A good idea from Belfast City Council - providing small grants to projects involved with building common ground. Even the application form is relatively straightforward - although I think it could be simplified further.
Go to http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/goodrelations/goodrelationsfund.asp for more information
The Good Relations Grant Fund is for community relations and cultural diversity projects. It is open to community groups and other organisations involved in reconciliation and cultural diversity. The aim of the fund is to promote good relations between people of different religious and political beliefs and different racial groups.
For me this is evidence of the public services engaging in 'empowered citizenship' which I have talked about on my other blog (http://jonharveyassociates.blogspot.com/2009/05/empowered-citizenship.html) - supporting citizens to take effective action to help create the kinds of social outcomes we all want.
Good to see.