Apex’s work in Creggan recognised at CIH Awards
Apex was presented with a CIH All Ireland Housing Award on Friday night in recognition of its work in building a greener environment and stronger community in Creggan in Derry~Londonderry.
The award entitled ‘More than Bricks and Mortar’ was presented to Teresa McCloskey from Apex and acknowledged the partnership work with the Bogside and Brandywell Initiative to create and develop the Ballymagowan Allotments and Urban Park.
Teresa McCloskey, Performance and Quality Improvement Manager, commented:
We’re thrilled to have won this award for our work in Ballymagowan. We are proud to have worked alongside the community to create a beautiful space and innovative project that have significantly improved the area and delivered positive and sustainable outcomes for local people and the environment.
Apex was shortlisted for two other awards – ‘Working in Partnership’ for its work with Greater Shantallow Area Partnership in the Skeoge area of the city; and ‘Housing Hero’ for the fundraising efforts of Seamus Crossan of Belmont Cottages during 2021.
The CIH All Ireland Housing Awards took place in the Europa Hotel, Belfast on Friday 27 May. The awards celebrate and recognise the best in housing in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and showcase the amazing work and inspirational people seen in communities every day.
For the full list of winners at the 2022 CIH All Ireland Housing Awards, visit www.cih.org.
The ‘More than bricks and mortar’ award recognises organisations or projects that have demonstrated commitment to tenant involvement, to help improve services or neighbourhoods.