SEUPB (Special EU Programmes Body) was set up to help facilitate the positive impact that European Regional Development Funding will have on the lives of people living across Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland. SEUPB is responsible for the implementation of the EU’s PEACE IV (€270m) and INTERREG VA (€283m) Programmes. SEUPB provide funding opportunities to groups that meet their criteria. You can sign up for its newsletter via the website.
Telephone: +44 28 9026 6660
Each local council in Northern Ireland has responsibility for the promotion and support of Good Relations and also Peace IV work.
Contact details for each of the councils good realtions and community planning officals are below:
Antrim and Newtonabbey:
GR - Andrew Irwin, firstname.lastname@example.org
CP - John Linden, email@example.com
Ards and North Down:
CP - Patricia Mackey firstname.lastname@example.org
Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon:
GR - Wendy Shaw, email@example.com
CP - Jenny Dunlop, firstname.lastname@example.org
GR - Margaret Higgins email@example.com
Causeway Coast and Glens:
GR - Joy Wisener firstname.lastname@example.org
GR - Angela Askin email@example.com
CP - Amanda Biega firstname.lastname@example.org
GR - Thomas Mclaughlin email@example.com
CP - Kim Mclaughlin firstname.lastname@example.org
GR - Lynsey Gray email@example.com
CP - Victoria Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org
Mid and East Antrim:
GR - Bebhinn Mckinley email@example.com
CP - Catherine Black firstname.lastname@example.org
GR - Sean Henry email@example.com
Newry, Mourne, Down:
GR - N/A
CP - N/A
There are Good Relations and Peace IV officers in each council area. (Belfast, Derry, Strabane & Omagh and Fermanagh)
Belfast City Council
Sees the promotion of equality and good relations as key to improving the quality of life for everyone in the city - making council areas a better place to live, work, socialise and do business .Officers want to make sure that fairness, equality and respect are at the heart of everything in the community. In line with the ‘Together: Building A United Community’ Strategy, officers have developed a unique Good Relations Programme for the citizens in the identified council areas in the hope that everyone in the borough feels welcome, safe, respected and celebrated. Good relations officers can help with training and funding opportunities.
The Peace IV Manager in Belfast City Council is Debbie McKinney:
Telephone: 028 90320 202
The Peace IV Programme is an EU funded programme designed to support peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the border region. Our guiding vision locally is that by 2023, Derry and Strabane will be a peaceful and shared society where good relations is embedded, our communities inclusive and connected and where all cultures and traditions are respected.
You can contact the Peace Team as follows:
Sue Divin, Programme Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 02871253253 (Ext 8218)
MaryClaire Kerlin, Project Officer email@example.com or Tel: 028 71253253 (Ext 6658)
Or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The overall purpose of the PCSP is to help make communities safer and to ensure that the voices of local people are heard on policing and community safety issues. The aim is to empower communities to work in partnership to develop solutions that will help to tackle crime, the fear of crime and anti-social behaviour. The remit of the PCSP is to work in partnership to identify and co-ordinate the delivery of community safety projects that are innovative, reflect good practices and involve appropriate community groups and partners agencies. Under Community Planning functions the PCSP is the Safety and Good Relations thematic delivery group for the district.