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Additional £250k awarded for peace projects

Launching the CAN PEACE III Partnership project extension to funding are (L-R) Cathy Hall, Kathy Wolff, Councillor Noreen McClelland (Vice Chair), Campbell Dixon, Sam Crowe, Mark Glover (Chairperson), Philip Wightman and Valerie Adams.

Launching the CAN PEACE III Partnership project extension to funding are (L-R) Cathy Hall, Kathy Wolff, Councillor Noreen McClelland (Vice Chair), Campbell Dixon, Sam Crowe, Mark Glover (Chairperson), Philip Wightman and Valerie Adams.

Newtownabbey Borough Council has welcomed the announcement that phase II of the PEACE III programme has been extended.

Additional funding of £241,821 has been awarded to the CAN (Carrick, Antrim and Newtownabbey) PEACE III Partnership for a range of programmes, which will include providing a Peer Youth Leadership scheme that will deliver accredited training and experience in youth work to twelve young people from across the cluster area.

The funding will enable a play leader training course to be provided that aims to develop the skills of local community workers to facilitate play in their local settings.

Other activities will include a leading by example programme, which will provide mentoring support to local groups to enhance their peace building activity, and a ‘twelve weeks in 1690’ project that will result in a resource pack and workshop programme using the backdrop of the Williamite/Jacobite campaign to examine key issues today such as symbols, leadership and language.

Building on the work undertaken to date, the additional funding will enable the programme delivery to continue until the end of September 2014.

The project is financed by the EU’s European Regional Development Fund through the PEACE III programme for Peace and Reconciliation, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.

Further details can be viewed on the project website at http://www.canpeace3.org/ or contact Alison Keenan, Peace (III) Programme Co-Ordinator on 028 90340212 or email akeenan@newtownabbey.gov.uk

 
 
 

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