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Clanmil Community Fund - Projects we have funded


WHAT WE DO

Clanmil is passionate about investing in initiatives that strengthen communities. Through the Community fund we invest in activities that have a significant and positive social impact. Clanmil's Community Fund supports voluntary and community organisations to deliver one of the following fund objectives:

  • People developing social and employability skills.
  • People working to create a better local environment and safer communities.
  • People improving their physical and mental health and well being.

We believe that organisations that put the people who would benefit from the project at the heart of project design and implementation are more likely to achieve better outcomes. To measure the social impact Clanmil uses the Housing Association Community Trust Wellbeing Valuation Approach.


CLANMIL AND CONTRACTORS WORKING TOGETHER

Social Clauses create an opportunity for Clanmil and contractors to work in partnership to create real social change. Contractors contribute to the following initiatives:

  • Student Work Placements
  • Apprenticeships
  • Clanmil community Fund
  • Community Labour Days
  • Welcome Packs for New Tenants
The Clanmil Social Value Team coordinate the delivery and work with contractors, tenants and the communities where we work to increase employability, deliver community projects and help tenants get the best start in their new homes.


DUNGANNON TIGERS

Dungannon Tigers are a football club that aim to provide structured and organised training for young socially deprived and excluded young people in the greater Dungannon area.

With their funding, they launched a Midnight Soccer tournament to give 40 young people a positive activity to partake in the evenings. They aim to keep young people out of trouble with valuable life coaching as well as football coaching, whilst providing great cross community relations for young people of all creeds and backgrounds.

The football course lasts for 2 nights a week for 10 weeks. Clanmil funding has gone towards mini goals, the hire of the pitch and the provision of balls, cones and bibs.


A SAFE PLACE TO BE

Clanmil is working with a Crumlin based organisation, A Safe Place, to deliver a programme that looks to provide a service focused on delivering quality family support in the Crumlin area. This is being completed through strengthening family relationships and developing positive relationships with young people.

To date A Safe Place to Be has organised several courses that have attracted approximately 25 participants. Feedback has suggested that these courses have been very well received.

It is now the intention of A Safe Place to Be to run a 5-week course through its 'Staying Connected' Programme. This project will be particularly directed at Clanmil residents and will concentrate on developing positive relationships between male parents/carers and young people


CROCHET CIRCLE & ART CLUB

Caffrey Hill Crochet club started up to help people who were suffering from loneliness who weren't very mobile, to begin socialising with other people in the comfort of the "circle".

From Humble there is now a loyal following of 40 people in two classes every week. The club have been crocheting hats, cardigans, and blankets for dementia patients and babies in the Royal Hospital's special baby unit. Twiddle muffs, knitted muffs that are designed to keep dementia patients hands active and busy.

The funding made available to the Caffrey Hill crochet club has sent the ladies on an overnight trip to the Abbey Hotel in Donegal - some of the ladies have a very limited social life so the chance to go on a trip with their friends was very well received.

Anne, the art teacher, describes the class as 'Art Therapy'. They use their funding on buying paint, canvasses, brushes, pallets, easels as well as planning some exciting new places to visit such as an Art Gallery - Very fitting!


BRITISH RED CROSS

British Red Cross are seeking to alleviate the suffering of destitute asylum seekers in Northern Ireland. These people have no access to public funds, no fixed abode and no way of travelling or contacting Red Cross for help. British Red Cross has applied for funding to give these refugees the most basic of phones. It can be hard for the charity to offer continued support to these people due to the difficulty in contacting them.

They hope to help by providing 20 asylum seekers with a £10 mobile phone with £10 of credit on it, to help them remain contactable. By giving them phones it will help for them to contact authorities and the Red Cross, making the process of seeking asylum slightly easier.

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