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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. Applications are open for our summer funding programme in 2020.

Grants open for applications

Title  Details Opening date Closing date
Summer funding 2020

Our summer funding programme will support groups involved in various activities helping community recovery. Activities must take place by 30 September. Funding will be granted to groups focusing on:

  • Children and young people
  • Civic pride
  • Preventing isolation
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Preventing anti-social behaviour
Funding up to £1,000 is available to groups.To receive an application form, contact us by email or call us on 028 9032 0202.                                           
6 July 2020 1 September

Grants closed for applications

Title  Details Opening date Closing date
 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:

 Suspended  Closed
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 Closed
Small grants
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
Revenue Grant for Community Buildings            

For more information, visit our online funding hub. Or contact the Central Grants Unit by telephone 028 9091 8748 or email:
Closed *Closed*


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. Closed Currently unavailable 

Road closures

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.