Supporting Inter-community Practice & Activism (NI)

Supporting intercommunity practice and activism (SIPA) grant programme 2020-2022

January 2020 – the Learning Report from the two year pilot programme (2017-2019) is now available for download here

SSGT has supported organisations working on issues of social justice in Ireland, north and south, over the past 25yrs.  It believes that the strengthening of collaborative and supportive relationships within and between communities is essential for peace-building. This three year grant programme follows on from a two-year pilot for work focused on people working collaboratively on an inclusive and inter-community basis to address common issues and identifying barriers to inclusive work, and relationship-building, within and between communities and learning how these can be overcome.

The three-year programme – 2020-2022 – will focus on the following outcomes:

  • Supporting groups for grassroots work at a neighbourhood level that helps build confidence, relationships and effective activism amongst women and women’s groups; and/or young people and youth groups; and/or people involved in place-based activism around issues of common interest;
  • Work that builds confidence of participants and groups and builds and strengthens relationships within and between communities;
  • Work undertaken by geographical and/or thematic clusters of organisations that might be further developed with grant support.

Grants have now been made to twelve groups which will work together on grassroots peacebuilding issues over the next three years.

A summary of projects funded in the pilot phase of this grant programme (2017-2019) is available here.  The interim and final reports are available here.

The SIPA programme is funded by Porticus UK.

This programme is closed to new applicants
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