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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. We seek to enhance life opportunities and to enable sustained relationships through a varied range of programmes and activities.
We facilitate and encourage many groups to use our space, from gardening to tea-dancers and we manage a strong portfolio of projects; including work with local primary schools, youth work and providing economic childcare for families.
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 Get in Touch page above or contact: [email protected] - thank you!
Since the middle of March 2020, Forthspring has been closed to Centre users. Two projects:
- Youth Matters
- Moving Up Moving On (MUMO)
have been providing digital services since the building closed. Springers was closed between the middle of March and the beginning of August. It is now open again, providing an affordable, quality after schools service to children aged four to eleven.
Management within Forthspring is reviewing the situation on a continual basis, studying government guidelines to assess when it will be safe to bring our valued user groups back in the building.
Forthspring is delighted to have received funding from the National Lottery's Covid Emergency Fund to help sustain the organisation in these uncertain times. This funding has included new computers; activities during lockdown; costs towards developing the garden; additional counsellor hours, including a full time counsellor in each partner school for two weeks in September 2020 and funding to develop the website.