EU PEACE IV Children and Young People's Programme (Action 2.1 Peace4Youth) Funded Projects

Peace4Youth Delivery Locations & Contacts NI & Border Counties


YouthPact Press Release 12th June 2020

Lead Delivery Agent

Project Name & Summary

Partner Organisations

Ashton Community Trust

Ashton Centre
5 Churchill Street
Belfast, BT15 2BP



Katrina Newell

t. 07808221898

[email protected]




Breakthrough uses a holistic young person-centred approach, which aims to achieve sustainable, positive change enhancing young people's capacity to form positive relationships with people from a different background and make a positive contribution to society.  The programme has 3 distinct strands:


1. School based engagement with young people aged 14-17.

2. Youth Centre based engagement with young people (evenings) aged 14-18.

3. Community based engagement with young people aged 16-24.


  • Street Beat • YEHA
  • Cliftonville Community Regeneration Forum
  • Loughview Community Action Partnership
  • Newtownabbey Arts & Cultural Network
  • Ardoyne Youth Enterprises
  • Mount Vernon Community Development Forum
  • New Life City Church

Belfast Met

e3 Building Springvale Campus

398 Springfield Road

Belfast, BT12 7DU



Isaac May

t. 028 9026 5075

e. [email protected]


Futures Project


Futures is a project run by Belfast Met in partnership with the NI Housing Executive. It aims to engage 800 young people aged 16-24 in a six-month personal development, good relations and citizenship programme over a 4-year period in Greater Belfast and the Lurgan/Craigavon areas.


Young people will participate in outdoor activities, residential experiences, issue based workshops and gain a Level 2 OCN qualification. They will have the opportunity to run citizenship projects in local areas, which could be anything from intergenerational to clean-ups or community arts projects.


  • Northern Ireland Housing Executive
  • Start360


Unit 5, Filor Building

Twin Spires Centre

155 Northumberland Street

Belfast, BT13 2JF



Oonagh McAllister

t. 028 9028 8810

e. [email protected]

Peace Bytes


Peace Bytes is a unique initiative that will engage young people aged 14 – 25 who are alienated in their community and on the fringes of society.  Our Unique ICT creative approach will be used alongside standard and creative youth work methodologies with a focus on personal development, good relations, peer leadership and citizenship.  All participants will be fully supported by a team of professional youth workers whose goal is to address any perceived barriers to a positive physical and mental wellbeing.  We aim to raise the capacity of not only young people, but the community as a whole & leave a legacy of future leaders who will promote peace and reconciliation. 


  • TIDES Training
  • Moville and District Family Resource Centre
  • Newtownabbey Arts & Cultural Network


8-14 Bishop Street


BT48 6PW



Joanna Tarach

t. 028 7126 2104

e. [email protected]





The Third Space Project (TSP)


The Third Space Programme is an innovative and creative model developed by Extern and Verbal to engage with vulnerable young people across NI and the Border Regions of Ireland.  This 26-week programme will work with 800 young people across three age bands 14-16, 16-18 and 19-24, over a four-year period, focusing on personal development, good relations and citizenship.  Working in a creative learning environment the programme uses an "Interventive Relationship Model" to build meaningful relationship with young people that nurtures and develops individuals at their own pace.


This programme will create a safe space for young people to come together and share commonality and build support systems to enable them to thrive in their own communities.



  • The Verbal Arts Centre

Include Youth

3 Rosemary Street





Dearbhla Holohan

t. 028 9031 1007

e. [email protected]

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Strive is a programme for young people aged 14 to 24. It is a youth-led programme using our ‘Expert by Experience’ (EBE) approach, EBE’s are young people who have been through similar experiences, providing their expertise to design and deliver a programme that best meets the needs and interests of other young people.


Strive is a cross community, cross cultural and cross border programme that engages young people in transformative good relations, citizenship and personal development work.


  • Youth Initiatives
  • Newstart Education Centre
  • Northern Ireland Alternatives
  • Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre

South West College

Circular Road


BT71 6BQ



David Taylor

t. 028 8772 0681

e. [email protected]

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The Youthscape programme is a cross-border, cross-community intervention programme. It operates in Counties Tyrone, Fermanagh and Donegal covering the 5 areas of Omagh, Enniskillen, Dungannon, Ballybofey and Letterkenny and delivering a proactive, youth focused programme to 800 marginalised young people.


The Youthscape programme focuses on a 'co-design' and 'person-centred' approach to learning and development; providing participants with the opportunity to input into and form the structure and make-up of the programme. As the programme progresses participants will have the opportunity to become Peace Apprentices and to join The Youthscape Youth Forum.


  • Donegal Youth Service
  • TIDES Training


7 North Street





James Magee

t. 028 9031 5111

e. [email protected]



Journeys an innovative cross-community/cross-border initiative of tailored programme interventions (Ignite, Gamechanger, Fusion, Gener8 and Xceler8) to support young people from diverse communities in Greater Belfast/Limavady & Monaghan/Cavan to realise their potential and become active contributors in building a shared, united and more cohesive society. Together young people will build individual capacity, and develop an appreciation of diversity & active citizenship.


  • Roe Valley Residents Association
  • Cavan & Monaghan Education and Training Board

YMCA Ireland

58 Knightsbridge Park





Ken Humphrey

t. 028 9068 4660

e. [email protected]




The project works with young people in the 14-24 age group and uses a wide range of activities, youth work and outdoor learning to enhance the capacity of young people to form positive relationships with others of a different background and make a positive contribution to building a cohesive society.


Modules will include citizenship, personal development and community relations.


  • Monaghan YWCA
  • Youthbase Newcastle
  • Londonderry • Larne
  • Carrickfergus • Belfast
  • North Down • Lisburn
  • Portadown • Lurgan YMCAs

Youth Link: NI

Farset Enterprise Park

638 Springfield Road,

Belfast, BT12 7DY

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Gordon Woolsey

e. 028 9032 3217

t. [email protected]

Transformative Education for Positive Relationships Project (TRANSFORM)


TRANSFORM seeks to engage with young people aged 14-24 supporting them to fulfil their potential, develop skills, confidence, gain OCN qualifications and contribute positively as active citizens in their communities. Geographic areas to be targeted will include; Antrim, Down, Fermanagh, Tyrone; Derry/Londonderry, Armagh, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth and Donegal.

Approximately 480 young people from Protestant, Catholic and minority groups will participate in youth work programmes that will explore the themes of Personal Development, Good Relations and Active Citizenship. It is anticipated that all participants will have gained volunteering experience and have participated in a sporting event from a tradition different from their own and will have participated in a cultural/arts event tackling issues of sectarianism, racism and discrimination. 


  • Youth Initiatives

YouthAction NI

14 College Square North





Caroline Redpath

t. 028 9024 0551

e. [email protected]



AMPLIFY is a new youth-led initiative, delivered through an experienced cross border youth work partnership. This creative partnership will maximise the reach to young people who have fallen on hard times & who experience volatile & chaotic lives & where their vulnerability is heightened. The programme will have personal, community & societal impacts, especially in making a positive contribution to building a cohesive society.


AMPLIFY has been informed & designed by young people over an 18-month period leading to the final project proposal & submission. The programme will target vulnerable young people (aged 16–24yrs) to complete a bespoke programme with core elements of personal development, good relations & citizenship.


AMPLIFY will enhance personal development capabilities, build purposeful & long lasting relationships & support young people to be co-creators within a more diverse & respectful society.

  • Foróige
  • Youth Work Ireland
  • NI Youth Forum
  • Patrician Youth 

Heroes     Helping Equality Respecting Others Enabling Success

Mencap NI                                              5 School Road, Newtownbreda, BT8 6BT


Mikhaila Woods               

                                                                t. 028 90691351 / 07919355127

                                                                [email protected]

HEROES is an inclusive cross community/cross border programme that support young people with and without learning disabilities.

HEROES seeks to provide young people, aged 14-24yrs, with the opportunity to engage in programmes that promote personal development and inclusion, reduce stigma, support individual needs and support the development of meaningful relationships with others.

  • Londonderry YMCA                   
  • Devenish Partnership Forum                                               
  • Health Service Executive (HSE)