Following on from Public Consultations, Halftown Residents Association developed a programme of recreational courses to enhance and promote cross community relations.
Halftown Residents Association is a community organisation based in Maze, Co Antrim. This community group provides community based activities for the young and elderly of the local rural community. Having conducted market research and through discussions with neighbouring community groups, the promoter seeks to develop a formal programme of learning-based activities specifically targetting the elderly and the youth.
Applicant received funding to enhance cross community relations through the provision of cultural awareness.
Applicant received funding to host a number of cross community events in the Maze area of the Lisburn City Council district.
The promoter is a community organisation based in the Maze area of Lisburn City Council district and which runs community-based activities for the young and elderly of the local rural community. This community group is based at Halftown Orange Hall and has been in operation for 21 years and consists of 14 committee members who have developed a range of skills in youthwork, leadership and child protection. Current activities are provided on an informal basis with the youth and elderly using the hall as a focal point to socialise during the day and in the evenings
The promoter has identified a deficiency in locally available education & training courses specific to the needs of the local rural community at the Maze. It is widely agreed that a programme of skills-based recreational courses would better equip local residents to seek employment particularly given the current economic climate.