Community Intercultural Programme

Community Intercultural Programme

7 Foundry Street
BT63 5AB
United Kingdom

CIP is committed to build bridges between diverse communities through the medium of education, sport, cultural and information exchange.

CIP, (Community Intercultural Programme) came into existence in Sept 2006 in response to the emerging needs of Ethnic Communities in the Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon area. CIP is committed to supporting people from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, enabling them to fully integrate into and participate in an equitable society which represents difference and celebrates diversity


 CIP’s vision is of an inclusive society, which contributes to social cohesion and ensures equality for all.


•  CIP actively promotes equality, values diversity and opposes discrimination in all its forms.

•  CIP is an independent association, is non party political and is committed to an active anti- sectarian approach to its work

•  CIP is committed to collective action informed by people’s experiences and an analysis of their circumstances. Therefore CIP’s primary method of operation is supporting and encouraging community action amongst disadvantaged communities.

•  CIP will conduct its affairs in an honest, open, transparent and accountable way to its members.

•  CIP values its volunteers as a key resource of the organisation.

•  CIP will strive to represent the interests of all ethnic communities without ‘fear or favour’

•  CIP will strive for excellence in all we do in order to provide high quality and effective leadership and support.

Services Offered

-  Family Support (women's groups, parent & toddler groups, afterschool activities)

-  Youth Programme (drop in services, programmes, summer schemes, leadership programmes)

-  Advocacy Service (service for people who have recently arrived in the country or who have had a change in personal circumstances and require assistance on issues such as, education, employment, housing, entitlements, and general integration concerns.)

- Human Trafficking & Exploitation Programme (awareness & education with young people in schools/youth settings and training key professionals and the wider community on issues of human trafficking & exploitation)

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