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£30,000 of funding announced for pharmacy and community working…

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.

BCPP is a partnership between CDHN and the Health and Social Care Board. The programme aims to promote and support local communities to work in partnership with community pharmacists to address local health and social wellbeing needs using a community development approach.

BCPP projects are very diverse and engage with many different communities on a variety of issues such as poverty, bereavement, mental and physical health. The programme brings people, communities and pharmacy together to achieve positive change using their own knowledge, skills and lived experience around issues they face in their own lives.

Kathy Martin, Strategic Impact Manager, said ‘I was very impressed with the quality and diversity of applications. It is great to see applications from organisations that are new to the programme, as well as returning projects building on past partnerships. BCPP offers a unique opportunity for communities and pharmacy to identify local assets and build capacity in their communities.’

The groups to benefit from the funding are as follows:

  • Contact
  • Newry Helping the Homeless
  • Kingdom Youth Club
  • Voices Women’s Group
  • Cullybackey Community Partnership
  • Owenkillew Community Development Association
  • Toome Men’s Shed
  • Women’s Tec
  • Oasis Caring in Action
  • Rural Health Partnership
  • Mid & East Antrim Agewell Partnership (MEAAP)
  • The Right Key
  • Autism Support, Kilkeel
  • Compass Advocacy Network (CAN)
  • Ted Clarke Memorial Trust
  • Recycled Teenagers
  • Home Start Newry and Mourne
  • The Hope Centre
  • Richmount Rural Community Association
  • T1dcat
  • Ashes to Gold/Oasis
  • Aghagallon Community Centre
  • PIPS

Application packs will be available in December 2018 for the next round of Level 2 funding and in January 2019 for Level 1 funding.  

For further information, please contact a member of our BCPP team on 028 3026 4606 or email