1Policy Review & Analysis

Blueprint Development Consultancy Ltd has undertaken a wide range of reviews and mapping exercises to establish the strategic context and to support and inform clients’ development plans. Recent examples of work in this area include:

  • Good Relations Audit and Action Plan (DCC/SDC)
  • Research and consultation to support the development of development of a Literature Strategy (ACNI )
  • Evaluation of Belfast City Council’s Peace III Programme
  • Research into the Socio/Economic Benefits of Festivals (BCC Festivals Forum)
  • Audit of Good Relations within Belfast City and Good Relations Action Plan (BCC)
  • N.W. Peace Partnership Strategic Review of the N.W. Peace 111 Programme 2014 (NW Peace Partnership)
  • Connswater Community Greenway (CCG) Community and Stakeholder Engagement (BCC)
2Corporate Planning

Related to its policy review work, Blueprint Development Consultancy has been responsible for the development of Corporate Plans, Strategic Plans and Organisational Reviews. Some recent examples include:

  • Development of Economic Strategy and Action Plan for Causeway Coast and Glens Council
  • Annual Review BMA (NI) Planning Workshops (BMA)
  • EBCDA Strategic Planning Process ()
  • Giving Northern Ireland Strategic Planning Workshop
  • NILGA Strategic Planning Workshop
  • Strategic Review of Oasis Caring in Action
  • West Belfast Partnership Board Strategic Plan
  • Brook NI Organisational Review
  • Belfast Interface Project Strategic Plan
  • Charter NI Strategic Planning Process
3Facilitation & Consultation

We have been responsible for the management and implementation of a variety of consultation assignments with a range of customers. This includes individual interviews, focus groups, workshops, and public consultation meeting. Recent examples include the following

  • Research and consultation to support the development of development of a Literature Strategy (ACNI)
  • Research and consultation into the Socio/Economic Benefits of Festivals (BCC Festivals Forum)
  • Connswater Community Greenway (CCG) Community and Stakeholder Engagement (BCC)
  • The development of area plans East Belfast (Social Investment Fund OFMDFM)
  • My Neighbourhood Engagement Programme- Belfast City Council
  • Facilitation and Action Planning Belfast Festivals Forum
  • Facilitation and Action Planning One Shared Vision Project
  • Provision of Moderation at Public Consultation Meeting(s) (Arts Council 2013)
  • Future Management Options for Dunville and Woodvale Parks Workshop Facilitation (BCC)
4Action Planning

Helping clients develop a clear plan of action, with a sense of ownership, is a critical part of the development process. Such plans are developed through research, consultation and negotiation identifying actions, funders and performance indicators. Recent examples include the following:

  • Mapping Meaningful Solutions .The development of area action plans CAN Peace 111 Partnership
  • The development of area plans East Belfast (Social Investment Fund OFMDFM)
  • The development of a Community Support Strategy and action plan (Lisburn City Council)
  • Development of an Action Plan for Upper Springfield Whiterock Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership
  • Development of Neighbourhood Renewal Action Plans for: Inner East Belfast; North Belfast; and North West – (Department for Social Development)
  • Development of an Action Plan for (Upper Springfield Whiterock Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership)
5Strategy Development

Blueprint Development Consultancy Ltd has conceived, managed and implemented a range of innovative policies and strategies across a variety of areas. Recent examples include:

  • Causeway Coast and Glens Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan
  • Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan – Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council
  • Integrated Development Framework for Upper Springfield Whiterock Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership
  • Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan – Craigavon Borough Council
  • West Belfast Partnership Board Strategic Plan (2015)
  • Belfast Interface Project Strategic Plan 2014
  • Arts for All Strategic Plan (2014)
6Project Development & Funding

As part of its support role, Blueprint Development Consultancy has been involved in the development of projects from initiation to submission of funding applications. Some examples include the following:

  • Good Relations Audit and Action Plan (DCC/SDC)
  • Audit of Good Relations within Belfast City and Good Relations Action Plan (BCC)
  • Submission to Atlantic Philanthropies – Strategic Advocacy Proposal (NICEM)
  • Development of Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan, consultation with stakeholders and submission of applications to funders. Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council; Craigavon Borough Council.
  • Caw Nelson Drive Community Audit – Department for Social Development, Areas at Risk
7Project Management

Blueprint works with clients to provide project management services, including the following:

  • Advisory and briefing services related to the European Centre for Connected Health – Minister for Health, DHSSPSNI
  • My Neighbourhood Engagement Programme – Belfast City Council
  • Overseeing the management, monitoring and evaluation of Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council’s Economic Development Strategy 2010 to 2013.
  • Developed the structure and overall management of Conference structures for Vital Voices. and ICTU.
  • Evaluation of Fermanagh Street Drinkers Programme, WHSSB.
8Evaluation & Reviews

Blueprint has developed and implemented a range of evaluation and strategic reviews. This work ranges from developing evaluation frameworks and models to single project evaluations. These evaluations are supported by clear conclusions, recommendations and plans for action. Examples include:

  • Evaluation of Belfast City Council’s Peace III Programme
  • Evaluation of the End of the Line Programme (Charter NI)
  • Development of Programme Evaluation Framework Springboard
    • Belfast Festivals Forum Socio Economic Impact of Festivals in Belfast (BCC)
    • Evaluation of SEED Council’s Craft Development Programme.
    • Evaluation of PLATO Cross-Border Business Development Programme.
  • The Northern Ireland Development Fund Evaluation (Esmee Fairbairn, Henry Smith)
  • Post Project Evaluation of the Rise Project (BCC)
  • Strategic Review of the Peace III programme in the North West
  • Evaluation of the Renewing the Routes Programme – Belfast City Council
  • Evaluation of EU EQUAL Programme on behalf of Belfast City Council and a range of international partners.
  • Evaluation of Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council’s Economic Strategy.
  • Evaluation of the MicroTrade Programme- InterTrade Ireland
  • Evaluation of the Building the Community Pharmacy Programme- DHSSPSNI
9Mentoring Support

Blueprint offers mentoring support to a range of individuals and clients, these ranges from individual mentoring to group mentoring as part of on-going programmes. Examples of this work include:

  • Coleraine Neighbourhood Renewal mentoring support programme
  • Workwest Strategic Planning support for Clients
  • North Belfast Quality Support Programme
  • Mentoring of Rural Retail businesses – Rural Development Council
  • Mentoring of voluntary and community sector participants – UUJ/Proteus.
  • Mentoring of Social Economy projects – Ulster Community Investment Trust.

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