Forthspring Inter Community Group

Building purchase

Forthspring Inter Community Group is delighted to have been awarded £168,000 towards purchasing the building from the Community Ownership Fund based within the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and supported locally by Development Trusts NI. The amount includes salary and running costs. Forthspring is currently seeking match funding of £35,000 which will hopefully be awarded over the coming months.

This grant will make the organisation more viable and sustainable and give us full control over the building. The building is a former Methodist church which was converted to community use in 1997. The original aim was to create a space, along a contested interface, for people from different communities to come together to learn, play, engage and forge relationships. This aim remains core to Forthspring delivery. We have been in existence for 27 years and, with this grant, look forward to being on a firm footing for the next 27 years to continue delivering cross-community, intercultural programmes with people from the Clonard/Springfield/Shankill/Woodvale communities.

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