From its formation in 2000, Charter for Northern Ireland (Charter NI) has developed a significant track record of delivery, reflecting and responding to the needs of the communities it champions in East Belfast, North Down and Ards. Its success in engaging and empowering local communities has created a bridge between working class communities seeking opportunities and redress and statutory and community providers of services and political leaders. By acting successfully as a lobby, advocate and more recently providing clear pathways to employment and training Charter NI has developed as an agent of social and economic change, offering hope, practical solutions and action.
Charter NI has successfully implemented a range of programmes and initiatives highlighted below impacting directly on the communities and individuals. Supporting this work has been Charter NI’s development as an organisation. The revised governance arrangements and structures have been successfully embedded with a strong experienced and skilled Board and Management structures in place underpinned by local structures. From modest beginnings, Charter NI has emerged as a key agent for change and as a respected a credible partner, influencing statutory providers, Local and Central Government, businesses and funders.