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Tánaiste Coveney announces reconciliation funding to 53 organisations

Funding, Northern Ireland Peace Process, Tánaiste Simon Coveney, Press Releases, Northern Ireland, Ireland, 2018

 

Tánaiste Coveney announces reconciliation funding to 53 organisations

  

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D., today announced funding of €890,000 to 53 organisations through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Reconciliation Fund.

 

Announcing the funding, the Tánaiste said:

 

“Over 50 civil society organisations will receive support for their work on peace and reconciliation in the year ahead in this latest funding round. Over the course of 2017, my Department’s Reconciliation Fund awarded grants amounting to €2.7 million to over 100 organisations.

 

Support for this vital reconciliation work is an important expression of the Government’s unwavering commitment to peace and reconciliation on this island as a co-guarantor of the Good Friday Agreement.”

 

The Tánaiste added:

 

“As the new year begins, I want to acknowledge the hugely important work being done by so many groups in support of achieving reconciliation on the island and with our neighbouring Ireland. I congratulate all those awarded funding in this latest round for the Reconciliation Fund. It is always the commitment of individuals, groups and communities that protects our peace and deepens reconciliation. I salute the vision and determination of all in civil society who work to advance the peace. I am proud that my Department’s Reconciliation Fund can support the work of many such groups. These organisations which the Reconciliation Fund partners with are working to build meaningful links across all communities and traditions and that is essential for our shared island, now and always.”

 

ENDS

Press Office

04 January 2018

 

Notes for Editors

  • A list of projects to be funded in the current round is included in the Annex below.
  • The Reconciliation Fund has been in existence since 1982 and was increased significantly following the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. All parties to that Agreement undertook to “positively examine the case for enhanced financial assistance for the work of reconciliation.”
  • As a result the Irish Government has provided increased support through the Reconciliation Fund since 1998. In the 2014 Stormont House Agreement, the Government committed to “support measures to promote reconciliation, including through continued annual provision of €2.7m in the Reconciliation Fund”.
  • Further information can be found at www.dfa.ie/reconciliation.

 

  

Organisation

Funding Amount

174 Trust

€28,000.00

50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Commemoration Committee

€35,000.00

Aonach Mhacha

€33,933.00

Ballinamallard Fisher Park

€9,460.00

Bardic Education Arts and Media

€9,200.00

Belfast YMCA

€8,065.00

British Irish Association

€20,000.00

CAIN Webservice INCORE Ulster university

€29,705.00

Cathedral Youth Club

€7,200.00

Centre for Cross Border Studies

€30,025.46

Centre for Studies in Irish Protestantism

€45,000.00

City Centre Initiative

€12,000.00

Clonard Monastery Youth club

€9,000.00

Clooney Estate Residents Association

€7,600.00

Conference of Irish Historians in Britain

€3,681.00

Corpus Christi Youth Centre

€9,000.00

Drumstand Community Partnership CLG TA Lough Allen Education Centre

€7,706.00

Dún Uladh

€35,000.00

Fellowship of Messines

€7,000.00

Fighting Words

€15,000.00

Forge Family Research Centre

€16,000.00

Forthspring Inter Community Group

€9,000.00

Gallery Of Photography

€12,000.00

Harmony Community Trust /Glebe House

€15,000.00

Irish Central Area Border Network (ICBAN)

€52,847.00

Kids Own Publishing Partnership

€12,000.00

Lincoln Courts Youth & Community Association

€4,500.00

Mornington Community Project

€4,950.00

Newry Maritime Association

€2,000.00

Newtownabbey Arts & Cultural Network

€9,000.00

Newtowncunningham Great War Society

€9,000.00

NICIE

€79,132.00

NIMMA

€5,500.00

Omagh Support & Self Help Group

€16,000.00

Peace Players International - Northern Ireland

€28,000.00

Poetry Ireland

€8,000.00

Portadown Rugby Football Club

€6,460.00

Quaker Service

€8,000.00

REACH Across

€8,150.00

Red Shoe Multimedia

€20,000.00

Rethinking Conflict

€50,000.00

Rossinver Community Development Company Ltd.

€5,350.00

Schomberg Society

€20,000.00

Seagoe Youth Group

€6,500.00

South Down Action for Healing Wounds (SDAHW)

€6,000.00

St.Peter's Immaculata Youth Centre

€9,000.00

Strabane AFC

€4,050.00

Teach na Failte

€6,720.00

Truth and Reconciliation Platform

€38,000.00

University of Liverpool

€20,000.00

University of Salford and King's College London

€4,000.00

YHANI

€8,950.00

Youth Initiatives NI

€25,200.00