Our funding is helping to reduce anti-social activity in the Ballymacash area of Lisburn.
£1,600 was allocated to help the Ballymacash Regeneration Network to reach out to local young people at risk of becoming involved in negative behaviour.
Community Development Worker Valerie Douglas explained: “We’ve had issues with young people congregating in certain places, which has meant other residents have felt isolated or intimidated.
“We wanted to engage local young people to tackle anti-social behaviour and fear of crime and build community confidence to ensure local solutions to help us all work better together.
“Our centre now has equipment such as a pool table, a games table, bean bags and board games so we can attract young people inside and away from the streets.
Jackie O Kane, our Community Safety officer, said: “We always look to support projects which foster vibrant communities. We hope everyone feels safer as a result of our investment.”