As a charity BYFC provides a comprehensive programme of recreational, educational, cross-community and citizenship initiatives which are geared towards effecting positive change in the lives of young people. In the same way that the "Blue Houses"are centred at the heart of Ballysillan, young people are at the heart of BYFC and have an integral role to play in the design and implementation of our programmes.
New plans for the Blue Houses
Over the years we have gradually outgrown our existing building. In March 2010 we purchased the building next door and were granted permission to extend and develop the premises in December 2011. It is our hope and vision to transform this building in order to increase the capacity of our current work, establish new programmes and offer the facilities for wider use within the local community. We are currently in the process of raising the £400,000 needed to carry out the building work and equip the new premises.
The document we have produced for the building is downloadable here . This gives a full picture of who we are, why this project is necessary and how it will help provide an effective response to the needs of the young people of Ballysillan and those of the community as a whole.