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The Jolly Roger Complex is a community centre which is located at 85 Alliance Road, in the heart of the Upper Ardoyne/Ballysillan Urban Village Area. This community centre is managed by NCBC under contract with the Department for Communities to support neighbourhood renewal in an area of North Belfast which experiences multiple disadvantage.


The Complex was opened in 2011 with funding provided by the Department for Communities and the International Fund for Ireland and in 2013 NCBC was asked to take over management responsibility for the building.


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The Jolly Roger Complex provides a modern community space with meeting rooms, offices and conference facilities where the local community can meet and access a wide range of services and community activities.


The Centre currently provides offices and community facilities to a range of organisations including, Glenbrook Surestart, Concerned Residents of Upper Ardoyne,  Home-Start North Belfast and North Belfast Women’s Initiative and Support Project (NBWISP).  The Complex also houses a Premier convenience store for the benefit of the local community


The Complex also supports the delivery of a wide range of services in the local area including:

  • Use of the building for community relations projects, cross community activities, community engagement, use of shared space;

  • The building is used for a range of training in community development and skills and education training for adults, including numeracy and literacy;

  • Social engagement through activities and classes such as keep fit, information and awareness events, baby yoga, cooking, art genealogy and heath awareness events.

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