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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

2019 Awards

2019 Awards

The 2019 awards took place on 11th December in Malone House, Belfast. This was the 7th year of the awards, and they were once again awarded in four categories: Promoting Health Equity; Healthy Places; Healthy Living and Engaging for Change.


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.


HERe NI - Same Sex Family Support Project


Highly Commended:

Ligoniel Health Living Centre


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.


Alzheimer's Society - Dementia & Learning Disabilities


Highly Commended:

South Eastern Trust - Fit Families for the Future



Belfast Health & Social Care Trust - BOP IT Group



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.


Sustrans - Community Active Travel Programme



Highly Commended:

Strand Arts Centre - Silver Screenings


Forthspring Inter Community Group - Moving Up Moving On (MUMO)

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 – Green Team



Highly Commended

Belfast City Council - Leisure Transformation Programme