News and Press Releases from the International Fund for Ireland.

Community ‘apprentices’ praised for transforming West Belfast neighbourhoods

Community ‘apprentices’ praised for transforming West Belfast neighbourhoods

Published on:  09 Dec 2015
Four young people enrolled on a special apprenticeship-type initiative were today (8th December) honoured for bringing new community leadership and positive change to the Highfield and Springmartin...
International Fund for Ireland commits €2.2m/£1.57m towards 23 community projects

International Fund for Ireland commits €2.2m/£1.57m towards 23 community projects

Published on:  09 Dec 2015
The International Fund for Ireland has confirmed €2.2m/£1.57m of financial assistance to support 23 community projects in Northern Ireland and the southern border counties of Ireland. The funding, approved at the organisation’s recent Board Meeting in Cavan, will see €2m/£1.44m shared among 16 projects that are working to address difficult issues linked to the legacy of...
Limavady celebrates achievements of major community partnership project

Limavady celebrates achievements of major community partnership project

Published on:  25 Nov 2015
A major community outreach and training partnership that created more 1,100 places on courses and activities in Limavady was recognised at a special celebration event on Tuesday 24th November at...
Donegal Youth Service marks completion of ‘ACTIV8’ cross-border project

Donegal Youth Service marks completion of ‘ACTIV8’ cross-border project

Published on:  20 Nov 2015
On Friday 20th November, local residents and community representatives from East Donegal and Strabane came together to celebrate the achievements of participants in the Activ8 Project...
International Fund for Ireland launches five-year ‘Community Consolidation’ strategy

International Fund for Ireland launches five-year ‘Community Consolidation’ strategy

Published on:  18 Nov 2015
The International Fund for Ireland today launched a new five-year strategy that will expand and intensify critical peace-building programmes in Northern Ireland and the southern border counties...
Interface communities back plans for shared community facility

Interface communities back plans for shared community facility

Published on:  28 Oct 2015
The majority of residents living near a cluster of interface sites would back plans to develop a shared community facility on a derelict factory site in West Belfast, a new survey today revealed. The Shared Community Survey, developed by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive for the Black Mountain Shared Space Project (BMSSP), sought the views of 341 people based in the...
Innovative partnership hailed for its role in transforming communities

Innovative partnership hailed for its role in transforming communities

Published on:  26 Oct 2015
An ambitious six-month partnership aimed at addressing common issues in unionist and nationalist communities has been praised for its role in reducing tensions and turning around young lives in...
Official opening of The Base Enterprise Centre for Finn Valley and cross-border area

Official opening of The Base Enterprise Centre for Finn Valley and cross-border area

Published on:  12 Oct 2015
On Thursday (8th October), local community and business representatives came together to celebrate the official opening of The BASE Enterprise Centre, a €1.4m community and enterprise hub...

International Fund for Ireland welcomes new policy for shared education

Published on:  16 Sep 2015
The International Fund for Ireland today (16th September 2015) welcomed the publication of the Department of Education’s Sharing Works: A Policy for Shared Education. Dr Adrian Johnston,...
Traditional skills project paints a brighter future for Ballymoney

Traditional skills project paints a brighter future for Ballymoney

Published on:  26 Aug 2015
‘Reaching Out, Looking Forward’ Project proves a great success

‘Reaching Out, Looking Forward’ Project proves a great success

Published on:  13 Aug 2015
Cross-Community Project with County Leitrim
‘Between the jigs and marches’ – Sligo Fleadh, Peace and Reconciliation Project

‘Between the jigs and marches’ – Sligo Fleadh, Peace and Reconciliation Project

Published on:  11 Aug 2015
Musicians and community representatives from both traditions came together in Sligo on Sunday (9th August) for the launch of ‘Between the Jigs and the Marches’ – a cross-border musical...
Drum Accordion Band’s annual picnic and parade hits right note

Drum Accordion Band’s annual picnic and parade hits right note

Published on:  10 Aug 2015
International Fund for Ireland commits £590,000/€775,000 to 24 community projects

International Fund for Ireland commits £590,000/€775,000 to 24 community projects

Published on:  23 Jul 2015
Community project paints a brighter future for Moygashel

Community project paints a brighter future for Moygashel

Published on:  22 Jun 2015
A unique County Tyrone project aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour and isolation has been praised for its role in reducing tensions and boosting community confidence in Moygashel and...

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