DICE Project

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The DICE Project was developed in 2013 in partnership with local community associations (Bloomfield, Breezemount, Clandeboye and Whitehill) to create sustained youth provision in these areas. 

With wonderful support from the BIG Lottery Fund, we have been able to establish and maintain 5 youth clubs across the Bangor area for young people aged 10-15 years old.

Contact number: 028 9146 1386

Email: manager@ndcn.co.uk

What we believe and do:

  • We are committed to creating safe, welcoming and fun environments for young people to come to and flourish.
  • We value young people and listen to them.
  • We believe that the young people of today have the potential to be GREAT;  we seek to our part in supporting them their journey.
  • We will provide young people with support and opportunities to become valuable members of society, embracing all the rights and responsibilities this brings.
  • The DICE programme is ‘youth led’ – ongoing consultation with young people means that they shape and direct the project, its activities and development.

What’s on and where?

DICE Project believes that creating fun, welcoming and safe places for young people to regularly come to, is essential.  We have a range weekly youth clubs, training, events and projects running.

Regular weekly activities are as follows. We will be posting more detailed information on our Facebook, along with photos and videos, but if you have any questions contact us.

Youth Clubs:

  • Young Leaders at NDCN Castle Park Road – Monday 7 – 9pm (fortnightly)
  • Bloomfield at Bangor Rugby Club – Tuesday 6:30 – 9pm
  • Clandeboye at Ebernezer Hall, Clandeboye Road – Tuesday 6:30 – 9pm
  • Whitehill at Whitehill Community Centre – Wednesday 6:30 – 9pm
  • Clandeboye at Ebernezer Hall, Clandeboye Road – Friday 7 – 9:30pm
  • Breezemount at Green Road Community Centre – Saturday 6:30 – 9pm

RECENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE INCLUDE:

COOK IT @ DICE

A range of fun cooking programmes to help develop the skills of young people while increasing their knowledge about nutrition, health and other cultures and cooking traditions.

Young Leadership Programme

We began a programme to develop their leadership skills and prospects. They meet fortnightly and discover what skills they have within to enable them to develop more. This programme is informal and involves exercises and activities to reveal their potential.

It includes activities where they will build upon their skills. They will also be involved in the planning of our community/ charity events throughout the year.

Young Women Smashing the Ceiling

A small group of young women will meet up to discuss concepts and ideas of what being a ‘young woman’ means today. We will guide the young woman to challenge their own ideas about what is, and could be their future. We aim to give the young women the power to make individual choices that are beneficial and right for them.

Check out our Facebook page for more information.

Volunteering at DICE?

We value our volunteers and appreciate that the project would be completely different without volunteer’s contribution.  Volunteers provide a unique outlook on the project, add an extra range of skills, experience and fresh ideas that help in making the DICE Project a success. 

There are many reasons why you may be thinking of volunteering with DICE. Some of your reasons could be, it is great way to help young people create a positive change, support your local community, share your experiences and skills and build your CV. You may be thinking of it because you want to get out of the house and try something new to build new skills.

If you choose to volunteer with DICE we offer volunteers:

  • An induction and training
  • Invaluable experience and learning opportunities
  • Support throughout the experience
  • The chance to do something new and fun
  • Increased job prospects
  • The opportunity of a reference after 6 months volunteering.
  • Out of pocket expenses.

You may now be thinking, what would I do if I volunteered with DICE? The answer is whatever suits you, all we ask for is a regular commitment and communication.

Opportunities can take many forms.

  • Supervision within youth clubs
  • Leading and/planning activities
  • Sports, music, crafts, art, and outdoor activities

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, contact us on 028 91461 386 or email: manager@ndcn.co.uk

We will then contact you to arrange a time to meet for a chat about what you would like to do and if we can help.  We will support all volunteers to complete an AccessNI and their child protection training.