy - an invaluable service

Richmount Rural Community Association is based in Co Armagh and is strongly committed to targeting health inequalities. This large rural area has a substantial number of people in the over 60 age group and the Association encourages people to take responsibility for their own health through various initiatives.