Diversity Challenges

A Project supported by PEACE III Programme managed for the special EU Programmes Body by the Community Relations Council/Pobal consortium


Diversity Challenges is :

  • A company limited by guarantee (NI50064)
  • Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC101081
  • Is recognised by the Inland Revenue as a charity   for tax purposes Ref NoXR74395.

It was founded in 2001 to facilitate change in a number of Cultural groups in Ireland

Diversity Challenges is a member of the International Coalition of the Sites of Conscience

It has received funding from a number of bodies, trusts and agencies.

Diversity Challenges is currently supported from

  • Department of Foreign  Affairs Reconciliation Fund
  • Peace IV Louth County Council

It is working on the Following projects


Reflections funded by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Reconciliation Fund

AFTERMATH AFTERMATH Funded by Peace IV Louth County Council

Submission by Diversity Challenges to NIO Consultation on Addressing the Legacy of Northern Ireland

Further information can be obtained from the links to their web pages

More information on these projects can be found in the  projects section.

Diversity Challenges  has the following:

A society in which people understand, and take responsibility for, the shared and distinctive traditions of all communities.

To assist culturally specific groups in integrating community relations principles and considerations within all aspects of their work.

Description of work

  • Target key culturally specific groups within Ireland, with greatest impact on community life.
  • Identify influential individuals within each organisation who are driving change (or wish to drive change)  towards a fuller and more constructive role in a diverse society.
  • Support the individuals through consultancy, coaching, training, networking and practical assistance to develop and implement change strategies within their organisations.
  • Provide training, e.g. community development, good relations, essential skills, drama, storytelling, musical skills
  • Undertake community audits and local research projects for the benefit of local groups
  • Facilitate the development of family friendly events at parades and demonstrations leading to change in the nature of parading and reducing tension.
  • Help society to deal with the past conflict  to remember and change to a more peaceful time when we are at peace with ourselves.
  • Use the experience gained in the project to develop and publish good practice models for international circulation  Provide consultancy and training support on the use of the best practice models to agencies in other countries facing similar challenges

Diversity Challenges

Contact us

E mail diversitychallenges@hotmail.com

0044 (0)2837507219 Mobile 0044 (0)7710174754

31 Bessbrook Road Markethill Armagh BT60 1RJ





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  1. Dear Will,
    I am employed by Cavan Family Resource Centre to manage a Peace III Project entitled Breifne in Transition. Participants are from various community backgrounds from the counties of Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim and Fermanagh. Training is an important element of our project and I would be interested in getting a quote from you for the following please:
    * Training session of 2/2.5 hours in cultural diversity & racism
    * Flags and emblems presentation with discussion time
    Many thanks,
    Angela Graham 00353 49 4360887

  2. Hi Will, I am currently working on a Peace III programme `Acknowledging and dealing with the past`. The project is known as `Crows on the Wire`, which will produce a theatrical production based on the transformation of the RUC into the PSNI and how this impacted on former RUC officers.

    I am aware that you are currently deliverying `Green & Blue Across a Thin Line` and I would be delighted to get the opportunity to speak with yourself about the above.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Kind regards

    Bridin Flanagan
    Project Co-ordinator

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  4. Hi,

    I’m hoping that you can help me.

    I’m in the process of starting a social enterprise that will be solely focused on providing assistance (in whatever way it can) to registered charities in north Armagh and the surrounding areas.

    In order for this to work, and genuinely become a valuable resource to those inside the charity sector, I need to have a series of conversations that will ultimately shape the initial direction of my organisation.

    In this regard, I’m getting in touch with established charities in the area such as yours. Diversity Challenges is an organisation that I would (very-much) welcome some feedback from.

    Can we meet for a brief chat about Diversity Challenges, how it operates within the charity sector and my organisation and how I perceive it to be beneficial to the charity sector. I would really welcome your feedback and thoughts.

    If you are open to the idea of meeting, I suggest a coffee shop or something like that at a time convenient to you.

    If you feel that this email is more relevant to another member of your organisation, I would appreciate it if you forwarded it to the relevant person.

    I am a very big fan of the work that you do and am hopeful that any insight that you can provide will be extremely valuable. I look forward to talking in the future.

    Kindest Regards

    Dr Gareth Soye
    Managing Director
    Just Cause – Charity Support

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