The Scaffolding Project works in partnership with community organisations to tackle the impact of disadvantage in Inner East Belfast. We want to keep compassion at the heart of our community by making sure support is there when times are tough.

Food and fuel are at the heart of how the Scaffolding Project can help support local people in need, and this year more than ever, we want to make sure the impact of Covid-19 doesn't have an impact on Christmas!

EastSide Arts, supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland, is delighted to invite applications for a new bursary award celebrating the legacy of C.S. Lewis.

Using C.S. Lewis as our inspiration, we ask, what is it like to arrive here in Northern Ireland from somewhere else? Where are the footholds and the touch-points to connect with Northern Ireland? What is it like call NI home if you have joint heritage?  

Who can apply?

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, EastSide Greenways has launched the C.S. Lewis Square Interactive Trail. We have teamed up with the UK’s leading trail writing company, Brilliant Trails, in the development of this new adventure.

We are pleased to announce the third in a series of webinars taking place this Autumn, hosted by EastSide Greenways in partnership with Queen's University Belfast.
The third webinar will explore sustainable homes and energy efficiency; ‘How do we keep warm in EastSide?’

The webinar series will engage key stakeholders and policy makers on the themes of sustainability and resilience including food, housing, energy and fuel. They will explore the fundamentals of life which is required to create long term social, economic and environmental impact.

From the 20th – 22nd November join us for the 2020 C.S. Lewis Festival; a 3-day programme of events featuring talks, tours, story- telling and special events, including a drive in cinema.

This year’s events can be enjoyed online from the comfort of your own home and outdoors in person, as part of a socially distanced audience.

View the At A Glance guide

View all the events

15 Oct GoEastSide Webinar - Making Urban Transport More Accessible and Sustainable

The Re-Cycle School Uniform scheme which has been a key part of the Scaffolding Project programme since 2017 aims to put unwanted uniform to good use based on a model of Donate and Collect free of charge. This year we partnered with our colleagues in EastSide Learning to offer a safe and accessible option to parents and had fantastic support from local schools.

A week long programme of events and activities called ‘Living the Green Way’ will take place on Connswater Community Greenway, encouraging people to live ‘greener and healthier lifestyles’ from 12th to 19th September. The programme will also mark the third anniversary of the completion of the Connswater Community Greenway.

The programme of activities will take place online and offline. The offline events will take place in different venues along the Connswater Community Greenway with a highlight being an Urban Market on 12th September at C.S. Lewis Square.

Education Minister Peter Weir and Justice Minister Naomi Long visited the EastSide Learning STEM summer school which provides targeted educational support in the local community.

The cross-Executive funded summer school is delivering activities, to children in P5-P7, in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects around the theme ‘Keeping Safe in a Pandemic’.

The summer school is part of the Wrap programme, which is an educational support pilot programme for children and young people.