Delivered annually as part of the Executive’s wider ‘Together: Building a United Community (T:BUC)’ Strategy, the Youth Intervention Programme provides funding for community activity to divert young people from anti-social and potentially criminal behaviour around contentious parades and public assemblies and to deal with heightened tension around interfaces during the summer period.
The programme seeks to develop the capacity of individuals and groups of children and young people to meaningfully take part in structured cross community engagement and relationship building programmes, such as T:BUC Camps.
The main outcomes of the funding is to improve attitudes between young people from different community backgrounds and to reduce the number of crime and anti-social behaviour incidents carried out by young people in areas where the participants come from.
The main outcomes of Youth Intervention Funding is to improve attitudes between young people from different community backgrounds and to reduce the number of crime and anti-social behaviour incidents carried out in areas where the participants come from.
Further information on the Executive Office Planned Interventions Programme can be found at https://www.executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk/articles/planned-interventions-programme
A number of materials and resources are available to help support Youth Intervention Programmes. These include the EA Good Relations Pack which includes session plans and materials to help develop the good relations aspects of programmes.
There is also a series of curriculum materials CCEA has developed on behalf of the Department of Education as part of the Tackling Paramilitarism Programme. They have produced a set of eight Active Citizenship and Lawfulness online resources around a range of issues including “What is Lawfulness”, “What is Justice”, “What is Citizenship” and “Criminality and Paramilitaries in Communities”. There is also a specific resource linked to the “Ending the Harm” campaign
Details of successful awards for 2018/19 are found below:
Awards will be made to successful groups subject to the availability of funds.