Paddy Hopkirk Gala

Event Date: 22nd February, 2014


Belfast native Patrick Barron “Paddy” Hopkirk is one of Northern Ireland’s most successful sportsmen thanks to his illustrious rallying career. Paddy was a professional racing and rally driver in the sixties and seventies. He has tasted success in many motorsport events worldwide, the most notable victory being the winner of the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally in a Mini Cooper. He is unquestionably Irelands greatest ever Rally driver and one of the Emerald Isle’s best known sports personalities.

The Anniversary Gala at Titanic, Belfast on Feb 22nd 2014 has been organised to celebrate his famous Monte Carlo win. The event promises to be a truly special occasion with the program already including a cocktail reception, a 15min compilation video of Paddy’s Rally career, an introduction to Paddy himself, and a gala dinner . Not only this but there is guaranteed to be a whole host of distinguished guest there to celebrate this amazing anniversary with Paddy. The festivities will begin at 7.00 pm

For more information please visit or contact:

Dr. Beatty Crawford, Chairman, Paddy Hopkirk Gala by email:
or mob: +44 (0)797 2879 895


Brian Small, Integrated Education Fund by email; or telephone 028 9033 0031




Event Date: 30th May, 2013

Community Engagement in Education Showcasing and Discussion Event
Thursday 30th May, 10.30-12.00
The Mac, Belfast

Our education system is undergoing a process of significant change. We believe that a community driven approach in which parents are given information about the options in their area, and are given space to engage in a discussion about the future of education, is vital in ensuring that our education system changes with the interests of the child at the heart of the process.

Three projects supported by the Integrated Education Fund, along with a series of consultation events run across Northern Ireland in conjunction with the Rural Community Network, may provide communities with examples and experience of how communities can connect to education in a variety of different and effective ways. Sandy Row Community Forum, Belfast Interface Project with the Institute for Conflict Research, East Belfast Partnership with Inner East Youth Project, and the IEF and RCN, have all developed valuable pieces of work in connecting communities to educational issues. You are invited to attend a presentation and discussion event on Thursday 30th May, 10.30am in the Mac, Belfast. The event will showcase the different areas of work taking place, and will provide a space for further discussion on how to ensure parents and communities are engaged in the ongoing changes in our education system.

It is important to state that all the areas of work were non-prescriptive. While the different pieces of work were funded by the IEF, the goal of the project has been to provide a space for people to engage with a variety of different options for area planning, and for how to structure our education system generally. We hope that these pieces of work help to progress the debate on how education can be made viable and sustainable, how outcomes can be improved, and how it can contribute within shared future strategies.

If you would like any further information or would like to register your attendance please get in touch with
Chris Jenkins, Community Engagement Officer for the Integrated Education Fund at or on
028 9033 0031


Event Date: 28th February, 2013

Frank Carson – It’s the way he told ‘emFrank Carson Tribute Show

Come along and enjoy a spectacular gala evening paying tribute to Belfast’s legendary comedian, the late, great Frank Carson.

On the anniversary of his passing, Frank’s life will be remembered and celebrated by his celebrity and showbiz friends through an evening of laughter and entertainment. It’ll be a cracker!

All proceeds from the Frank Carson Tribute Show will benefit two of Frank’s favourite local charities – The Integrated Education Fund and CLIC Sargent’s Northern Ireland Homes from Home Appeal.

The Cracker Package   £75

  • Pre gala drinks and canapés
  • Ticket for the show

The VIP Cracker Package   £125

  • Pre gala drinks and canapés
  • Premium Seating for the show
  • Exclusive after show party and supper with the stars of the show

Friends of Frank   £250

  • Name to feature in souvenir show programme
  • Pre gala drinks and canapés
  • Premium Seating for the show
  • Exclusive after show party and supper with the stars of the show

We would love you to come along and be part of this very special evening. For more information contact: Paul Caskey at the Integrated Education Fund on 028 9033 0031 or email or download the booking form.



Event Date: 16th November, 2012

Stiff Little Fingers (SLF) have announced they will be
getting behind the drive for more integrated education in Northern Ireland.

The band will use their homecoming gig at Belfast’s Ulster Hall on Friday 16th November to highlight their support and also to make a financial contribution to the Integrated Education Fund (IEF).

More information is available on

Tickets are available at

Event Date: 10th October, 2012

This conference is open to Principals, Vice-Principals, Teachers, IT support staff and Governors of integrated schools.

The conference will focus on two main areas: 1) using digital media to promote schools and 2) using technology in the classroom and will be useful for schools wanting to learn more about marketing themselves online and the potential of new technology.. There will be an opportunity to hear from leading industry experts on the use of social networking sites in a school environment, keeping your students safe online and the potential of new technology.

Time:   Wednesday 10th October 2012,
Date:    10.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: W5, Odyssey, Belfast.

To register or find out more click here



Event Date: 15th June, 2012

Please join us in Belfast on Friday 15th June for a discussion on the challenges and opportunities for our schools in the Greater Belfast area.

This event is one of a series of community discussions being organised by RCN and the IEF with local partners around Northern Ireland throughout the year. (more…)