Forthspring Inter Community Group

Forthspring Inter Community Group

Addresses the problems and needs faced by a divided community who live in an area of high social deprivation. An amalgamation of four groups who all have a background of cross community work along the Springfield road interface.

Forthsping’s vision is of a diverse and peaceful community, where all people are free to live with dignity, hope, respect and understanding. Forthspring since 1997 has been providing a much needed safe and welcoming environment where people from both communities can meet and find a different way from the violence and division of the past. Forthspring brings together Protestants and Catholics to increase tolerance, understanding and trust by supporting people to talk about their religious, cultural and political similarities and differences within a safe space.


Springer’s opened as an afterschool childcare club in September 2009 and since its opening it has catered for over 70 children and
supported 48 families. Springer’s offers quality affordable childcare to children attending Springfield Road Primary School and St Clare’s Primary School, children from other schools can be catered for but we can only collect from the two schools listed. 

Community Pharmacy Project
Forthspring are pleased to announce their success at obtaining an award for a level 11 community pharmacy project through the Community Development and Health Network.

5 Decades Project
Forthspring, based on the Springfield Road, has worked since 1997 to build relationships between the neighbouring Protestant and Catholic communities.  This year it is starting a new project to explore the differing experiences and memories of the 'Troubles' with the goal of  creating a shared, but not agreed, account of the conflict and its impact on local people and communities.

Youth Matters
The Youth Matters Project is a new initiative supported by the BIG Lottery Reaching Out Empowering Young People Programme. Over a period of five years the project will engage with 1000 at risk young people in detached youth work and in centre based activities including group work, personal development, provision of information and one to one personal action planning.

Community planning project
Forthspring Inter Community Group has recently been informed by Belfast City Council that its funding proposal for a Cross Interface Community Planning Project has been successful.

Contact Details

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Forthspring Inter Community Group
373-375 Springfield Road
Co Antrim
BT12 7DG
United Kingdom


028 9031 3945


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