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Level 1 BCPP funding awarded to groups

Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) is delighted to announce the seven successful applicants in the latest round of Level One funding for the Building the Community-Pharmacy Partnership (BCPP) programme. 

BCPP is a partnership between CDHN and the Health and Social Care Board. 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.

The groups and pharmacies to benefit from the funding of £2,500 for each project are as follows:

  • The Bridges NI and Paul Donaghy Pharmacy, Dungannon
  • Glass Pharmacy and Carntogher Community Association, Maghera 
  • Hanwood Trust and Medicare, Belfast
  • Leonard Cheshire and Windsor Pharmacy, Belfast
  • Lisburn Downtown Centre and Boots Chemist, Lisburn
  • Traad, Ballyronan & Ballinderry District Community Development Association and O’Brien’s Pharmacy, Magherafelt
  • Youth Sport Omagh and Slevin’s Chemist, Omagh

Kathy Martin, Strategic Impact Manager, said ‘We are delighted to fund an additional seven BCPP Level 1 projects. It is encouraging and exciting to see that, even after 20 years of BCPP, we continue to connect with organisations who are completely new to the programme. Our Level 1 projects are an ideal way to develop new relationships and ideas that can be further developed into a Level 2 application of £12,000.’

Kathy continued ‘It is not surprising that the common theme in all the successful applications is addressing social isolation. Using community development approaches to tackling health inequalities in health continues to be at the forefront of our BCPP work as we support groups emerging from this pandemic.’

The next Level 2 funding round is due to close on 18 November. Future funding round closing dates and application packs are available here.