Grants and Funding

Good Relations Grants Scheme

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On Monday 16 March 2020 (subject to funding), Council will open the Good Relations Grants Scheme for the 2020-2021 financial year. 

This scheme is aimed at projects taking place between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021 and will operate on a rolling basis (subject to available budget).  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.

Apply here for funding

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 2020 and 31 March 2021 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
DEA Officer - Bannside
T: 028 2563 3141
E: jane.dunlop@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

Jude McNeill
DEA Officer - Braid
T: 028 2563 3526
E: jude.mcneill@midandeastantrim.gov.uk
Stephen Sheerin
DEA Officer - Ballymena
T: 028 2826 2461
E: stephen.sheerin@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

Carrickfergus area

Janet Shearer
DEA Officer - Knockagh
T: 028 9335 8312
E: janet.shearer@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

Alison Kane
DEA Officer - Castle
T: 028 2826 2460
E: alison.kane@midandeastantrim.gov.uk
 
Larne area

Wendy Carson
DEA Officer - Larne Lough
T: 028 2826 2459
E: wendy.carson@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

Mary O'Boyle
DEA Officer - Coast Road
T: 028 2563 3196
E: mary.oboyle@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

This project has received financial support from OFMDFM through Council’s Good Relations Unit.