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Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council – Good Relations Grant

Deadline for applications: ongoing until Feb 2016

Applications are invited from suitably constituted community/voluntary sector organisations working within the Borough of Antrim and Newtownabbey to apply for financial assistance to support programmes of work that promote community and/or race relations, address sectarianism and racism and must fit with one of the following themes

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

This is a rolling programme which is open until February 2016 depending on the availability of funds.

The aim of the Good Relations programme is to improve day to day relationships by reducing all forms of prejudice, encouraging everyone to treat other equally and encouraging a society in which our own cultures and traditions, as well as other peoples cultures and traditions are understood, respected and accepted.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council invites new approaches to the above as well as more traditional approaches – using opportunities through Arts, Sports and Cultural activities. The good relations programme continues to develop mutual understanding, respect for cultural traditions, the principle of interdependence and positive cross-community development through wide-ranging programmes. In doing so, the programme seeks to fulfil five key areas.

  • To promote new and support on-going cross community development throughout the District
  • To provide opportunity to understand cultural diversity and to promote mutual respect, regardless of background
  • To promote equality of service delivery and equitable treatment for all residents of the Borough
  • To develop existing links with key stakeholders, promoting good relations issues and providing relevant and focused programmes
  • To develop programmes addressing new and emerging aspects of good relations

Community groups and individuals are encouraged to initiate and join projects that achieve the goals of the Good Relations programme. To enable such projects, the programme offers grant aid assistance and guidance on project funding.

The Good Relations Officer is available to engage with any group or community within the Borough area, keen on working towards better relationships throughout the Borough.


Valerie Crozier-Nicholl
Good Relations Officer
Tel: 028 9446 3113

Claire Fox
Good Relations Officer
Tel: 028 90340033

Email: goodrelations@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

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