Eastside Award for Contribution from the Community Sector

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

Solv Group has kindly sponsored this award.

The finalists for the Eastside Award for Contribution from the Community Sector were:

  • Bernie McConnell
  • East Belfast Independent Advice Centre
  • Orchardville Society
Winner: 
Orchardville Society

The judges said that Orchardville presented significant evidence of engagement across the community with particularly strong impact within East Belfast and beyond. They provide a unique and much needed service with a clear business plan, positioning them at the heart of the community in East Belfast.