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Springboard NI receives new funding to continue and extend 14 programme

Springboard NI receives new funding to continue and extend 14 programme

Following a three-year partnership with Springboard Opportunities Limited in Northern Ireland for its Fourteen programme, Spirit of 2012 is delighted to announce extended funding to develop the project for a further three years.

The new grant of £450,000 will support an ongoing programme of activities in the original two NI communities – Creggan and Monkstown & New Mossley – as well as in a third, new community in Limavady.

Fourteen NI was part of Spirit’s £3.5m Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games social legacy programme, which allocated £250,000 to each of 14 communities across the UK to deliver sports, arts and volunteering activities with the aim of enhancing social connectedness in those communities.

14-NOW will continue supporting local communities to meet local needs while increasing social inclusion and enhancing community participation

Angila Chada, Springboard Executive Director

UKCF delivered the project in 12 communities across England and Wales and Springboard delivered in it in Northern Ireland. The new programme, called 14-NOW, will enable people in its three communities to plan and lead on local activities that improve their neighbourhoods and create better connections.

It will build on the success of Fourteen, which has increased levels of social inclusion and enhanced participation in the communities of Creggan and Monkstown & New Mossley. 

“We are delighted to have an opportunity to work with Spirit of 2012 for a further three years and build on the community-led 14 programme which reached more than 15,000 beneficiaries,” said Angila Chada, Springboard Executive Director.

"14-NOW will continue supporting local communities to meet local needs while increasing social inclusion and enhancing community participation.”

Further information

To read more about Fourteen NI, click here