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HAIP already making a difference in 28 neighbourhoods

Published on: 19 September, 2018
3 girls and two boys sitting on bales of straw with animals at petting zoo

Children having fun at a petting zoo organised as part of the HAIP project activities in Carndonagh, Co. Donegal

The Housing Associations Integration Project is already working to make a difference in 28 neighbourhoods throughout Northern Ireland and Co. Donegal.

HAIP Good Relations Officers have been very busy reaching out and engaging with participating communities to raise awareness of the project and promote the fantastic opportunities that the project offers.

The €1.1m project is funded by the EU’s PEACE IV programme and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). The aim of the project is to bring together tenants from a range of religious and cultural backgrounds to share experiences, learn about differences and embrace diversity in the communities in which they live.

Stage 1 activities   

  • To date, 23 community audits have been completed, providing valuable information for Project Partners in which future activities and services can be tailored to best meet the needs of those participating neighbourhoods.
Lady Mayor with blonde woman and three children with balloon swords

Celebrations at Clanmil’s Music in the Park, Dungannon

READ ABOUT CLANMIL MUSIC IN THE PARK IN DUNGANNON

Stage 2 activities

  • 8 community events held attended by 486 tenants.
  • Community events have been held across the region in those neighbourhoods that have completed their community audits and have received their audit reports. Events have been held in both Belfast and Derry in several neighbourhoods in addition to events in Dungannon, Newtowards, Ballymena and Co. Donegal.
  • 11 community workshops facilitated attended by 85 participants.
  • Community workshops have been rolled out following the community events to provide important feedback to participating neighbourhoods on the findings of their community audits and to outline the next stages in the process.

READ ABOUT APEX ACTIVITIES IN DONEGAL

Stage 3 activities

  • 1 training workshop with 12 participants achieving a first aid certificate.
  • Neighbourhoods in County Donegal have now progressed onto stage 3 of the Project and have participated in training workshops. These neighbourhoods are now prepared for cross border and cross community engagement.

Pleave IV SEUPB NI and Ireland working in blue with blue and gold EU flag on white background

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