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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, skill sand resilience of our communities, but also the infrastructure within them.

We are now embarking on the 5th and final installment 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.

This new Partnership will develop 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.

We will shortly be organising public consultation events and workshops where you can express your views, ideas and hopes for an impactful peace programme.  Dates and details will be published on this page as they become available.

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