Glengormley project gets £87k boost from IFI

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Queens Park Women’s Group has been awarded a grant of more than £87,000 by the International Fund for Ireland.

The Glengormley-based group is one of 13 community organisations in Northern Ireland and the Southern border counties to benefit from financial assistance packages totalling £980,000.

Queens Park Women’s Group will receive £87,171 for a 12-month structured project that will create individual development options for young people aged 16-25 who are on the margins of society within the Glengormley and New Mossley areas. The project aims to support them to change their situation in life and ultimately re-connect with wider society and with education, training or employment opportunities.

Dr Adrian Johnston, Chairman of the International Fund for Ireland, commented: “The Fund is focused on equipping communities, and young people in particular, with the means to resist and disrupt the dangerous spiral of division and disaffection. This allocation of financial support is a timely investment and will support vulnerable people who are at risk of being exploited by criminal or armed groups. The projects receiving financial support have set out bold and innovative plans to build confidence, resilience and leadership within their communities.”