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The information on the CAIN site is freely available to anyone with access to the Internet. This free access could only be achieved through the generosity of the funders listed below. Editorial control of content remains with CAIN.

CAIN is seeking core funding for two to three years to allow major updates to the content to be undertaken and to enable technical enhancements of the website. If CAIN is unable to secure funding by 30 April 2020 then a three-month transition programme will be undertaken and by 31 July 2020 it will be an unstaffed, static, archive.

 

DFAT logo2020: Reconciliation Fund, DFAT
A grant awarded in December 2019 from the Reconciliation Fund, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), will used on a project to digitise the speeches, statements, etc. of John Hume and present these in a new section on CAIN. The work will be undertaken during 2020.

 

DFAT logo2019 - 2020: Reconciliation Fund, DFAT
Funding in September 2019 from the Reconciliation Fund, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), will be used to process a fifth batch of records (1986-88) from the National Archives, Ireland, and these will added to the section NAI Records on CAIN.

 

ARK logo 2019 - 2020: ARK
In early 2019 ARK (Northern Ireland's social policy hub) offered financial support on behalf of CAIN to Ulster University. The funding covers the cost of CAIN for the period 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2020. This is to allow time to try to secure core funding.

 

DFAT logo2018: Reconciliation Fund, DFAT
A grant awarded on 6 December 2017 from the Reconciliation Fund, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), was used to fund a project entitled 'Documenting the Impact of the Troubles on the Republic of Ireland'. The work was undertaken during 2018/19.

 

2016 - 2019: Ulster University
In March 2016 CAIN received funding from Ulster University.

 

DFAT logo2016: Reconciliation Fund, DFAT
Funding on 7 December 2015 from the Reconciliation Fund, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), was used to process a fourth batch of 920 records (1981-85) from the National Archives, Ireland, and these were added to the section NAI Records on CAIN.

 

eu logo 2013 - 2014: European Union's PEACE III programme
In 2013 the Accounts of the Conflict project received funding from the European Union's PEACE III programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body. The Accounts of the Conflict project was managed by INCORE, and CAIN staff worked directly on the project and received a proportion of the total award. The funded part of the project was completed in December 2014.

 

DFAT logo 2014: Reconciliation Fund, DFAT
Funding on 1 July 2014 from the Reconciliation Fund, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), allowed for a third batch of 926 records (1974-80) from the National Archives, Ireland, to be added to the section NAI Records on CAIN.

 

DFAT logo 2013: Reconciliation & Anti-Sectarianism Funds, DFAT
Funding on 1 December 2012 from the Reconciliation & Anti-Sectarianism Funds, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), allowed for a selection of 750 records (1970-74) from the National Archives, Ireland, to be added to the section NAI Records on CAIN.

 

OFMdFM logo 2012: Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister, OFMdFM
Funding in 2012 from the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister (OFMdFM), allowed a range of work to be undertaken to enhance datasets and facilitate access to CAIN.

 

AHRC logo 2010: AHRC
Following the completion of the Victims, Survivors and Commemoration project (below) the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) announced additional capital funding and called for proposals to the Digital Equipment and Database Enhancement for Impact (DEDEFI) Scheme. CAIN submitted a proposal in November 2009 to carry out a one-year project and was made an award in January 2010. The new project was entitled: Visualising the Conflict: Immersion in the Landscape of Victims and Commemoration in Northern Ireland. The project officially began on 1 March 2010 and it ended on 31 June 2011.

 

image of the ESRC logo 2006 - 2012: ESRC
ARK (Northern Ireland Social and Political Archive), secured core funding from the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) through its Large Grant Scheme (award number RES-060-23-0015). This funding began on 1 October 2006 and ended in 2012. CAIN staff were covered by a proportion of this award.

 

AHRC logo 2006 - 2008: AHRC
In June 2006 the CAIN was notified that a bid to the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for research funding to support work on the CAIN site had been successful. The period of the funding was 1 October 2006 to 30 September 2008. The two-year project was on: 'Remembering': Victims, Survivors and Commemoration in Post-Conflict Northern Ireland.

 

2002 - 2005: The Atlantic Philanthropies
In 2002 ARK received core funding from The Atlantic Philanthropies. As CAIN is a component part of ARK, the costs of running CAIN were covered by this award.

 

2002: University of Ulster
In 2002 the CAIN project received funding from the University of Ulster.

 

1999: Central Community Relations Unit (CCRU)
In April 1999 CAIN received funding from the Central Community Relations Unit to continue work on the CCRU Associated Site.

 

1999: University of Ulster
In 1999 the CAIN project received funding from the University of Ulster to cover a gap between two funding awards.

 

1998-1999: Department for Education Northern Ireland (DENI)
During 1998 the CAIN project received funding from the Department of Education for Northern Ireland (DENI) to continue the development of the CAIN archive.

 

1998-1999: Central Community Relations Unit (CCRU)
During 1998 the CAIN project received funding from the Central Community Relations Unit (CCRU) to digitise materials related to community relations and to develop an Associated Site within CAIN.

 

1996 - 1997: eLib
The CAIN project was initially funded, during 1996 and 1997, by:
the Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib) of the Higher Education Funding Councils.

 


Original Partners

The development of the CAIN service was initially undertaken (1996 to 1997) by three partner institutions:

 


CAIN contains information and source material on the conflict and politics in Northern Ireland.
CAIN is based within Ulster University.


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