Who’s Involved?

We have a great team to help us roll out the Elevate Programme. Our core partners are detailed below and collectively we have years of experience and expertise in community development, supporting action on social determinants, training, and mentoring and impact practice. We have also identified five fantastic organisations, one in each HSC Trust area, all with great experiences and practice examples to share with others through the Community Mentorship Programme.

Staff members are situated in the community across Northern Ireland supporting the programme and delivering the training programmes in each HSC Trust area.


Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) is the lead organisation responsible for the delivery of Elevate. CDHN is working in partnership with three subcontracted organisations to ensure added value – Prospect Awards, Rural Community Network and Community Evaluation NI.

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Community Development & Health Network

Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) is Northern Ireland’s leading organisation working to empower communities, improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities using a community development approach.

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Community Evaluation NI

We are an independent champion for good impact practice. We provide strategic leadership and innovation.

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Prospect Awards

We work with and for you to deliver learning solutions that work for you and your team, your community, your business, your charity, your community organisation, your public authority, and your international work

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Rural Community Network

Rural Community Network is a regional voluntary organisation established by community groups from rural areasto articulate the voice of rural communities.

Mentoring Organisations

The Elevate Community Mentorship Programme is the pilot of a new way of working in Northern Ireland. We recognise that networking and peer to peer learning are core elements of good community development practice. We have partnered with five organisations across Northern Ireland (one in each Trust area) that we believe demonstrate excellent community development practice and a solid commitment to tackling health inequalities. They will each support five local organisations through this structured Mentorship Programme which will entail one to one support and tailored peer to peer and group sessions. We will create opportunities for them to learn from the mentorship organisation and from each other.

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ARC Healthy Living Centre

The ARC Healthy Living Centre aims to improve the well-being of local people by bringing together a partnership of community health activities and services. ARC provides shared space, basing a range of health and well being services within the Centre. The ARC actively promotes community participation and volunteering – services are run for local people, by local people.

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County Down Rural Community Network

A voluntary umbrella body set up and managed by community groups in County Down. We are committed to an inclusive future where all citizens actively participate in local life, helping each other to create a healthy, peaceful, vibrant & sustainable society.

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Mid & East Antrim Agewell Partnership

MEAAP is a local inter-agency based partnership aimed at improving the lives of older people aged 60 years and over, living in the Ballymena, Larne & Carrickfergus areas.

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Sometimes we all need a little help just to get by. At SPACE we help families and individuals to get by when everyday life throws challenges at them. We do this through home visits, signposting and community programmes.

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WOMEN’STEC is the largest quality provider of training for women in non-traditional skills in Northern Ireland. 

What is Elevate?

Elevate is providing opportunities for the development of skills, knowledge and expertise in community development as a way to tackle health inequalities.

The Elevate Model

The Elevate model outlines the work which is being carried out across each Trust area.

Meet the Elevate Team

The Elevate team is now complete! We're delighted to have three fantastic staff members who are delivering the programme with enthusiasm.


Read some of the testimonials provided by our clients, partners, contributors and attendees.