North Belfast Strategic Good Relations Programme


The North Belfast Strategic Good Relations Programme (NBSGRP), is delivered as part of the Executive’s ‘Together: Building a United Community (TBUC)’ Strategy. Its aim is to support organisations delivering good relations programmes in North Belfast.

A short video (below) has been produced to tell you about the outcomes delivered by the 2016/17 programme.

Outcomes Based Approach

The NBSGRP has a strong outcomes approach based on the principles of Outcomes Based Accountability™ (or Results Based Accountability™), pioneered by Mark Friedman of the Fiscal Policy Studies Institute.

This approach means the department focusses on the impact the programmes makes on the community, rather than the amount of activity, for example the number of events held.

Find out more about OBA™ on the Fiscal Policy Studies Institute website.

Delivered in partnership

The NBSGRP is jointly managed by the Executive Office in partnership with the Community Relations Council (CRC).

The Executive Office manages the strategic direction of the funding, with CRC taking responsibility for the administrative aspects of the programme.

The NBSGRP consists of 12 contract holders, delivering a wide range of good relations provision in North Belfast, through a large number of partner organisations and providers.

Building a united community

Each programme must be linked to at least one of the key themes of the TBUC Strategy. These are:

  • Our Children and Young People
  • Our Shared Community
  • Our Safe Community  
  • Our Cultural Expression

Find out more about the overall TBUC Strategy at the link below:

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