Grange and District Residents Association and the Bush Old School House Committee have been awarded grant aid by the International Fund for Ireland to undertake a joint peace building project.
The two groups have been working in partnership with each other for over two years and through the Integrating Communities 'Support Phase' programme, both groups undertook a range of capacity building and networking activities to strengthen their partnership and build positive relations between their two communities.
This work culminated in the delivery of a small project which was jointly delivered within the two communities in late 2009.
Following on from the success of their initial small project, the groups made a further application to the International Fund of Ireland under the Integrating Communities ' Project phase' programme seeking assistance to deliver a larger scale project which would build on the work that has been achieved to date.
This new project will see residents from both areas come together to deliver a range of shared history activities and to explore each community's heritage and traditions.