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Good Relations

Good Relations

The legal context of Good Relations comes from Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 which states that in addition to statutory equality duties:

“Public Authorities are also required to have regard to the desirability of promoting good relations between persons of different religious belief, political opinion, and racial group.”

The work of our Good Relations Team is aligned with the objectives of the “Together: Building a United Community” strategy launched in 2013 by The Executive Office

We have been provided with the opportunity to submit a request to The Executive Office for project delivery 2016/17.  Our Action Plan makes a significant contribution across each of the Together Building a United Community Strategy’s four key priorities, The Four Strategic Priorities are:

  • Our Children and Young People
  • Our Shared Community
  • Our Safe Community
  • Our Cultural Expression.

Our Good Relations Programme is 75% part-financed through The Executive Office with the remaining 25% financial commitment being met by the Council.

The Good Relations team offer many services to community groups, schools, businesses and statutory agencies including: advice and support, good relations funding, provision of training courses, development of training and information resources, organisation and delivery of events aimed at promoting good relations, focused work with Black Minority Ethnic groups, interface groups, contested spaces groups, and all groups working on specific good relation issues.