Downpatrick Community Collective

Downpatrick Community Collective was established in 2012 in response to increased Anti-social Behaviour levels. Community volunteers came together to form an umbrella community group to help to address inequalities and improve on poor services. The Collective runs various events including Culture Nights, Hallowe’en Bonfire Beacon Festival and an Artisan Market. They also co-ordinate and host training events.

Mentor: County Down Rural Community Network

 The group aimed to improve community cohesion and engagement and bring people together in deprived wards of the town through support from the Elevate programme.