Community Development

We appreciate that dedicated people run community groups and organisations, and many of them are volunteers, therefore North Down Community Network are committed to supporting community groups and organisations in a range of ways to best meet needs and priorities.

The Peripatetic Community Development Worker, Mark Kent, and other staff in NDCN are available to offer services such as:

  • Community Group Health Checks
  • Support for Community Events
  • Community Practitioners Forum
  • Training & Funding Support
  • Charity Registration
  • Bangor Community Radio 107.9FM

But if there is any other way we can support you, why not get in touch and we’ll do what we can to assist.

Charity Commission Registration – Important information:

Charities and community groups are urged to prepare for charity registration.  It is compulsory for all charities operating in Northern Ireland to apply for charity registration. If you are a charity in Northern Ireland, you should prepare for registration now.  If you have never registered with HMRC for charity status or for tax relief you need to complete an expression of intent before the end of December 2014.  Link to expression of intent form