PEACE III Programme

Building on the successes and lessons of the PEACE I (1995 - 1999) and PEACE II (2000 - 2006) Programmes, the overall objective of the PEACE III Programme is to reinforce progress toward a peaceful and stable society and to promote reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border Region.

With a continued and renewed emphasis on reconciliation, the PEACE III Programme has identified ‘reconciling communities’ as one of two priority areas with ‘building positive relations at the local level’ as a key objective of this priority.

The Peace III Programme is currently closed for applications and work will commence on a new Peace IV Plan in early 2015.

Peace and Reconciliation Partnership

A Peace and Reconciliation Partnership has been developed in County Cavan to oversee the development and implementation of a Peace and Reconciliation Action plan. Following a consultation process, a detailed action plan was submitted to the Special EU Programme Body.

The plan outlines the actions that will be undertaken in the County to reinforce progress toward a peaceful and stable society and promote reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border Region.

Peace and Reconciliation Partnership members

Name Organisation
Jack Keyes Cavan County Council
Gerry Murray Cavan County Council
Madeline Argue Cavan County Council
Charlie Boylan Cavan County Council
Paddy Reilly Cavan County Council
Brendan Reilly Breffni Integrated Ltd
Fiona Maloney Cavan V.E.C.
Brendan Casey H.S.E.
Vincent Reynolds County Enterprise Board
Declan Ferry S.I.P.T.U.
Malachy Magee Cavan Chamber of Commerce
John Beglan Farming Sector
Philomena Finnegan Cavan Family Resource Centre
Jerry Fitzpatrick Community & Voluntary Sector
Jackie McKenna Community & Voluntary Sector
Doris Allison Community & Voluntary Sector
Paul Odedele Community & Voluntary Sector
Ann Mc Phillips Community & Voluntary Sector

Peace and Reconciliation Action Plan

The Peace and Reconciliation Action Plan comprises of four strategic priorities:

  1. Build Integrated Communities and Support Minority Communities
  2. Build Good Relations among our Young People
  3. Provide Enhanced Access to Reconciliation Supports at a local level
  4. Support for the Building of Shared Visions

The aim of the County Cavan Peace and Reconciliation Action Plan is to ‘Build positive relations' at a local and indeed a cross border level through:

  • challenging attitudes to sectarianism and racism
  • increasing levels of interaction and engagement between different communities, groups and areas
  • supporting conflict resolution and mediation work at a local level within the county
  • promoting reconciliation within the county and in the wider region

You can read the 2 year Peace and Reconciliation Action Plan by taking a look at the following document.

Funding

Funding of €2,880,000 has been made available for County Cavan under Priority 1.1 of the EU PEACE III Programme managed by the Special EU Programme Body (SEUPB) for the period 2008 - 2010. The administration of the funding will be undertaken by the Department of Community and Enterprise in Cavan County Council.

Project supported by the European Union’s PEACE III Programme managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by the County Cavan PEACE III Peace and Reconciliation Partnership.

Project supported by the European Union’s PEACE III Programme managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by the County Cavan PEACE III Peace and Reconciliation Partnership.

Small Grants Funding

€480,000 has been allocated to Small Grants in 2009/2010 and the successful recipients are:

Small Grants Round 1

  • Community Youth Projects Cavan – Unity Through Art
  • Billis Ballyjamesduff Youth Participation – Billis Ballyjamesduff Youth Partnership
  • Blacklion/Belcoo Active Age Group – Hands Across The New Bridge
  • Co. Cavan VEC Youth Consultation Group
  • Ballinagh Foroige Club – Building Stronger Community Relations
  • PCI Cavan Group Of Churches – Children & Youth Adventuring Together
  • Bailieborough Development Association – Building Bridges Through Culture
  • Cavan Federation ICA – Women Celebrating Diversity
  • Killeshandra Community Council Ltd. – Peace Going Forward

Small Grants Round 2

  • Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann – Fluister
  • Junior Achievement Ireland – Sharing Our Community
  • Fermanagh Concert Band – Border Harmonies
  • Foroige – Leadership, Active Citizenship & Exchange Programmes
  • Bailieborough Development Association – Forward 400
  • Cavan Girl Guide Association – Border Buddies
  • Cavan Community Forum – Sharing Troubles
  • Community Connections CDP – Cavan & Fermanagh Schools Peace Building & Reconciliation Project
  • Belturbet Dramatic Society - "From Cavan To Cookstown" Drama Project
  • St. Michael’s National School – Shared Culture, Shared Heritage
  • Cavan Co. Council Arts Office – Sustainable Pathways
  • Cavan Co. Council/Cavan Sports Partnership – Together Through Games Programme (TTG)
  • Belturbet Youth Initiative – Belturbet, Florencecourt Youth Exchange Programme
  • Cavan Co. Council Arts Office – Sounds Like Ourselves

If you have any further questions or queries regarding the PEACE III programme, please get in touch using the following details.