New Projects Across Northern Ireland Benefit from Belfast Harbour Community Awards

Belfast Harbour is delighted to announce the latest organisations supported through the second round of their Community Awards.

Belfast Harbour is delighted to announce support for a range of exciting community programmes and projects funded by the second round of their Community Awards.

Launched in Spring last year, the Belfast Harbour Community Awards provide community organisations, charities and non-for-profit groups registered in Northern Ireland with the opportunity to apply for individual grants of up to £2,500, with a total of £50,000 of funding awarded in 2021.

The second round of funding was distributed amongst fifteen diverse organisations across the region, to support a wide range of activities such as mental health initiatives, sports programmes, educational projects, and even an environmental conservation project which will see recreational anglers working to identify critically endangered marine species along the east coast and Belfast Lough areas of Northern Ireland.

Among the organisations to have benefitted in the last round of the 2021 Awards were Goliath Trust, Eastside Partnership, Ulster GAA, Monkstown Village Initiatives, Hanwood Centre, Sea2it, Bloomfield FC, St Matthew’s FC, Cregagh Wanderers FC, Springfield FC, Kith & Kin Financial Wellbeing, Merville Ju-Jitsu, Gaelchursai, Queerspace and South Eastern Regional College (Newcastle CARE project).

The grants, which are awarded twice a year through the Community Awards, are a key part of Belfast Harbour’s ongoing commitment to being a socially responsible Port, and building partnerships with organisations which support communities, the environment and the development of employability and skills.

Jenni Barkley, Communications and Corporate Responsibility Manager at Belfast Harbour said,

“During this funding round, we were excited by the variety of projects proposed by the organisations who applied for the Awards, from tackling anti-social behaviour, to supporting LGBT community activities, to educating young people on financial life skills. Each organisation is doing important work within their communities and we are delighted to work closely with the passionate and dedicated teams to support on such a wide selection of projects, from local grassroots schemes to regionwide programmes.

“Since the Belfast Harbour Community Awards were launched last year, we have funded over 25 community projects across Northern Ireland, providing grants totalling £50,000 that are making a real difference to people.  We look forward to supporting future projects through the Awards, investing in our communities, protecting our environment and supporting our people.”