ABC works with and supports a significant range of voluntary and community groups and provides a wide range of support services for its members and the local community including: room hire, meeting space, provision of office accommodation and “hot desk” facilities , IT Suite, funding information and advice (sourcing funding and assistance with application forms), help to establish and develop groups, developing and delivering projects, administration services (typing, mailing, labels, faxing, printing & photocopying), finance related services including payroll, capacity building programmes (individuals, groups and the sector as a whole), promoting communication (bi - monthly magazine “Network News”, ABC Website, Facebook) and collaborative working, providing networking opportunities ( forums and training courses), lobbying, development and delivery of training and support programmes and acting as a voice for the sector at a local and regional level.
ABC has over 12 years experience of developing and managing projects and programmes. Current projects include; Helping Older People Project (HOP), Learner Access and Engagement Project (LAE) on behalf of the Southern Regional College, hosting the REACH Project (Regenerating Environments and Communities Health Project) on behalf of the SHSCT, Grant awards from BIG Lottery and Lloyds TSB Foundation NI and an annual “Giving Tree” Appeal.
ABC has also extensive experience of broad-based partnership working and is currently involved in a wide range of community based initiatives and forums. ABC also works with a wide range of organisations across the Southern Region and at a Regional Level.