Peace IV Programme

Children and Young People

Fresh Frontiers

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Fresh Frontiers Youth Exchange Programme is an exciting new cross community youth development project for 16-24 year olds from the Mid and East Antrim Council area. A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

The programme will support young people to enhance their personal development through promoting good relations, respect for diversity and building relations with community and business leaders. 

The programme will involve one to one mentoring for participants, training in good relations, interpersonal skills, communication and presentation skills, conflict resolution and confidence building. 

Participants will also engage in a community project, practical work experience in a voluntary work placement and a cross border visit with Donegal Youth Services.

Aims and Objectives

To enhance the capacity of 40 young people aged 16years to 24 years from the Mid and East Antrim Council Area to form positive and effective relationships with others of a different background and make a positive contribution to building a cohesive society.

The programme will be run in three phases – Phase 1 Larne 2018, Phase 2 Ballymena 2019 and Phase 3 Carrickfergus 2019


Laura McCourt
Willowbank Business Park
BT40 2SF

T: 02828269973 ext. 215

The Trans-i-tions Project

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delivered by YMCA Carrickfergus

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Managed by Carrickfergus YMCA,‘Trans-i-tion’ is a 1-2-1 a mentoring service funded by Peace IV supporting young people in the Mid and East Antrim area aged 11- 24 from hot spot areas who are at risk, especially those likely to engage in paramilitary activity. 

Our work with the young people will focus on raising aspiration, belonging and appreciation of diversity of participants. Working with individual young person on a 1-2-1 basis with a key worker to develop personal action plans, which will build confidence, self esteem, self awareness, mental and physical health as well as resilience. 

Young people are engaged through referral from a range of local community and statutory organisations.

Trans-i-tions aims to support young people in achieving positive outcomes through 1 2 1 sessions building trust and support through personal issues followed by engagement in local community activities.

Aims and Objectives

  • Trans-i-tions is a cross community personal development, health and community engagement programme
  • Mentors meeting with young people once at least every two weeks
  • Mentor training in Safeguarding, Outcome Star, Mentor OCN level 2, RAPP
  • 4 cross community events organised to encourage active participation in the local community


  • 10 Mentors recruited - January - May 2018
  • 24 young people recruited - January - June 2018
  • Safeguarding training - 24 April 2018
  • Outcome Star training -  16 April 2018
  • Mentor training - 2 and 9 June 2018
  • 10 Mentors with 24 young people in place - September 2018
  • RAPP training - September - December 2018


Paul Eaton
T: 02893355890
M: 07901776489

Daniel McConnell
T: 02893355890
M: 07809647039

W: Carrick YMCA
Facebook: carrickymca