Funding for Peace projects

The Dept of Foreign Affair’s Reconciliation Fund opens for applications on Monday 25th March. The Reconciliation Fund awards grants to organisations working to build better relations within and between the traditions in Northern Ireland, the North and South, and Ireland and Britain.

This Fund accepts applications twice a year, and is open to organisations which are working to promote peace and reconciliation. Grants are normally for once-off projects, rather than for work of a continuing nature, although each request is considered on its merits.

Consideration for funding from the Reconciliation Fund will be based on the extent to which the proposed programme has the potential to contribute to:

  • Reconciliation through education, dialogue, culture and commemoration;
  • Promotion of tolerance and respect;
  • Challenging stereotypes of one’s own and other communities/identities;
  • Development and strengthening of meaningful and lasting cross-border links;
  • Academic research where the primary purpose relates to promoting reconciliation

The Fund will focus its support through two thematic pillars, outlined as follows:

  • Repairing of those issues which lead to division, conflict, and barriers to a deeply reconciled and peaceful society;
  • Building a strong civil society that encompasses all communities, through the continued implementation of the Agreements and promoting a rights-based society, political stability and respect for all.

Organisations wishing to apply for funding will find further information on how they can apply on the Dept’s website (


Call For Input – PPN User Guide

Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) have issued a Call For Input into the Public Participation Network (PPN) User Guide. This document was developed in March 2017 to be a practical guide to support PPN Development Workers, Local Authorities, Secretariats, PPN Representatives and Member Groups.

PPN’s are now established nearly 5 years, so the DRCD are reviewing the guide to establish if they are fit for purpose and what needs changing to deal with the ongoing growth and development of PPNs.

The most recent document can be found at or contact Leona Keenan, Monaghan PPN Development Worker at 047 73750 or email

Deadline for submissions is 30th April 2019.


Call For Input – PPN User Guide

Department of Rural and Community Development(DRCD) have issued a Call For Input into the User Guide for Public Participation Networks (PPNs). The PPN User Guide was developed in March 2017 to provide support to PPN Resource Workers, Secretariats, PPN Representatives,  Local Authorities and all Member Groups.

DRCD are reviewing the document to ensure that nearly 5 years into the establishment of PPN’s that they are fit for purpose and operating effectively. The Call For Input is open to all key stakeholders and the closing date for submissions is Tuesday 30th April 2019.


A hard copy of the PPN User Guide is available by contacting Leona Keenan PPN Resource Worker at 047 73750 or email

Say A Big Hello, Receive Funding and Get To Know Your Neighbours

National Community  Weekend takes place on 4th – 6th May 2019. Monaghan LCDC are now inviting applications from community groups to host an event aimed at including everyone in the community. Small funding will be available from Monaghan LCDC and application forms and guidance notes are available by contacting Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 1st April 2019

Bringing The Agreement Home

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade have organised a Bringing The Agreement Home workshop which will take place in The Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan on Thursday 14th March from 7pm – 9pm.  The workshop has been organised to provide an accessible review of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.

Views gathered from the workshop will form part of a report to be brought to Irish and UK Government Ministers. More information attached on the flyer

Funding For National Community Weekend May 4th – 6th 2019


Say a Big Hello to your neighbours by hosting an event as part of National Community Weekend May 4th – May 6th 2019. Monaghan Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) will be asking local communities to come up with ideas for events in their areas. The event is to be a celebration of great community spirit we have in Co. Monaghan and to foster a sense of belonging for everyone.

Grant applications to support local events is now open and will close on Monday 1st April at 5pm.  To receive an application form and guidelines please contact