Ultoniae Cultural and Heritage Society funding success to help social imbalance

Adam Coulter continues further education (Engineering).
Adam Coulter continues further education (Engineering).

Ultoniae Cultural and Heritage Society has been awarded funding (Peace Impact Programme) to address social imbalances within North Antrim.

This tranche has allowed them to target specific groups, women and youths, that are under-represented within the community. Also, within the application, ‘Local Empowerment’ was framed to allow for individuals to return to Further Education (part-time or full-time) which was examined and delivered in PIPs I – Employability and Training programmes.

Thelma Smyton with Emma Creelman.

Thelma Smyton with Emma Creelman.

Project Co-ordinator Frankie Cunningham said: “Capacity building, whether at individual or community level, certainly transforms and acknowledges that sense of personal achievement and improvement – so to remove any specific obstacle namely transport we offered free Driving Lessons (capped at 10 lessons per customer) to increase the opportunity within those categories.”

“I am delighted that Emma Creelman, Margaret Ann Stewart and Adam Coulter have passed their driving test – which now, will help in the furtherance of the home environment and to gain either employment or continued education. Well done!!

In concluding Mr Cunningham added, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank International Fund for Ireland and to acknowledge the funding received through their ‘PIPS’ initiative for this project.