Throughout the Greater Shantallow Area there are hundreds of community projects that bring people together and deliver activities that provide the social backbone of our communities.

Often run on a voluntary basis, these projects require financial and non-financial support to help them deliver activities for the benefit of the wider community.

By supporting GSAP you help us fund and support more community projects across the Greater Shantallow Area.

THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY GROUPS IN THE GREATER SHANTALLOW AREA

Community groups and projects across the Greater Shantallow Area play a vital role in bringing people together in their local community.

Over 200 community projects of varying sizes and interest help support and positively interact with many of the 26,000 population of the Greater Shantallow Area..

Individuals benefit greatly from being involved in community activity helping to improve mental health and physical wellbeing, reducing social isolation, raising aspirations, increasing skills, qualifications and employability, helping to develop and sustain new sport, recreation and community facilities as well as providing an opportunity to meet others.

WE SUPPORT & FUND LOCAL GROUPS AND THE GREAT WORK THEY DO

Thanks to the generous contributions from individuals, businesses and LOCAL/REGIONAL funding programmes we can continue to fund and support HUNDREDS of community projects across the Greater Shantallow Area.

At GSAP we manage a wide range of different funds that community groups can access/apply for - depending on the funding criteria. Using our knowledge, expertise and experience of managing funds for 20 years we ensure that money is effectively distributed.

Regional Funding Programmes In the last 10 years GSAP has been responsible for managing the delivery of funding programmes to groups across the Greater Shantallow Area. For example, Big Lottery/CFNI Fairshare programme, Culture Company/DCAL-Outer North Arts and Culture Fund and DE Extended Schools Cluster programme etc.

Recently, on a local level we have been responsible for managing the delivery of DC&SDC  Community Capacity Building programme in Galliagh with 6 local C/V sector groups based in the area.

Themed Funds We can also manage and deliver a number of ‘Themed Funds’ that allow individual and corporate donors to support causes close to their heart. Donors can choose to support projects that focus on (1) Disability (2) Environment (3) Health & Wellbeing (4) Older People (5) Children & Young People (6) Start-up groups (7) Women (8) Families (9) Early Years Communication etc.

CAN YOU HELP US HELP LOCAL PEOPLE LIKE YOU?

We rely on generous contributions from individuals, organisations and businesses to enable us to continue to support community projects and individuals/families in need across the Greater Shantallow Area.

For further information please contact GSAP on 02871358787 or [email protected]