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Racial Equality

OFMDFM is committed to building a society in which racial equality and diversity is supported, understood, valued and respected, where people of minority ethnic backgrounds have a sense of belonging which is acknowledged and valued by people from all backgrounds.

Consultation on the Racial Equality Strategy for Northern Ireland 2014 - 2024

The Racial Equality Strategy 'A Sense of Belonging: Delivering Social Change through a Racial Equality Strategy for Northern Ireland 2014 – 2024' has been published for public consultation.
You can access the consultation documents and find out how to have your say at the link below

Consultation on the Racial Equality Strategy Indicators

To monitor the success of the Racial Equality Strategy, OFMDFM, in conjunction with an expert advisory group, have developed a draft set of Racial Equality Indicators for consultation. This consultation is specifically looking at the Racial Equality Indicators, but will run concurrently with the main Racial Equality Strategy consultation.

Minority Ethnic Development Fund

The Minority Ethnic Development Fund (MEDF) provides support for voluntary and community organisations working with minority ethnic people and groups to promote good relations.
You can find out more about the Minority Ethnic Development Fund and how to apply at the link below.
Application for Tier 1 Funding remains open to 31 December 2014.

Racial Equality Strategy 2005-2010

A Racial Equality Strategy was published in July 2005. The strategy set out a framework for Government and all sections of civil society in Northern Ireland for the creation of a community where racism, in any of its forms, is not tolerated and where all people enjoy equality of opportunity and equal protection.
You can access the strategy and related publications at the link below.

Related publications and legislation

Contact the Racial Equality Unit

You can contact the Racial Equality Unit in OFMDFM using the information below.
Racial Equality Unit
Room E3.17
Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate
Belfast BT4 3SR
Tel: 028 9052 8560
Fax: 028 9052 3272
Email: race.equality@ofmdfmni.gov.uk