More than £4 million is to be invested in Limavady and other parts of the North East ‘cluster’ of councils, for use in the Peace III partnership project.
The money, spread between Limavady, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine, Larne and Moyle council areas, comes largely from the European Union.
“Phase two of the programme was officially launched at the Rosspark Hotel Ballymena, with over 100 participants in attendance,” said a spokesperson.
“The Peace III money will be used to deliver a number of strategic projects that will focus on building positive relations at a local level.
“This follows on from the £3.6 million previously invested in the North East under Phase 1 of the PEACE III Programme.
“By the end of 2013 the European Union will have made a substantial investment in peace building in the North East Cluster of Council’s through its considerable investment of £7.6 million.
“The projects will cover training, development and support on a diverse range of topics such as reconciliation, leadership, youth and schools, community cohesion, interfaith and inter-Church relations, sport, ethnic minority engagement, culture and arts, cultural awareness and conflict resolution.
“The aim of the plan is to challenge attitudes towards sectarianism and racism and to support conflict resolution and mediation at the local community level.”