T:BUC Camps Programme

TBUC Camps Programme 2021-22​

Applications are now open for groups who wish to run a Camp under the T:BUC Camps Programme 2021/22.

Completed applications must be returned to the Education Authority no later than 4pm on Friday 29th January 2021.

*Successful applications are subject to funding being made available

About T:BUC Camps

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 in 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.

T:BUC Camps Funding Guidance & Information

  • 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,
  • Have a social action element, 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.
  • 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
  • Councils

Click below to download the application guidance notes:

You can now apply online for the T:BUC Camps Programme 2021/22. This is the easiest and fastest way to complete your application and check its status. You will be required to upload two documents as part of this process using the templates provided below:


Click the links below to request an online account and apply online:


A T:BUC Camps Programme 2021/22 Application can be downloaded below. 

This can be e-mailed to tbuc@eani.org.uk.


Returned by Post to: TBUC Camps Programme, EA Youth Service, Grahamsbridge Road, Dundonald, BT16 2HS

Hard copies will only be provided upon request to tbuc@eani.org.uk  or by phoning 028 90566952/6429 and must be returned, by the closing date and time, to EANI Youth Service, Grahamsbridge Road, Dundonald, BT16 2HS

T: BUC Camps – Funding Forums and Applications Workshops

The Executive Office will be hosting two online T:BUC Funding Forums from the start of December 2020, providing further information to assist the application process.

To Register attendance click here, or email tbuccamps@executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk

Please note that spaces are limited to 40 attendees at each event. Should there not be any spaces available, please email tbuccamps@executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk to express an interest. Further TEO funding forums may be arranged if necessary.

The Education Authority will be running workshops to support groups to develop their programmes and assist with applications. In light of ongoing Covid 19 restrictions, these will be held online via Zoom.  Places are limited to 10 per workshop, and a slot can be booked at www.eafunding.eventbrite.co.uk See below for dates and times.

It is essential that a place is pre-booked, in order to provide log in details for the workshop. One on one sessions will be facilitated through breakout rooms at the end of each of these sessions on request. Further workshops will be held if numbers are greater than current availability.

Date Time
Monday 7th December 2020
11am - 1pm
Monday 7th December 2020
7 – 9 pm
Saturday 12th December 2020
10am – 12pm
Monday 14th December 2020
11am - 1pm
Monday 14th December 2020
7 – 9 pm
Wednesday 6th January 2021
11am - 1pm
Wednesday 6th January 2021
7 – 9 pm
Saturday 9th January 2021
10am – 12pm
Wednesday 20th January 2021
7 – 9 pm

Further Information

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