Nominations now open for Good Relations Award 2021

25 January 2021

The award trophy for 2020 | NICRC

Nominations now open for Good Relations Award 2021.

Highlight someone special for their outstanding Good Relations work.

The Community Relations Council (CRC) is inviting nominations for the 2021 annual Good Relations Award.

After an exceptionally challenging year for everyone, there has never been a better time to recognise the achievements and impact people working in Good Relations have made in local communities.

Martin McDonald MBE, Chair of the Community Relations Council, said:

“Good Relations Work has continued during these difficult times and is proving to be as solid and reliable as the foundation it was built on, strengthening existing relationships and building new ones in this time of crisis. In CRC we praise the people and groups who are finding new ways to sustain human connections and share positive good news stories of the work being delivered.”

Nominating someone for the Good Relations Award 2021 is an ideal opportunity to shine a light on the efforts and hard work that have helped us during the pandemic.

Martin went on to say:

“Last year’s response was amazing. We had the highest number of nominations since CRC started the awards in 2006. The Award is intended to help recognise and highlight the excellent, ground breaking and courageous peacebuilding work. This work includes promoting trust and interconnectedness, challenging sectarianism, racism and violence, supporting inter-cultural relations within our increasingly diverse society, and promoting conflict transformation.”

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.

Nominations now open

Nominations will close on 29 January 2021 at 12 noon.

Download the Good Relations Award 2021 nomination form.

You can also get a nomination form by emailing or by telephone on 028 9022 7500.


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Good Relations Award trophy 2020 | CRC NI

Previous winners

Previous recipients include 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, Charmain Jones, Marion Jamieson, and the 2020 winner Paddy White, Director at YouthLink.

Further information

Find out more about CRC’s annual Good Relations Award.

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