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Flax Trust International Research, Investment, Education and Training in the socio-economic transformation of North Belfast

Flax Trust International Research, Investment, Education and Training in the socio-economic transformation of North Belfast

Flax Trust continues to support the Education Task Group to develop a vision for Catholic Education in North Belfast.  The vision is to build an ‘All Faith Education Village’. 

The long-awaited government response to the people’s vote was announced on 21st March 2022.  Education Minister Michelle McIlveen (DUP) made a statement to the Northern Ireland Assembly announcing 28 schools to advance in planning under the Major Capital Works Program. One of these is Mercy College which is the first phase of the Education Village.  The schools will benefit from an estimated capital investment of £794m.



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COMMUNITY REGENERATION PROJECT, North Belfast
The local community has established the ARDOYNE BONE COMMUNITY HEALTH & LEISURE TRUST (ABC Health & Leisure Trust) Has now secured NI Charity Commission Approval. Flax Trust is working in collaboration with ABC Trust and Sports NI to develop proposals for a Community Regeneration project in Ardoyne, North Belfast, on the site of the former […] Read more – ‘COMMUNITY REGENERATION PROJECT, North Belfast’.
Wizard of Oz
As Coivid-19 restrictions began to ease in the summer of 2021, we planned to host a summer production of Wizard of Oz on an outdoor stage truck for all the community to enjoy as part of the Ardoyne and Marrowbone Community Festival. This involved roughly 30 people from across North Belfast aged between 8-70yrs old. […] Read more – ‘Wizard of Oz’.
New “shared” Community / Education, Health & Leisure Centre
Flax Trust is working in collaboration with ABC Trust and Sports NI to develop proposals for a Community Regeneration project, providing health, leisure, education, training and sports facilities and an arts centre.  Read more – ‘New “shared” Community / Education, Health & Leisure Centre’.

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