Monday 02 September 2019


Next Chapter Community Project aims to reduce isolation of women in rural areas

Local women invite you to a join them at a women’s wellbeing fair in Meadowbank Sports Arena on Saturday 7 September from 11:30am- 2:30pm. The event is part of the Mid Ulster Next Chapter Hub community project aimed at reducing women’s isolation in rural areas and promoting wellbeing and women’s community engagement and the event will be hosted by Magherafelt Women’s Group.

Come along and discover the wealth of wellbeing services and products offered right here in Mid Ulster- including pilates, physiotherapy, fitness, craft, wellness jewellery, make-up and skincare, reflexology, aromatherapy, laughter yoga and much, much more!

The Next Chapter project is a women’s empowerment programme to increase women’s engagement into politics and public life through capacity building, coaching, networking and other opportunities to participate in decision making and contribute to a more gender-sensitive society in Northern Ireland and the border regions of the Republic of Ireland. The project is delivered in partnership by Politics Plus, Irish Rural Link and Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA), and is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Match-funding for The Next Chapter project is provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development in Ireland.

 Members of the Mid Ulster Chapter with promotional posters for the Wellbeing Fair

The Next Chapter is a Peace IV funded project, which has invited women from all over Northern Ireland and the border counties in the Republic of Ireland to take part in a project to establish new cross-community and cross-border networks of women’s groups working to progress better understandings and representation for gender equality in areas such as peace and reconciliation, politics and public life. The Mid Ulster Next Chapter Hub is 1 of 10 Hubs established across Northern Ireland and the border counties of the Republic of Ireland.

For further information contact Susan Glass, Regional Co-Ordinator The Next Chapter