We are grateful to our staff team and Board of Directors for their time, effort and commitment to EBCDA.

Thanks also to our funders, Department for Communities (DfC) Belfast City Council (BCC) and the Public Health Agency (PHA), The Executive Office and Community Empowerment Directorate (CED). Thank you also to our members for their support and working closely with us to build towards achieving our strategy for 2015-2020 ‘People Build Communities’.

Board of Directors

  • Karen Purdy  Chairperson
  • Bernie McConnell  Vice Chair
  • Rev Mervyn Gibson  Hon Treasurer
  • Sammy Douglas
  • Tommy Sandford
  • Mervyn Cleland
  • Annie Cook
  • Emma Shields
  • Rachael Davison
  • Liz Oslon
  • Glenn Jordan (Co-Option)
  • Richard Williamson (Co-Option)

Staff Members

  • Michael Briggs  Executive Director
  • Kim Briggs  Resource & Finance Director (Company Secretary)
  • Jonny Currie  Community Development Director
  • Linda Armitage  Health Development Director
  • Jim Bailey  Health Development Co-Ordinator
  • Davina Kelly  Health Development Co-Ordinator
  • Alison Bryans  Health Connections Co-Ordinator
  • Gillian Hamilton  Emotional Well-Being Co-Ordinator
  • Amy Gillian  Inner East Youth Work Co-Ordinator
  • Alexsandra Lojek  Ethnic Minority Co-Ordinator
  • Linda McCracken  Receptionist & Administrative Support Officer
  • Jean Higginson  Administrative Support Officer
  • Marie-Anne McMillan  Finance Manager

EBCDA – Full Members

Ballymacarrett District LOL No 6 District
BRACE (Ballymac Regeneration & Comm Enterprise)
Clarawood Community Association
EBIAC – East Belfast Independent Advice Centre
Greenway Women’s Centre
Round Tower Community Project
Tullycarnet Community Support Services Ltd
Walkway Community Association
Wandsworth Community Association
Willowfield Parish Church
Ballybeen Women’s Centre
Knocknagoney Community Centre
Connswater Community Group
Lagan Village Youth & Community Group
Ballymacarrett Somme Festival
Cregagh Community Association
The Aslan Association
Short Strand Partnership
Connswater Womens Group
Willowfield Parish Community Association
Survivors of Suicide Support Group
Boring Wells
Short Strand Community Forum
Short Strand Festival
Newtownards Road Elim Pentecostal Church
Dundonald Sea Cadets
Age Concern East Belfast & Castlereagh (IND)
St Columbas’ Ladies’ Guild
The Hopefuls
Oasis Caring In Action
Oasis Trading
Friends of Mullen Mews
East Belfast Wise Mens Shed
Oak Partnership
East Belfast Mission
Engage With Age
Newtownards Road Womens’ Group
Bloomfield Community Association
Ballymac Friendship Trust
Cregagh Retired Active Gentlemen
Mountpottinger Methodist Church
Knocknagoney Area Forum
Ravenscroft Nursery School
Dundonald Ladies Community Group
East Belfast Area Youth Project
Ullans Academy
East Belfast Sure Start
Templemore Avenue School Association

EBCDA – Associate Members

Belfast City Council
Belfast Health & Social Care Trust (Comm Dev)
Charter for Northern Ireland
Connswater Homes Ltd
Contact NI
Dundonald Green Belt Assocation
East Belfast Alternatives
East Belfast Learning Disability Services
GEMS Northern Ireland Limited
Green Action
Inverary Community Centre
Newtownbreda Women’s Institute
Ravenhill Presbyterian Men’s Fellowship
Start 360
Tuesday Mother & Toddlers
Youth Action Northern Ireland
Glenn Jordan
Alison Wightman
Youth Initiatives
Links Women’s Group
NI Housing Executive
Wilgar Community Forum
Ashfield Boys’ High School
Belfast Interface Project
Community Empowerment Division (S&E Team)
Dundonald Townswomens Guild
Chung Do Kwan NI
Short Strand Drugs Awareness Group
Avoniel Over 50’s
The Unit
Wonder Women
Recycled Teenagers
Braniel Football
Braniel Community Church
Cregagh Pre School
Choice Charity Fundraising Group
Springboard Opportunities
Inspire Community Wellbeing Service (N&E) Belfast

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