Ten Unique Community Projects announced for NI & border counties ROI

Thursday 25 July 2019

Ten Unique Community Projects announced for NI & border counties ROI

Next Chapter women take grassroots approach to tackling local issues

Each of the ten Chapters, set up as part of The Next Chapter project, are developing their own unique Community Project based on local need and input by Chapter members. Themes reflect the areas of peace & reconciliation, good relations and the position of women in public and political life.

“Women in each of the Chapters have spent time discussing what’s important to them and they have chosen to develop projects that aim to address local issues within their communities,” explained Next Chapter Project Manager Mirjam Bader. “By working together using grassroots approaches, Chapter members will further develop their community development skills and strengthen their relationships, as well as networks within their local community.”
10 Chapters Theme
Newry Chapter The Lack of Women’s Sector Infra-Structure
Co Donegal Chapter Bringing Together Women’s Talents & Skills to Deliver Change
Newtownabbey Chapter Forgotten Women in Newtownabbey
Louth Chapter Supporting Local Women to Drive Forward Change
Foyle Chapter The Social Isolation of Long-term Carers
Mid Ulster Chapter Women’s Wellbeing
Enniskillen Chapter Addressing Women’s Isolation in Rural Fermanagh & the Border Areas
Cavan Chapter Improving Social Inclusion
Belfast, Lisburn & Castlereagh Chapter Women’s Leadership & Equality
Monaghan Chapter Addressing the Social Isolation of Women

More information on each of the ten individual Community Projects will be available shortly.
For press enquiries please contact Liz Beaton, Next Chapter Communications on 0 (044) 2890 521875
The Next Chapter is a project aimed at building positive relations between women from different communities and backgrounds and addressing the gender inequality which still exists in community, public and political representation.

The Next Chapter is funded by the Special EU Programmes Body through the EU’s PEACE IV Programme. 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.