Bangor Cares Events Calendar September 2019

Bangor Cares is a grassroots movement of local people from all walks of life including schools, Churches, youth and community groups, businesses, statutory bodies and individuals who have all come together to do something to show Bangor people that they are cared about.

Activities are taking place every day across Bangor between 23-29 SEPTEMBER 2019.

Click the flyers below to find out more.



Back to School Uniform Project – Newtownards & Comber

The CYPSP Ards and North Down Locality Planning Group in partnership with the Ards Community Network are supporting families in the Newtownards & Comber area with a Back to School Uniform Project making this time of year a little less stressful for families.

We are asking families to donate good clean uniforms that they no longer need to the Ards Back to School Uniform Project.

For more information please click on the flyers below:


Kircubbin Summer Family Fun Day – June 2019

The CYPSP Ards and North Down Locality Planning Group in partnership with the Kircubbin & District Community Association will host a mid summer madness family fun day later this month to bring families from rural communities of the Peninsula together to have fun and find out about local support services in their area.

Date: Saturday 29th June 2019
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Venue: Kircubbin Playing Fields


Big Lottery NI Funding Information Session in Ards

Have you got a funding idea? Ards Community Network will host a Big Lottery Information Day on Tuesday 6 November 2018 between 10am-3pm. If your organisation has a funding idea and would like to find out more about the Big Lottery Fund NI funding streams please make an appointment asap with Jerome Grace the local funding officer at Big Lottery NI.


Contact Us:


Telephone 02890 551 425

(Details have been outlined above. Appointments are essential. Book early to avoid disappointment)


Building resilience of young people in schools in the Ards and North Down

Barnardo’s NI in partnership with the CYPSP Ards and North Down Locality Planning Group and South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust hosted a one day training workshop on the Botvin Life Skills Programme to support teachers to build the resilience of their young people in the classroom.

Lauren Spiers, Barnardo’s Facilitator spoke from the programme and said “LifeSkills is a highly evidence based, universal programme that improves children’s emotional health and wellbeing within the classroom setting. On 23 August teachers within the North Down and Ards area completed the  Botvin LifeSkills training in Bloomfield Primary School. Teachers in primary 5, 6 and 7 learned the core components behind the programme’s success and how to effectively implement LifeSkills within their school. A benefit of the programme is that it can clearly demonstrate the impact the programme is having with regards to children’s skills, knowledge and attitude.

83% of participants reported that the training was excellent and enhanced their understanding of LifeSkills and the importance of building a resilient classroom

Click here to download the Botvin Life Skills Training report card


Contact Us:

If you would like to find out more about this programme or the work of the Ards and North Down Locality Planning Group please contact Noelle Hollywood, Community Health Development Practitioner, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust by email at