Neighbourhood Renewal is a Government Strategy which tackles the worst levels of disadvantage and deprivation in 36 designated Neighbourhood Renewal Areas across Northern Ireland. In North Belfast there are 5 Neighbourhood Renewal Areas that have established Neighbourhood Renewal Partnerships covering a population of over 38,000.
The North Belfast Neighbourhood Renewal Newsletter has been created by North Belfast Partnership in conjunction with Belfast Regeneration Office to showcase the work of community groups within the 5 areas. The partnerships are Ballysillan/Upper Ardoyne, Crumlin/Ardoyne, Inner North, Ligoniel and Rathcoole. The membership of the Partnerships is made up of representatives from local community and voluntary groups, churches, statutory agencies, North Belfast Partnership and Government Departments. The North Belfast Partnership works closely with the Belfast Regeneration Office and community groups in each of the 5 Neighbourhood Renewal Areas and has supported the formation of neighbourhood partnerships and their focus on addressing local needs.
This collaborative work has resulted in each partnership developing action plans to promote the regeneration and improve the quality of life in their respective
neighbourhood renewal area. Over the past number of years Neighbourhood Renewal Partnerships have been delivering on issues identified in action plans. The action plans identified priorities issues in relation to health, youth, education, community and economic development, unemployment and environmental and physical regeneration. A number of community organisations receive funding from the Department for Social Development Neighbourhood Renewal Investment Fund to deliver key services in North Belfast.
The newsletter is published every 6 months and delivered to 21,200 homes across the 5 areas. For further information or to include an article please contact email@example.com or phone (028) 9075 2990.
Past issues of the newsletter can be downloaded from this page on the site: http://www.northbelfastpartnership.com/publications