kilcooley women’s centre

Kilcooley Women’s Centre (KWC) formed in 1995, has been providing support for women, children and the family in the Kilcooley estate for 22 years. They operate 6 project strands:

  • Training, Education, and Employability
  • Positive health and wellbeing
  • Childcare
  • Good relations and peacebuilding
  • Young women and intergenerational programmes
  • Outreach and Rural

Mentoring For Achievement:

The people are the strength of the community.  Whilst the area has challenges, it is a civic pride and community spirit which has persisted in times of difficulty.   The opportunity exists for providing quality and innovative projects to develop opportunities for all residents and the greater good of the area. KWC’s strength is that they can lever in services that ordinarily residents could not access.

The Queens Award For Voluntary Service

Kilcooley Women’s Centre has just been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service which is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

Lynne Bloomfield
c/o Kilcooley Primary School,
Ganaway Avenue,
Bangor BT19 1QS