Derry City & Strabane - Community Relations Council Good Relations Award 2020




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Community Relations Council Good Relations Award 2020

21 January 2020

The Community Relations Council (CRC) is inviting nominations for the 2020 Good Relations Award.

Since 2006, CRC’s Awards have highlighted exceptional achievement in promoting community relations, intercultural work and peace building 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, ethical remembering/commemorative work in a history of conflict.

Nominations for the Good Relations Award 2020 are now open.

The deadline for submission of completed Nomination Forms will close at noon on 14 February 2020.

Nomination Forms are available for download on the CRC website:

Forms can also be requested by email using or by telephoning 028 9022 7500.

Encouraging nominations for the Award Martin McDonald MBE, Chair of CRC, said:

“The Good Relations Award recognises and highlights the excellent peace building work developed and delivered here. CRC is encouraging communities and organisations to identify the champions of good relations and reconciliation. It is important to acknowledge and celebrate the many efforts undertaken to create a more peaceful and reconciled society, in particular, the determination of people within and across our communities working for peace and good relations. This work includes promoting trust and interdependence, challenging sectarianism, racism and violence, supporting inter-cultural relations within our increasingly diverse society, and promoting conflict transformation.”

Last year, in 2019, the CRC Award recognised two women’s dedication to peace building and good relations education in rural areas. Marion Jamison from the organisation Reconciliation, Education and Community Training (REACT) based in Armagh, and Charmain Jones who comes from Portadown and works for Rural Community Network (RCN) had been working together, as well as individually, to contribute to positive good relations at local and regional level.

Nomination Form

Download the GR Award 2020 nomination form here: