Our 3 themes, detailed below, form the day to day basis of our work

Theme 1 – Community Support & Capacity Building

To assess the needs of the community sector and work with other key organisations to draw up programmes, projects, plans and strategies that build capacity.

Theme 2 – Community Resource & Finance

To promote good financial management practice in the community sector by offering financial management advice, training services and a community accountancy service.

Theme 3 – Community Development Training, Education & Advocacy

To encourage, support and facilitate the provision of quality community development education and training opportunities.  To seek to influence the policies of community, voluntary, government and public agencies so that they recognise the value of adopting a community development approach and that the community sector in East Belfast might benefit.


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”

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