4 Jul

Schools Thank Integration Supporter From Down Under

Pupils at three integrated schools welcomed a special visitor all the way from Sydney, Australia at the end of term.  Teresa Keating, Executive Director of the Australian Ireland Fund (AIF), was in Northern Ireland see at first hand some integrated school projects that have benefited from the support of the AIF and the Sir Warwick Fairfax Trust – and to see how others are dependent on generous supporters in order to flourish.    (more…)

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25 Jun

Former Northern Ireland captain Alan McDonald

The Integrated Education Fund is desperately saddened to learn of the passing of their friend Alan McDonald.

The Fund would like to extend its deepest condolences to Alan’s family and friends at this sad time.






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15 Jun

Rowandale Welcomes Champions of Integration to Open New Playgroup

Baroness May Blood MBE got a warm welcome when she brought a party from the Integrated Education Fund to preview the new playgroup due to open at Rowandale Integrated Primary School near Moira this autumn.

School Principal Frances Hughes hosted a visit by Baroness Blood, Campaign Chair of the Integrated Education Fund (IEF) and the IEF Chair, Marie Cowan, to the purpose-built facility which has been set up with the help of an IEF grant.  The IEF channelled donations from its Increasing Places in Integrated Schools programme thanks to donations from generous supporters.  The new playgroup is located on the Clarehill Road and offers a bright, spacious and stimulating indoor space with a canopied outside area for outdoor play.

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7 Jun

Best Foot Forward at Cliftonville IPS

Congratulations to all at Cliftonville Integrated Primary School for raising the very impressive sum of £1300 on their sponsored walk recently – and a massive thank-you for choosing  the Integrated Education Fund  as the charity to benefit.


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6 Jun

Senator Mitchell Congratulates the Fund on 20th Anniversary

The Integrated Education Fund is honoured to have received a goodwill message from Senator George Mitchell, wishing the Fund well on the occasion of our 20th anniversary.

Senator Mitchell brokered the Good Friday Agreement, served as Chancellor of Queen’s University in Belfast  and later became a peace envoy to the Middle East. He says the anniversary represents “twenty years of providing vital support and encouragement to those parents and schools who want to see children being educated together in Northern Ireland.”


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31 May

Colourful Characters in the Garden

"BLOSSOM"Congratulations to our winners in the IEF/Allianz Scarecrow competition this year. “Scarecrow Street” – a parade of characters showing the creative talents in integrated primary schools – offered a fantastic welcome to the Airtricity Garden Show Ireland. The judges were so impressed, our list of winners is longer than ever! (more…)

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