Our programmesOur Good Relations Unit is responsible for the delivery of a number of council programmes.
Equality and diversityContinued, ongoing engagement with all Section 75 communities within Belfast and equality proofing of all our policies to make sure that everyone has equal access to council services.
Good relations grant aidDesigned to support local groups and organisations with funding for events, programmes and activities that promote and address good relatiosn issues within their locality. The maximum grant available is £10,000. Smaller grants are also available annually for St Patrick's Day.
Peace IIIWe currently manage and deliver a number of Good Relations programmes through the Peace III Programme Measure 1.1: "Building Positive Relations at the local level". These projects are made possible through the allocation of £6.3m of European Union funding to the council for targeted actions across the city.
Bonfire management programmeWorking in partnership with a number of communities across the city in the positive celebration of cultural heritage around bonfire periods. This is delivered in partnership with statutory bodies and government agencies and funded through Peace III.
Promoting the inclusion and integration of migrant and minority ethnic communitiesWe lead a multi-agency migrant forum (Peace III funded) to ensure that everyone in Belfast has equal and appropriate access to the services in the city. We also deliver training on migration awareness and ending hate in our communities.
Growing a shared cityThis Peace III project seeks to coordinate greater service delivery and engagement within Belfast specifically in terms of creating a shared city.
Working with communities and other partners across the city to support interventions around interface areas.