About the Islandmagee Community Development Association

The Islandmagee Community Development Association (ICDA) seeks to further the following aims and objectives for the benefit of the Community of Islandmagee:

Supporting Local Groups & Residents in
Community Matters such as…

Play Groups; Conservation Groups; Women’s Groups; Youth Clubs; Sports Clubs; The Elderly and Local Associations.

Creating an Open Forum for Local People
to express their views and opinions…

The Association is there to add strength of voice to groups and individuals in order to have more impact when dealing with local authorities and government bodies.

Creating a Means of Communication
throughout the Community…

by producing and distributing a community news sheet and community website aimed at keeping the community informed of local issues, changes in government, local government policies, possible sources of funding for projects and advertising local services.

Sustaining, Enhancing & Preserving
the Natural Environment…

by promoting concern over environmental issues of need, attention and special interest, i.e. Beaches, Walks, Larne Lough, Gobbins Cliffs, Portmuck Island, Coastline, Oil Spillages, Birds and Wildlife.

Encouraging & Attracting Sustainable
Employment to the Area…

through ways which will NOT be detrimental to Islandmagee and it’s Community, i.e. tourism, feasible employment projects and partnerships with other bodies.

Promoting Cultural Activities…

through youth groups, church groups, awareness activities, artists and dramatical societies.

Encouraging & Monitoring Tourism which is
Not Detrimental to the Local Environment…

Islandmagee is a tourist attraction in its own right. Tourism will provide employment but we must ensure that the environment is not damaged by such development.

Adopting an Impartial Approach and
take into account all Political & Religious Views…

The Association will seek to encourage understanding in the community.

Provide Opportunity and a Safe Environment
for Our Young People…

by supporting projects aimed at promoting opportunity for young people, creating play areas, recreation areas and facilities for young people.

Promoting a Caring Approach Towards
the Elderly, Disabled and Isolated Individuals…

Islandmagee is a very isolated and rural area. The Association is keen to take a concerned interest in the well being of the elderly, disabled and isolated individuals. It will support any projects which would enhance their standard of living.

Acting as a Co-ordinating Body…

The Association will endeavour to act as a catalyst to help co-ordinate suitable projects and plans for the area. It will seek to produce and assist with procuring grant aid to the benefit of the area and community. We aim to use our community news sheet and website to convey information in relation to grant aid to the community in general.

If you require further information please get in touch with us via our contact page by clicking here.

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