Training & Employment

Provide, promote and facilitate education and training to help individuals to reach their potential.

Childcare & Family Support

Provide high quality, affordable day care and after schools services to local children.

Culture & Arts

To provide or facilitate arts and culture activities that will empower people of all ages in North Belfast.

Youth Development

Provide the opportunity for young people to grow up and develop social and life skills in a safe and secure environment.

Design Fabrication

Digital fabrication laboratories were set up to inspire people and entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into new products

Community Impact

Community development involves empowering communities and this is very important to Ashton.

Health & Wellbeing

Provides health and well-being services that reduce stress and encourage development of positive, healthy and resilient lives.

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Ashton is a social enterprise and development trust which seeks to make North Belfast a better place for its residents to live and prosper. It does this through the provision of services, employment, training and community development. Ashton has grown over the last twenty years to the extent where it now employs over 250 people and has an annual turnover in excess of £7m.

Ashton is registered as a charity with the Inland Revenue and is a company limited by guarantee. The company was established by local residents and is controlled by a voluntary Board who ensure that it stays true to its mission and vision. The Board employs staff to manage the company on a day to day basis. Profits are not distributed but are ploughed back into further Ashton’s regeneration objectives.

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