Good Relations

Good Relations promotes respect, equality and tolerance between different people who live in the same place. In society, people might have different religious beliefs, political opinions, ethnicity, age, marital status or sexual orientation. 

Together: Building a United Community Strategy

Our Good Relations department published "Together: Building a United Community" Strategy which reflects the government's commitment to improving community relations and creating a more united and shared society.

The strategy explains how government, community and individuals will work together to build a united community and achieve change with the following priorities:

  • children and young people
  • our shared community
  • our safe community
  • our cultural expression

The community relations units in the Executive Office provide funding.

Cultural Expression Programme 2017.
We are now inviting Expressions of Interests from constituted groups that wish to engage in our Cultural Expression Programme 2017.
Expressions of Interest must comply with the Cultural Expression Agreement 2017.

For further information please contact Donna Mackey on 0300 013 3333 ext 40245.
Completed Expressions of Interest must be returned by hard copy in an envelope marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to:
Donna Mackey
Cultural Expression Programme
Ards and North Down Borough Council
2 Church Street
Co Down, BT23 4AP
by 12 noon on Friday 28 April 2017.

Voices from around the world in Ards and North Down

Ards and North Down Borough Council is conducting research to gain the views and opinions of citizens from all ethnic minorities living and/or working in the borough.  By listening and learning from your experiences we seek to improve integration and address sectarian issues. 

Fill in the survey here


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