Initiatives Directory

Food Focus

A number of small ad-hoc initiatives were already taking place in the Knocknaheeny / Hollyhill area and a lot of ground work had been carried out to identify gaps and identify work that should take place to ensure a positive food and healthy eating experience is an achievable and long term goal for people living…

Food Garden Project

The Food Garden Project is unique in bringing these two community groups together to work towards enhancing the participants’ understanding of nutrition, healthy eating and self-sufficiency through growing fruit and vegetables and developing cookery skills. The Food Garden Project’s aim is to support participants to grow, prepare and cook a range of fruit and vegetables…

Healthy Eating Education Programme

Many residents of the Mission are struggling to live on low incomes but still need to eat well and eat healthily. The East Belfast Mission Healthy Eating Education Programme provides healthy nutritious food for residents and ex-residents of their homeless shelter. This project also provides health and diet sessions and cookery demonstrations to residents and…

Limerick Seed to Plate

The aim of the project is to address an identified need in the community, promoting healthy eating and organic home-gardening practices. Building on the success of a pilot intergenerational project entitled ‘Through the Years’, it became apparent that gardening related activities could be implemented and promoted on a larger scale, reaching the wider community, groups…

Food for Life

The Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum (Healthy Living Centre) delivers a range of healthy eating programmes including demonstration and practical cooking activities as well as education based activities and information. Food for life brings together a range of community and statutory workers who are tasked with the improvement of health within the local community. They…

KASI Community Garden

  KASI acquired a site from Killarney Parish for a community garden project. The community garden provides a form of activity through volunteerism for asylum seekers in direct provisions who are not allowed to work. The participants will focus on growing crops and developing the garden which will facilitate interaction between the target groups and…

Building a Transition Community

Footprints is developing a Transition Community Initiative which will be another distinct area of work within the Healthy Living Project, as part of the group’s ongoing endeavours to influence change within the Colin community, tackling health inequalities. The Building a Transition Community Initiative oversees the development of the grounds at Footprints Women’s Centre and offers…