ROC Community Mentors launch in Northern Ireland COVID 19 has taken its toll in communities but we are delighted to have received funding from the Community Foundation and Awards for All to start two community mentors schemes in Larne and Ballysillan. These schemes will offer support to local families who are struggling and would value … Continue reading ROC COMMUNITY MENTORS – NORTHERN IRELAND

Dragon’s Den Style Funding

Sixteen community leaders and residents have met to work on ideas to improve the area of Keighley, West Yorkshire which were put forward by residents at a community meeting before the lockdown. The ROC Keighley action group met on Zoom and decided who will join smaller task groups to tackle reducing crime, supporting young people, … Continue reading Dragon’s Den Style Funding

At a Loss

ROC Burnley was approached by Burnley Together ( to lead a response for how we could support young people through bereavement and loss during this season. As a ROC action group a number of our participants are very enthusiastic youth workers, so when the opportunity came to serve the young people in our town during this … Continue reading At a Loss

West Belfast School Uniform Project

Covid-19 has impacted all our lives in many ways. As we ease out of lockdown and begin to navigate the ‘new normal’, many uncertainties remain and a recession looms ahead. Families are feeling the pressure. The Trussell Trust recently revealed that ‘In April 2020, foodbanks in the Northern Ireland Network saw a 128% rise in … Continue reading West Belfast School Uniform Project