Half Term at Ballynafeigh Community Development Association

Looking for some activities to keep your kids busy during half-term? Ballynafeigh Community Development Association are running creative workshops for kids aged 7-10 during the week of the 13th February! On Monday the 13th February the kids will be making clay creations, followed by free-play and Lego mosaics. On Wednesday the 15th February they will be making Lego Technic cars, …

Christmas Community Engagement at BCDA

The Christmas period is often a time of stress for many local families, with extra costs and responsibilities putting pressure on wallets, already under stress from increased increased energy bills this winter. Thanks to generous donations from members of the Ballynafeigh community, as well as from our funders (Belfast City Council, The Community Foundation NI, and the National Lottery Community …

Christmas Appeals

Ballynafeigh Community Development Association have started our annual Christmas appeals to provide some much-needed support to the most vulnerable in our community this winter season! We are collecting for essential items as well as gifts, so that everyone can give their family the Christmas they deserve. Toy Appeal We are collecting children’s toys to be delivered to families in the …

Cosy Hubs Ballynafeigh

As churches and community hubs on the Ormeau Road, we are aware of the rising costs of food and heating and of the challenges this poses to each of us this winter. We are especially concerned for the elderly, the isolated and the vulnerable in our community. Cosy Hubs are a simple way of coming together to ensure that on …

Health and Wellbeing Team Fruit & Vegetable Box Donation

On Friday the 28th October, Ballynafeigh Community Development Association’s Health and Wellbeing team gave out 15 vegetable boxes to vulnerable individuals and families in the area! Through our own referrals, as well as outreach from our partner organisations SureStart and Belfast City of Sanctuary, we were able to help out some of those most in need in our community. With …

Voices of Ballynafeigh – Israel Eguaogie, Co-ordinator Belfast City of Sanctuary

One of the groups who work at the Ballynafeigh Community Development Association offices is Belfast City of Sanctuary, a group which works to make Belfast a welcoming environment for refugees, asylum-seekers and new communities. Israel Eguaogie, the group’s co-ordinator, spoke to us about his work in the community sector in Belfast, and how we can all help to make the …

Academy of Urbanism Neighbourhood Award Nomination

On Wednesday the 19th of October, Ballynafeigh Community Development Association welcomed assessors from the Academy of Urbanism, along with local elected representatives, to learn about the Ballynafeigh neighbourhood and some of the community work that takes place in the area. Ballynafeigh has been nominated for the Neighbourhood Award in the Academy of Urbanism’s 2023 Urbanism Awards, alongside Govanhill in Glasgow, …

October at a Glance

Take a look at the activities we have ongoing at Ballynafeigh Community Development Association this October! Monday Ballynafeigh Men’s Shed: 11am – 1pm Tuesday Seniors’ Physical Activity Class: 11am – 1pm Ballynafeigh Men’s Shed: 11am – 1pm Refuge Language English Conversation Classes: 1pm – 3.30pm Wednesday Sure Start Parent & Toddler: 10.15am – 11.30am Bachata Dance Class: Beginners 7pm – …

Ballynafeigh Cultural Day 2022

On Sunday 2nd October Ballynafeigh Community Development Association hosted a Cultural Day – aiming to highlight and celebrate the many different nationalities and cultures represented in the Ballynafeigh area and across Belfast. We enjoyed an afternoon of music, dancing, henna, origami, lantern making, as well as lots of delicious food and good craic, from cultures such as China, Japan, India …