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Sharing Our Space

Sharing Our Space is a £3.1m, three year initiative, funded through the EU PEACE III Programme under Priority 2: Contributing to a Shared Society, Theme 1: Creating Shared Public Spaces.

The programme is co-ordinated by Groundwork NI and will be delivered in seven localities in partnership with stakeholders in each area.
The areas targeted are:

•    Newtownbutler (Co Fermanagh)-Multi Use Games Area
•    Rasharkin (Co Antrim)- Multi Use Games Area
•    Ballynahinch (Co Down)-Landscaping & Football Park improvements
•    Castleblayney (Co Monaghan)-Adventure Play Park
•    Colin Glen (West Belfast)-Community Allotments
•    Black’s Road (West Belfast)-Creation of a Public Park on derelict land
•    Westland (North Belfast)- Multi Use Games Area

The programme is scheduled to run from May 2011 to April 2014.

The Sharing Our Space programme has two key elements:

1. A programme of training and development that supports people in each of these seven localities in developing their agenda and programme for shared space.

2. A capital programme that will resource and implement the transformation of seven derelict and contentious sites to new shared spaces.