Good Relations

Awards 2023

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Awards Presentation was on Tuesday 07/03/2023

Good Relations Awards

Since 2006, the Community Relations Council’s  Good Relations Awards has highlighted exceptional achievement in promoting good community relations, intercultural work and peacebuilding in Northern Ireland.

Previous Award winners have come from all parts of the region and worked in a wide variety of settings including women and peacebuilding, faith-based work, youth work, community development, cross community work at interfaces, and ethical remembering/commemorative work in a history of conflict.

Award Categories

For 2023 the Community Relations Council are delighted to be able to bring you an expanded Awards programme. Working together with partners in The Executive Office, NICVA, NI Youth Forum, Volunteer Now and The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland we have five Awards categories. We invite you to submit nominations to any or all five awards and particularly welcome nominations from the T:BUC family of programmes.

Nominations for Awards open on 8th November 2022 and close on 16th January 2023.

Community Relations Council Exceptional Achievement Award (peace building)
Awarded annually since 2006, this Award recognises those individuals instrumental in developing new pathways to peace and reconciliation, demonstrating sustained and long-term commitment to community relations work across the region.
Good Relations Volunteer of the Year Award
In association with Volunteer Now this Award recognises the outstanding commitment of a volunteer focused and dedicated to supporting good relations programmes and initiatives in their local community, developing mutual respect and understanding, strengthening diversity and enhancing the celebration and embracing of diversity.
Good Relations Community Champion Award
In association with NICVA this Award recognises the long-standing and positive difference an individual has made to supporting good relations in their local area. This person is the driving force and leader for good relations in their local area, championing the community, bringing others on the good relations journey.
Good Relations Youth Award (Under 25)
In association with the NI Youth Forum this Award recognises and celebrates young people delivering positive good relations work in their community and across the region. The Award can be for an individual or a group of young people.
Good Relations Connecting Communities Project of the Year Award
In association with the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland this Award recognises a group of local people who have formed a project or delivered an activity that brings the community together, benefiting others in their neighbourhood.

How To Nominate

Within the questions please give us as much information on your nominee as possible and then provide a short executive summary of your points. Each section must be completed and you cannot submit an incomplete nomination.

Please note you can nominate someone for multiple awards and several groups or people in one category. The Youth Award will allow you to nominate an individual or an organisation. The Community Award focuses on a group or organisation.

The Awards panel will assess entries after the closing date and successful nominees will be contacted directly.

Step 1

Select the appropriate Awards Category from the descriptions. Click on Nominate

Step 2

Complete the nomination form giving us as much information on your nominee as possible

Step 3

Ensure you have followed all the instructions and submit your form

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Awards Presentation was on Tuesday 07/03/2023