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Over £1million of funding has been announced to help build reconciliation in local communities.

The Community Relations Council is delighted to reveal the successful organisations that will be receiving support from its Core Funding Grants Scheme for the 2019/20 year. The fund is supported by The Executive Office.

There are a total of 29 projects receiving support of £1.2million.
The 2019/20 core funding portfolio will cover the whole region and address the key themes of the T:BUC strategy.

This year also sees five new groups entering the programme:
• Early Years,
• Youth Initiatives,
• The Nerve Centre,
• North Belfast Interface Network
• Irish Football Association

Speaking at the official launch of this year’s scheme, Community Relations Council Chair, Peter Osborne, said:
“Reconciliation is about relationship building on the ground.  It is hard, challenging work made more so within the current environment.  We are deeply appreciative of the courage, resolve and commitment of these organisations and their staff as they do their part to build a better future for us all.”

The Core Funding Scheme contributes towards the salary and running costs of organisations considered of strategic importance in promoting community relations work in Northern Ireland. This work includes peace and reconciliation centres; those involved in mediation and conflict transformation training; community arts; church-based work on reconciliation themes; cultural organisations and interface projects.

Rural Community Network has successfully secured £44,658 for 2019/2020 to continue their community relations and peacebuilding programmes across rural Northern Ireland.

Through this funding, RCN will continue to continuously link in with key partner organisations to ensure that the rural reach is achieved at time of limited resources and staff capacity.

For more information contact Paul Jordan Phone 9022 7500