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Belfast Healthy Cities

Our vision is that Belfast is recognised globally
as a healthy, equitable and sustainable city

Healthy Cities 21st Century

2018 Awards

2018 Awards

The 2018 awards coincided with the 30th anniversary of Belfast being designated as a World Health Organization healthy city and applications were open in four categories: Promoting Health Equity; Healthy Places; Healthy Living and Engaging for Change.

The Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr Emmet McDonough-Brown, presented the awards to all the winners and highly commended projects and programmes. You can find more of the photos from the awards event here.

Promoting Health Equity

This award highlights programmes and activities that aim to tackle inequalities in the city including addressing issues such as: socio-economic deprivation; fuel poverty; food poverty; the needs of vulnerable and marginalised groups; health promotion initiatives and tackling age or lifestyle related inequalities.


Chinese Welfare Association – Bilingual Advocacy Project

Footprints Women’s Centre - The FEED Project (Food, Education, Empowerment, Debt Support)

Highly Commended:

Belfast Health & Social Care Trust – Northern Ireland New Entrants Service

Engaging for Change

This award focused on projects or initiatives that work directly with people to empower them to take control of improving their own health and wellbeing. Initiatives demonstrate the application of active engagement processes to involve and retain participants. They show how they make use of the assets that exist to improve health within the community and are likely to have involved collaboration or partnership approaches.


The Odyssey Trust Company; Belfast Giants; Department for Communities; Include Youth – Odyssey Ice Academy

Highly Commended:

Lighthouse; Yeha; Belfast City Council; Belfast Health & Social Care Trust; West Belfast Suicide Awareness and Support; Extern; Urban Villages; Marrowbone Association – North Belfast CareZone

Public Health Agency; Belfast City Council; Belfast Health & Social Care Trust; Bryson Energy – Belfast Safer Homes

Healthy Places

This award is presented to a programme or initiative that has significantly contributed to supporting good health through creating supportive and healthy places for people.


Groundwork NI – Meanwhile Garden

Highly Commended

Lagan Currachs – Rowing the Lagan

Belfast Health & Social Care Trust - Bwell

Healthy Living

This award recognises achievement in healthy living; leisure and sporting activities including dance; active and healthy travel including cycling and walking initiatives; volunteering; and heritage and environmental programmes.


Jump Jiggle and Jive – Light Bulb

Highly Commended:

WISPA – Women in Sport & Physical Activity – Active Women