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£100,000 awarded in the second round of the Elevate Mentoring & Grants Programme

We are delighted to announce the 34 successful applicants under the second round of the Elevate Mentoring & Grants Programme. This programme offers a range of training, networking and support opportunities as well as a grant of up to £5,000.

We had some really innovative applications for the Elevate funding and all of the successful groups will use community development approaches to better understand health inequalities at a local level.

An Tobar CIC, Newry
Annsborough Community Forum, Castlewellan
Ballykinlar & Tyrella Community Association, Ballykinlar
Ballymena South Community Cluster, Ballymena
Ballynafeigh Community Development Association, Belfast
Belfast and Lisburn Womens Aid, Belfast
Brain Injury Foundation, Camlough
Castlewellan & Annsborough Angling Club, Castlewellan
Castlewellan Residents Group, Castlewellan
Causeway Rural & Urban Network (CRUN), Coleraine
CHARIS Cancer Care, Cookstown
Churches Trust Derry, Derry/Londonderry
Compass Advocacy Network Ltd (CAN), Ballymoney
Cumman Bhaile an Mhota, Dun Padraig
Downpatrick Community Collective, Downpatrick
Drumgath Ladies Group, Rathfriland
Dungannon MS, Dungannon
Flourish, Belfast
Friends of Sliabh Fuait, Tassagh
Irvinestown Wanderers, Irvinestown
Kesh Courthouse, Kesh
Kildress GAC, Cookstown
Loughinisland GAC, Downpatrick
Mencap, Belfast
Mid Ulster Victims Empowerment (MUVE), Cookstown
Moving Forward Together (MFT), Antrim
Pepper Johns, Downpatrick
Sir Hans Sloane Centre, Killyleagh
South Armagh Rural Women’s Network (SARWN), Crossmaglen
South Lough Neagh Regeneration, Maghery
St Colman’s GAC, Drumaness
St John’s GAC, Castlewellan
Strangford Residents’ Association, Strangford
Voice of Young People in Care (VOYPIC), Belfast

The Mentoring Organisations in each Trust area are Mid and East Antrim Agewell Partnership (MEAAP) for the Northern Trust area, Co Down Rural Community Network (CDRCN) for the South Eastern Trust area, ARC Healthy Living Centre for the Western Trust area, Bolster Community (formerly SPACE) for the Southern area and Women’s Tec for the Belfast Trust area. Successful groups will benefit from the support of the mentoring organisations in their local area to take forward their applications.

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