The growth of ‘Housing for All’

Building shared communities and supporting good relations work within those communities has been a big focus for Apex Housing Association over the last few years. This work has been supported by the Department for Communities and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive’s Housing for All shared housing programme.

The programme has its origins in the NI Executive Together: Building a United Community Strategy which reflects the Executive’s commitment to improving community relations and continuing the journey towards a more united and shared society.

For more information about the Housing for All programme, visit the Department for Communities website.

MRANI AWARDS 2023 shortlist announced

Exciting Announcement !!!🌟

We are thrilled to unveil the shortlist for the FIRST MINORITIES RECOGNITION AWARDS IN Northern Ireland! 🎉✨

🏅 After an extensive evaluation of numerous exceptional nominations, we are proud to present a group of individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to their communities.

🌍🌈 We extend our warmest congratulations to all the nominees for their outstanding achievements thus far. Each one of you has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to excellence and has become an inspiration for all.

We would also like to express our deepest gratitude to our esteemed panel of judges for their meticulous and thoughtful assessment, ensuring fairness and integrity in the selection process. Your expertise and dedication have made this  possible.
Susan Walker Christine White  Orla McKeating John Ferris ,Kate Nicholl  Eileen Chan-Hu 陳愛蓮 David Johnston (Chartered FCIPD) , Tarrin-Rae Graham  Lata Sharma
Thanks again for all your input!

The winners for each category will be announced at our upcoming gala event on the 7th of October 2023.

We invite all shortlisted, their families, friends, and supporters to join us in celebrating the remarkable accomplishments of these extraordinary individuals.
Get your tickets now with the link below.

Once again, congratulations to all the nominees!!!

Let’s extend our warmest congratulations to these incredible changemakers who have been shortlisted for the inaugural Minorities Recognition Awards in Northern! Their vision, dedication, and impact have truly set them apart. 🤝
Oyedamola Bolajoko, Angela Ifondja, Nisha Tandon OBE , Livingstone Thompson, PhD, Malina Virtejanu, abdul Rahman Alifrom Kainos  , Mina S.  S. from PwC  Gregory Asemota , James Ayo, Joseph ricketts, Lindsay Dube, Nicole Beta,  Sia Fayiah, Yetunde Shaw, Sanjay Ghosh, MCMI  Motaz Amer, Dr Onyinye Oketah, Kaydian Duly, Pragya Sharma , ArtsEkta
Malina Virtejanu, Jessica-Ruth Aful, Monika Milczarek , Lasa Restaurant,

We are eagerly looking forward to the grand Awards Night when we will gather to celebrate their achievements and recognize their outstanding endeavors.
Make sure to save the date because this will be an event to remember! 🎊


PeacePlayers – Celebrating 20 Years of Building Positive Relations & Celebrating Diversity Through Sport

In its 20th Anniversary Year, PeacePlayers will be hosting a series of events, both on-line and in person, which will celebrate and promote the power of sport for promoting diversity and building sustainable peace.

During Good Relations Week, PeacePlayers’ social media channels will play host to a series of online content celebrating what the organisation has achieved over the past 20 years in bridging divides, developing leaders and changing perceptions through sport.

PeacePlayers’ annual closed Coaches Training session will also be held during Good Relations Week 2023 – building the next generation of peace builders.

Remembering and Learning Together: Ways to Mark Holocaust Memorial Day January 2024

Join staff from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust to find out about ways your group can mark Holocaust Memorial Day in meaningful, effective ways together.

This presentation and workshop will provide resources and ideas to enable groups and individuals of all kinds to find powerful ways to join with others in marking Holocaust Memorial Day. It will give an opportunity to learn from other examples of good practice in events and activities. Shirley Lennon, NI HMDT Support Worker will suggest specific ideas for NI activity organisers to get involved, whether you have organised activities before or you are new to taking part.

There will be an opportunity for questions and a chance to explore resources. Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) encourages remembrance in a world scarred by genocide. We promote and support Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) – the international day on 27 January to remember the 6 million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi persecution of other groups and during more recent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Please register at

Online Quiz Night

Join Reclaim the Agenda and Here NI for an online quiz night.

No team needed, join in from your sofa and get your brain in gear! A mixture of general knowledge questions and some themed around good relations and ‘together’. Prizes to be won.

Email Danielle for the link to join on