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The "Building a United Community Fund” is Council’s Good Relations grant scheme. It has been designed to support, promote and develop Good Relations projects throughout the council area, and we have recently removed some of the questions to make the application process a little simpler. We are here to help you. The scheme is open from 12th December 2022 for any projects that you are planning for the period April 2023 – Feb 2024.

If you have an idea for a project which could address an issue in your community around differing religious beliefs, political opinions or racial groups, please chat it over with one of the Good Relations Officers before submitting your application. You can contact the Good Relations team at or telephone 07598 403773

This will be a rolling fund and will remain open throughout the year until the budget is expended.  Council Officers will assess and score the applications at various times throughout the year. Contact the Good Relations Team for advice on when the next assessments will take place.  This will help you plan your project to ensure that grant-aid is awarded in time, should you be successful 

Organisations applying for funding from the Building a United Community Fund will have to demonstrate how their organisation contributes to the Good Relations Aims identified in the Causeway Coast and Glens Council Good Relations Strategy 2018-2023. These aims are directed by a government strategy published in May 2013 entitled “Together: Building a United Community”. (TBUC)

  • Our Children and Young people – To continue to improve attitudes amongst our young people and to build a community where they can play a full and active role in building good relations.
  • Our Shared Community – To create a community where division does not restrict the life opportunities of individuals and where all areas are open and accessible to everyone.
  • Our Safe Community – To create a community where everyone feels safe in moving around and where life choices are not inhibited by fears around safety.
  • Our Cultural Expression – To create a community which promotes mutual respect and understanding, is strengthened by its diversity, and where cultural expression is celebrated and embraced.

All organisations funded through the Building a United Community Fund must demonstrate how their project contributes towards the aim most appropriate to address the good relations issues in their area. Organisations will be asked to report back on how effective their project has been in meeting these needs and working towards the appropriate aim.

How to Apply

To apply for any of the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Councils grants please apply online here

BUCF Guidance Notes 2023-24

How to make a claim

Claim Pack - Advance Payment Form

Claim Pack - Equal Opportunity Form

Claim Pack - Invoice Summary Form

BUCF Evaluation/Progress Report 23-24

Retention of documents

Invoice Summary Sheet (Excel)

Project Expenditure Form

Brand Guidelines Summary Council Logo

Procurement Checklist