Peace Bytes - a cross community programme in Antrim & Newtownabby, Belfast and Derry/Londonderry

Peace Bytes is a cross-community programme aimed at young people aged 14 – 24. 

Focusing on Antrim & Newtonabbey, Derry/Londonderry and East Inishowen, Peace Bytes offers support, training and mentoring, and for young people who complete the programme, a minimum of 3 OCN qualifications are guaranteed. In addition, we provide childcare and transport for those who need it, as well as a financial incentive for those who are eligible. 


Between 2018 and 2022, Peace Bytes will combine technology and traditional youth work methodologies over a 30 week programme to help more than 900 young people. Through group work and one-to-one mentoring, we aim to help participants overcome barriers to their potential, build their confidence and develop links with their peers from different backgrounds, in a non-pressured environment. 


Peace Bytes is funded through the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), with match funding provided by the Northern Ireland Executive and Irish Department for Children & Youth Affairs. Over the project's lifetime, Peace Bytes will receive €3,795,063.93  in funding from this combination of sources. 

Peace Bytes is co-ordinated by Oonagh McAlister, who can be contacted for more information via

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You can learn more about Peace Bytes through our quarterly magazines, back issues of which can which can be downloaded below.

March - June 2018

July - September 2018

September - December 2018

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