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Central Good Relations Funding Programme

The Central Good Relations Funding Programme supports the achievement of the Executive’s strategic objectives relating to good relations.

Supporting good relations

The Fund supports productive, time bound projects which contribute to the promotion of good relations and to building a united and shared community.  The programme will support productive time bound projects which contribute to the promotion of good relations.  The Central Good Relations Fund is a small central scheme designed to distribute funding in year.  The fund does not and will not replace mainstream core or project funding.
Ministerial priorities aimed at building a united, shared and reconciled community are identified in the good relations strategy, Together: Building a United Community, published on 23 May 2013.
You can access the strategy document at the following link:

Application Process

The Central Good Relations Fund Programme 2015/16 application process for small grants remains open throughout the year. Applications for project funding closed at 4.00pm on 20 April 2015.
Successful applicants under the 2015/16 Funding Programme will be required to deliver projects by 31 March 2016.

How to apply

The Guidance Notes, Application Form (MS Word and PDF versions) and a list of frequently asked questions are available to download via the links below:
Hard copies of these documents may be obtained via the following contact details:

Deadline for applications

Please refer to the table below for application deadlines for project funding and small grants funding.

Funding for 2015/16

Deadline for applications

Project Funding - Strand 1 and Strand 2Closed 20 April 2015
Small Grantsopen throughout 2015/16

Contact us

You can contact OFMDFM for any queries in relation to the funding programme at the contact information below.