The Honourable
The Irish Society

Committed to serving the community

Building Communities Resource Centre, Ballymoney

Established in 2001, Building Communities Resource Centre (BCRC) supports community and civil society organisations through diverse projects and programmes including social, cultural and economic development to benefit people in the Causeway Coast & Glens area.  Working for social injustice, integration, co-operation, shared education, cultural heritage, social affairs, marginalised groups, dialogue and peace and reconciliation, BCRC’s Ethnic Communities Project team sought financial assistance with the delivery of its ‘Creative Cultures’ programme and refurbishment of its designated ‘Safe Space’.  Cllr Callaghan spoke highly of the organisation’s work and, acknowledging that community development and cohesion was a crucial part of BCRC’s ethos, the Committee agreed an Irish Society grant of £1,500 for facilitators to run four workshops (delivered by BCRC’s Cultural Ambassadors); materials for each session; and two sofas, soft furnishings, pictures and paint to upgrade the Centre’s ‘Safe Space’.