Capacity Building Programme (Elevate)

Closed 18 Sep 2023

Opened 6 Sep 2023


A Community Development Capacity Building Programme has now been established and successfully delivered for the last 3 years. Further details on the current programme can be found: The Elevate Programme – developing skills in your community | Community Development and Health Network (

We are now seeking to inform the next phase and help shape the onward development of this Community Development Capacity Building work and would invite you to share your views & suggestions.

Powepoint slides from recent conversation events have been included within your invitation email. These will be helpful background information prior to completing the survey.

Who should complete the survey?

Community Development Practitioners or those working/volunteering in a role which promotes using community development approaches to tackle health inequalities.

Please note you do not need to have been involved in the current Capacity Building Programme to complete the survey.


As part of the implementation of Delivering Together, a Community Development (CD) Work Stream was established in January 2017. The Work Stream, led by the PHA was tasked with setting a clear direction of expanding community development approaches to improve health and reducing health inequalities in Northern Ireland. The rich comment gathered through the participation and co design process of the work stream was used to refine the development of a Community Development Framework and provided the opportunity for practitioners to contribute to setting priorities for the implementation stage of the framework. The findings of the consultation are clearly documented in the Expansion of Community Development Framework

One of the main actions coming out of the consultation events was the development of a Community Development capacity building programme and the following four objectives:

 1. Delivery of a Community Development Capacity Building Training Programme and Tool Kit with a specific focus on tackling health inequalities

2. Development of an online portal to host CD information/workshops/training and examples of community development practice matched to the National  Occupational Standards for CD

3. Development of a CD mentorship & grants programme across each Trust area

4. Development of the evaluation framework to demonstrate the impact of CD


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