Building a United Community Fund
Building a United Community Fund: re-opened for applications
"Building a United Community” Fund has been designed to best support, promote and develop Good Relations projects throughout the council area.
You may find it helpful to discuss your project with an officer within the Good Relations Unit before submitting your application. Please contact the Good Relations team at email@example.com or telephone 028 7776 0312.
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.