East Belfast Community Development Agency (EBCDA) supports the development of a confident co-ordinated community sector in East Belfast.
EBCDA is the 'umbrella organisation' supporting community development in East Belfast. Our membership is made up of community groups drawn from an area that contains almost 109,000 people. It is representative of a broad range of interests and needs within communities and encompasses a variety of groups, including local residents' associations, faith based organisations, sports clubs, older people's projects and women's groups.
EBCDA's job is to add value to the activity undertaken by groups in local areas and to work with key organisations to ensure the continued development of a community sector in East Belfast that is recognised, valued and effective. We seek to support successful community development, encourage reflective practice and promote cooperation and locally based solutions.
Many groups in East Belfast have formed their vision of how they would like to see their communities and are making things happen. Others have still some way to go to enable them to participate and take up some of the challenges their communities face. Pockets with high unemployment, economic decline, urban decay and poor health are all problems facing individuals and communities throughout East Belfast but there are also many opportunities.
EBCDA's role is to offer practical solutions to the problems. It is our belief that by building confidence developing skills, working together and sharing resources, we can help people gain greater control of their lives. EBCDA's vision is that East Belfast can rediscover the energy, commitment and pride which created much of our industrial past.
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The Work of East Belfast Community Development Agency is supported by: