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DISABILITY SPORT NI

In the summer of 2016 Belfast Harbour partnered with Disability Sport NI to hold four recreational events for people with disabilities and their family and friends. The programme featured a series of four events - two walking/pushing and two cycling, taking in accessible routes encompassing the Belfast Harbour Office, The Lagan Weir Footbridge, Titanic Belfast and Loughshore Park, Jordanstown.


Business in the Community

Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Internship Programme has been developed to tackle the issues graduates face in the current economic climate. A joint initiative between Belfast Harbour, Business in the Community and its member organisations, it aims to help graduates by providing meaningful work placements for underemployed graduates as well as establishing a best practice model for employers. BITC provided meaningful employment for 22 young people in 2015.


Belfast lough sailability

Belfast Harbour supplied Belfast Lough Sailability, an organisation that aims to train, educate and encourage more people with disabilities or disadvantages on to the water, with new lifejackets.


Lyric Theatre

The Lyric Theatre's Blackout was an initiative which aimed to enhance understanding around the issue of young people and juvenile crime through the medium of drama. The project employed 7 emerging actors and artists over a 6 week period who worked in conjunction with young offenders from Hydebank. Some of these young offenders toured with the company and took part in post-show discussions sharing their experiences, in particular their experience with Restorative Justice Programmes, in the hopes to dissuade young people away from crime. The production was performed in 25 schools across Northern Ireland.


Other community organisations supported by belfast harbour this year