Good Relations Fund 2019-2020
1. Specify Type
Please specify the type of Application that you would like to complete: Project Core
2. Background Information

Good Relations Fund - Grants up to £4,000

Open and Closing Dates and Times
Current Status: Open
Opening Date: Monday, 25th February 2019 at 10:00 am.
Closing Date: Friday, 22nd March 2019 at 3:00 pm.

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 both Project Costs or Core Costs to a maximum of £4000.
  • Groups who submit multiple applications can only have one successful application funded.
  • 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 within the Council area.

The Application Form is available upon request in a number of formats including Paper Format, Large Print, Braille, PDF, Audio Formats (CD, MP3, DAISY) and Minority Languages. For further information on alternative formats please contact: telephone (028) 7125 3253, text phone: (028) 7137 6646 or email: claire.kelly@derrystrabane.com

The Good Relations Fund 2019/20 has three application sections:

Section A – Online Registration and Pre Assessment

Section B – Online Application for Project Costs

Section C – 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 Together: Building a United Community Strategy and Derry and Strabane District's Inclusive Strategic Growth Plan 2017-2032. Groups that have a base in our 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. Contact details can be found here. Please note that officers can only advise on the process, not on the content 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

If you are submitting your application by hand or by post, you should send it to:

Good Relations Fund 2019-2020
Health and Community Directorate
Community Development Section
Derry City and Strabane District Council
98 Strand Road
Derry BT48 7NN

OR

Good Relations Fund 2019-2020
Health and Community Directorate
Community Development Section
Derry City and Strabane District Council
47 Derry Road
Strabane BT82 8DY

Applicants are reminded that the deadline for submission of applications is 3:00pm on Friday, 22nd March 2019. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application early as this deadline is absolute. Under no circumstances will an application be deemed eligible after the 3:00pm deadline.

Please note that all successful applications 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.

Please take note of this before proceeding:
It would be benefical if you were to print out and read the Guidance Notes and the Scoring Matrix in order for you to be well prepared to complete the online application.
I have read and understand this Background Information

Good Relations Fund - Grants up to £4,000

Open and Closing Dates and Times
Current Status: Open
Opening Date: Monday, 25th February 2019 at 10:00 am.
Closing Date: Friday, 22nd March 2019 at 3:00 pm.

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 both Project Costs or Core Costs to a maximum of £4000.
  • Groups who submit multiple applications can only have one successful application funded.
  • 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 within the Council area.

The Application Form is available upon request in a number of formats including Paper Format, Large Print, Braille, PDF, Audio Formats (CD, MP3, DAISY) and Minority Languages. For further information on alternative formats please contact: telephone (028) 7125 3253, text phone: (028) 7137 6646 or email: claire.kelly@derrystrabane.com

The Good Relations Fund 2019/20 has three application sections:

Section A – Online Registration and Pre Assessment

Section B – Online Application for Project Costs

Section C – 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 Together: Building a United Community Strategy and Derry and Strabane District's Inclusive Strategic Growth Plan 2017-2032. Groups that have a base in our 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. Contact details can be found here. Please note that officers can only advise on the process, not on the content 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

If you are submitting your application by hand or by post, you should send it to:

Good Relations Fund 2019-2020
Health and Community Directorate
Community Development Section
Derry City and Strabane District Council
98 Strand Road
Derry BT48 7NN

OR

Good Relations Fund 2019-2020
Health and Community Directorate
Community Development Section
Derry City and Strabane District Council
47 Derry Road
Strabane BT82 8DY

Applicants are reminded that the deadline for submission of applications is 3:00pm on Friday, 22nd March 2019. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application early as this deadline is absolute. Under no circumstances will an application be deemed eligible after the 3:00pm deadline.

Please note that all successful applications 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.

Please take note of this before proceeding:
It would be benefical if you were to print out and read the Guidance Notes and the Scoring Matrix in order for you to be well prepared to complete the online application.
I have read and understand this Background Information
3. Registration / Pre-assessment

To complete this section you must complete the Essential Details Form and both take and pass the Eligibility Check Questions.

This document is available upon request in a number of formats including Paper Format, Large Print, Braille, PDF, Audio Formats (CD, MP3, DAISY) and Minority Languages. For further information on alternative formats please contact: telephone (028) 7125 3253, text phone: (028) 7137 6646 or email: claire.kelly@derrystrabane.com.

If you are submitting your application in a paper format Council will only accept applications on a current 2019-20 Application Form for this round of funding and the application is subject to the same deadline as the online application. For further information contact: The Good Relations Team on (028) 7125 3253.

Applicants must remain within the allocated maximum words stated in the Application Form questions. Please do not attach additional information to your application unless expressly requested on the form.

Essential Details Form - Project Application

Please note: All fields marked with * are required.

Name of Group: *
(As on your constitution)
Date Group Established: *  
Group Address & Postcode: *

(This is where the group is based. Please provide local branch address if applicable.)
Group Contact Tel No.: *
Project Title: *

MAIN CONTACT DETAILS:

Please note that all correspondence will be sent to the Main Contact Name and Address outlined below.

Main Contact Name: *
Position:
Contact Address and Postcode: *
(for all correspondence)
Contact Telephone No.: *
Contact Mobile No.:
E-mail Address: *
Confirm E-mail Address: *

Initial Eligibility Check

Applicants should note that if a letter of offer in principle is issued, this information will be checked and copies of the documentation must be provided by an agreed date before any formal letter of offer will be issued. Please note Officer may contact your group if required for clarification when assessing your application.

Eligibility Check Questions

Before you can submit an application you must first complete the questions below to see if you are eligible. Only if you are eligible can you proceed to submit an application for funding.

Question Answer Outcome
A2.1 Has your Project already been completed? Yes No
A2.2 Does your group have a Committee? Yes No
A2.3 Is your group a Constituted Group and adhere to the requirements of the governing document? Yes No
A2.4 Is your group a 'Not for Profit' group? Yes No
A2.5 Are your beneficiaries from the Derry City and Strabane District Council area? Yes No
A2.6 Does your group have up to date accounts duly certified by a qualified accountant from one of the following accounting bodies: A.C.C.A or C.I.M.A or I.C.A? Yes No
A2.7 Does your application include funding salaries? Yes No
A2.8 Does your group have current public liability insurance? Yes No
A2.9 Does your work/ Project promote a single political ideal? Yes No
Does your work/ project promote a single religious ideal? Yes No
Does your work / project primarily raise money for charity? Yes No
Could your work / project be considered the responsibility of another statutory agency? (e.g. statutory youth or education service; health service etc.) Yes No
Is any part of funding applied for going towards repayments of debts, retrospective grants or capital build expenditure? Yes No
A2.10 Is your Project/Service committed to Good Relations, Equal Opportunities and Section 75 Legislation in terms of Policies and the delivery of services? Yes No
A2.11 Will your group complete a risk assessment and, if applicable a detailed Event / Festival plan for the activity if funded? Yes No
A2.12 Will your project / service work with children / young people or vulnerable adults? Yes No
A2.13 Is your group registered with the NI Charity Commission? Yes No This question will not impact your eligibility to apply to the 2019/20 fund.
A2.14 Has your group uploaded your key documentation onto the Government Funding Database (GFD)? Yes No This question will not impact your eligibility to apply to the 2019/20 fund.

For your information:

All community and voluntary organisations in Northern Ireland are now legally required to have registered with the NI Charity Commission.

Derry and Strabane District Council would like to highlight to your group that you need to act now to begin a registration process. Please contact the Charity Commission on:

www.charitycommissionni.org.uk or telephone: (028) 3832 0220 or admin@charitycommissionni.org.uk for advice on what you need to do.

The law has changed in Northern Ireland. It is no longer optional for your group to choose to be a charity – it is compulsory. Not being registered at this time will not impact on this funding application for 2019/20 grant aid, so please do continue to apply, however to not register may mean that in coming years you will not be able to apply for Council funding. It may also prevent you from engaging in other fundraising activities and applications to other funders in the future.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR):

Derry and Strabane Council will use the information you give us on the application form during assessment and for the life of any grant we award you to administer and analyse grants and for our own research.

We may give copies of this information to individuals and organisations we consult with when assessing applications, when monitoring grants and evaluating the impact of our funding programmes. These organisations may include accountants, external evaluators and other organisations or groups involved in delivering the project.

We may also share information with other government departments, organisations providing match funding and other organisations and individuals with a legitimate interest in applications and grants, or for the prevention or detection of fraud.

We might use the data you provide for our own research. We recognise the need to maintain the confidentiality of vulnerable groups and their details will not be made public in any way, except as required by law.

We will dispose of the information we hold when we no longer require it and in line with our Retention and Disposal policy.

For further information, please visit the Council’s web page at:
http://www.derrystrabane.com/Footer/Privacy-Policy

Freedom of Information Act:

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives members of the public the right to request any information that we hold, subject to certain exemptions that may apply. This includes information received from third parties, such as, although not limited to, grant applicants, grant holders and contractors.

If information is requested under the Freedom of Information Act we will release it, subject to exemptions; although we may consult with you first. If you think that information you are providing may be exempt from release if requested, you should let us know when you apply.

For further information, please the Council’s web page at:
http://www.derrystrabane.com/Council/Freedom-of-Information

Or the Information Commissioner’s Office at:
https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

Applicant Authorisation

Please ensure you provide the correct information in the boxes below.

Current Chairperson: *
Date: *  

Current Secretary or Treasurer: *
Date: *  

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To complete this section you must complete the Essential Details Form and both take and pass the Eligibility Check Questions.

This document is available upon request in a number of formats including Paper Format, Large Print, Braille, PDF, Audio Formats (CD, MP3, DAISY) and Minority Languages. For further information on alternative formats please contact: telephone (028) 7125 3253, text phone: (028) 7137 6646 or email: claire.kelly@derrystrabane.com.

If you are submitting your application in a paper format Council will only accept applications on a current 2019-20 Application Form for this round of funding and the application is subject to the same deadline as the online application. For further information contact: The Good Relations Team on (028) 7125 3253.

Applicants must remain within the allocated maximum words stated in the Application Form questions. Please do not attach additional information to your application unless expressly requested on the form.

Essential Details Form - Core Application

Please note: All fields marked with * are required.

Name of Group: *
(As on your constitution)
Date Group Established: *  
Group Address & Postcode: *

(This is where the group is based. Please provide local branch address if applicable.)
Group Contact Tel No.: *

MAIN CONTACT DETAILS:

Please note that all correspondence will be sent to the Main Contact Name and Address outlined below.

Main Contact Name: *
Position:
Contact Address and Postcode: *
(for all correspondence)
Contact Telephone No.: *
Contact Mobile No.:
E-mail Address: *
Confirm E-mail Address: *

Initial Eligibility Check

Applicants should note that if a letter of offer in principle is issued, this information will be checked and copies of the documentation must be provided by an agreed date before any formal letter of offer will be issued. Please note Officer may contact your group if required for clarification when assessing your application.

Eligibility Check Questions

Before you can submit an application you must first complete the questions below to see if you are eligible. Only if you are eligible can you proceed to submit an application for funding.

Question Answer Outcome
A2.1 Does your group have a Committee? Yes No
A2.2 Is your group a Constituted Group and adhere to the requirements of the governing document? Yes No
A2.3 Is your group a 'Not for Profit' group? Yes No
A2.4 Are your beneficiaries from the Derry City and Strabane District Council area? Yes No
A2.5 Does your group have up to date accounts duly certified by a qualified accountant from one of the following accounting bodies: A.C.C.A or C.I.M.A or I.C.A? Yes No
A2.6 Does your application include funding salaries? Yes No
A2.7 Does your group have current public liability insurance? Yes No
A2.8 Does your work/ Project promote a single political ideal? Yes No
Does your work/ project promote a single religious ideal? Yes No
Does your work / project primarily raise money for charity? Yes No
Could your work / project be considered the responsibility of another statutory agency? (e.g. statutory youth or education service; health service etc.) Yes No
Is any part of funding applied for going towards repayments of debts, retrospective grants or capital build expenditure? Yes No
A2.9 Is your Project/Service committed to good relations, equal opportunities and section 75 Legislation in terms of Policies and the delivery of services? Yes No
A2.10 Will your group complete a risk assessment and, if applicable a detailed Event / Festival plan for the activity if funded? Yes No
A2.11 Will your project / service work with children / young people or vulnerable adults? Yes No
A2.12 Is your group registered with the NI Charity Commission? Yes No This question will not impact your eligibility to apply to the 2019/20 fund.
A2.13 Has your group uploaded your key documentation onto the Government Funding Database (GFD)? Yes No This question will not impact your eligibility to apply to the 2019/20 fund.

For your information:

All community and voluntary organisations in Northern Ireland are now legally required to have registered with the NI Charity Commission.

Derry and Strabane District Council would like to highlight to your group that you need to act now to begin a registration process. Please contact the Charity Commission on:

www.charitycommissionni.org.uk or telephone: (028) 3832 0220 or admin@charitycommissionni.org.uk for advice on what you need to do.

The law has changed in Northern Ireland. It is no longer optional for your group to choose to be a charity – it is compulsory. Not being registered at this time will not impact on this funding application for 2019/20 grant aid, so please do continue to apply, however to not register may mean that in coming years you will not be able to apply for Council funding. It may also prevent you from engaging in other fundraising activities and applications to other funders in the future.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR):

Derry and Strabane Council will use the information you give us on the application form during assessment and for the life of any grant we award you to administer and analyse grants and for our own research.

We may give copies of this information to individuals and organisations we consult with when assessing applications, when monitoring grants and evaluating the impact of our funding programmes. These organisations may include accountants, external evaluators and other organisations or groups involved in delivering the project.

We may also share information with other government departments, organisations providing match funding and other organisations and individuals with a legitimate interest in applications and grants, or for the prevention or detection of fraud.

We might use the data you provide for our own research. We recognise the need to maintain the confidentiality of vulnerable groups and their details will not be made public in any way, except as required by law.

We will dispose of the information we hold when we no longer require it and in line with our Retention and Disposal policy.

For further information, please visit the Council’s web page at:
http://www.derrystrabane.com/Footer/Privacy-Policy

Freedom of Information Act:

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives members of the public the right to request any information that we hold, subject to certain exemptions that may apply. This includes information received from third parties, such as, although not limited to, grant applicants, grant holders and contractors.

If information is requested under the Freedom of Information Act we will release it, subject to exemptions; although we may consult with you first. If you think that information you are providing may be exempt from release if requested, you should let us know when you apply.

For further information, please the Council’s web page at:
http://www.derrystrabane.com/Council/Freedom-of-Information

Or the Information Commissioner’s Office at:
https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

Applicant Authorisation

Please ensure you provide the correct information in the boxes below.

Current Chairperson: *
Date: *  

Current Secretary or Treasurer: *
Date: *  

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5. Application Form

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Please note: if you leave this page without having clicked on the Save Button you will lose your work. You can save the application as you complete it, by simply clicking on the 'Just Save' button. When you are ready to submit the Application to Derry City and Strabane District Coucil click on the 'Save and Submit' button.
Downloadable Documents: Guidance Notes Scoring Matrix

Application for Project Costs

Applicants occasionally confuse 'Project with their Group'. When describing your project do not write generally about what your group does. Answer about the specific project this funding would be for. A 'project' is a time-bound piece of work which your group delivers.

Applicant must remain within the allocated maximum words stated in the Application Form questions. Please do not attach additional information to your application unless expressly requested on the form.
Reference Number:  
Q1: Project Name:
Project Timeframe Maximum Score: 2 Pts
Q2a: Project Start Date:
(on or after 1st April 2019)
 
Q2b: Project End Date:
(on or before 31st March 2020)
 
Q3: Please describe what your project is about.(500 words max). Maximum Score: 12 Pts

N.B. Include 'who', 'what', 'when', 'where', 'why' and 'how'. For example:
Who - Who will participate, facilitate, benefit, organise, manage? How many will participate?
What - What are the activities, events, workshops?
When - When will this happen? (Planning, Delivery, Completion)
Where - Where will this happen? Where are beneficiaries from?
Why - Why is this project needed? What evidence have you of that need?
How - How will you deliver it? Monitor and evaluate it? Recruit for it?
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Q4a: Please tick at least one GR Outcome that your project is going to address. Maximum Score: 10 Pts
  Good Relations Outcomes
Improving attitudes of children from different backgrounds
Young people engaging in bringing the community together
Increased use of shared space and services
Shared space accessible to all
Reduce the prevalence of hate crime and intimidation
A community where places and spaces are safe for all
Increased sense of community belonging
Cultural diversity is celebrated
Q4b: Describe how your project will address the Good Relations Outcome(s) that you have ticked in Question 4a. (300 words max)
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Q5a: The following are Good Relations issues identified in 'Together: Building A United Community' and local issues identified in the Derry City and Strabane District Council Area. Please tick at least one which your project clearly addresses. Maximum Score: 10 Pts
Good Relations Issues  
Our Shared Community / Segregation / Shared Space
Our Safe Community / Addressing Prejudice / Hate Crime
Our Cultural Expression / Understanding Diversity
Good Relations work with Children and Young People
Supporting Victims / Survivors of 'Troubles'
Work with political ex-prisoners or former combatants
Flags, emblems, territorial marking, memorials
Addressing Sectarianism
Addressing Racism
Addressing Interface Issues
Cross-Community Contact
Dealing with the Past
Inclusive Service Provision
Tackling Alienation /Participation

Q5b: Please explain briefly how your project relates to each of the boxes which you have ticked in question 5a (300 words max).

N.B. Ensure you clearly reference and explain how this specific project (and not the work of your whole organisation) is relevant to each box ticked.
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Q6: Which District Electoral Area(s) (DEA) does your project target?
You must indicate which DEA that at least 80% of the project beneficiaries will come from


If the beneficiaries of your Good Relations Project crosses two DEAs please indicate which other DEA the beneficiaries will come from


If your project crosses two DEAs you should have a partner based in that DEA. Please tell us about your partner group. Why work with that particular group? Have you worked with this group before? Did you plan this proposal together?

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Q7: Describe how your project will contribute to addressing the outcomes identified in the Derry and Strabane District's Inclusive Strategic Growth Plan 2017/2032. (300 words max). Maximum Score: 10 Pts

The Inclusive Strategic Growth Plan is available here.
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Q8: Please describe how you will ensure the project is well run and managed. (300 words max). Maximum Score: 5 Pts

N.B. Please describe who will be in charge overall; whether this person or your group has previous experience of a similar project (give relevant examples); what financial experience you have of managing and claiming grants (give examples); how you will monitor and evaluate the project and the staff implementing it; how you will deal with any unforeseen circumstances etc.
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Q9: What do you require Derry City and Strabane District Council to fund? Maximum Score: 6Pts

N.B. All project costs are eligible - this can also include a relevant % of core costs like running costs or salaries but only if these are clearly explained and directly attributable to the project being applied for. If a significant proportion of your 'project' costs are core costs you should consider applying to the 'core' funding programme instead or you could be ruled ineligible. Please be aware that while you can apply to numerous funders for the same specific costs, you may only accept one offer of funding.

Please give as much accurate detail as possible - detail helps show if each heading is value for money. You may wish to seek quotations etc in advance or show breakdown of costs e.g. rates per hour, equipment details (You must get quotations if you are funded - especially for all elements where there is more than one possible provider). Check that the costs outlined are clearly relevant to the project you have described on this application form.

The costs for the hire of inflatables will be eligible but will be capped at 25% of the approved grant. Catering / Refreshments / Hospitality can only be funded up to 25% of the approved grant.

Please note that project management costs may be eligible for funding, but will be capped at a maximum of 20% of the approved grant, and must be proportionate to the scale and duration of the project. Council does not fund alcohol. Any monies spent prior to 1st April 2019 are ineligible. This funding works on a financial year and must be spent and claimed by 31st March 2020.

How much are you asking DCSDC for? (£):

  Budget Heading
e.g. Room Hire, Facilation Fees, Insurance, Transport, Publicity
Cost(£) Amount you need DCSC to fund (£)
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Totals: £ £
Please use this space to provide a further breakdown of any specific costs indicated above and indicate any other funding you have applied for or secured:


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Please note: if you leave this page without having clicked on the Save Button you will lose your work. You can save the application as you complete it, by simply clicking on the 'Just Save' button. When you are ready to submit the Application to Derry City and Strabane District Coucil click on the 'Save and Submit' button.
Downloadable Documents: Guidance Notes Scoring Matrix

Application for Core Costs

Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Core Good Relations funding is only available to groups based within the council area or with a physical branch premises within the council area. The purpose of core Good Relations funding is to contribute towards the core costs of organisations which are contributing strategically to the promotion of Good Relations within the Derry City and Strabane District Council area. Groups applying for core costs are expected to demonstrate clearly how the key day-to-day work of their organisation relates to Good Relations issues as identified in 'Together: Building a United Community', local Good Relations priorities and Local Growth Planning outcomes.

Applicant must remain within the allocated maximum words stated in the Application Form questions.
Reference Number:  
Q1: Please provide a short profile of your group/organisation to include details of your current programmes / activities, premises and staffing. (500 words maximum). Maximum Score: 5 Pts

N.B. You will need to demonstrate that Good Relations is at the core of your organisation’s day to day work.
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Q2a: The following are Good Relations issues identified in 'Together: Building A United Community' and local issues identified in the Derry City and Strabane District Council Area. Please tick three that the daily work of your organisation clearly addresses. Maximum Score: 15 Pts
Good Relations Issues  
Understanding Religious / Cultural Diversity and Expression
Supporting Victims / Survivors of 'Troubles'
Work with political ex-prisoners or former combatants
Flags, emblems, territorial marking, memorials
Tackling Alienation / Increasing Participation
Addressing Sectarianism
Addressing Racism
Addressing Interface Issues / Contested Spaces / Segregation
Dealing with the Legacy of the Past

Q2b: Describe how the daily work of your organisation addresses the three issues ticked. (Maximum 500 words)
Please detail, for each of the three issues ticked, who you work with, what you do, where, why, and how.
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Q3a: Below is a list of Good Relations Outcomes that the Executive Office and Derry City and Strabane District Council aims to contribute to. Please tick three of the Good Relations Outcomes that the work of your organisation will contribute to within the next year. Maximum Score: 15 Pts.
  Good Relations Outcomes
Improving attitudes of children from different backgrounds
Young people engaging in bringing the community together
Increased use of shared space and services
Shared space accessible to all
Reduce the prevalence of hate crime and intimidation
A community where places and spaces are safe for all
Increased sense of community belonging
Cultural diversity is celebrated
Q3b: Describe how your organisation will contribute to each of the three outcomes ticked, through your daily work. (Maximum 500 words) Please detail, for each outcome ticked, who you will work with, what you will do, where, why, and how.
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Q4: Which District Electoral Area(s) (DEA) are you applying to?
You must choose the DEA where your organisation is based.
Q5: Describe how your project will contribute to addressing the outcomes identified in the Derry and Strabane District's Inclusive Strategic Growth Plan 2017/2032. (300 Words). Maximum Score: 10 Pts The Inclusive Strategic Growth Plan is available here.
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Q6: Explain what evidence you have that the day-to-day work of your organisation is needed in this Council Area. (300 Words). Maximum Score: 5 Pts

N.B. You may wish to refer to statistical evidence, research, local consultation, number of service users / beneficiaries, feedback from evaluations etc.
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Q7: Please describe how you will ensure that the work of your organisation is well managed, implemented, monitored and evaluated (300 words max). Maximum Score: 5 Pts

N.B. Please describe your organisational structure, staff management, internal systems and procedures, financial experience of managing and claiming grants; and how you monitor and evaluate work etc.
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Q8: What do you require Derry City and Strabane District Council to fund? Maximum Score: 6 Pts

N.B. Please give as much accurate detail as possible – detail helps show if each heading is value for money. You may wish to seek quotations in advance or show a breakdown of costs e.g. rates per hour, equipment details. (You must get quotations if you are funded – especially for all elements where there are more than one possible provider).

The costs for the hire of inflatables will be eligible but will be capped at 25% of the approved grant. Catering / Refreshments / Hospitality can only be funded up to 25% of the approved grant.

Please note that project management costs may be eligible for funding, but will be capped at a maximum of 20% of the approved grant, and must be proportionate to the scale and duration of the project. Council does not fund alcohol. Any monies spent prior to 1st April 2019 are ineligible. This funding works on a financial year and must be spent and claimed by 31st March 2020.

How much are you asking DCSDC for? (£):

  Budget Heading
e.g. Rent, Heat, Light, Phone, Internet, Insurance, Salary, Travel
Amount you need DCSC to fund (£)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Totals: £
Please use this space to provide a further breakdown of any specific costs indicated above:



Please detail any other core funding have you secured or applied for the 2019-20 financial year?

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Good Relations Fund,
Health and Community Directorate,
Community Development Section,
Derry City & Strabane District Council,
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Derry BT48 7NN


Good Relations Fund,
Health and Community Directorate,
Community Development Section,
Derry City and Strabane District Council,
47 Derry Road,
Strabane BT82 8DY