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PEACEPLUS Engagement Sessions

The overall objective of the PEACE PLUS Programme will be to build Peace and Prosperity and ensure that this Programme will leave a lasting and tangible legacy across Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland.

View the PEACEPLUS Programme 2021-2027 Programme Overview for information on the Themes and Investment Areas that have been approved by the NI Executive, Irish Government and North South Ministerial Council. 

With four successive Peace Programmes having been delivered across Northern Ireland and the Border Counties since 1995, almost €2.3billion has been allocated to fund approximately 22,500 peace building initiatives and projects which have developed not only the strength, skills and resilience of our communities, but also the infrastructure within them.

We are now embarking on the 5th and final instalment in the journey of the Peace Programmes, with the European Union’s new PEACEPLUS programme currently in development.  PEACEPLUS is a €1billion social, economic and environmental investment programme designed to support peace and prosperity and leave a lasting and tangible legacy across Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council have established a new PEACEPLUS Partnership, and received initial indication that the allocation for our area will be in the region of €5.1 million (£4.3 million) to deliver the PEACEPLUS Local Area Action Plan.

The Programme will include a range of projects under the following three investment areas;

  • Empowering Communities
  • Building Positive Relations
  • Reimaging Communities

This new Partnership are tasked with developing a co-designed Action Plan for the Borough of Antrim and Newtownabbey.  In order for this to be a truly co-designed plan, reflective of the needs of the local community, and to ensure it contributes positively to peace in our communities for generations to come, the Partnership will need input from residents and those with an interest, in Antrim and Newtownabbey.

Local residents and stakeholders can express their views by filling in the online PEACE PLUS Public Engagement Survey or by attending any of the 14 public engagement events taking place across the Borough’s seven DEAs below.

District Electoral Area Venue Dates/ Session Times
Airport DEA Crumlin United Football Club

Wednesday 25 January 2023

2pm & 6pm

Antrim DEA Old Courthouse, Antrim

Thursday 2 February 2023

2pm & 6pm

Ballyclare DEA Ballyclare Town Hall

Wednesday 8 February 2023

2pm & 6pm

Dunsilly DEA Toome House

Wednesday 15 February 2023

2pm & 6pm

Glengormley DEA Lilian Bland Pavilion, Glengormley

Thursday 23 February 2023

2pm & 6pm

Macedon DEA Valley Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey

Wednesday 1 March 2023

2pm & 6pm

Threemilewater DEA Mossley Mill, Carnmoney

Wednesday 8 March

2pm & 6pm

The Partnership hopes that as many of you as possible will engage in this process to ensure a vibrant programme, reflective of the local community needs within Antrim and Newtownabbey.


This project will be funded by the European Union’s PEACEPLUS Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body