Good Relations Award

Good Relations Award 2022 now open for nominations.

Since 2006, our Good Relations Award has highlighted exceptional achievement in promoting community relations, intercultural work and peacebuilding in Northern Ireland.

Previous Award winners have come from all parts of the region and worked in a wide variety of settings including women and peacebuilding, faith-based work, youth work, community development, cross community work at interfaces, and ethical remembering/commemorative work in a history of conflict.

Good Relations Award 2022 nomination form

Nominations for the Good Relations Award 2022 are now open.

If you know someone deserving special recognition for their peacebuilding and good community relations work in Northern Ireland, then nominate them now.

Read the full details about the application process in the document below, including eligibility criteria.

Deadline: 28 January 2022 at 12 noon.

Previous winner - Good Relations Award 2021

An inspirational local peacemaker received the Good Relations Award 2021 at an online ceremony on Wednesday 31 March 2021. For her tireless work with the Integrated Education Fund (IEF), the overall winner was Baroness May Blood MBE.

Watch the video below to see the full ceremony:

The ceremony, held by the NI Community Relations Council (CRC), also recognised 9 good relations champions for their peacebuilding work in local communities throughout Northern Ireland.

The Highly Commendable Awards were:

  • Michael Boyd, Irish Football Association
  • Joe Garvey, Richmount Rural Community Association
  • Olive Hobson, Shankill Parish Caring Association
  • Gordon McCoy, Turas East Belfast Mission
  • Susan McCrory, Falls Women’s Centre
  • Sinead McKinley, North Belfast Advice Partnership
  • Narasimha ‘Bobby’ Rao, Strabane Ethnic Community Association
  • Constable Stephen Simpson & Constable Mark McGarrity, PSNI
  • Mel Corry, Trademark Belfast – Posthumous Award.
Good Relations Award trophy 2021 | NICRC

You can also read more about the award here:

Read the Good Realtions Award 2021 press release.

Previous Winners

Here’s the previous winners of the Good Community Relations Award:

  • Paddy White - Read more about the Good Relations Award 2020 winner.
  • Marion Jamison and Charmain Jones (joint winners 2019)
  • Eamonn Deane
  • Derrick Wilson
  • Anne Carr
  • Renee Crawford and Jean Brown
  • Dr David Stevens
  • Mary Kelly
  • Rab McCallum and Michael Acheson
  • Chris O’Halloran
  • Maureen Hetherington
  • Paul McCrory
  • Fr Gary Donegan
  • Eileen Weir