East Belfast Partnership (EBP) is a broad based social partnership with community, statutory, political and business members who are dedicated to the regeneration of East Belfast. We were formed in June 1995 with the responsibility to get stakeholder organisations to work together to develop and implement plans for the social, economic, environmental and cultural regeneration of East Belfast.
We have Board members from each of four sectors:
Belfast City Council and Castlereagh Borough Council each have a number of representatives.
Statutory bodies represented on the Partnership include the Belfast Education & Library Board (BELB), Belfast Regeneration Office (BRO), Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) and the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust (BHSCT). A wide range of statutory agencies are also involved in the various working groups set up by the Partnership.
We currently have five private sector representatives on the Board representing Funeral Services NI, the Park Avenue Hotel, independent management consulting and George Best Belfast City Airport.
Our eight community sector representatives are nominated by East Belfast Community Development Agency (EBCDA), which has a membership of over 150 groups from across East Belfast.
The Partnership also works with a number of other organisations in a Belfast-wide context. These include the other Belfast Area Partnerships (BAPs) covering North, South and West Belfast along with Greater Shankill, and a range of funding agencies. Our main day to day relationships are with the Department for Social Development (DSD) and Belfast City Council.