Equity Diversity Interdependence
Promoting a Peaceful and Fair
Society based on Reconciliation
and Mutual Trust.
Measure 2:1 Funded Projects (including Gap Funding)
|Organisation Name||Summary Description of Activity||Amount Awarded|
Altnaveigh House Trust/Co Down Grand Lodge
'Rural Groups Support Programme'
|To develop confidence and capacity of the Protestant community in Co Down to a position where meaningful community relations can be developed.||£20,727.00|
Ardoyne Focus Group
'Ardoyne Focus Group'
|To initiate and support new aspects of work in the Ardoyne/Marrowbone area by servicing the ongoing networks in the area and to undertake preparatory work in relation to a proposed consortium bid for North Belfast interface areas.||£182,648.38*|
Ashton Community Trust
North Belfast Interface Project
|The project will offer coordination and support to an innovative approach to both political differences and violence in interface communities in North Belfast.||£170,923.55|
Association of NI Colleges
'Development of change through good relations'
|To provide mechanisms and methodologies which will allow community relations considerations to become a self-renewing/sustaining feature of further education in NI.||£157,534.35|
Ballymore Open Centre
'Community & Youth Development'
|To deliver a range of activities which will explore issues of community division and diversity from different perspectives and to develop participants' skills in dealing with life in a divided area.||£167,485.55*|
'Mixed Links Project'
|To promote and celebrate the diversity of mixed communities, to identify and highlight relevant issues and to develop a network and document outlining a specific/strategic approach to working with these communities.||£246,554.38*|
Belfast Interface Project
'Belfast Interface Project Communication & Membership Support'
|The aim of this project is to employ and resource a membership support worker who will work with our membership of interface area community groups and relevant agencies in improving opportunities for networking and in identifying areas of further support required.||£149,000.00|
The Boys' Brigade
'BB Target Builders'
|To build on and develop existing Boys' Brigade youth and other programmes/activities to identify new and innovative challenges and opportunities to address issues of community understanding and social inclusion.||£31,000.00|
The Bytes Project
'Cross Community Bytes'
|To recruit and encourage existing Bytes users (ie unemployed marginalized 16-25 year olds in socially disadvantaged areas) to initially take part in single identity workshops building self-esteem and confidence and to provide young people with the knowledge and skills to engage in reconciliation and peace-building activities.||£110,753.17|
Channel 4 Television (4Learning)
'Sarah Moves On'
|To produce and screen a new film drama for 8-11 year olds which will depict, in explicit fashion, characters, plots and scenarios which are drawn from everyday life in NI. Project will address aspects of diversity, conflict, division, shared heritage, pluralism and difference.||£249,914.00|
Chinese Welfare Association
Breaking out of Isolation
|The project addresses the social and economic segregation of the Chinese community. It will focus on strengthening this ethnic minority group and building relationships both within the Chinese community and with the wider community, thereby challenging traditional structures and creating respect for cultural diversity and the interdependency of communities.||£183,595.94|
Cliftonville Community Regeneration Forum
Cliftonville Community Interface Support Project
|The project aims to address ongoing sectarian violence at interfaces on in Cliftonville area. This will be done by supporting local residents, volunteers and community groups to participate in the project and provide training to address interface violence, sectarian division and sectarianism within our society.||£148,527.56|
Cookstown Local Strategy Partnership
'Cookstown LSP Community Relations Programme'
|To provide guidance, information, support and training in CR activity to a range of community/voluntary, private, public and statutory sector organisations in Cookstown District Council area.||£157,257.85*|
The Corrymeela Community
|To undertake peace-building and reconciliation work with polarised communities which have experienced high levels of violence and/or social and economic advantage.||£147,509.00|
Craigavon Young Mens 1825 Project
The 1825 Project (Local Project Development Work)
|To engage with socially excluded young men (18-25) in the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon areas and help develop cross-community activity and reconciliation work.||£49,426.07|
Cumann Na Meirleach
'Digging Deeper – Exploring Difference and Diversity'
|To provide a safe and supportive forum to explore and challenge personal, cultural, religious, political and social values among the children and young relatives of republican ex-prisoners and a sharing of experiences from those with opposing opinions and perspectives to develop understanding and appreciation of difference and diversity.||£79,799.90|
Downtown Women's Group
'Women Into Politics'
|To offer community-based education and training programmes for women to encourage and promote increased political, religious and cultural understanding.||£107,766.00|
“Programme for Christian Peace building”
|To provide training, advice and support to local evangelical congregations and others in addressing reconciliation issues and to facilitate the further development of links with other organisations||£238,143.00*|
Edgehill Theological College
|To develop strategic inter-church pilot work; inter-church training education; partnership work with the Church of Ireland; and the development of women's reconciliation work.||£126,235.29*|
“Think Tanks Project”
|To provide (largely) working class communities with opportunities to discuss peace-building issues as they affect local people and to take this debate forward within a structured environment.||£144,292.64*|
The Fermanagh Trust
'Sustaining Community Relations in County Fermanagh'
|To contribute to, and support the establishment of, a comprehensive and collaborative inter-sectoral CR strategy within Co Fermanagh.||£188,747.89*|
Fortwilliam Park Presbyterian Church
'Conflict Transformation Project'
|To provide a range of activities for young people to acquire and practice skills to transform conflict and to empower them to develop strategies for peace-building work.||£158,710.00|
Habitat for Humanity
'Building Communities without Fear'
|To implement CR training into Habitat NI building project areas for Habitat Home owners and for volunteer groups in Ballysillan, Ligoniel, Model Farm (Downpatrick) and 3 other areas in NI.||£174,402.63*|
'Local International Learning Project – 2 (LILP2)'
|To facilitate shared international learning in the field of reconciliation by NI policy makers and practitioners, and will focus on diversity management, interface conflict management and post-conflict approaches to peace-building.||£209,757.50|
Irish Football Association
“Football for All”
|To incorporate community relations principles/considerations into the policy and practice of local soccer and will involve training, briefings and activity programmes for a range of different audiences.||£159,500.43*|
Kids in Control
|This project seeks to address the issue of skilled peer leadership in drama being accessed to communities of need and disadvantage. The focus of the drama content aims to bring an awareness of cultural diversity and personal identity. The drama skills training makes physical theatre skills relevant to teenage concerns and pre-occupations which are rooted in community relations.||£22,172.64|
Larne Millennium Initiative
'Larne Millennium Initiative'
|To provide opportunities for people to discuss issues of division and diversity, and to acquire/develop the skills to take reconciliation work forward in church, community and other settings.||£169,207.01*|
Ligoniel Improvement Association
'Ligoniel/Ballysillan Community Relations Project'
|To develop reconciliation networks among and between the neighbouring conflict communities of Ballysillan and Ligoniel, to challenge attitudes, values, opinions and beliefs with a view to creating mutual understanding, declining levels of violence and developing co-operation and strong working partnerships between groups and individuals across the interface.||£227,213.18*|
|LINC Resource Centre||To develop the capacity and skills of individuals/groups undertaking peace-building activities in North Belfast to contribute to a strategic and joined-up approach to CR work in this area.||£115,108.36*|
Linen Hall Library
'Languages, Outreach and Cultural Programming Project'
|To develop and implement a range of activities with a CR focus, drawing on the existing resources of the library (and other organisations) and to engage with groups at local level to ensure these interventions are reflective of their needs/interests.||£88,549.72*|
The Link Family and Community Centre
'Link CR/Development Project'
|To facilitate a co-ordination of community relations/development work in Newtownards and to develop a more constructive interface between local congregations and the voluntary/community sector.||£158,295.30*|
Lower North Belfast Community Council
North Belfast Strategic Community Relations Initiative
|This initiative seeks to address the environment in North Belfast by taking a strategic view of the nature and responses to community divisions. By identifying the nature and community relations initiatives. By developing a rolling inclusive programme which will build relationships through self confidence, self esteem and skills. By encouraging co-operation and collaboration within and across communities.||£168,229.23|
'Communities in Contention – a dispute intervention service'
|This project is a supportive contribution to reconciliation for sustainable peace. Through building a capable and flexible team of Meditative Fieldworkers, this project will provide a quality dispute intervention service to support community and other civic leaders working for positive change in areas which have experienced violence and polarisation and will develop strategies which promote reconciliation as a means to sustaining peace.||£147,558.00|
|Museums and Galleries of NI (MAGNI)||To develop exhibitions with a specific community relations focus and to engage with groups at local level to encourage participation in the development of new exhibition materials.||£117,231.35*|
National Council of YMCAs of Ireland
'Peace-building – Learning from Local and International Context'
|To create learning, and training opportunities in self and prejudice awareness, mutual understanding and skills acquisition, to develop a more sustained commitment to community relations to engage local YMCAs in cross-community activity at a deeper level.||£142,224.08|
The Nerve Centre
'Interactive Resources Development and Training Project'
|To enhance the quality, range and effectiveness of teaching/debate on reconciliation themes and to develop materials which will complement (or give added value to) work in classroom, community and other settings.||£157,100.00|
|NI Inter-faith Forum||To provide be-spoke training on religious diversity issues to a wider range of voluntary, public and private sector bodies across NI.||£123,590.00|
The Old Library Trust
|To provide a safe place for local people to address their individual needs and promote community healing. The Trust, through its wide network of service providers and community stakeholders, will promote community healing, host cross-community forums and discussions exploring our understanding and tolerances towards other faiths and traditions.||£143,540.00|
|Opportunity Youth||This project aims to provide a focused Community Relations Programme that will complement the existing services of Opportunity Youth for young people undergoing Job Skills training in the Greater Belfast Area.||£61,860.00|
|SICDP||To facilitate the development of networks and projects which encourage community activists to minimise the effects of violence in interface areas.||£245,350.15*|
Higher Force Challenge
|HFC is a Personal Development and Diversionary Programme for 'At Risk' Youth and adults in North & West Belfast.||£54,120.00|
Think Again – Diocese of Down and Dromore
'Think Again – Reconciliation'
|To encourage and support parishes, groups and neighbours of the Church of Ireland to develop relationships with those of Catholic and other churches to enhance mutual understanding and co-operation.||£241,786.42*|
|To design and provide a new range of creative, innovative and practical web-based resources for those involved in community relations and conflict transformation work.||£75,456.00|
“Training of Trainers Programme”
|The development and delivery of a structured and focused CR training programme to provide opportunities for practical, effective contribution to reconciliation work.||£179,063.07*|
|Towards Understanding & Healing||Towards Understanding and Healing is a project that focuses on the needs of the individual by creating a space for reflective and recognition of individual experiences, and supporting individuals to share their stories. The project also supports Positive Encounter Groups that help people to share their story with the 'perceived enemy' and individuals they would never otherwise meet.||£141,071.00|
Ulster People's College
'Peoples' History Initiative'
|To use community history as a tool for critical self-reflection, debate and dialogue between and within communities across NI.||£225,574.00*|
Upper Springfield Development Trust/Greater Shankill Partnership
'North and West Belfast Training, Mentoring and Facilitation Programme'
|To facilitate the development and delivery of community based responses to sectarianism through an interest in sport and physical activity and to assist the further growth of skills, existing structures and relationships to enable local people in N & W Belfast to deal with the causes and effects of communal conflict and contribute to peace-building work.||£239,392.00*|
Understanding Conflict Trust
'Growing a Learning Society'
|To develop and implement innovative ways of addressing emerging dilemmas and themes facing communities and institutions to move towards a more inclusive society.||£213,832.79|
Worker's Educational Association
Capacity Building for Victims Groups
|The project will provide an annual accredited course for leaders from the target groups, along with tailored learning support for up to 24 victims/survivors groups from across Northern Ireland. The result will be a stronger sector, better able to sustain itself and reintegrate into the wider society.||£145,734.00|
Workers' Educational Association
'Principled Negotiation Skills'
|To deliver accredited negotiation skills training to a range of individuals from community-based groups at interface areas across NI.||£161,818.00|
Youth Action NI
'The Spectrum Project'
|To enable young people to be more active and empowered within their own communities by developing innovative and pioneering programmes allowing real and tangible cross-community youth work to take place in a safe and non-threatening environment.||£168,502.23*|
'Creative Cross Links Phase 2' (CCL2)
|A partnership project aimed at increasing the capacity of young people and practitioners to apply community relations and citizenship skills within communities in East and West Belfast.||£226,287.00*|
To facilitate the development of skills, the provision of accredited training opportunities and the adoption of new and more effective approaches to anti-sectarianism with a cross-section of people and groups.
To develop a curriculum which will support good community relations and citizenship practice within Youthlink's Member Organisations