Belfast Church Wins First Ever UK Christian Social Action Award

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The winners of the first ever Christian Funders’ Forum (CFF) Christian social action awards, which includes a local church from East Belfast, were announced at a special ceremony last night – Wednesday 12 November. This ground–breaking event, held in the historic Guards Room at Lambeth Palace in London, also recognised and celebrated the teams behind these key projects, which have been implemented to serve their communities around the UK.

Members of the Willowfield Parish Community Association, which is based on My Lady’s Road, Belfast, were celebrating last night as they received the award for the Best Transformative Community Project For Vulnerable Young People. They were nominated for the award by funder, The Hinchley Trust. This grass roots community based youth work project, which started in 2002, has since seen thousands of young people engage with their programmes over the years.

The project itself prioritises meeting young people where they are at, whether that’s in schools, on the streets or via a weekly drop in centre, the leaders spend time identifying with the young people themselves what the social and personal issues are that may be affecting them on a day–to–day basis. They then look to address these needs whether it’s low …read more

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