LOUGHGIEL HOSTS LAUNCH OF INTEGRATING COMMUNITIES PROJECT
29 November 2010
An innovative cross-community project entitled Town & Country Together launchs in Loughgiel on 29th November 2010.
The aim of the Integrating Communities Project is to encourage community organisations to start co-operating on a cross-border and/or cross community basis, working on issues of common interest or concern. The Fund wants to help existing cross-border or cross-community partnerships to deepen their relationship and to help create new partnerships.
The Town & Country Together Project is being led by Loughgiel Community Association in conjunction with a community organisation based in Parkhall, Antrim – Inter Estate Partnership.
The project activities will involve co-operation and joint working across a number of common themes ranging from: Cultural Exchange Evenings, Story Telling and Reminiscence Evenings, Employment Skills Courses, Peace & Reconciliation Courses, Sports Activities. All activities are designed to demonstrate the commonalities between each area. This project is designed to promote reconciliation and enhance mutual understanding of different identities, cultures and traditions.
Loughgiel Community Association is delighted that their application was successful and looks forward to working with the people of Antrim over the next two years to bring this worthwhile project to life.
This project will be open to all residents within the Antrim and Loughgiel areas. Anyone wishing to participate or find out more information on the programme can contact either:
Leeanne Saunders, Inter Estate Partnership, Parkhall Shops, Queens Road, Antrim Tel: - 028 94 46 9221
Mary O’Boyle, Loughgiel Community Association, Millennium Centre, 38 Lough Road, Loughgiel Tel: - 028 276 41389