Are you a young person aged between 14-24 years, living in the North Belfast, Shankill or Newtownabbey areas and looking to achieve new goals, develop new skills and get involved in training? If so, we have a new and exciting Breakthrough Programme that could be for you.


Breakthrough is a European Union PEACE IV funded project led by Ashton Community Trust and delivered in partnership with Cliftonville Community Regeneration Forum, Ardoyne Youth Enterprises, New Life City church, the YEHA Project, Street Beat, Newtownabbey Arts and Cultural Network (NACN) and Loughview Community Action Partnership (LCAP).


Young people taking part in the Breakthrough Programme will have the opportunity to get involved in team building days, a residential, volunteering, one-to-one mentoring support and group work to include personal development, citizenship and good relations. A menu of training is also available in the areas of Arts, Sports, Digital Imaging/Film Making, Creative Industries and Digital Fabrication. An incentive payment of £8 per day (subject to criteria) and childcare costs are available throughout the programme.


Young people are at the centre of the Breakthrough Programme and are actively engaged in the design of the programme, which will be facilitated by Youth Outreach Mentors across schools and partner organisations.



If you, or someone you know, would like more information or would want to get involved in this exciting youth work programme and are aged 14-24 years from any of the following areas: New Lodge, Woodvale, Shankill, Ardoyne, Cliftonville, Rathcoole, Mount Vernon and Shore Road areas, please get in touch!


Breakthrough Programme Office:

McSweeney Centre on 028 90 322 289

Sean Breen – Operations Manager

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