The International Fund for Ireland was established as an independent international organization by the British and Irish Governments in 1986.
With contributions from the United States of America, the European Union, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the total resources committed by the Fund to date amount to £628m / €803m, funding 5,805 projects across the island of Ireland.
The Fund's objectives are to promote economic and social advance and to encourage contact, dialogue and reconciliation between nationalists and unionists throughout Ireland.
The International Fund focuses its efforts in Northern Ireland and the border counties of Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Louth, Monaghan and Sligo .
The Fund's Board is appointed jointly by the British and Irish Governments. It is assisted by an Advisory Committee of officials appointed by the two Governments.
Denis Rooney CBE, Chairman of the International Fund for Ireland commented:
"The International Fund for Ireland's investment of £2.1 million in the Community Leadership Programme shows our commitment to empowering communities to develop their leadership skills to enable them to build more effective communities and improve the conditions in which they live.
"Also, I would like to thank our international donors for their generous support - the US, the EU, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. We appreciate their continued assistance to make Programmes such as this possible".
To contact the Secretariat, please use the details below:
PO Box 2000
Tel: Belfast 9076 8832
Fax: Belfast 9076 3313
PO Box 2000
Tel: Dublin 478 0655
Fax: Dublin 475 1351