• Peace Impact Programme

    Peace Impact Programme

    Time2Choose

    The Time2Choose Project was established in June by Rosemount Resource Centre in response to increasing calls for support from people facing intimidation and at risk of violent attack. It provides specialist mediation and intervention services to those under threat, their families and the wider community.

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  • Peace Impact Programme

    Peace Impact Programme

    Londonderry Bands Forum

    The Londonderry Bands Forum is supporting community and marching bands to play a bigger role peace-building role and offer positive options for vulnerable young people in the city.

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  • Peace Impact Programme

    Peace Impact Programme

    Newtownbutler Together PIP

    Newtownbutler Together has got the ball rolling on a new initiative aimed at addressing community division, unemployment and limited opportunities for young people.

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  • Sharing in Education

    Sharing in Education

    Welcoming Schools

    The Welcoming Schools and the Primary Curriculum Partnership projects engaged with more than 8,400 pupils, 1,000 school staff and 550 parents to promote equality of opportunity, good relations and respect for diversity and identity.

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  • Building Integration

    Building Integration

    Rasharkin Community Youth Project

    The Rasharkin Community Youth Project received £106,036 from the International Fund for Ireland through its Integrating Community Organisations Programme and was supported by the Rural Development Council and Ballymoney Borough Council.

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  • Peace Walls Programme

    Peace Walls Programme

    Peace Walls Programme

    Helping to address the physical and mental barriers to lasting peace and a truly shared society.

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  • Fund Focus

    Fund Focus

    Fund Focus May 2014

    The latest edition of the International Fund for Ireland newsletter is avaialble now.

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Background

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The International Fund for Ireland was established as an independent international organisation by the British and Irish Governments in 1986. With contributions from the United States of America, the European Union, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the total resources committed to the Fund to date amount to £707m / €890m, funding over 5,800 projects across the island of Ireland.  

The Fund focuses its efforts in Northern Ireland and the southern border counties of Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Louth, Monaghan and Sligo.

The Board of the Fund is appointed jointly by the British and Irish Governments. It is assisted by an Advisory Committee comprised of senior officials appointed by the two Governments. To read the Agreement establishing the Fund click here.

The administration of the Fund is provided by a Secretariat, headed by Joint Directors General based in Belfast and Dublin. A range of bodies including government departments act as managing agents for the Fund. In addition, the Fund has engaged the services of a team of Development Officers, located across the southern border counties, who act as local contact points for the Fund and assist prospective applicants to identify and develop proposals. They also monitor the ongoing operation of projects, providing assistance as necessary.

The United States of America, the European Union, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are represented by their international observers at meetings of the Board.

The Fund has recently launched it's Community Transformation strategy which aims to help tackle some of the most significant remaining challenges to lasting peace.  Click here to download.