For now we’re prioritising funding projects and organisations supporting communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. We are reviewing the situation on an on-going basis and will share any updates or developments on our website.
We want to fund activities supporting people and communities affected by COVID-19. We can’t fund everyone. We will prioritise:
If you want to put in an application that is not related to COVID-19, you can. However, we ask you to bear with us it may take us longer to get back to you than usual.
In addition to the other known symptoms of Covid-19, an updated message has been issued.
You should self isolate if you develop:
Currently we are awaiting confirmation of our 2020/21 budget, which means that applications will be processed up to the decision stage with contracts then being issued when we have approval to do so. We do not anticipate long delays, which is why we are opening the CR/CD Scheme now.
Funding and Development Programme Staff will be available to discuss any proposals you would like to take forward. Staff contact details are here. We understand that these are very challenging times and will endeavour to be as flexible and responsive as we can to the present needs of communities.
In these unprecedented times we understand that many of the traditional delivery methods are not possible. With this in mind the Council have been gathering together some of the current good practice in relation to delivering programmes online and in different formats.
Please check out the examples of work currently taking place:
Over the coming weeks we will have more good practice ideas to share as well as information about upcoming events and any available resources. Please keep checking our website and social media for further updates.
The Community Relations Council, with the support of Government, has established a fund to spend each year on community relations projects. This funding is intended to help community/voluntary groups throughout Northern Ireland develop their capacity to engage in community relations work and to enhance the community relations potential of projects they undertake.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss a proposal prior to submitting an application please contact a member of the Funding and Development Programme or phone 028 9022 7500.
Applicants are required to outline the outcome in Together: Building a United Community (T:BUC) to which the proposed project will contribute.
There are certain specific criteria you must adhere to when applying for funding:
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