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Communities can take control, solve problems and become self-reliant if they have the right support – that’s where Groundwork comes in.

Everyone has the right to live in a safe and inclusive society and Groundwork Northern Ireland helps those who strive for this goal.

Giving people the skills, tools, confidence and practical assistance necessary to fulfil potential, reduce poverty and to improve the quality of life for everyone.

Tackling poverty – building skills

Groundwork Northern Ireland can:
•    Provide work experience, practical qualifications and basic skills training through our Green Jobs Programme.
•    Work with businesses and social enterprises to bring new vibrancy to bring underused or derelict buildings back into productive use.
•    Help bring vibrancy back to our town centres by tackling dereliction and encouraging economic growth
•    Provide supported volunteering opportunities.

Improving Health and Well Being

Groundwork Northern Ireland can:
•    Provide training in horticulture and healthy living
•    Engage communities in practical activities to improve health and wellbeing, as well as the physical environment
•    Provide educational programmes for schools, with a particular focus on the Forest Schools Programme, Grow Your Own activities and enhancing school grounds.

Building confidence and relationships

Groundwork Northern Ireland can:
•    Support confidence building and skills development within and between communities through mentoring and training
•    Broker relationship building within and mediate between communities in conflict
•    Facilitate partnership working between communities and statutory bodies
•    Provide a safe and secure cityside venue for events, seminars and training at our Duncairn Gardens Conference Centre
•    Engage young people in building a positive future for their neighbourhoods

To talk to us about helping improve your local community, please contact us on 028 90 749494.