Our commitment to building a united and shared society
You can download the 'Together: Building a United Community' Strategy via the link below:
- Together: Building a United Community Strategy
- Statement from the First Minister and deputy First Minister on Together: Building a United Community
The Section 75 equality screening form of the 'Together: Building a United Community' Strategy is available at the link below.
The strategy outlines how government, community and individuals will work together to build a united community and achieve change against the following key priorities:
- our children and young people
- our shared community
- our safe community
- our cultural expression
- Each of the four key priorities also has a set of tangible and practical commitments.
Find out more about T:BUC funding programmes managed by the Executive Office and other government departments via the links below:
- T:BUC Camps Programme
- Central Good Relations Funding Programme
- District Councils Good Relations Programme
- North Belfast Strategic Good Relations Programme
- Urban Villages Initiative
This report outlines the positive progress across the headline actions and four key priorities and provides an overview of some of the work taken forward under the strategy.
T:BUC Funding Forums, hosted by the Good Relations & T:BUC Division, give attendees the opportunity to find out about the Executive Office funding available for good relations programmes at events in local council areas. Details of future T:BUC Funding Forums will be released ahead of the opening of 2020/21 competitions for T:BUC Camps and Central Good Relations funding programmes.
Future funding arrangements must be both strategic and flexible to respond to the differing levels of capacity amongst organisations working to build a united community.
Through the implementation of the Together: Building a United Community Strategy, we will ensure that funding is directed in a way that secures sustainability of the infrastructure that has been established at a local level and that continues to develop the capacity of individuals and organisations working to build good relations across our society.
Throughout the review of good relations funding delivery process a number of events have been held and an evaluation of the events was carried out.You can view the evaluation report at the link below.
Following the successful 2011 – 2015 Contested Space/Interface Programme, TEO has continued to drive the implementation of the T:BUC Strategy. Our current actions include scoping out options for developing shared space within a rural context and we continue to support and contribute to DoJ’s objective on interface removal through Good Relations work and active participation in meetings with various interface groups.
The Community Relations Council (CRC) is an Arms Length Body (ALB) of The Executive Office.
CRC is a key delivery agent for departmental good relations policy, including the implementation of the aims and objectives of the T:BUC strategy.
One programme managed by CRC is the North Belfast Strategic Good Relations Programme, which focuses on improving relations between and within communities in North Belfast.
For more information on CRC, visit the Community Relations Council website.