The Planned Interventions Programme funds community activity to divert young people from anti-social behaviour and to deal with heightened tension around interfaces. The Programme is managed by Belfast City Council and the Education Authority (EA).

About the programme

Delivered annually as part of the Executive’s wider ‘Together: Building a United Community (T:BUC)’ Strategy, the Planned Interventions Programme provides funding for community activity to divert young people from anti-social and potentially criminal behaviour around contentious parades and public assemblies and to deal with heightened tension around interfaces during the summer period.

The programme seeks to develop the capacity of individuals and groups of children and young people to meaningfully take part in structured cross community engagement and relationship building programmes, such as T:BUC Camps. 

The main outcomes of Planned Intervention Funding is to improve attitudes between young people from different community backgrounds and to reduce the number of crime and anti-social behaviour incidents carried out by young people in areas where the participants come from.      

The Programme is managed by Belfast City Council and the Education Authority (EA).

Belfast City Council

Belfast City Council delivers interventions in the Belfast area and only to those groups which are not registered with the EA. 

A list of the funding awarded by Belfast City Council for Planned Intervention can be found on the Belfast City Council website at the link below:

The Belfast City Council Planned Interventions Fund is now open for applications.

For information about how to apply for funding, guidance notes and details of information session please visit the Belfast City Council website via the link below and click on the link ‘online funding hub’ you will then see ‘summer intervention grant’ listed.

Education Authority (EA)

Department of Education through the Education Authority (EA) makes funding available to groups which work all year round with young people, and which are pre-registered with the EA.

A list of the funding awarded by EA for Planned Interventions can be found at the link below.

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