Growing RespectOur Growing Respect programme works with young people in local community groups to help them develop their cultural diversity, respect and understanding. It tackles key issues, such as race, sectarianism and inequality. We use sports and outdoor gardening activities to highlight the importance of working as a team, encourage 'fair play' and generate awareness and understanding of good relations.
The programme will include 11 physical activity lessons and six Growing Together gardening sessions, as well as cultural relations workshops. Volunteers from the local community will work with the young people in the gardening element of the programme.
The 17-week programme begins in February each year and will work with 20 community groups and more than 200 people of all ages from across Belfast.
The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, through the EU's PEACE III Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.
Get involved in the 2013 programmeGrowing respect is open to young people aged nine to 15 years old.
If you would like your community group to get involved in the 2013 Growing Respect programme, please complete our expression of interest form and email it to Martina McKnight - firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call us on 028 9045 8024.
- Download a Growing Respect expression of interest form (Word - 238KB)