• Peace Wall Removal

    Peace Wall Removal

    Community Celebrates Peace Wall Removal

    Residents at a North Belfast interface hold a celebration event to mark a new era after the removal of a 30 year old Peace Wall.

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  • Community Consolidation

    Community Consolidation

    Community consolidation - Peace Consolidation

    A strategy for the International Fund for Ireland 2016-2020

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  • Peace Impact Programme

    Peace Impact Programme

    Peace Impact Programme

    The Peace Impact Programme (PIP) is delivering real and positive community transformation. Find out more.

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  • Twitter

    Twitter

    Twitter

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  • Annual Report 2015

    Annual Report 2015

    Annual Report 2015

    2015 was a landmark year for the Fund. Click here to read our year in review.

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  • Peace Impact Programme

    Peace Impact Programme

    PIP

    The Peace Impact programme is delivering sensitive interventions in communities that have not previously, or have only partially, participated in peace building and reconciliation activities.

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  • Peace Walls Programme

    Peace Walls Programme

    Peace Walls

    The Peace Walls Programme focuses on helping interface communities to bring about the conditions that can allow for the removal of Peace Walls. Click here to read more.

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  • Fund Focus

    Fund Focus

    Fund Focus

    The latest edition of our newsletter looks at commmunities taking risks for peace.

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Impact and achievements

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Since it was established in 1986, the International Fund for Ireland has worked tirelessly and impartially towards achieving lasting peace and prosperity in Northern Ireland and the southern border counties.

In that time, countless individuals and communities across Northern Ireland and the southern border counties have benefited from the Fund’s support.

The Fund’s key achievements include:

  • supporting over 5,800 projects across Northern Ireland and the southern border counties;
  • leveraging other funding of almost £1.4 billion / €1.68 billion by putting ‘first money on the table’; and
  • helping to create 55,000 direct and indirect jobs.

An external review of the Fund’s activities by Deloitte MCS Ltd in 2005 found that:

  • the Fund has a unique standing within all communities throughout the island of Ireland, notably within areas regarded as most difficult to reach and it has been able to transcend ‘political’ disputes and tensions;
  • the Fund is seen to adopt a partnership approach with local communities that is unique in the funding world;
  • the vast majority of projects supported by the Fund have been located in areas designated as disadvantaged; and
  • nearly 75% of projects supported by the Fund will be continued under a self-sustainable income generating basis.