Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120Longford Women’s Link Domestic violence is prevalent in Longford and through- out Ireland yet it remains a hidden topic and there is little open discussion about it within communities. Longford Women’s Link Domestic Violence Service (LWLDVS) developed a pilot ‘Healthy Relationships’ program which was delivered by two specialists to students in Longford over a three-day period. The feedback from the school was extremely positive. Support from The Ireland Funds has expanded the program on a county-wide basis. LWLDVS believes that starting with students in a safe, professional environment is a key element to bringing the discussion to the wider community. To date, the funding has enabled them to deliver workshops to 68 students covering topics such as defining healthy relationships, defining relationship abuse and recognizing signs of abuse. The outcomes have been considerable. LWLDVS has received feedback from families that discussions are being had at home and the program has been recommended to other schools in the area. Spectrum Centre The mission of the Spectrum Centre is to provide a focus, program and facility for arts, culture, heritage and tourist activity in the Greater Shankill Area of Northern Ireland; enabling community development through engagement, participation, education and appreciation. Support from The Ireland Funds has been key to the development of the Spectrum Centre’s Older People’s Arts Programme. They have been able to take art workshops out to groups who are unable to travel, including a“Bread and Jam” cookery and reminiscence program during which participants swapped their versions of family recipes and favorite meals. The resulting cookbook has been printed documenting the project’s laughter, good times and traditional Northern Irish food. The Spectrum Centre has been an active member in the Alzheimer Society’s Dementia Friendly Communities campaign, and thanks to The Ireland Funds they were able to fulfill a long term goal of running an intergenerational project with young people and older people living with dementia. The development of a working relationship with staff from the Belfast Trust and Victoria College School has been a fruitful one. Artwork created was exhibited at Victoria College. Lastly, participants on the Oldie Selfie project have had a great time dressing up, singing and remembering their heroes from bygone days of the silver screen. Final photographic prints are being exhibited in the Spectrum Centre Gallery. 46 connect 2016 | SMALL GRANTS ROUND