Local Investment Fund
Our Local Investment Fund (LIF) offers funding to local projects which aim to make a real difference in people’s lives at a neighbourhood level by addressing local community need.
Decisions on LIF funding are taken by area working groups, made up of councillors from the local area.
Since 2012 we have committed £9 million to investing in our local communities through LIF.
To date over 90 projects, representing an investment of over £6.29 million, have been delivered throughout the city. A number of additional projects are also currently in development.
Local Investment Fund videos
These videos give an insight into some of the projects throughout Belfast that have benefited from LIF funding.
|This residential care home in east Belfast received £95k towards the creation of a beautiful sensory garden which is enjoyed by residents, visitors, staff and the local community.
||View Towell House video
|Workforce Training Services
|Workforce used their £30k LIF funding to equip their IT suite at their training premises on Antrim Road.
||View Workforce Training Services video
|Based on Donegall Road, T.R.E.E used their £25.5k funding to carry out some much needed improvement work to their training facility, including replacing a leaking rood and installing a new boiler.
||View T.R.E.E video
|Springfield Star Football Club
|With £152k LIF funding, Springfield Star redeveloped a former bonfire site into a secure, floodlit 3G pitch which is used for the team’s training and home matches, as well as by the local community.
||View Springfield Star video
|Cumann Chluain Ard
|£150k LIF funding was used to upgrade the classroom facilities at this Irish language school in west Belfast.
|View Cumann Chluain Ard video
Local Investment Fund gallery