Initially the organisation was little more than a cross community ACE scheme which organised community relations projects and programmes as an aside to its main activities. Since then we have advanced through various stages of development to our present position as one of the main promoters of community activism in this area.
Our project was born out of and driven by the local community and can claim to be 'grass roots' led in the purest sense of the term. One of our main concerns when developing the project was to ensure that our work remained relevant to the local communities. We achieved this by placing members of our CR team inside those housing estates within which we can carry out our work.
To support specific community development in Protestant and Catholic areas of Portadown which encourages existing projects to develop and increase their cross community base.
To allow Project Portadown to raise issues and campaign on issues related to sectarianism.
To support specific community economic development and job creation schemes which are implemented in specifically anti-sectarian ways.
To facilitate the development of anti sectarian/community relations practises in other local agencies, institutions in the Portadown area.
To apply the expertise and experience of the co-operative model developed by Drumcree Community Co-operative and Killicomaine Caring and Housing Committee to other estates/communities in the Portadown area.
* Provision of Drop-In Centres aimed at the unattached youth