Good Relations Grant Aid

Good Relations Grant Aid

Chief Executive Message 


Good Relations Fund 2021/22 Key Dates


Funding Period: 1st April, 2021 to 31st March, 2022

Opens: Monday, 29th March 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Closes: Friday, 23rd April 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Allocations Published Online: 25th June 2021

Letters of Outcome: 25th June 2021 onwards

Good Relations Fund – Grants up to £4,000

Please note:  The Good Relations Fund is for grants up to a maximum of £4,000.

  • There will be one round of funding in this financial year. (See Key Dates)
  • The fund will cover Project Costs or Core Costs to a maximum of £4,000.
  • Groups must apply to one particular District Electoral Area (DEA). If you are applying for Core Costs, you will apply to the particular DEA where your organisation is based. Applicants for Project Costs must indicate the DEA that at least 80% of the project beneficiaries are from. Good Relations partnership projects can cross two DEAs, as long as the applicant organisation has secured a partner organisation in the secondary DEA.
  • You must make a choice for either Project or Core funding.  Applications must score at least 60% to reach the threshold to be considered for funding.

The purpose of Core funding is to contribute towards the group’s day to day running costs.  Groups applying for Core Costs are expected to demonstrate clearly how the key day-to-day work of their organisation contributes to good relations outcomes. Funding is only available to groups with a base in the Council area.

The Application Form is available upon request in a number of formats including Paper Format, Large Print, Braille, PDF, and Minority Ethnic Languages.  For further information on alternative formats please contact: telephone (028) 7125 3253, text phone: (028) 7137 6646 or email the relevant officer for your area.

The Good Relations Fund 2021/22 has two application sections following Registration:
Online Registration
Online Application for Project Costs   or
Online Application for Core Costs
Who can apply for funding?

Constituted Voluntary Groups, Community Groups, etc., who operate with Community Development or Good Relations as a core objective.

Groups who have a project / service aligned with the themes of the Local Growth Plans 2017-2022. Groups that have a base in the Council area and provide a project / service that will benefit residents in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area can apply.

When applying for funding:
  • You may contact relevant Council Officers before completion of your Application.
  • Supporting documentation is required for successful applications only. Any additional information provided will not be considered in the assessment process.
  • Please keep a copy of your completed Application Form for your own reference
Deadline for submission of applications

Applicants should use the online portal for submissions and are reminded that the deadline is 3.00 p.m. on Friday, 23rd April 2021.  Applicants are encouraged to submit their application early as this deadline is absolute. Please do not wait until near the closing time to submit your application.   Under no circumstances will an application be deemed eligible after the 3:00p.m. deadline.

Be aware of the speed of your internet connection, your system configuration and the volume of general web traffic which may impact on the time required to upload your application.

Derry City and Strabane District Council cannot accept responsibility for transmission delays.  Your completed application must be received before the deadline.

Please note that all projects will be subject to a monitoring and evaluation process.

Please read all documentation carefully before submitting your application.

Remember: An official receipt must be obtained from a Council official if the application is delivered by hand.

If posting, it is recommended that you do give due regard to delivery times specifically during holiday time including Bank Holidays to ensure that your application is delivered by the closing date.

If you are submitting your application in an alternative format you should send it to:

 Good Relations Fund 2021/22

Health and Community Directorate

Community Development Section

Derry City and Strabane District Council

98 Strand Road

Derry BT48 7NN


Good Relations Fund 2021/22

Health and Community Directorate

Community Development Section

Derry City and Strabane District Council

47 Derry Road

Strabane BT82 8DY




Guidance Notes

Scoring Matrix

Project Costs Application Form

Core Costs Application Form

You must register and login to apply.