December 2020 Newsletter
Happy Christmas from the PEACE IV Programme and wishing you all a great 2021.
(Let’s face it, 2021 can’t be much worse than 2020…)
We’d like to thank all our projects, participants, staff and Board for keeping going during a really tough year. We’d actually like to hug you but we can’t. You lot have been a brilliantly creative bunch in adapting delivery of community projects to zoom, webinars, podcasts, socially distanced and outdoor activity and everything imaginable under the sun (or rain clouds). Many of our PEACE IV Projects have taken the Santa Claus approach of delivering ‘project packs’ direct to participants with materials relevant to their projects. Below is a great example from the ARCH Project (NW Cultural Partnership) which is engaging with around 500 children and young people across the council area. The project not only put together relevant materials – it designed and published its own inter-cultural resources.
The Christmas Wrapping
Most projects were originally planned to wrap up by December 2020. Because of the impact of Covid, instead, we’ve faced an uphill battle of around 60 contractual changes and most projects now aiming to finish between January – March 2021. It’ll be a busy New Year but we’re looking forward to a final celebration down the line around April when we get the chance to look back on the journey of the PEACE IV Programme and see the impact we’ve made.
Read inspiring stories from our PEACE IV projects and hear how they’ve coped with Covid:
Celebrate our achievements with us.
If you haven’t already watched it, our latest PEACE IV video here: https://youtu.be/QyCTeq2TZy4
For further information on the local council programme contact: [email protected] or visit our website www.derrystrabane.com/Peace-IV
The PEACE IV Programme is supported by the European Union, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Match-funding has been provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development in Ireland.