Oasis was formed in 2010 as an integral part of Community Intercultural Programmes (CIP) services to support members of the new communities and was created to assist the integration of young people from diverse ethnic cultures and communities.

Oasis provides a wide range of services for children and young people and channels them through personal development, health and wellbeing initiatives and cross community projects aimed at tackling isolation and social exclusion. Approximately 240 children and young people from 12 different cultures participate in projects every week and the Oasis programme is now considered a model of good practice, unique in Northern Ireland.