Good Relations Grant Aid Workshop | Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

Event date(s):
Hands together in help | NICRC

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and the Community Relations Council (CRC) are hosting a grant aid workshop focused on Good Relations. 

Find out about Good Relations delivery and how to increase your chances of making a successful grant application. You will have the opportunity to discuss ideas, ask questions and meet with funders.

Event Details

Date: 28 March 2023

Location: The Courtyard Theatre Ballyearl

Time: 7-9 PM

Good Relations 

The aim of Good Relations is to improve day to day relationships by reducing all forms of prejudice, promoting equality and encouraging a society in which our own cultures and traditions as well as other people’s cultures and traditions are understood, respected and accepted.

Here are some examples of Good Relations:


This describes work that aims to assist with relationship building between differing communities. This work may involve bringing communities together to work on issues of common concern, which begin to confront difficult or emotive issues relating to sectarianism, dealing with the past or dealing with sensitive issues such as flags or parades. This work is aiming to encourage difficult discussions which have the outcome of trying to heal the past and move communities forward into a shared society.


This is work which involves participants that are solely drawn from the same community. It is vital that any single-identity work is linked to developing connections with other communities - through either parallel programmes that lead to cross-community contact. Looking at one’s own cultural roots and background should involve outside perspectives to bring challenge to broaden understanding of wider contexts. This work also seeks to address intra-community conflict which assists in the development of good relations between all communities.

Cultural Diversity

CRC recognises the changing nature of our community and the need to understand diversity and celebrate its contribution to our society. This includes promoting better understanding of other ethnic cultures, traditions and beliefs that builds relationships between the many ethnic diverse communities living in Northern Ireland.

Grant Awards

Grants may be awarded towards the cost of the following:

  • Community events, festivals, residential activities.
  • Seminars, workshops or discussion groups.
  • Fees for trainers, speakers, artists or facilitators.
  • Basic travelling costs within the North and South of Ireland. (In line with Civil Service guidelines costs for travel and subsistence are capped). Travel to mainland Britain will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.
  • Venue hire and catering costs.
  • Resource materials.
  • Bursaries for community relations practitioners to attend conferences. These are limited to one bursary per year for an individual from an applicant group.

Attend the Event

To attend the event, please register your interest by email: