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Our Club, Our Community

Our Club, Our Community

Background

Glentoran Football Club established the ‘Our Club, Our Community’ Programme with the aim to make a positive cultural, social and educational contribution through all facets of football. 

Working in partnership with our local community the Programme delivers a wide range of initiatives to help address issues such as intercommunity prejudice, social inclusion, education and training as well as health and crime prevention.

It also works towards enhancing Glentoran’s relationships with its local community and help create an inclusive and family orientated atmosphere at Glentoran that promotes good relations in East Belfast.

The Programme has secured funding from the IFI, Community Bridges Programme and the Belfast City Council – Peace III Programme to deliver a ‘Respect’ Initiative which will deliver a programme of activities to address intercommunity prejudice.

Our Club, Our Community

Vision

The vision of the Glentoran ‘Our Club, Our Community’ Programme is:

“To deeply embed Glentoran Football Club within our local community
to make a positive social, cultural and educational contribution to society.”

Objectives

The core objectives of the programme are:

  • To make a positive impact on the local community
  • To deliver increased support to the local community
  • To use the brand of Glentoran for the betterment of the local community
  • To drive increased support from the local community
  • To make the Oval a welcoming and inclusive environment
  • To work towards a tolerant and inclusive football club

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Scope of Work

The programme’s main areas of work are:

  • Intercommunity Prejudice and Social Inclusion
  • Community Coaching and Sports Development  
  • Education and Training
  • Health and Well-Being 
  • Disability and Mental Health
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Crime Prevention