Ashton Community Trust
29th May 2014
Ashton is a north Belfast community owned social enterprise and regeneration charity that prides itself on delivering real benefits for local people. It consistently delivers quality services and is seen internationally as a model of best practice for its regeneration and employment achievements. Its work is delivered through 7 service strands: Bridge of Hope; Community Development; Fablab Belfast; Kinderkids Daycare; Culture and Arts; New Lodge Youth Centre and Employment & Training Services. Ashton?s Chief Executive was awarded Social Enterprise Leader of the Year in 2012 while the organisation picked up three other top awards including winner of the Social Enterprise: Regeneration Award category. Ashton employs over 140 local people and this in turn has brought stability to the area. Ashton has sought to regenerate, not only by creating jobs but also by turning derelict pieces of land into thriving social enterprise hubs.