Making Life Better Together

Grant awarded to celebrate EU Day of Solidarity between Generations

Marking European Day of Solidarity between Generations on Tuesday 29 April, the Belfast Strategic Partnership (BSP) is pleased to announce funding, under the Age-friendly Reducing Isolation Grant, to Linking Generations Northern Ireland (LGNI).

This funding will enable LGNI to work alongside Cregagh Community Association and Cregagh Primary School to develop and deliver a pilot project, which will involve older people more often in the school calendar. The project will run until January 2015 and will focus on three keys themes identified as Belfast’s key priority areas:

Jackie McBrinn, Manager of the Belfast Health Development Unit commented: “It’s a great pleasure to award this grant to LGNI. Our intergenerational work in local communities has always shown a high level of participant satisfaction and this award will make a real difference to younger and older Belfast citizens, through our Age-friendly approach, and in tackling life inequalities in Belfast.”

Vicki Titterington, Linking Generations Northern Ireland Manager said: “LGNI is delighted to be working in partnership with Cregagh Primary School and Cregagh Community Association on this very exciting ‘An Age-Friendly School Project’.  Intergenerational practice is a vital approach in the building of all age-friendly communities where each age group has a voice and a role to play.”

For more information on LGNI’s work visit:


Further Information:

For further information contact Debbie McGrory, Communications Officer, Belfast Strategic Partnership on Tel: 9050 2073. Ext.3795 or email:

Photo caption:

Linking Generations Northern Ireland receive grant funding from the Belfast Strategic Partnership marking European Day of Solidarity between Generations. Pictured are children from Cregagh Primary School with Principal Mr Milligan and members of Cregagh Community Association who will be working on an Age-friendly pilot project together.

Notes to Editors:

  1. The Belfast Strategic Partnership was established in February 2011 to address inequalities in health, which are significant across Belfast and can be mapped against deprivation indicators. It is a multi-sectoral partnership with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (BHSCT), Belfast City Council (BCC) and the Public Health Agency (PHA).
  1. Linking Generations Northern Ireland is a Intergenerational Practice Programme creating opportunities for older and younger people to meet and learn from each others. It is managed by the Beth Johnson Foundation.
  1. European Day of Solidarity between generations is an annual celebration to make the European Union more age-friendly and better adapted to our ageing population, as well as having intergenerational approaches high on the agenda.
  1. Intergenerational practice aims to bring younger and older people together in a meaningful, purposeful and mutually beneficial way through activities to promote understanding between generations.
  1. For further information on the Belfast Strategic Partnership’s intergenerational work please contact Anne Ross on 028 9050 2073 or email

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