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Please find information below on our recent events occurring under the Causeway Coast and Glens PEACE IV Local Action Plan.

 

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Children and Young People 

 

Local children and young people take part in exciting water sports activity programme this summer

 

The Edge Watersports Centre, The Crannagh, Coleraine

May – July, 2018

 

Throughout the summer, Children and Young People from the council area took part in a range of exciting waters ports activities at the Edge Water sports Centre, the Crannagh, Portstewart Road, Coleraine. Part of the Good Relations Out of Schools Programme, the activities brought together a cross-section of children from local schools on a cross-community basis providing the opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled activities where they could spend time with other children from different community backgrounds.  The chance to learn and engage with other cultures allowed the participants to foster respect and understanding whilst developing new and exciting friendships. The summer scheme was just one element of the larger programme, which will run until December 2019 with more sporting activities for local children to look forward to! The Good Relations Out of Schools Programme also features an Arts element through which Children and Young People can avail of arts and crafts, music and dance classes.

 

Fun at the Edge Water Sports Activity Centre!

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Also, check out the Circus School held during the summer for children and young people enrolled on the Good Relations Out of Schools Arts Programme!

 

The Good Relations Out of School programme is part of Causeway Coast and Glen Borough Council's £3.8m Local Authority Action Plan, which has been funded by the EU’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).  Match-funding for this project has been provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department for Rural and Community Development in Ireland.  


Building Positive Relations

'Understanding Our Area’ programme holds local Community Forum

Ballymoney Town Hall and Museum

June 2018

 

Under the theme of Building Positive Relations, the Understanding Our Area programme has recruited 17 community groups from across the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough.  There a variety of groups involved in programme including community groups such as the Glenshane Care Association, Rathlin Community Development Association and FUSE (For Ulster Scots Enthusiasts), all of which are actively exploring and promoting local history, heritage and the built environment throughout the local area.  As part of the programme, the groups met during June this year to hold a Community Forum where groups could avail of the opportunity to network with each other, all on a cross-community basis. The forum proved very effective in providing a shared learning experience for the groups involved, who are now working together to support and develop project ideas including collaborative initiatives.

 

A second Community Forum will take place in October when the groups will reconvene to explore continuing progress throughout the participant projects, offering a further opportunity for cross-community and cross-project collaboration.

The programme is part of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council's £3.8m Local Authority Action Plan, which has been funded by the EU’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).  Match-funding for this project has been provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department for Rural and Community Development in Ireland.  


Building Positive Relations

Launch of the Community Integration Programme at the Lodge Hotel in Coleraine

 

Lodge Hotel, Coleraine

July 2018

The Building Community Resource Centre, Ballymoney, officially launched the Community Integration Programme in the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine on 4 July. The programme is part of the Building Positive Relations theme, an integral element of the Causeway Coast and Glen Borough Council's £3.8m Local Authority Action Plan, which has been funded by the EU’s PEACE IV Programme and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).  Match-funding for this project has been provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department for Rural and Community Development in Ireland.  

 

 

The launch will be followed by the First World Café event hosted in Corrymeela on 14th August entitled ‘Meet the Neighbours’ which will explore the experiences of the BME community in the CCGBC area, alongside the foundation of an Intercultural Forum to act as a steering group for the Community Integration Programme.




Shared Spaces and Services 

Sharing your Community Space participants attend Mayoral Reception

 

Bann Gallery, Cloonavin, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council

October 2018

Participant groups in the Peace IV Sharing your Community Space programme enjoyed a civic reception in Cloonavin hosted by the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Brenda Chivers.

 

The programme includes 34 participant groups throughout the borough area who have availed of funding to upgrade their community facilities, allowing them to be accessible and welcoming to all sections of the community. The event demonstrated the wide-scale participation within the programme and the ways in which partnerships have developed between and within the group as part of the Peace IV funded programme.

 

The programme is part of Causeway Coast and Glen Borough Council’s £3.8m Local Authority Action Plan, which has been funded by the EU’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Match-funding for this project has been provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department for Rural and Community Development in Ireland.  

 

 

            

 © Councillor Brenda Chiver, Mayor, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council with participants from the Sharing Your Community Space Programme. (Kevin McAuley/CCGBC)

              

 
 
Building Positive Relations
 

Building Capacity and Leadership Conference: Causeway Rural and Urban Network host special conference to explore themes of leadership and capacity building.

October 2018

       

 

© Participants at the Building Capacity and Leadership Conference hosted by CRUN at the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine.

 

Local Community Development group, Causeway Rural and Urban Network (CRUN) hosted two conferences in October in Loughgiel and Coleraine, exploring the theme of Building Capacity and Leadership as part of their programme implementation under the Building Positive Relations theme within the Causeway Coast and Glens Peace IV Local Action Plan. Those in attendance discussed what qualities a good leader should have and considered the current challenges facing leadership in the Northern Ireland government and within our own communities.  The conference was held as part of the Developing Communities: Leadership and Capacity Programme which has targeted 14 key areas throughout the borough, providing the opportunity for more than 100 participants to engage in the programme. T

 

The programme is part of Causeway Coast and Glen Borough Council's £3.8m Local Authority Action Plan, which has been funded by the EU’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).  Match-funding for this project has been provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department for Rural and Community Development in Ireland.  

 

 

© Conference participants in Loughgiel Millenium Centre.

 

 

 

 


Children and Young People

                                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Developing Our Young Leaders Action Plan Launch: Local Children and Young People ‘Voice’ On Their Future

 

Bann Gallery, Cloonavin, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council

November 2018

 

On 7th November the Developing Our Young Leaders programme launched their local action plans. The event, which was held in the Bann Gallery at Cloonavin was very well attended by local children and young people along with their group leaders who are currently engaged in the programme. The young people attending showcased their project activities which included the preparation of local action plans in which the young people identified issues as being relevant to them and how it affects them in their community.  The event also included an opportunity for networking with other youth groups and included chance to learn DJ skills from local DJ, Gleave Dobbin!

 

The DOYL programme is being delivered by Copius Consulting and features over 300 children and young people aged 14-24 across the Causeway Coast and Glens have been coming together to learn how to engage positively within their communities whilst improving and developing relations with others across the council area.  Due to run until September 2019, the programme is part of Causeway Coast and Glen Borough Council's £3.8m Local Authority Action Plan, which has been funded by the EU’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

 

Learn more about Developing Our Young Leaders: http://www.copiusconsulting.com or follow project activity via Twitter @CopiusGroup 

               

Participants from the Developing Our Young Leaders Programme with Manus Magill, from Copius Consulting who are delivering the programme.

 

                     

 

Match-funding for this project has been provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department for Rural and Community Development in Ireland.  

A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

 

 

 

Good Relations Out of Schools: Sports Programme

 

                                   

 

A win for Ireland against Argentina and the Friendship Four Ice Hockey Tournament!

November 2018

Following on from a series of summer activities, children and young people from throughout the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area had the opportunity to experience two high-profile sporting events as part of the Good Relations Out of Schools Programme.

Over 200 participants from a cross-community basis travelled to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin to watch the Irish Rugby team defeat Argentina and the SSE Arena in Belfast in November to watch four major league hockey teams play in the Friendship Four tournament. The children attended these exciting events as part of the sports element of this programme. The trips focused on the building of good relations and friendships outside of school, where children and young people from the local communities throughout the council area would have the opportunity to share, learn and grow in an inclusive and respectful environment. Building upon the activities during the summer, the autumn programme proved highly successful, with lasting friendships developing across and within the participant groups beyond traditional school hours.

 

This programme is a key element in the Causeway Coast and Glen Borough Council £3.8m Local Authority Action Plan, which has been funded by the EU’s PEACE IV Programme and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).  Match-funding for this project has been provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department for Rural and Community Development in Ireland.

 

       

        © Children and Young People from the CCGBC enjoying the Friendship Four Ice 

            Hockey Tournament at the SSE Arena, Belfast.


Shared Spaces and Services 

 

Shaping Our Place Finale Event: Participants and facilitators mark success of Shaping Our Place programme

 

The Marine Hotel, Ballycastle

December 2018

 

                            

 

© Shaping Our Place Finale Event, Marine Hotel, Ballycastle -

Project Officer, Louise Concannon and facilitors from The Junction: Craig Barr, Maureen Hetherington and Seamus Farrell

 

In early December, participants from the Shaping Our Place Programme gathered to present their individual action plans, which would see contested community spaces throughout the borough reimagined into shared public spaces. The programme has engaged 8 community groups from throughout the council area including participants from Coleraine, Bushmills, Dungiven, Mosside, Ballycastle, Articlave, Rasharkin and Limavady.

 

The programme, which is part of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s £3.8m Local Authority Action Plan, has been funded by the EU’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).  Match-funding for this project has been provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department for Rural and Community Development in Ireland.

 

The groups applied for funding through the Peace IV Local Action Plan to help recreate and redevelop contested community spaces within their local area. Programme implementation will continue throughout 2019 during which time the groups will see their projects completed, providing reimagined, shared community spaces throughout the borough.


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