Cliftonville Community Regeneration Forum is a grassroots community organisation which works mainly in the Waterworks local council ward. The Waterworks ward is the No.1 most deprived ward in the North of Ireland–out of 462 wards. Child poverty is running at 57%–that means two out of every three children in the area live in poverty.
There is a low level of educational qualifications and skills. 53% of the population have low or no qualifications. The percentage of the working age population out of work or economically inactive is almost 60%. The Cliftonville community is an interface community and the existing peace wall runs from Cliftonpark Avenue across Manor Street and up to Rosapenna Street and the Oldpark Road.
Cliftonville Community Regeneration Forum works towards three key Outcomes:
1. Regeneration: We want our people have decent jobs, wages and a good standard of living
2. Peace Building and Good Relations: We want a community that is peaceful, shared and diverse
3. Children and Young People: We want our children and young people have the best start in life
These Outcomes are inter-related and central to our work. All projects must work towards the achievements of these outcomes. Cliftonville Community Regeneration Forum uses Outcomes Based Accountability (OBA) tools to track the difference we are making within our community.
All projects answer three key questions:
How much did we do?
How well did we do it?
Is anyone better off?
Ursula Clinton–Community Organiser
Gayle Dalton–Neighbourhood Renewal Co-ordinator
Michelle Di Lucia–Project Co-ordinator, PYDP
Fiona Hamilton–Youth Worker
Brenda Lappin–Girdwood Youth Space Co-ordinator
Nikki Richardson–Youth Development Worker
Malachy Mulgrew–Peace Barriers Worker
Demi-Louse Dunlop–Youth Worker
CCRF Board Members
Cliftonville Community Regeneration Forum has plans for a community enterprise centre at an interface beside the Girdwood site. The enterprise aims to support local people into training and employment and reduce economic inactivity in the area.
Company Registration No.NI037612