Launch of TBUC Camps Programme 2019-20

The Executive Office, in partnership with the Education Authority, are inviting applications from groups who want to deliver a Camp under the T:BUC Camps Programme 2019/20. Completed applications must be returned to the Education Authority no later than 4pm on 31st January 2019.

The T:BUC Camps Programme is a headline action described in the Together: Building a United Community (T:BUC) strategy which was announced by the Northern Ireland Executive during 2013. The relevant strategic aim relating to young people is:
‘To continue to improve attitudes amongst our young people and to build a community where they can play a full and active role in building good relations.’

The Programme is about building positive relations and long lasting friendships among young people across all parts of the Northern Ireland community. Camps must therefore bring diverse groups together to get to know each other, try new experiences and help build longer term relationships between young people.
Good Relations learning must be at the heart of every Camp.

All Camps must: 

  • have a significant good relations element at every phase of the Camp which must be clearly demonstrated in funding applications;
  • be run on a cross community basis and include participants from Catholic/Nationalist/Republican (CNR) and Protestant/Unionist/Loyalist (PUL) communities: Proposals are also encouraged from other communities including ethnic minority communities and those of different racial backgrounds;
  • target young people aged 11 to 19 years; and
  • be fun.

Each camp must be run on a cross community basis and consist of three phases.

  • Pre camp engagement
  • Camp
  • Post camp engagement

Applications are invited from:

  • EANI registered youth organisations;
  • bona fide voluntary and community organisations (including churches/faith based organisations, sports groups, arts groups etc.);
  • schools;
  • regional organisations that have experience in working with young people; OR
  • Councils.

How to apply
Further information can be found in the Guidance Notes and Application Form which are available at