North Belfast UPRG 
SUPPORTS NORTH BELFAST 
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSITION GROUP 

North Belfast UPRG is proud to support North Belfast Community Development and Transition Group (NBCD&TG) as a bona fide community group established to deliver a range of community services across the North Belfast. NBCD&TG's geographical catchement area stretches from Glenbryn to Ballysillan, Westland to Shore Crescent and Shore Road/York Road including the Mountcollyer and Tigers Bay areas. NBCD&TG is managed by a management committee consisting of North Belfast residents, church ministers, police and others. NBCD&TG operates under strict governance and procedural policies with funding being managed by a third party organisation. This ensures a thoroughly professional approach to its work and a level of accountability over and beyond what is expected. 

North Belfast Community Development and Transition Group works across a broad spectrum of themes including community development, community safety, conflict transformation and community regeneration. 

NBCDTG welcomes all genuine constituted community groups to get involved in its work. 

NORTH BELFAST

UPRG

SUPPORTS

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

COMMUNITY RELATIONS

CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION

and PEACEBUILDING

Dialogue

Engagement

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The only groups not involved in our work are those who choose to exclude themselves. 

To this end, there is a small number of individuals and groups opposed to work associated with Policing and community safety as well as peace building and reducing interface violence. 

Despite this opposition, there is evidence to support significantly lower levels of criminality and drug dealing where policing and community safety partnerships are fully operational. 

This also applies to interfaces, with a significant reduction in sectarian related behaviour again substantiated in statistical evidence.   

Meeting the Needs of Ex Prisoners

Housing, Welfare Benefits and Disabilty Advice 

Training, Employment and Educational Advice 

Policing & Community Safety Partnerships

Duncairn Community Partnership

CitySide Shared Retail Park

Delaware Shared Housing Complex

 Adams Street Shared Space Project

 Interface Management

THE "FROM PRISON TO PEACE" PROJECT

Over the years various groupings of political ex-prisoners have come together within the IRA, UVF, UDA, INLA and the Official IRA constituencies. They have worked to help political ex-prisoners re-establish their lives and relationships within local communities and to highlight difficult issues faced by political ex-prisoners and their families. The Prison to Peace project involves the following groups;

  • Charter NI, Charter Regional, West Belfast Prisoners in Partnership, the Lisburn Prisoner's Support Project, the North Belfast Community Development and Transition Group, Belfast South Community Resources. Representing former UDA prisoners
  • Coiste na n-Iarchim√≠ - Representing former Provisional IRA prisoners
  • Ex-Prisoners Interpretive Centre North Ulster (EPIC) and The Hubb. Representing former UVF prisoners
  • Teach na Failte Representing former INLA/IRSP prisoners
  • An Eochair - Representing former Official IRA prisoners

The "From Prison to Peace" project has allowed all these groups to come together and build relationships between communities right across the province. From the Shankill to Strabane, ex prisoners and ex combatants have been engaging with one another to deliver reconciliation work in a totally open and transparent manner.