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Tánaiste announces €935,000 in funding for NI peace and reconciliation projects

Funding, Northern Ireland Peace Process, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, Press Releases, Northern Ireland, 2014

 

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore T.D., has announced €935,000 in grants to support community organisations working on both sides of the border.

A total of 70 reconciliation and anti-sectarianism projects will receive funding in this round.  This brings total funding awarded in the past year to €2.7 million.

The Reconciliation and Anti-Sectarianism Funds support cross-community outreach in Northern Ireland and the border counties.

The Funds also support cross-border co-operation and sensitive commemorative and cultural events.

Announcing the funding, the Tánaiste said:

“Fostering reconciliation and creating a sustainable peace requires a vibrant and successful civil society.  The projects supported in this round of funding cover a range of sectors including sport, heritage, and commemorations as well as vital community work in Northern Ireland and throughout the Border region.

The Reconciliation and Anti-Sectarianism Funds will continue to support the important work of these community and voluntary groups to reduce sectarian tensions and build positive cross-community and cross-border relations.”

 Examples of projects include:

 

ENDS 

Press Office

3 February 2014

 

Notes for Editors:

A list of projects to be funded in the current round is included in the Annex below.

As part of the Good Friday Agreement, all parties to the Agreement undertook to “positively examine the case for enhanced financial assistance for the work of reconciliation.” 

As a result, since the signing of the Agreement the Irish Government has provided significant support through the Reconciliation Fund and the Anti-Sectarianism Fund. The 2013 budget for both funds was €2.7 million. That same amount is available in 2014. Since 1999, the two Funds have between them disbursed €38 million to some 1,500 projects working to further reconciliation.

Applications for the next round of funding must be received by Friday 7th March 2014; information and application forms can be found at www.dfa.ie/reconciliation

 

ANNEX

Projects approved for funding under the current round of grants are set out below:

 

Organisation

Fund

Grants

174 Trust

RF

€35,000

1st West Belfast Ladies Somme Society

RF

€2,000

An Eochair-Clondara Historical & Cultural Group - Connaught Rangers Research Project

ASF

€18,000

APAC (Associated Photojournalism for Art & Culture)

RF

€4,000

Ardoyne Association

RF

€25,000

Ardoyne Kickhams GAC

ASF

€1,000

Arts for All

RF

€18,000

Ballybeen Women's Centre

RF

€15,000

Ballykeel 2 Community House

RF

€4,000

Belong To Youth Service

RF

€6,000

Border Arts 2000

RF

€11,000

Cavan County Museum

ASF

€9,000

Childrens Enterprise NI Ltd

RF

€16,000

Church of Ireland Diocese of Derry & Raphoe

RF

€20,000

City Centre Initiative Ltd

RF

€10,000

City of Belfast YMCA

RF

€7,000

Clonard Reconciliation Mission

RF

€9,000

Clooney Estate Residents Association

ASF

€3,400

Community Change

RF

€20,000

Community Relations In Schools

ASF

€20,000

Co-operation Ireland

RF

€20,000

Corpus Christi Youth Centre

RF

€15,000

County Monaghan Community Network

RF

€18,000

Dove House

ASF

€8,000

Drum Village Development Association Ltd

RF

€3,000

Eastside Amateur Boxing

ASF

€4,000

Football in the Community Teenage Kicks

ASF

€11,000

Fountain Dance Association

RF

€8,000

Galliagh Women's Group

RF

€7,500

Holy Family Youth Centre

RF

€9,000

Holy Trinity Youth Centre

RF

€9,000

Inishowen Development Partnership/ Football4peace

RF

€6,000

Inniskillings Museum

RF

€4,000

Institute for British Irish Studies UCD

RF

€30,000

Institute for Conflict Research

RF

€22,000

Irish Football Association

ASF

€10,000

Le Cheile Beyond Beliefs Project.

RF

€4,000

Ligoniel Family Centre

 

RF

€2,000

Ligoniel Improvement Association

ASF

€6,000

Newry Maritime Association

RF

€4,000

Newtowncunningham Community Development

RF

€11,000

Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education

RF

€38,000

Northern Ireland Women's European Platform

RF

€14,000

Northern Ireland Youth Forum

RF

€15,000

Northside Partnership

RF

€11,600

Old Library Trust

RF

€8,000

Patrician Youth Centre

ASF

€9,000

Peace Players International N.I.

RF

€16,000

POBAL

RF

€5,000

Queens University - Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice

RF

€40,000

REACH Across

RF

€8,000

Rights Watch UK

RF

€16,000

Rossinver Community Development Company

RF

€1,000

Rural Community Network

RF

€20,000

School of History, University College Cork

RF

€5,000

Shankill Parish Caring Association (Lurgan)

RF

€15,000

Shankill Women's Centre

ASF

€9,000

Skegoneill Glandore Common Purpose

ASF

€9,000

South Wind Blows

RF

€30,000

Speedwell Trust

RF

€20,000

St John's Youth Centre

RF

€9,000

St Malachy's Youth Centre

ASF

€4,500

St Patrick's Centre

RF

€12,000

Trademark

ASF

€9,000

Training for Women Network

RF

€30,000

Ullans Academy

RF

€9,000

Ulster Canada Initiative

RF

€3,000

University of Ulster

RF

€50,000

Youthaction

ASF

€30,000

Youthlink

RF

€24,000

ENDS