Grants and Funding

Good Relations Grants Scheme

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On Monday 18 March 2019, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council will open the Good Relations Grants Scheme for the 2019-2020 financial year. 

This scheme is aimed at projects taking place between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020 and will operate on a rolling basis (subject to available budget) until the closing date of Friday 31 January 2020.  Should the scheme go over-subscribed, Council may reduce the amount offered on a pro-rata basis.

Applications should be submitted prior to the commencement of the project or expenditure incurred in relation to the project.

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The Good Relations Grant Scheme is a 100% funded opportunity, for constituted groups, up to a maximum of £2,500. This can be applied for through one large application or through a series of smaller applications.

Purpose of the fund

The purpose of our Good Relations Grants Scheme reflects the ‘Together:  Building a United Community’ Strategy which outlines a vision of “a united community, based on equality of opportunity, the desirability of good relations and reconciliation – one which is strengthened by its diversity, where cultural expression is celebrated and embraced and where everyone can live, learn, work and socialise together, free from prejudice, hate and intolerance.”

This call is for projects taking place between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020 only. ​

How to apply

Applications can be made online by clicking here.  Although Council’s preferred method of application is by online, hard copy applications are available upon request.

Apply here for funding

Applications must be submitted prior to the commencement of the project or expenditure incurred in relation to the project.

For further information on the application process, please contact the Grants Office on T: 028 2563 3148 or T: 028 9335 8240.  Alternatively, enquiries can be emailed to: grants@midandeastantrim.gov.uk.

Should you wish to discuss a project with a Good Relations Officer, please contact:

Ballymena area

Jane Dunlop
Good Relations Officer
T: 028 2563 3141
E: jane.dunlop@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

Carrickfergus area

Janet Shearer
Good Relations Officer
T: 028 9335 8312
E: janet.shearer@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

Larne area David McAllister
Assistant Good Relations Officer
T: 028 9335 8315
E: david.mcallister@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

This project has received financial support from OFMDFM through Mid & East Antrim Borough Council’s Good Relations Unit.