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ETHNIC COMMUNITY GROUPS

Ethnic Community Groups

For the purposes of this listing ethnic community groups are divided into those in the Craigavon area and those that operate in other areas of N.Ireland 

 

ACSONI

Afro- Community Support Organisation Northern Ireland (ACSONI) was borne out of a series of consultations and focus groups carried out with individuals from the Afro-Caribbean, African and other Afro-descendant communities. It was formed in July 2003 as an independent community based organisation.

Website:http://www.acsoni.org

 

African and Caribbean Association of Foyle

The African & Caribbean Association of Foyle (ACAF) was founded in October 2006. The membership of this community organization comprises different cultures and races. ACAF promotes the welfare of the migrant community of Africans & Caribbean people living in this region of County Derry/ Londonderry of Northern Ireland. The idea of founding the African & Caribbean Association of Foyle (ACAF) dates back to 2002.

Website: http://acafni.org

 

Afro Community Support Organisation

An independent community-based organisation developing and implementing a strategic framework through which the needs of this ever-increasing community can be addressed.

Website: http://www.acsoni.org/

 

Al Nisa – Muslim Women Group

The Al - nisa group was set up in November 1998 by a group of Muslim women in Northern Ireland. Aims to improve education and understanding of Islam among Muslim women and young people, guidance for Muslim women & referral of Muslim women to mainstream support services Monitoring the implementation of key government strategies and representing the issues of Muslim women through the provision of training and information sessions, tackle stereotypical images of the Muslim community and promote good relations between communities. Networking with the voluntary & statutory sector at the local, national and international level to improve services and quality of life for Muslim women.

Website: http://www.al-nisa.org.uk

 

Czech and Slovak Association of NI

We are new minority association of Northern Ireland, who representative Czech and Slovak people live in NI, we established in November 2009, we prepared few culture and sport activity and actually preparing event for 1st May as day when Czech and Slovak republic joined to EU roman.vilkovic15@gmail.com 

Website:

 

Filipino Community

The essential task of this association is to centralize the voice of the Filipino people living in Northern Ireland. The main objective of the Filipino Communities in NI is to connect, coordinate and cluster the different Filipino associations/groups in all areas. Now, the association caters to different aspects- socialization, sports, other associations and clubs. Moreover it deals with immigration problems and work problems. It is also an strategic approach to connect embassies to embassies.

Website: http://www.filipino-ni.com

 

Islamic Centre

The Belfast Islamic Centre was established in 1978 by a group of Muslims from the local community. Today, the centre not only acts as a place of worship, but also is a community centre, social-cultural centre, resource centre, advice centre and a day centre. It has been approximated by the Belfast Islamic Centre that there are around 4-5 thousand Muslims living in Northern Ireland today. The Muslims in Northern Ireland come from over 40 countries of origin, from Western Europe all the way through to the Far East.

Website: http://www.belfastislamiccentre.org.uk

 

Japan Society

The Japan Society of Northern Ireland is an entirely voluntary organization established on 17th September 1996 to promote a greater understanding within N. Ireland of Japan and its people, culture and language and to generally foster greater communication between both countries.

Website: http://www.japansociety-ni.org.uk

 

Latino American Association

Bienvenidos a la pagina de Latino America Unida en Irlanda del Norte . Latinoamerica Unida es una Asociacion sin animo de lucro que pretende apoyar a la comunidad latina residente en Irlanda del Norte y tambien reunirlos con el fin de mantener nuestras tradiciones ,y difundir nuestra riqueza cultural a traves de la calidez que nos caracteriza. Nuestra organizacion se encuentra ubicada en la Calle Lower Crescent en Belfast, en el MCRC Multicultural Resource Centre Next Event: December 13th. Latinoamerican festival.  

Website: http://www.latinoamericaunida.org.uk

 

NI-TECA (Turkish Community)

NI-TECA - Northern Ireland Tolerance, Educational & Cultural Accusation was established in 2004 as a charitable trust. Its founders and first trustees were Turkish-speaking businessmen and academics resident in N. Ireland. The objectives of NI-TECA are to promote, teach, study, advance education and encourage interest in and knowledge of the culture, history, peoples, language and traditions generally of Turkish speaking countries and particularly Turkey. We also aim to ease integration of our minority groups and help with problems they may face.   

Website: http://www.ni-teca.org.uk

 

North West Polish Support

The North West Centre for Learning & Development is a community based organisation which provides a wide range of services such as: training, work placements, re-skilling, advice on training, career guidance, information, delivery and support services – all of which are vital for a cohesive and healthy society. The Centre’s work has been established around supporting those who are classified as being disadvantaged and marginalised within our society.

Website: http://www.nwpolskisupport.org

 

Polish Abroad

Polish Abroad is a voluntary group established in September2008 as a response for lack of representation of Polish interests in the North West of Northern Ireland info@polishabroad.co.uk Ewelina Wierzba 

Website: http://www.polishabroad.co.uk

 

Polish Association

Started on 11 March, 2006. The association does not focus on one area only - we think it is important to deliver a variety of information concerning employment, education, discrimination, health and life. We believe that by helping one person we can engage her/ him to cooperate with others and consequently to solve problems of the whole society. 

Website: http://www.polishassociation.org

 

African

 

 

N.I African Cultural Centre

 

 

 

The African and Caribbean Association of Foyle

12 Upper Crescent, Belfast BT7 1NT

T: 028 9023 8742

7 - 15 Foyle Street, One World Centre, Derry/Londonderry BT48 6AL

T: 028 7137 0989

E: afrocaribbeansociety@gmail.com

www.acafni.org

 

Chinese

 

LOCAL

Wah Hep Chinese Community Association

1 Legahory Centre, Brownlow, Craigavon BT56 5BE

T: 028 38341431 

E: paulyamwahhep@yahoo.com

REGIONAL

Chinese Welfare Association

 

Mandarin Speakers Association

133-135 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1HQ 

T: 028 9028 8277

F: 028 9028 8278 

E: contact@cwa-ni.org

www.cwa-ni.org

T: 028 9068 7793

www.mandarinspeakers.org

Filipino

 

LOCAL

Filipino Community Support Network ( FSCN)

c/o 21 Kernan Grove Portadown BT63 5RX

REGIONAL

The Northern Ireland Filipino Community in Action

 

 

 

Filipino Communities in Northern Ireland (FilCom-NI)

 

 

 

 

The Northern Ireland Filipino Association

 

C/0 17 Ferndale, Lisburn BT27 4HQ

T: 028 9258 4072

www.nifca.org.uk

c/o Multi-Cultural Res. Centre, 9 Lower Crescent, Belfast, BT7 1NR

E: admin@filipino-ni.com

www.filipino-ni.com

c/o NICEM, 3rd Floor Ascot House, 24-31 Shaftesbury Square,                    Belfast BT2 7DB

T: 028 9023 8645

 

Italian

 

REGIONAL

ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI DUBLINO

11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

T: 00 353 (1) 662 0509 / 662 1507

F: 00 353 (1) 6766716

E: iicdublino@esteri.it

 

Indonesia

 

INDONESIAN ASSOCIATION NI.       C/O Maria Siahaan

                                                                   9 Atkinson Ave, Portadown BT62 6FY

                                                                   tel 07511394422  email: maria.sihaan@gmail.com

 

   

Japanese

 

REGIONAL

Japanese society

 

 

The Ireland Japan Association

 

www.japansociety-ni.org.uk

c/o Irish Exporters Association, 28 Merrion Square Dublin 2

T: 01 661 2182

F: 01 661 2315

E: dclarke@irishexporters.org

www.ija.ie

 

Lithuanian

 

LOCAL

Lithuanian Community Group (LCG)

CIP Centre Foundry Street Portadown BT62 5AB

Chairman : Rimguadas Pazusis

T: 07706554191

E: info@lietuviaini.lt

E: info@lithuanianNI.com

www.liethuviaiNI.lt

radio www.lafesta.lt

REGIONAL

LBNI Lithuanian Business Network in Ireland

Lithuanian Association In Ireland

T: + 353 1 5059199

E: LBNI@yahoogroups.com

www.lbni.biz

E: info@libin.biz

www.langas.net/airija

Latin-American

 

REGIONAL

Latinoamercia Unida

T: 028 90319963

E : info@latinoamericaunida.org.uk

www.latinoamericaunida.org.uk

Pakistani

 

LOCAL

Pakistani and Muslim Group Community

C/o Moylinn House, 1 Legahory Centre, Brownlow, Craigavon BT56 5BE

REGIONAL

The Pakistani Community Welfare Association

 

 

Pakistani Community Association

237 Roden Street, Donegall Road, Belfast BT12 6FT

T: 028 9029 2690

C/O 7 Casealdona Gardens, Belfast BT6 9RQ

Chairman - Mohammed Yasin

T: 028 90797671

www.belfastislamiccentre.org.uk

Portuguese

 

LOCAL

 

 

 

REGIONAL

Portuguese Association in Dungannon

 

ARCPD (Associação Recreativa da Comunidade Portuguesa em Dungannon)

Café Lusa, 64 Lower Scotch Street, Dungannon.

Chairman Tiago Lima

T. 07511509501

Polish

 

LOCAL

Polish Community Group (PCG)

Polish Saturday School

 

REGIONAL

Polish Association in Northern Ireland


Polish Welfare Association

ZEST- Polonia Project

 

 

Polish Information & Culture Centre in Dublin Ltd

 

 

 

Polish Social & Cultural Association in Dublin

 

 

 

  

 

Ireland Poland Cultural Foundation

 

 

 

 

The Ireland Poland Business Association

 

 

 

 

 

ArtPolonia

 

 

 

 

Galway Irish – Polish Association

 

 

 

 

“My Cork" Association

 

 

 

 


 

 

Links (Polish Information Services)

 

 

North Westmigrant support services (Polish)

7 North Street, Belfast, BT1 1NH

T: 028 9032 1232 / Maciej Bator: 07930476649

E: info@polskibelfast.pl

www.polskibelfast.pl

 E: catherinakordula@hotmail.com

 

 

 

15a Queen Street, L’Derry, BT48 7EQ

Monika Kempa (psychologist)

T: 07846976855

E: monikaak.zestni@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

57Gardiner Street Lower, 3rd Floor, Dublin1

E: info@polishcentre.ie

www.polishcentre.ie

 

 

20 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2

T: (01) 6762515

E: info@poskdublin.org

www.poskdublin.org

 

 

  

20 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2

T: 086 2295688

E: info@irelandpoland.org

www.irelandpoland.org

 

 

4 The Vicarage, St John’s Road, Dublin 4

T: 087 3171960

E: admin@irelandpoland.com

www.irelandpoland.com

 

 

 T: 086 8412857

E: sapielak@artpolonia.org

www.artpolonia.org

 

 

Anna Blus

T: 0863903730

E: info@gipa.org.pl

www.gipa.org.pl

 

 

Togher Family Center, 6 Maglin Grove, Deanrock Estate, Togher, Cork

T: 0851503222 (Grzegorz Borys – Prezes)

T: 0851325020 (Tomasz Piwonski - vice Prezes)

www.mycork.org

 

 

www.newry.pl

www.polskicraigavon.com

www.mojecoleraine.com

 

www.nwpolskisupport.org

 

 

 

Vietnamese

 

 

LOCAL

Craigavon Vietnamese Club

c/o710 Rosmoyle, Craigavon

T: 028 3888 1178 

 

Traveller’s Community

 

LOCAL

Craigavon Traveller's Support Committee 

 

 

Moylinn House 21 Legahory Centre Brownlow, Craigavon BT65 5BE

T: 02838342089

E: craigavon.travelers@btopenworld.com

REGIONAL

Armagh Traveller Support Group

 

 

 

An Munia Tober

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Omagh Traveller Support Group

 

 

 

 

Derry Travellers Support Group

 

 

 

 

Irish Traveller Movement (ITM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Traveller Training Centres

 

87 Lisanally Lane Armagh BT61 7HW

T: 028 3752 0553

E: atsg@adhsst.n-i.nhs.uk

 

 

12/2 The Blackstaff Complex, 77 Springfield Road Belfast BT12 7AE

T: 028 9043 8265

F: 028 9043 6465

E: mail@anmuniatober.org

www.anmuniatober.org

 

 

2 Drumragh Avenue, Omagh BT78 1DP

T: 028 8224 0991

E: conorkeys@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

141 Racecourse Road, Londonderry BT48 8NG

T: 028 7135 9340

F: 028 7135 7650

 

 

4/5 Eustace Street, Dublin 2

T: +353 1679 6577

F: +353 1679 6578

E: itmtrav@indigo.ie

www.itmtrav.com

 

 

Quay House, Woodquay, Parnell Street, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
T: 065 6828 930
F: 065 6828 919

www.sttc.ie