Previous Projects 2017-08-30T11:15:44+00:00

Wider Horizons

1992-2013

Funded by the International Fund for Ireland and supported by the Department of Employment & Learning and FAS, these cross community, cross border ‘Wider Horizons’ programmes worked within and across disadvantaged communities in Greater Belfast and Dublin.  The integrated programme themes were personal and professional development, mutual understanding and diversity and peace-building.

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‘Fusion’ United Youth Pilot

2015-2016

The United Youth Pilot Project, Fusion, was a good relations programme that provided flexible, high-quality, young-person-centred opportunities for 16–24 year olds who are not in education, employment or training. It was a key commitment in the Northern Ireland Executive’s ‘Together: Building a United Community’ Strategy.

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Gener8’ United Youth Pilot

2015-2016

The United Youth Pilot Project, Gener8, was a good relations programme that provided flexible, high-quality, young-person-centred opportunities for 18–24 year olds who are not in education, employment or training. It was a key commitment in the Northern Ireland Executive’s ‘Together: Building a United Community’ Strategy.

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HeadStart

2014

HeadStart was the first pilot of the United Youth programme announced by First Minister Rt Hon Peter D Robinson MLA and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MLA.  50 young people aged 18-24 who were not in employment, education or training participated on the programme.

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Engage Youth

2014

Funded by Belfast City Council Good Relations Fund this short project consisted of 5 train the trainer sessions for 20 individuals engaging with young people in Protestant, Unionist, Loyalist areas of Belfast. The project aimed to increase community capacity to engage young people in relationship building with diverse individuals/groups.

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Communities & Youth Together

2014-2015

Funded by IFI under their Peace Impact Programme and managed by the Community Foundation for N Ireland, Communities and Youth Together involved a partnership with Springboard as lead partner and Carrick Hill Residents Association as community partner.  It was a 12 month programme which worked within and across two Belfast neighbourhoods to provide single identity, mutual understanding, personal and social education and capacity building.

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Pay It Forward with Sport

2013-2014

Funded by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure and delivered by Springboard Opportunities, Pay It Forward with Sport involved young people, aged 18-24, from Neighbourhood Renewal Areas committed to developing a career in Sport as a legacy project of the World Police and Fire Games.

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Holocaust Education Project

2013

Working in partnership with Limavady Borough Council this exciting project worked with a small group to explore the Holocaust and the connection to Northern Ireland.

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Holocaust Educational Project

2013-2014

The Holocaust Educational Projects were 2 exciting projects funded under the European Union’s PEACE III Programme which was managed on behalf of the Special EU Programmes Body by the North East PEACE III Partnership.

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Pathways for Graduates

2012-2014

The Pathways for Graduates project was a European Union Leonardo da Vinci funded initiative which aimed to increase the integration of young graduates into the labour market by producing a multilingual, multicultural training course

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Pathways to Work

2009-2011

Pathways to Work is a European Union Leonardo da Vinci funded initiative resulting in a web based interactive multilingual resource which provides immigrants with the advice and information needed to get a job or move to a better job.

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Global Peacebuilders

2007-2015

Global Peacebuilders was an exciting transnational initiative aimed at sharing practice on peacebuilding approaches from across the world and most particularly learning from the experience of N Ireland.

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Urban Service

2003-2005

Participants worked 4 days/week at host organisation sites and attended training on the 5th day. Participants supported the overall activity of the host organisation and also developed and delivered a project to clients of the host organisation. Each project acted as vehicles to promote the themes of social responsibility and citizenship.

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Millennium Ventures

2000-2002

Through a self designed programme of community research, bursury holders undertook action research and an international study visit around a particular topic or issue to investigate good practice and then implement findings to positively benefit the community.

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Tell It Like It Is

2000

The programme built understanding, knowledge and an appreciation of different cultures in Ireland, North and South through discussions and cultural exchanges using visual, interactive and written materials leading to project outputs of an exhibition, website and video production.

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European Awareness Campaign

1999

Funded by the European Commission DG X/A/5 this year long cross cultural programme involved 200 young people from working class areas of West Belfast, Greater Shankill, Tallaght in Dublin and Turin in Italy.

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Community Leadership Hungary

1998

Funded by the Leonardo programme, this 13 week cross community programme aimed to build the capacity, skills and ability of young people in West Belfast and Shankill to contribute to the development of their own community through skills training, community projects and experiencing community development awareness.

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Community Apprenticeship

1997 – 2001

Funded by Proteus under Peace and Reconciliation programme, these cross community programmes aimed to enhance the skills and abilities of young people from West Belfast and Shankill, within a structured full time work context, leading to employment opportunities and/or community project establishment.

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