Building United Communities

4th July 2016


Outdoor Recreation is often a conduit to encourage communities to come together irrespective of age, gender, religion, socio-economic
background, skill base or experience thereby enhancing social inclusion, community cohesion, upskilling, personal achievement, health and wellbeing and economic prosperity.

This short document highlights some of the key considerations that should be taken on board, when establishing new outdoor recreation participation-based projects that endeavour to support social inclusion and community cohesion, specifically seeking to engage hard to reach audiences. It is based on consultation with the authors of ten presentations given at a seminar in March 2016 namely, ‘Building United Communities through Outdoor Recreation’ organised by Outdoor Recreation NI and funded by SportNI through Together Building United Communities funding.