Arts & Culture
Colin Neighbourhood Partnership’s arts and cultural events and festivals provide opportunities for residents to get involved in many fun and positive activities. They help to build and foster a sense of pride within the area, which in turn helps residents feel better about where they live.
Community Safety & Environment
We aim to reduce crime and collectively implement and deliver initiatives that help all areas of Colin to become a safer place to live, work, and play while also improving the physical environment in the Colin area by direct contact with partners and outside agencies.
Colin Men’s Shed
The Colin Men’s Shed was set up in 2015 to help support local men to get involved in new and different activities. While also helping to build social connections, networks of friends and share personal experiences on everyday life, it’s also about having a laugh together.
Colin Allotments are a vibrant community allotments project and healthy living centre on the outskirts of Poleglass, West Belfast. The facility offers a range of horticultural courses and cookery classes and is used by schools, community groups, and public bodies to support innovative approaches to health and well-being and community engagement.
Good Morning Colin
The Good Morning Colin Project provides a daily telephone support service for older and vulnerable people across the Colin, Dunmurry and Greater and Rural Lisburn areas.
The project aims to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation by providing opportunities for a chat, to check on client well-being and to signpost to other agencies for additional support.
Good Morning Colin also organise regular cross-community social events and day trips throughout the year to keep our older people active and socially connected within their community.
Colin Carers Group is also facilitated by Good Morning Colin staff and meets weekly every Monday in cloona House 11 am – 1pm
Training and Volunteering
We deliver training workshops and programmes throughout the year on a range of issues people from the community have identified as important. For example, digital skills, health and wellbeing (including holistic), conservation, sustainability and, the environment, safeguarding, first aid, suicide prevention, and support, community development skills, good relations, and more.
Youth Inclusion Project
The Youth Inclusion Project is a group for children aged 7+ with and without disabilities to come together and get involved in youth activities. The project empowers young people to develop their skills and abilities and creates opportunities for them to take part in positive play, learning, leisure, and social activities.