Alongside the EU PEACE IV-funded Forth Meadow Community Greenway capital project, we are developing an exciting programme of community activity and events linked to key sections of the greenway will help bring communities together on common ground and promote use of this new shared space.
Activities that will make up the Shared Spaces and Services programme include:
- shared history, heritage and identity sessions - where local people will come together to share little known facts, stories and yarns about their local areas. These stories will be used on interpretative panels along the Greenway and compiled into a booklet
- volunteer programme – we’ll give 60 local people the opportunity to train as volunteer ambassadors, cycle or walking leads, history tour guides and nature guides
- youth engagement activities - we’ll give young people, from all community backgrounds, the opportunity to discuss and address issues that affect them, with the aim of helping them make informed decisions about the future.
- shared community events – events such as family fun days in parks connected to the greenway including Forthriver, Glencairn, Woodvale and Falls.
- alternative learning sessions – activities on the environment, biodiversity and nature will be available to schools and groups
- community led activity – community groups that get involved with the development and use of the greenway will have the opportunity to avail of up to £4,000 of funding, through a resource allocation, to deliver community led activity along the greenway.
We’re delivering the project thanks to funding from the EU’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).
Match-funding will be provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development in Ireland. The redevelopment of Springfield Dam Park received additional funding from the Department for Communities.
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