Peace Impact Programme (PIP)

Launched in 2013, PIP is designed to deliver real and positive community transformation through sensitive interventions in communities that have not previously, or only partially, participated in peace building and reconciliation activities. These interventions are critical to building a truly integrated, shared and peaceful society.

PIP aims to build sustainable peace and prosperity in areas suffering from high levels of economic and social deprivation, where there are low levels of engagement in peace building and where the Peace Process has delivered limited benefits.

It places particular emphasis on engaging with disaffected or marginalised young people who are vulnerable to recruitment or attack by those opposed to the Peace Process.

Unheard Voices- Londonderry/Derry

One of the greatest dilemmas facing Northern Ireland's politicians is how to deal with the legacy of the past.

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Inter Estate Project - Antrim

Samuel Chestnutt never dreamt that one day he would be an advocate for the Peace Impact Programme. The 24-year-old admits that when he was growing up on an interface estate in Antrim he spent many nights fighting and rioting.

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Southern Border Counties

The partition of Ireland and the recent conflict have had, and continue to have, a profound impact on the Protestant communities in Ireland’s border counties.

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  • Unheard Voices- Londonderry/Derry

    One of the greatest dilemmas facing Northern Ireland's politicians is how to deal with the legacy of the past.

    Read more

  • Inter Estate Project - Antrim

    Samuel Chestnutt never dreamt that one day he would be an advocate for the Peace Impact Programme. The 24-year-old admits that when he was growing up on an interface estate in Antrim he spent many nights fighting and rioting.

    Read more

  • Southern Border Counties

    The partition of Ireland and the recent conflict have had, and continue to have, a profound impact on the Protestant communities in Ireland’s border counties.

    Read more

The strategic objectives of PIP are to:

Engage with individuals and groups that have not previously, or only partially, participated in community development and peace building activities in targeted urban and rural areas
Increase contact, dialogue, sharing and integration within and between communities; and support creative and innovative approaches to dealing with contentious issues
Build cohesion within and between communities to deliver improved relationships
Promote greater understanding and acceptance of diversity between communities, thereby reducing sectarianism, this may necessarily involve initial engagement with single identity communities provided it leads to cross-community engagement
Target the engagement and participation of disaffected young people that are vulnerable and at risk of paramilitary involvement and unlawful activity
Underpin the Peace Process and promote economic prosperity by increasing the skills base within interface communities
Assist with the development of exemplar community organisations and the dissemination of best practice to other communities on the island of Ireland and other regions emerging from conflict
Encourage the involvement and participation of all residents from the target areas.

Northern Ireland Contacts


Sean Feenan

Community Foundation for NI

Community House 

Citylink Business Park

6A Albert Street 

BELFAST
BT12 4HQ

Tel:  028-9024-5927  
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Chrissie Cahill

Community Foundation for NI

Community House 

Citylink Business Park

6A Albert Street 

BELFAST

BT12 4HQ 

Tel:  028-9024-5927  
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Southern Border County Contacts


Gwen Lanigan

Area: Louth Monaghan East Cavan

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Tel: 00 353 87 6304380


Catherine Ryan

Area: Sligo Leitrim West Cavan

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Tel: 00 353 87 0626406


Mary Moy

Area: Donegal
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Tel: 00 353 87 3544924

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