Media Grant Scheme 2017/18, Community Relations Council, NI (Funding)

Posted: Saturday, 01 July 2017

The Media Grant Scheme of the Community Relations Council 2017 is available to support a range of media projects in Northern Ireland and will close for applications on 9th August 2017 at 3.00pm. The range of media products that may be supported include digital content projects, infographics, television, radio, video and podcasts. The scheme is primarily for the creation of new material but may include the diversification of existing resources to increase their use with appropriate audiences. The aim of the Media Grant 2017/2018 is to commission media projects which focus on the engagement of civil society to underpin the peace process and/or support the development of a more diverse society and support the TBUC strategy.

It will support media projects whose objectives will:

Encourage the engagement of civil society to:

1. Underpin the peace process and promote change in terms of:

a. Addressing the issues of cultural identity, flags, emblems and parades and protests;

b. Encouraging respectful cultural expression;

c. Developing greater understanding around issues of shared space, shared housing and shared education, and enhancing community safety;

d. Tackling alienation;

e. Disengaging Paramilitarism in society; or

f. Sustaining survivors.


2. Support the development of

A more diverse society by giving voice to people of ethnic minority and minority faith backgrounds, young people and women, and addressing hate crime (primarily sectarianism and racism).

The total fund available from which a number of awards may be made under the Media Grant Scheme is in the region of £51,500. We anticipate making individual awards between £5,000 and £10,000 and in exceptional circumstances up to, but not in excess of £20,000.

Decisions will be made on the basis of the information provided on the Media Grant Application Form, the quality and the media sample provided.

Together Building a United Community

Applicants are required to outline the outcome in Together: Building a United Community (see list below) to which the proposed project will contribute.
Key Priority 1: Our Children and Young People

Outcome 1.1 Improving attitudes between young people from different backgrounds.
Outcome 1.2 Young people engaging in bringing the community together.

Key Priority 2: Our Shared Community

Outcome 2.1 Increased use of shared space and services (e.g. leisure centres, shopping centres, education, housing)
Outcome 2.2 Shared Space is accessible to all.

Key Priority 3: Our Safe Community

Outcome 3.1 Reduce the prevalence of hate crime and intimidation.
Outcome 3.2 A community where places and spaces are safe for all.

Key Priority 4: Our Cultural Expression

Outcome 4.1 Increased sense of community belonging (widens contribution beyond community background)
Outcome 4.2 Cultural diversity is celebrated

The ‘Together: Building a United Community' Strategy, published on May 23 2013, reflects the Executive's commitment to improving community relations and continuing the journey towards a more united and shared society.

Click here to access further information and to download the ‘Together: Building a United Community' Strategy.