Evaluation of the Contested Space/Interface Programme 2011 - 2015 - June 2015

Date published: 29 October 2015

The Contested Space/Interface Programme was launched in March 2011 and jointly funded by OFMDFM and Atlantic Philanthropies. The budget was £4 million. Its key aim was to promote and improve relations between and across disadvantaged communities. To apply, projects needed involvement of at least one community organisation at each side of the interface and to be in the top 20% of the most deprived wards in Northern Ireland. The programme had four areas of focus: early years and parenting; shared space via schools; youth engagement; and shared neighbourhoods. Nine projects were funded across Northern Ireland, in urban and rural areas through two phases. The first phase ended in June 2014 and the second phase ended in March 2015. This submission is the final evaluation report in a series of four evaluation documents.

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