Supporting & Developing our Local Communities

The Community Services Unit of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council provides a range of support and development functions to assist local community/voluntary groups.

We can help with:

  • Setting up community groups
  • Finance and funding
  • Polices and procedures
  • Human resources
  • Representation and engagement
  • Action planning
  • Community arts
  • Good relations
  • Community resources/community centres
  • Online services

The work of the Community Services Unit is shaped by our Community Support Plan, which outlines our work under the following aims:

Aims to:

  • Strengthen Local Communities
  • Increase Community Participation and
  • Promote Cohesion and Social Inclusion


  • The Stimulation and Support of Community Groups
  • Community Activity
  • Local Advice Services


  • A Self Help, Empowering, Integrated and Proactive Approach.

Should you wish to speak to a council officer please contact the relevant local representative: Community Services email: or phone 028 9244 7713 or click here