Community Relations / Cultural Diversity

Deadline date: 

17 January 2020

CR/CD is now closed.

CR/CD Grant Scheme applications must use our new online portal below.

  • All projects in receipt of CR/CD funding must be completed within this financial year
  • Grants are up to £10K maximum and for project costs only
  • Average grant is £2 - £5K

About the Scheme

The Community Relations Council, with the support of Government, has established a fund of approximately £400,000 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.

There are a number of changes to the 2019-20 Scheme which includes a new online application process.   

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. Phone 028 9022 7500 or email

T:BUC Requirement

Applicants are required to outline the outcome in Together: Building a United Community (T:BUC) to which the proposed project will contribute.

Read more about the T:BUC strategy.

Eligibility Requirements

There are certain specific criteria you must adhere to when apply for funding:

Read about the CD/CR scheme criteria.

Apply for the Scheme

If you have met all the critera, then use the button below to apply: