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  • Alison Blayney BEM 7/6/2019
    Alison Blayney BEM  We are delighted to announce that our CEO Alison Blayney has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queens Birthday Honours List for services to the Kilcooley Community.
  • Graduation 2019 6/6/2019
    Graduation 2019 Women from across Ards & North Down  and the Peninsula assembled in the sumptuous surroundings of Orangetree House in Greyabbey, to celebrate the success and achievement of the multiple projects and programmes delivered by Kilcooley Women’s Centre during the 2018-19 academic year.
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Kilcooley Women's Centre, Northern Ireland

Kilcooley Women's Centre offers a wide portfolio of activities, including training and education, employability skills, health and wellbeing programmes, peace and reconciliation activities, arts and social events and personal development programmes to build skills, confidence and self-esteem.

Kilcooley Women's Centre is supported by Department for Communities (DfC). DfC Kilcooley Vision and Action Plan is the area specific research and identification of need source document. It can be downloaded from the Ards North Down Borough Council Website or by clicking here: to visit the Ards North Down Borough Council Website, or visit our Department for Communities STEP project page on the webaite (found under projects (UK Projects) for a downloadable pdf.  

A variety of courses are on offer such as GCSE English, GCSE Maths, Numeracy, Literacy, ECDL, ITQ, Basic IT and Word Processing skills. There is something for everyone regardless of your level. Why not have a look at our current timetable to see what is available and keep checking our events page to see what is planned in the near future. We invite women from across the Borough and further afield who wish to improve their education and well-being or simply would like to meet new friends or to get involved.

Kilcooley Women's Centre has an average of 300 women in educational classes weekly and over 150 have participated in our healthy living project. Each week 90 children benefit from our onsite childcare facility Jellie Tots (0-2 baby room) and Smarties (2-3 pre-pre-nursery) and Magic Stars (3-4 pre nursery/playgroup).

KWC operates via a cocktail of funding packages. Running costs of the centre are supported through Department for Communities (NI) and through Ards North Down Borough Council