Welcome to Forthspring Inter Community Group
What is Forthspring?
Established in 1997, Forthspring Inter Community Group (Forthspring) is an inclusive and innovative organisation based in a shared space at the Springfield/Woodvale interface in Belfast. Forthspring’s participants come from the Shankill/Woodvale and Clonard areas of north and west Belfast. The Northern Ireland Statistics Research Agency Multi Deprivation Measures 2017 report (available here: https://www.nisra.gov.uk/sites/nisra.gov.uk/files/publications/NIMDM17-%20with%20ns.pdf ) lists the Woodvale 1 and Clonard 1 Super Output Areas (SOAs) as the 8th and 50th most deprived SOAs out of 890 in Northern Ireland and 4th and 29th out of 174 SOAs in Belfast.
We seek to enhance life opportunities and to enable sustained relationships within and across comunities through a diverse range of programmes and activities.
We facilitate and encourage many groups to use our space, from gardening groups to tea-dancers and we manage a strong portfolio of projects, including work with local primary schools and youth work. We also provide affordable childcare for local families. Our work promotes dialogue and relationship building between divided communities along Belfast’s biggest peace wall.
Ambitious and sustainable partnership is key to our work, and we are thankful for the many stakeholders that work with us in order to achieve our mission.
We are always looking for volunteers to help with our various projects, so if you’re interested in getting in touch, drop us a message on the Contact Us page above or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org – thank you!