PEACE IV Shared Spaces Capital projects
Three major shared spaces capital projects in north and west Belfast are underway.
The council-led projects are funded through the EU’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Match funding has been provided by the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development in Ireland.
Shankill Shared Women’s Centre
€6.5 million purpose-built shared space for women and their families located at the interface area at Lanark Way in west Belfast. Its aim is to create a welcoming, safe and accessible shared space for women and their families from both communities.
When it opens in 2023, the team who operate the current premises on Shankill Road will work in partnership with Clonard Neighbourhood Development Partnership incorporating Clonard Women’s Group at the new facility to deliver a range of services.
Black Mountain Shared Spaces Project
€6.3 million shared community space on the former Finlay’s factory site in west Belfast. The new building will deliver cross community facilities, joint programming and outreach, with the aim of removing physical barriers in the area. It will be operated by Black Mountain Shared Space, an organisation which has been in operation since 2010.
The project will be launched in March 2020.
Forth Meadow Community Greenway
£3.1 million project to connect sites via a high quality pathways along a 12 km route from Glencairn to Bog Meadows, including path works, directional signage and enhancements to a number of sites along the route including Springfield Dam and Park.
The project will be launched in early summer 2020.
About the PEACE IV Programme
The PEACE IV Programme EU funded cross-border initiative designed to support peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the border region. The primary objective of the programme is to promote positive relations characterised by respect, where cultural diversity is celebrated and people can live, learn and socialise together, free from prejudice, hate and intolerance.
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