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Funding for pharmacies and communities to work together…

Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) is delighted to announce the successful applicants in the latest round of Building the Community-Pharmacy Partnership (BCPP) Level 1 funding.  The Programme is led by CDHN and funded by the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) and supports communities and Community Pharmacists to work in partnership to address local health and social wellbeing needs using a community development approach. 

The funding of £2,500 each was awarded to 11 projects below: 

  • Ballymartin Community Group and Annalong Pharmacy 

  • Bessbrook Stroke Services and Medical Hall, Newry 

  • Burren Community Forum and Mayobridge Pharmacy 

  • Cloughey & District Community Association and McKeevers Chemist, Kircubbin 

  • Dorsey Senior Citizens and McConvilles Chemist, Crossmaglen 

  • Errigal Ciaran GAA and The Medical Hall, Sixmilecross 

  • Inspire and McKeever’s Chemist, Armagh 

  • Meigh Pharmacy and Clanrye Group, Newry 

  • National Autistic Society, Omagh and Brookmount Pharmacy 

  • Out of the Shadows and Richhill Pharmacy 

  • Strabane & District Caring Services and Medicare Health Centre Pharmacy, Strabane

Kathy Martin, Strategic Impact Manager, said ‘Level 1 projects are BCPP taster projects, they give partners the opportunity to get a flavour of a BCPP project without committing to a full Level 2 project. In Level 1 projects, partners are able to explore how they work together, the management of the project, organising the sessions as well as the evaluation, monitoring and reporting requirements. These projects also allow the partners to work with people in their community to identify the need for a Level 2 project, the topics or issues they would like to explore further and whether there is an interest from people in the community to commit to a full BCPP project.’ 

The next BCPP Level 2 funding round closes on 17 November. If you have an idea for a project and would like to discuss the programme, please call a member of the BCPP team on 028 3026 4606.  Application packs for both Levels are available from