Find out about the Southern Social Investment Fund zone and the projects located in this area.

How the investment zones were decided

Four zones identified outside Belfast are broadly the same as the areas where the health and social care trusts operate. Four zones are in the Greater Belfast area and are largely based on Northern Ireland Assembly constituencies. One zone is aligned with the Derry City Council boundary.

Eligibility for funding

The Steering Groups for each zone were asked to identify areas eligible to avail of SIF interventions related to the 4 objectives. It was agreed that the following measures would be used to decide which areas were eligible:

  • areas within the top 10 per cent of most deprived Super Output Areas on the Multiple Deprivation Measure 2010
  • areas within the top 20 per cent of most deprived Super Output Areas on the key indicators of income, employment, education and health
  • areas which could provide independently verified and robust evidence of objective need linked to the four strategic objectives of the Social Investment Fund (as detailed above)

Completed Projects in the Southern zone

Click on the links below to view specific information relating to the completed projects:

Project Name


New Directions – Kilcluney and Lurgan YMCA


Armagh Harps


Sustaining the Infastructure (cluster project)


Community Enhancement Through Sport


Thomas Davis


Work IT


The Social Investment Fund produced a number of short films on the outcomes achieved by the SIF projects.  To view the film that focuses on the capital projects funded in the SIF Southern zone please access the link below:

For information on all projects in the Southern SIF zone and on all SIF projects please access the link below:

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