To support projects which encourage local people to be active, learn and play together.
This project proposes to buy land in the first phase of our overall project. In the second phase we will develop a small scale community gym and bike repair workshop on a currently unkempt brownfield site in Lord Street. We have successfully gained funding from the Urban Village fund for this. The land purchase was not included in this overall funding and the local group would like the community to help support this purchase. As little as £2 could go a long way in securing this land for the project. Thank you! This project will provide a shared space and help to develop community facilities that can be used to bring a diverse range of community organisations and individuals together through an innovative health & wellbeing and personal skills development programme of activities.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The purpose of this project is to purchase land for the development of a community gym & bike repair workshop. The proposed location is in inner east Belfast and the Diamond project managed by CharterNI has an already established cross-community network with other community organisations from across the East Belfast area. The project is located in an area characterised with some of the highest levels of multiple deprivation and in particular the Health/Disability deprivation measure in the Mount 1 SOAs is 51% The main focus of the overall project will be the delivery of activities that will primarily improve the health and wellbeing of participating groups and organisations, through an ongoing programme of activity. This space will be for wider community use, ranging from children to elderly residents to those with diverse ethnic backgrounds. The project will lead to an improved sense of community, by tackling isolation and intergenerational disconnection.
Steps to get it done:
The Urban Village fund has committed to support the 2nd phase of the project. This will involve the building of a community gym and bike workshop. The funding for the gym and workshop is in excess of £200,000 this will be a massive project for this local community and will really lift the area.
About the space
Brown Field site in Kingswood street / Lord street
Belfast City Council