Section 75 Consultees

In fulfilling the Department's obligations under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act, the Department's Equality Scheme includes a commitment to consult with the Equality Commission and representative groups of Section 75 categories on the implementation of existing policy and creation of new policy with regards to equality of opportunity and good relations.

Below is the list of the Department’s Section 75 Consultees.


Access NI Customer Services

Action for Children

Action on Elder Abuse NI

Action on Hearing Loss

ADAPT Northern Ireland

Advice NI

African and Caribbean Support NI

Age NI

Age Sector Platform


Aisling Ghéar

Alliance Party of NI

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

An Gaelaras

An Munia Tober

Arch Bishop of Armagh and Primate of all Ireland

Ards and North Down Borough Council

Armagh Observatory

Armagh Planetarium

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

Arts & Business Northern Ireland

Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland

Association of Talking Newspapers

Autism NI



Baha'i Council for NI

Banbridge Local Strategy Partnership


BBC Northern Ireland

Belfast Butterfly Club

Belfast Carers Centre

Belfast Central Mission

Belfast City Council

Belfast Education & Library Board

Belfast Health Development Unit

Belfast Healthy Cities

Belfast Hebrew Congregation

Belfast Islamic Centre

Belfast Metropolitan College

Belfast Music Society

Belfast Telegraph

Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre

Bishop of Down and Connor

British Council

British Deaf Association (NI)

Bryson Charitable Group

Bryson Inter-Cultural

Business in the Community


Caleb Foundation


CARE in Northern Ireland

Carers Northern Ireland

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council

Cedar Foundation

Chartered Institute of Housing

Children in Northern Ireland (CiNI)

Children’s Law Centre

Chinese Welfare Association

Chrysalis Women's Centre

Citizens Advice

City Church

Clough & District Community Association


Coalition on Sexual Orientation

Cóiste Forbatha Charn Tóchair

Cóiste na n-iarchimi

Comhaltas Uladh

Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland

Commissioner for Older People NI

Committee on the Administration of Justice

Community Development and Health Network (NI)

Community Foundation for Northern Ireland

Community NI

Community Places

Community Relations Council

Confederation of British Industry

Confederation of Community Groups

Conradh na Gaeilge

Co-operation Ireland

CORI Northern Ireland

Council for Maintained Schools

Council for the Homeless (NI)

Craigavon Travellers Support Committee

Criostoir mag Fhearaigh

Cruse Bereavement Care (NI) Regional HQ

Cultúrlann MacAdam Ó Fiaich


Democratic Unionist Party

Department for Communities

Department for Economy

Department for Infrastructure

Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs

Department of Education

Department of Finance

Department of Health

Department of Justice

Derry City and Strabane District Council

Derry Well Woman

Development Trusts NI

Diabetes UK NI

Diocese of Down & Connor

Disability Action

Disability Sport NI

Down's Syndrome Association


East Belfast Community Development Agency

East Belfast Partnership Board

East Down Rural Community Network

Education Authority Northern Ireland

Employers for Childcare

Employers for Disability

Equality Coalition c/o CAJ

Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

European Commission Office in NI

Evangelical Alliance

Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland


Falls Community Council

Falls Women's Centre

Family Planning Association NI

Federation of Small Businesses

Fellowship of Independent Methodist Churches

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

Fermanagh Women's Network


Fold Group

Foras na Gaeilge

Foyle Women's Aid

Foyle Women's Information Network

Free Presbyterian Church


Gael Linn


Gay and Lesbian Youth NI

General Consumer Council

Glentoran Community Trust

Glor na nGael

Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland

Greater Shankill Partnership Board

Green Pastures Church

Guide Dogs for the Blind Association


Health and Social Care Board Headquarters

Here NI

Heritage Lottery Fund

Housing Rights Service

Humanist Association of Northern Ireland



Include Youth

Indian Community Centre

Information Commissioners Office Northern Ireland

Insight Mystery Shopping

Institute of Directors

Institute of Ulster-Scots Studies

Invest (NI)

Irish Church Missions

Irish News


Knights of Columbanus


Labour Party

Law Centre (NI)

Law Society of NI

Left Field Sports Consultancy

Leonard Cheshire Disability

Libraries NI

Linen Hall Library

Link Family and Community Centre

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council

Local Government Staff Commission for Northern Ireland


Magherafelt Women's Group

Marie Curie

Mencap Northern Ireland

Men's Action Network (MAN)

Men's Aid

Men's Health Forum

Methodist Church in Ireland

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

Mid-Ulster Women's Network


Monkstown Community Forum

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Multi-Cultural Resource Centre (now Bryson Intercultural)



National Autistic Society Northern Ireland

National Children's Bureau NI

National Museums & Galleries of Northern Ireland

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council


Newtownabbey Senior Citizens' Forum

NI Commissioner for Children & Young People

North Eastern Education and Library Board

North West Community Network

North West Forum of People with Disabilities

North West Regional College

Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA)

Northern Ireland Women's Aid Federation

Northern HSC Trust

Northern Ireland Agricultural Producers' Association

Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health

Northern Ireland Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NIACRO)

Northern Ireland Blind Sports

Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke Association

Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People

Northern Ireland Committee, Irish Congress of Trade Unions

Northern Ireland Committee, Irish Congress of Trade Unions (NIC.ICTU)

Northern Ireland Community of Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations

Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action

Northern Ireland Dyslexia Centre

Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations

Northern Ireland Gay Rights Association (NIGRA)

Northern Ireland Housing Council

Northern Ireland Housing Executive

Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC)

Northern Ireland Inter-Faith Forum

Northern Ireland Local Government Association

Northern Ireland ME Association

Northern Ireland Museums Council

Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance (NIPSA)

Northern Ireland Rural Development Council

Northern Ireland Rural Women's Network

Northern Ireland Sports Forum

Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA)

Northern Ireland Tourist Board

Northern Ireland Union of Supported Employment

Northern Ireland Women's European Platform

Northern Ireland Youth Forum

Northern Regional College

Northern Visions




Omagh Women's Aid Area Network

Omagh Women's Area Network

Open University



Parenting NI

PCM Associates - Training & Consultancy Services

People Before Profit Alliance



Praxis Care

Presbyterian Church in Ireland

Press for Change

PSNI Lisnasharragh Equality and Diversity Unit


Quaker Service

Queen's University Belfast


Relate NI

Rent Officer for Northern Ireland


Royal Black Institution

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Rural Community Network

Rural Development Council

Rural Support


Save the Children

Schomberg Society



SELB Regional Equality Unit

Sense NI

Shelter NI

Simon Community (NI)

Sinn Féin

Skainos East Belfast Mission

South Belfast Partnership Board

South Eastern College

South Eastern Education and Library Board

South West Age Partnership (SWAP)

Southern Education & Library Board

Southern Regional College

Special Olympics Ulster

Sports Council for Northern Ireland

St Mary's University College

Staff Commission for Education and Library Boards

STEP (South Tyrone Empowerment Project)

Stranmillis College


Teach an Cheoil

Tha Boord o Ulstèr Scotch

The Bahá'í Council for Northern Ireland

The Executive Office

The Green Party in Northern Ireland

The Local Government Staff Commission for NI

The National Deaf Children's Society

The Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland

The Rainbow Project

The Representative Church Body

The Trans Forum

Ti Chulainn

Traditional Unionist Voice

Training for Women Network LTD

Triangle for Employment Services

Tyrone Constitution/Strabane Weekly News


Ulster Architectural Heritage Society

Ulster Coarse Fishing Federation

Ulster Scots Agency

Ulster Scots Community Network

Ulster Scots Language Society

Ulster Unionist Party

UNISON Northern Ireland

University & College Union Regional Official

University of Ulster




Victims Commissioner NI

Volunteer Now

West Belfast Partnership Board

Western Education and Library Board


Wireless Group

Women’s Forum Northern Ireland

Women's Resource and Development Agency

Women's Support Network

Women's TEC

Workers' Educational Association (Northern Ireland)

Worker's Party


Youth Action

Youth Council for NI

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