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Supporting Ballymena Groups through our Workspace Community Fund

We recently awarded Workspace Community Fund grants to six community projects in the Ballymena area where we have two offices; Dunclug Partnership, The Hope Centre, 1+1 Project, Ballykeel1 Moving Forward Community Group, Harryville Partnership Initiative and Turning Point NI.

Laurence O’Kane, The Workspace Group (centre) with representatives from Ballymena community groups who recently received grants from the Workspace Community Fund.
(L-R) Kevin McCrudden, Dunclug Partnership, Andrew McCutcheon, Network Personnel, Adele Winning, The Hope Centre, Natasha Taylor, 1+1 Project, Laurence O’Kane, The Workspace Group, Chris Bowyer, Ballykeel1 Moving Forward Community Group, Gary McAllister, Harryville Partnership Initiative and Bronagh McErlean, Network Personnel

The Workspace business model sees us operate commercial businesses which generate surpluses, part of which are used to fund projects in our local area such as our local recreation centre and After School Club. We also provide support directly to local community or voluntary groups to enable projects that otherwise just wouldn’t happen through our Workspace Community Fund. This reflects what Workspace is about since it was founded – helping the local community in a practical way.

We are delighted to be able to offer this support to community and voluntary groups in areas where we have offices such as Ballymena.  Through our training and employability company Network Personnel we offer support to individuals and families aged 16+ helping them access training, develop their skills and find and sustain employment.