Central Good Relations Funding Programme

The Central Good Relations Funding Programme (CGRF) supports constituted voluntary and community sector groups to deliver good relations projects where there is evidence of identified good relations need. Successful projects must contribute towards the delivery of one of the Together: Building a United Community (T:BUC) Strategy key priorities.

The 2019/20 Central Good Relations Funding programme is now open for applications. The deadline to apply for project funding is 2.00 pm 31 January 2019. Small grants are open throughout the funding year. Scroll down or access the links on the right hand side of the page to download the application forms and guidance.

About the programme

The programme aims to promote good relations and build a united and shared community, through supporting projects that can deliver interventions where a good relations need has been identified.

There are two streams of funding available; project funding and small grants. For both, projects must be delivered within the specified funding year.

  • Project funding can offer funding for salary and programme costs proportional to the good relations project being delivered against one of the key T:BUC priorities.
  • Small Grants stays open throughout the specified funding year and offers up to £1,000 for programme costs, again proportional to the good relations project being delivered against one the key T:BUC priorities.

Please note that the CGRF does not, and will not replace mainstream core or project funding for groups.

The programme is open to properly constituted community groups and voluntary organisations.  Examples include Association, Trust, Company limited by Guarantee, Community Interest Company, Charitable Incorporated Organisation or Industrial and Provident Society.

To be eligible for funding, your organisation must:

  • be legally able to operate in Northern Ireland
  • be independent, not for profit, and have a constitution or set of rules defining your aims, objectives and operational procedures
  • have a suitable management structure and appropriate financial controls
  • comply with relevant legislative requirements in respect of employment, health and safety, discrimination and equality of opportunity

You can download the guidance notes and FAQs, along with the applications forms at the links below for more information on eligibility and the criteria for making an application.

You can read more about the T:BUC Strategy via the link below:

2019/20 Central Good Relations Funding programme

The 2019/20 Central Good Relations Funding programme is now open for applications. Successful groups will be will be required to deliver projects between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020.

The guidance notes, application forms and a list of frequently asked questions are available to download via the link below.

Hard copies of these documents may be obtained by emailing the Central Good Relations Funding Programme

Apply for project funding for delivery between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020

The deadline for applications is 2pm on 31 January 2019.

Apply for a small grant for delivery up to 31 March 2019

Applications for small grants are open throughout 2018/19 for programmes to be delivered by 31 March 2019. Download the application and guidance notes at the link below.

Apply for a small grant for delivery between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020

Applications for small grants in 2019/20 are open for programmes to be delivered between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020. Download the application and guidance notes via the link below:

Submitting a CGRF progress report

Guidance notes on when and how to complete and submit a Progress Report and Final Progress Report Checklist can be accessed using the link below:

You can contact the Central Good Relations Funding Programme to request Interim Progress Report, Final Report and Final Report Checklist Templates.

2018/19 Central Good Relations Funding - Good Relations Capacity Building Pilot

The 2018/19 Central Good Relations Funding - Good Relations Capacity Building Pilot is closed for applications. Thank you to everyone who applied.

The 2018/19 Central Good Relations Funding – Good Relations Capacity Building Pilot was created on a regional basis, informed by the analysis of good relations gaps and need identified in-year. It seeks to:

  • Achieve targeted good relations outcomes in areas of identified, evidenced good relations need; and
  • Build the good relations capacity of partnered organisations within a supportive, mentoring framework.

For the funding period October 2018 – March 2019, a lead partner organisation who has the skills to address specific priority good relations issues within a targeted area could apply for up to £60k of funding.

Applications had to include a proposal to work with at least one partner organisation to deliver the programme, and detail how the good relations capacity of the partner(s) would be positively addressed by the lead organisation over the duration of the funding period.

Applications for the 2018/19 Good Relations Capacity Building Pilot Programme opened on 19 July 2018 and closed on Friday 7 September 2018 at 2pm.

Applications were invited to deliver the pilot in the following areas:

The guidance notes, application forms and a list of frequently asked questions are available to download at the links above.

Further information is available by contacting Kevin Doherty on 028 9052 8101 or by emailing: GoodRelationsFund@executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk

Funding awarded in 2018/19

Project name

T:BUC Outcomes

Total Funding Allocation

Group Name

Area of Impact

“Local Uberheros” Workshops

Children and Young People

£37,612

Hope 4 UR Life Limited

Belfast

Amazing the Space III

Children and Young People

£159,678

Co-operation Ireland

All Council Areas

Ards & North Down Building Positive Relations for the Future Project

Cultural Expression

£32,700

Ards Development Bureau & Community Network

Ards & North Down

Breaking Barriers Next Stage

Cultural Expression

£40,000

Active Communities Network Ltd

Belfast

CATCH (Challenging Attitudes, Changing Horizons)

Children and Young People

£74,650

Co-operation Ireland

Belfast
Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon

Champions for Peace

Children and Young People

£49,637

PeacePlayers International - Northern Ireland (PPI-NI)

Belfast & Mid-Ulster

Cinemagic United Voices Film Academy 2018

Children and Young People

£29,983

Cinemagic Ltd

Belfast

Circle of Learning

Safe Community
Cultural Expression

£60,000

Co-operation Ireland

Derry City and Strabane
Mid & East Antrim
Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon
Ards & North Down

Circus For Everyone

Children and Young People
Shared Community

£40,000

In Your Space (NI)

Derry City & Strabane

Communities United 2018/19 Cultural pathways Programme (“New Paths Programme”)

Children and Young People

£50,000

Greater Shantallow Community Arts

Derry City and Strabane

CROSA – Connecting Relationships Over South Armagh

Safe Community

£30,000

The Crossfire Trust

Armagh,Banbridge and Craigavon, Newry, Mourne & Down

Crosslinks XXCEL

Children and Young People
Cultural Expression

£60,000

Youth Initiatives

Belfast City Council
Lisburn City and Castlereagh

Cuchulainn Initiative

Children and Young People

£20,000

Ulster GAA

Causeway Coast & Glens

Diversity Summer Scheme

Children and Young People

£1,000

Creggan Preschool & Training Trust

Derry City & Strabane

Do Something Together

Children and Young People

£41,310

Boys & Girls Club (NI)

Mid Ulster
Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon

Duncairn Good Relations & Community Empowerment Project

Children and Young People
Cultural Expression

£59,383

Duncairn Community Partnership

Belfast

Early Years Arts

Children and Young People

£24,983

North West Play Resource Centre - The Playhouse

Derry City and Strabane

Empowering our youth through sport

Children and Young People

£24,450

Youth Sport Omagh Limited

Fermanagh and Omagh

Extern Gay Pride

Children and Young People

£1,000

Extern NI

Antrim & Newtownabbey

Fair Chance

Children and Young People

£56,999

Co-operation Ireland

Belfast

Foyle Cup

Children and Young People
Shared Community

£15,000

Derry & District Youth Association Foyle Cup

Derry & Strabane
Causeway Coast & Glens

Framing the Future through the Past II Project

Cultural Expression

£40,000

Training for Women Network Ltd (TWN)

Belfast, Ards and North Down, Mid Ulster and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon

Fusion+

Children and Young People

£49,996

Springboard Opportunities Ltd

Belfast

G.R.E.A.T Programme (Good Relations Engagement, Activities and Training)

"Children and Young People

£40,000

REACH Across

Derry City & Strabane

GET TOGETHER 2018

Children and Young People

£15,000

Community Watersports Company CIC

Belfast

Girdwood 4 Everyone; Peace & Wellbeing

"Children and Young People

£23,016

Tackling Awareness of Mental Health Issues (TAMHI)

Girdwood 4 Everyone; Peace & Wellbeing

Give Sectarianism the Boot II Project

Children and Young People

£39,998

Training for Women Network Ltd (TWN)

Belfast

Good Relations Kinship Care Project

Children and Young People

£15,340

Kinship Care Northern Ireland

Derry City & Strabane

Halloween Together

Children and Young People
Shared Community

£25,000

Rainbow Child and Family Centre

Derry City & Strabane

Human Chain

Children and Young People
Cultural Expression

£30,000

Arts Ekta

Belfast

Leading Change Programme

Children and Young People

£24,133

Barnardo's

Belfast

Lisburn Distillery Football Tournament

Children and Young People

£1,000

Lisburn Distillery Football Club

Lisburn & Castlereagh

Mind the Gap

Children and Young People

£50,000

Belfast Interface Project

Belfast

New Communities Engagement Programme

Shared Community
Children and Young People

£14,640

EastSide Arts

Belfast

Newry - a warm house for everyone

Cultural Expression

£35,000

Altnaveigh House Trust (2005) Ltd

Newry, Mourne & Down

Next Gen

Children and Young People
Cultural Expression

£20,000

Volunteer Now

Fermanagh and Omagh

North West Cross Community Tournament

Children and Young People

£1,000

Tristar Boys Football Club

Derry City & Strabane

Open Ground

Cultural Expression

£30,000

Belfast Interface Project

Derry City & Strabane

Our Club, Your Hub

Children and Young People

£10,640

Crewe United Football & Sports Club

Lisburn & Castlereagh

Our Past Our Peace II

Cultural Expression

£49,192

Roe Valley Residents Association

Causeway Coast & Glens

Our Vision

Children and Young People
Shared Community

£30,000

Wheelworks

Antrim & Newtownabbey

Peace in the Park

Safe Community
Shared Community

£60,000

St Columbs Park Reconciliation Trust

Derry City & Strabane

Posse Programme

Children and Young People

£30,785

GLOW - Giving Life Opportunities to Women

Belfast

Promoting Opportunities, Opening up Diversity (PROUD)

Shared Community

£35,000

WOMEN'STEC

Antrim & Newtownabbey
Belfast

Promoting Positive Change

Shared Community
Cultural Expression

£59,242

North Belfast Interface Network

Belfast

REMAP (Reconciliation education in Martial Arts Peace)

Children and Young People

£35,000

Zanshin Shotokan Karate Club

Causeway Coast & Glens

Resilience Programme

Children and Young People
Shared Community
Cultural Expression

£36,712

Churchtown Community Association

Derry City and Strabane

RURAL STORIES EXPLORING OUR PAST

Cultural Expression

£30,000

Rural Area Partnership in Derry (RAPID)

Derry City & Strabane

Shared Community Education

Shared Community

£59,969

Shankill Women's Centre

Belfast

Sharing Our Skills & Saving Our Lives Together

Shared Community
Cultural Expression

£37,000

Erne East Community Partnership Ltd

Fermanagh and Omagh

SheerSKILL (Sporting Knowledge Igniting Lifelong Learning)

Children and Young People
 

£28,865

Belfast Community Sports Development Network

Belfast

SZTUKA

Cultural Expression

£15,000

Sticky Fingers Arts

Newry, Mourne & Down

Theatre of Witness Workshop Programme

Children and Young People

£17,573

North West Play Resource Centre - The Playhouse

Antrim & Newtownabbey
Belfast
Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon
Derry City & Strabane
Fermanagh & Omagh
Lisburn City & Castlereagh
Mid & East Antrim
Mid Ulster
Newry, Mourne & Down
Ards & North Down

Uniting Through Rugby

Children and Young People
Shared Community

£28,500

Ulster Rugby

Belfast

Women in Peace Building

Shared Community
Cultural Expression

£33,724

Falls Women's Centre

Belfast

Contact the Central Good Relations Fund team

You can contact TEO for any queries in relation to the funding programme by emailing the Central Good Relations Funding Programme.

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