Grants and funding
We give grants and funding to various groups, clubs and societies in Belfast. Groups must be eligible to apply. Our grants can help voluntary, community, sporting, faith and cultural groups to organise and run events or activities. During coronavirus (COVID-19), our grants and funding schemes are closed.
Grants closed for applications
| Policing Committee funding grants
Applications for District Policing and Community Safety Partnership (DPCSP) Policing Committee grants for North and East Belfast are suspended.
Policing Committee Grants up to £2,000 are available for groups who meet the criteria outlined within our guidance notes. Up to two grants can be provided per group, per year, however the projects must be different from each other.
To receive an application form, contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Summer Community Diversionary Festival programme
||Applications are closed for our Summer Community Diversionary Festival funding programme.
This programme will provide funding support for festival activity that is developed and led by a community organisation or a community-led partnership or consortium.
|Closed for applications
The following small grants are closed for applications. For more information and guidance notes, visit our funding hub.
- Community Festivals Fund
- Arts and Heritage Project Grant
- Policing and Community Safety Grant
- Good Relations Grant
- Summer Intervention Fund
- Parks Events Grant
- Support for Sport: Sports Event Grant
- Support for Sport: Large Development Grant
- Support for Sport: Small Development Grant
- Support for Sport: Hospitality Grant
- Support for Sport: Sporting Individuals Grant
- Community Development Project Grant
- Community Development Summer Scheme Grant
|Monday 21 October 2019
|Cultural multi-annual grants
||For more information about these grants, visit our funding hub.
||7 October 2019
|Belfast City Council’s Community Development Grants April 2020 – March 2021
||Applications are closed to the community sector in the Belfast City Council boundaries for:
Capacity Building Grant
For more information, visit our online funding hub. Or contact the Central Grants Unit by telephone 028 9091 8748 or email: email@example.com
Revenue Grant for Community Buildings
|Discretionary Payment Scheme
||In September 2018, we approved a new framework for discretionary payments to groups or organisations which make requests for funding to the Council, which fall outside the Council’s existing grant or other funding schemes.
If you are organising an event that will prohibit or restrict traffic with your grant or funding, please check out our road closures information to find out what you need to do to apply for a road closure.