Youth Leading Change – Newry Mourne and Down

PB theme or issue

Project ideas to improve the lives of young people. Ideas were submitted on-line via short videos

PB eligibility criteria

Safe, Legal and Feasible within budget and timescale

Age to vote

No lower limit

Number of votes

3 Votes - 1 vote per project idea. Over 5,000 on-line votes were cast.

Example of winning ideas

15 of the 21 project ideas were successful:

  • Autism Families, Newry, Therapy Tuesday’s
  • Bryansford Amateur Boxing Club, Newcastle Stepping up BAB
  • Carnagat Community Association, South Armagh, Cultural Workshop Project
  • Clanrye Group, Newry, BASE project
  • Cloughoge Primary School, Newry Garden Gang-Urban Allotment Project
  • Croabh Rua Camlocha Hurling Club, Bessbrook, Community Gym
  • Downpatrick Scouts, Raising Our Caming Game
  • EA Social Inclusion Group, Newry Inclusion Project
  • Jason Benson Drama Collective, Rostrevor, Intergenerational Drama Project
  • Mourne Heritage Trust, Annalong, Youth Path Team
  • Shimna Stars Special Olympics Group, Castlewellan, Dodging the D Man
  • St Oliver Plunkett Youth Club Crossmaglen, The New Lease Project
  • St Patrick’s Prmary School, Newry, The Happy Hive
  • Teconnaught Cross Community Pre-School, Downpatrick, Playhouse
  • Upper Creggan Pantomine Group, Crossmaglen, Pantomine ‘Ole King Cole’

Top three tips from the organisers

  1. We tried an online PB process to reach younger people – ideas were submitted through short videos and then people voted on-line for the three ideas they wanted to support.
  2. Have a Celebration Event – make it interactive and fun, bring all the younger people together to view each others videos, announce the successful projects and also to vote on best video, soundtrack and story. 120 young people attended the Celebration Awards Event.
  3. Work with schools, youth and network groups in the area who have established links and relationships with younger people.

Further information and evaluations

Project details

Name of PB Project:

Youth Leading Change - Newry Mourne and Down




Across Newry Mourne and Down District Council Area

Local Council Area:

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council


Newry Mourne and Down District Council Community Planning Partnership

Amount awarded through the PB Project:

£7,500 - individual pots of up to £500