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45th anniversary

aims & spirit

Harmony Community Trust is a cross community organisation founded in 1975 to promote community relations and social inclusion. Its main base is a sixteen-acre wildlife area at Kilclief, close to the shores of Strangford Lough, from which it delivers community relations, social inclusion and respite programmes on a year round basis.

mission statement

"To enable all people to explore divisive barriers and to develop the self confidence to build mutual respect, tolerance and trust through positive shared experiences"

core values

  • To promote a person centred approach in all of our work to enable all staff, volunteers and participants to realise and achieve their full potential through creative and enjoyable programmes of activity.
  • To develop user focused programmes and activities, which encourage access for all members of society regardless of any differences whether real or perceived.
  • To ensure that the sum of our work maintains and enhances our long term sustainability.
  • To centre all our activities on the principles of equity, diversity and interdependence.
  • To encourage the empowerment, inclusion and involvement of all our staff, volunteers and participants.


Harmony Community Trust realises its aim and embodies its core values through developing:

  • Effective community relations programmes achieving measurable outcomes based on sound assessment models.
  • Provision of respite care for children and young people on a year round basis.
  • Encouraging the use of the facilities for conferences, day visits, workshops, self-catering family groups and environmental workcamps.
  • A positive attitude to change by encouraging the development of new, exciting and innovative programmes.
  • Its ethos and service so that it will be valued by users and stakeholders for quality and results. .
  • Financial security as a sustainable organisation based on planned levels of service contracts, residential income, programme support and fund raising activities.
  • Ensuring the residential centre being used by wider range of people outside of programmes directly run by Glebe House staff.
  • A pool of motivated volunteers providing support for both programmes and one-off events.
  • Good corporate leadership with good team spirit and clear vision within and across the Council, volunteers and staff.
  • A strong staff team who are qualified, motivated, skilled and self-directed.

    The peace maze at castlewellan forest park

kids on donkeys
Glebe House


kilclief beach
Harmony Community Trust, Glebe House, 23 Bishopscourt Road, Strangford, Co. Down, BT30 7NZ
Tel: 028 4488 1374          Email:
Registered Charity I.R. No. XN48510      Company Limited by Guarantee No. N.I. 010639