Forming Partnerships for Peace Funding

The new PEACE Programme worth over €229m will provide support to projects that contribute towards the promotion of greater levels of peace and reconciliation.

The funding will place a strong emphasis on promoting cross-community relations and understanding in order to create a more cohesive society.

Applications can be submitted from a wide range of organisations including Local Authorities; Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations and Public Bodies.

The PEACE Programme has four key priority areas: Shared Education, Children & Young People, Shared Spaces & Services and Building Positive Relations at a Local Level.  

Thinking of Applying

The Special EU Programmes Body manage the funding programme and has indicated the funding will open for calls in summer 2015.  To find out more visit the Special EU Programmes Body website

Access Europe are holding a training session on how to find partners for EU projects on Wednesday 1st July – find out more on their website

Or contact Deirdre Murphy, NICVA’s Fundraising Advice Officer T: 028 9087 7777, [email protected]

Applicants must be able to show evidence of good corporate governance and partnership arrangements.

How CollaborationNI can help build Effective Partnerships

CollaborationNI  is a partnership made up of NICVA, Stellar Leadership and CO3.  It was commissioned and independently funded by Building Change Trust in 2011 with the primary purpose of assisting voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations work effectively in collaboration.

CollaborationNI  provides an independent, honest-broker service at no cost to organisations.  From its establishment it has supported over 900 organisations in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors to work in collaboration.  This programme has a proven track record of effectively forming alliances, building consortia and supporting mergers in Northern Ireland.  

If you have an innovative partnership idea that can made a positive difference to the lives of beneficiaries we could help support the development of your partnership.  

Visit our website to find out more about what we do at or give Leeann Kelly, CollaborationNI Programme Co-ordinator T: 028 90 877777, [email protected] 

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