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  • PEACEPLUS Programme

    PEACEPLUS is a new European Union funding programme designed to support peace and prosperity across Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland, building upon the work of the PEACE and INTERREG programmes.

  • PEACEPLUS Local Community Action Plan

    The Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) has provisionally allocated up to €17,437,277  to us for a Local Community Action Plan to fund community activities and infrastructure projects that help build peace and reconciliation in Belfast.

    Recently we have worked with communities and partners in Belfast to start to develop an outline community plan. We will develop a programme that will look at these areas:

    • local community regeneration and transformation
    • thriving and peaceful communities
    • celebrating cultures and diversity

    Stage 2 development

    Following completion of Stage 1 engagement to develop the PEACEPLUS Local Community Action Plan, we are commencing Stage 2 of the process.

    Stage 1 involved a number of online and public meetings including:

    • area based and citywide meetings across the city
    • one-to-one meeting with key stakeholders, where appropriate
    • an e-survey

    Stage 2 will now build on this engagement carried out between June and December 2022 with the aim of submitting a PEACEPLUS plan which contributes to a more peaceful, cohesive and shared city.

    We will work with stakeholders to start to identify which projects could be included in a local peace action plan submission. In addition to public workshops, we will work with smaller groups of our stakeholders  to develop the detail around projects on a thematic basis.

    We will also continue to have wider engagement with residents, local organisations, government bodies and potential beneficiaries of PEACEPLUS funding.

    We will be encouraging local communities and residents to engage in the PEACEPLUS consultation and co-design phase to develop local action plans.

  • More information about PEACEPLUS Programme

    If you’d like to receive PEACEPLUS local community action plan email updates, please send your details to:

    For more information on PEACEPLUS, go to PEACEPLUS (link opens in new window)

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