LINCS – Local Initiative for Networks, Connections & Support

Project Overview LINCS is a Consortium consisting of Northern Ireland Alternatives (Alternatives); Community Restorative Justice Ireland (CRJI) and NIACRO with Northern Ireland Alternatives acting as the lead body. LINCS is a c...

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Shankill Alternatives Visit To Auschwitz

In March 2018, six young people from the Shankill community engaged in a programme of learning on the horrors of the holocaust, which culminated in a two day visit to Krakow to visit the Oskar Schindler Enamel Factory and a ful...

RESPECT Mural Wheatfield Primary School

Alternatives- RESPECT Mural- Wheatfield Primary School

Pupils at Wheatfield Primary School have been seen spray painting walls in the school grounds! However it was not vandalism but an art project in the school as part of Alternatives #GoodForNothing campaign Shankill Alternatives...

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Shankill Bonfire Collectors Want Tyres Removed from Bonfire Site

Alternatives have been working with young people at bonfire sites across the Greater Shankill for 7-8 years and have had an extremely positive response from the local community, bonfire organisers and young people in general. A...

START East & South

East & South START -Whats been happening!

My name is Ashleigh Roberts and I am the START worker in East Belfast Alternatives. I alongside my colleague Cormac have worked with a group of young people over the course of three months. These young people have worked tirele...

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Shankill Youth Are #GoodForNothing

Shankill Alternatives in partnership with Shankill Youth Safety Partnership are launching the ‘#GoodForNothing’ campaign to turn negative youth stereotypes on their head by encouraging young people to give up their time for...

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Young People offered a Fresh START

START Programme START Programme is a 14 week Personal Development & Employability Programme for young people aged 16-24. Its primary objective is to support participants in Education, Training & Employment – as we...


Shankill Primary School Visit ‘R.A.D.A.R’ with Shankill Alternatives

In the months of March, April and May 2015, Greater Shankill Alternatives began their yearly workshops in Primary schools across the Greater Shankill.  Alternatives engage with primary 7 classes each year in order to create a...


Greater Shankill Bonfire Project

Loyalist bonfires have often been the target of negative perceptions and opinions within the media, the political establishment and the wider community. The cause for much of the disquiet concerning bonfires is related to the a...

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