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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

2021 Awards

2021 Awards

The 9th annual Healthy City Awards took place virtually on Friday 10th December 2021. The awards, which are divided into three categories which reflect the current priorities of the WHO Healthy Cities Programme, looked for leading projects in the areas of Active Travel and Healthy Transport, Community Prosperity and Mental Wellbeing.


Active Travel & Healthy Transport

This award shone a light on the important work undertaken across Belfast to help change how we move around our communities and our city, demonstrating the health and wellbeing benefits which come from active travel - walking, cycling, running - and reducing reliance on cars.


Ligoniel Healthy Living Centre for Legging it in Ligoniel


Highly Commended 

Sustrans - Active Travel Hub


Mental Wellbeing Category

This category looked for projects which have brought about better mental wellbeing outcomes, programmes which have developed physical and social activities that have worked across the community to engage and improve morale and wellbeing, particularly for hard to reach groups such as the elderly, where social isolation can have a disproportional impact, and children and young people.


East Belfast Community Development Agency (EBCDA) How to be a Well Being programme


Highly Commended 

TAMHI - Change Makers Schools in the Community


Hope 4 Life NI - Uberheroes NI Programme


Volunteer Now - Greater Shankill Senior Citizens Forum & West Belfast 50+ Forum


Community Prosperity 

The Community Prosperity award celebrates projects which have shown community leadership to build resilience, enhance wellbeing, increase health literacy and ensure that hard to reach sections of the community are supported.


Bosco Café and Bakery for their Bosco Café / Artillery Youth Group


Highly Commended 

Aquinas Grammar School - My Dear Friend Letter Writing Project


Autonomie - What Next? Programme


Horsey Hill Action Group