Monkstown Community Forum

Broker Details

Name: Monkstown Community Forum
About: Voluntary, Community or Social Enterprise organisation
Address: 18 Monkstown Village Centre, Newtownabbey, Antrim, BT37 0HS
Primary Contact Alan Johnston
Telephone: 02890860090
Mobile: 07703102040
Location(s): Antrim, Greater Belfast
Clause(s): Digital inclusion initiatives, Donation of ICT devices to people at risk of digital exclusion, Environmental initiatives, Health & wellbeing strategy for staff, Health and wellbeing initiatives, In-work progression and skills development for staff, Paid employment for long term unemployed, Skills development and educational attainment, Support for the VCSE sector
Priorities: Children and young people, People from deprived areas, People who are considered to be disadvantaged in the labour market, People who are long-term unemployed, People who need support with mental or physical wellbeing, People with a disability, Refugees and asylum seekers, Women from socially deprived areas

Monkstown Community Forum was formed as a company limited by guarantee in 1995 and has in membership a number of local member groups from the community, voluntary, statutory, youth and faith sectors.

The Forum developed the ‘Green Hut’ site into Monkstown Village Centre in 2006, a social enterprise venture, providing both commercial and community space. It is situated at Monkstown crossroads, which still, for many, signifies the entrance to Monkstown. Among the aims of the development were to provide a self-sustaining enterprise, offering a mix of facilities for community-based groups, as well as commercial space and support for businesses. This would enable the Monkstown community to access useful services and also provide employment opportunities. The company continues to look for entrepreneurial opportunities to develop its facilities, services and provision both in-centre and on-site in its Green Flag garden area.


Monkstown Community Forum

18 Monkstown Village Centre, Newtownabbey, Antrim, BT37 0HS