Eastside Award for Contribution from a Community Project

Entries were invited from organisations that could demonstrate a contribution to a specific community or across a number of communities in East Belfast in terms of community engagement, provision of services, community impact and the overall development of the sector.

Belfast Harbour  kindly sponsored this award.

The finalists for the Eastside Award for Contribution from a Community Project were:

  • Charter NI – Diamond Project
  • East Belfast Community Counselling Centre
  • East Belfast Mission – Turas
Winner: 
East Belfast Community Counselling Centre

The judges said that East Belfast Community Counselling Centre started from very modest beginnings with a grant of just £4,000 in 2010.  Since then, they have developed a comprehensive service to meet the complex needs of local people in relation to mental health.  The judges commended the organisation on the clear impact they have achieved in improving the lives of local people.