Media Grant Scheme 2017/18

13 June 2017

The scheme opens for applications on 14th June 2017 and will close for applications on 9th August 2017 at 3.00pm

The Media Grant Scheme of the Community Relations Council 2017 is available to support a range of media projects.  The range of media products that may be supported include digital content projects, infographics, television, radio, video and podcasts. The scheme is primarily for the creation of new material but may include the diversification of existing resources to increase their use with appropriate audiences. The aim of the Media Grant 2017/2018 is to commission media projects which focus on the engagement of civil society to underpin the peace process and/or support the development of a more diverse society and support the TBUC strategy.

It will support media projects whose objectives will:

Encourage the engagement of civil society to:

1. Underpin the peace process and promote change in terms of:

a.       Addressing the issues of cultural identity, flags, emblems and parades and protests;

b.       Encouraging respectful cultural expression;

c.       Developing greater understanding around issues of shared space, shared housing and shared education, and enhancing community safety;

d.       Tackling alienation;

e.       Disengaging Paramilitarism in society; or

f.        Sustaining survivors.


2. Support the development of

A more diverse society by giving voice to people of ethnic minority and minority faith backgrounds, young people and women, and addressing  hate crime (primarily sectarianism and racism). 

The total fund available from which a number of awards may be made under the Media Grant Scheme is in the region of £51,500.  We anticipate making individual awards between £5,000 and £10,000 and in exceptional circumstances up to, but not in excess of £20,000. 

Decisions will be made on the basis of the information provided on the Media Grant Application Form, the quality and the media sample provided.

You will find more application and guidance notes here

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