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Good Relations Programme

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council's Good Relations Programme is managed by the Council's Engagement Section which is part of the Active and Healthy Communities Directorate.

The Council's Good Relations Programme seeks to encourage and support activity that promotes good relations between people from different backgrounds to help improve people’s quality of life.

In seeking to do so, the Council's Engagement Section works with a range of local community, voluntary and statutory organisations and other sectors to deliver the Good Relations Programme.

Good Relations Strategy

The Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Good Relations Strategy creates a framework for improving community integration, cohesion and belonging across the Council area. It supports Council to actualise initiatives which positively promote Good Relations, based upon evidence, research and good practice. The Good Relations Audit and Strategy 2021 can be read here.

Good Relations Action Plan

The Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Good Relations Action Plan covers outcomes, indicators, measures and actions for projects, supported by budgets and resources under the four T:BUC themes.

The Action Plan supports a range of activities to foster Good Relations throughout the Council area. Examples of projects supported under this plan includes: 

  • Addressing DEA Good Relations issues via District Electoral Area (DEA) Forum Initiatives
  • Council's Good Relations Small Grants Scheme
  • Council's Ethnic Minority Support Centre & BME Integration Programme
  • Council's Cultural Celebrations Programme
  • Youth Engagement Programmes

Our Good Relations Programme is 75% part-financed through The Executive Office with the remaining 25% financial commitment being met by the Council.

Staff also provide:

  • Advice and guidance on Good Relations matters
  • Assistance with organisational development through capacity building initiatives

Contact Details

Martina Flynn
Safer Communities and Good Relations Manager
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
McGrath Centre
1 Margaret Street 
Co. Down
BT34 1DF

Telephone: 0330 137 4689 

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