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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.
|Grant||Funding information||Closing date|
|Vacant to Vibrant Capital Grant||This pilot capital grant scheme aims to incentivise property owners and potential occupiers to bring vacant Belfast city centre spaces back into use and support the city centre’s revitalisation.||July 2024|
These grants are closed or suspended.
The scheme is open to applications from practitioners in all areas of cultural and creative expression.
|Grant||Funding information||Closed or suspended|
|Summer Community Festival Funding Programme||The funding programme was open to applications from eligible community-based groups.||Closed|
|Creative Bursary Scheme||The scheme was open to applications from practitioners in all areas of cultural and creative expression.||Closed|
|Business cluster and community grant scheme||The scheme was open to eligible Belfast-based community groups, charities, social enterprises and business collaborations.||Closed|
|Grey to Green City Centre Fund||We invited proposals for projects which will make the city centre greener.||Closed|
|Access and Inclusion Fund||The fund aims to improve accessibility for people with disabilities and increase their participation in arts, culture and recreation activities.||Closed|
Support for Artist Studios and Maker Spaces
|Grants of up to £15,000 were available if you run a space where groups of artists and makers come together to work and develop their practice.||Closed|
|Neighbourhood Regeneration Fund||The Neighbourhood Regeneration Fund (NRF) aims to help groups deliver physical development projects that will make a real, long term difference in their communities.||Closed|
|Summer Community Diversionary Festival funding programme 2022||
This programme supports local organisations to:
Available funding between £25,000 and £100,000.
Applicants must have attended one of the information sessions, which took place in March 2022.
To access information on these grants and previous Small Grants including guidance notes and monitoring forms, go to Online funding (link opens in new window).
|Kitchen Equipment Grant scheme - tranche 3||This funding supports groups working to prevent food waste and food poverty in their community. A group can apply for up to £2,000.||Closed|
|Gradam Ceoil Bursary Scheme||The bursary scheme is only open to young people aged between 16 and 25 years old involved in Irish traditional music and song||Closed|
|The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Fund for Belfast||The fund is open to applications from community groups in Belfast that want to organise an event over The Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend (2 to 5 June 2022)||Closed|
|COVID-19 Community Recovery Support Fund Medium grant||Funding to support community response to the impact of COVID-19 in Belfast||Closed|
|COVID-19 Community Recovery Support Fund Microgrant||Funding to support community response to the impact of COVID-19 in Belfast||Closed|
|Policing Committee funding grants||Applications for District Policing and Community Safety Partnership (DPCSP) Policing Committee grants for north and east Belfast are suspended||Suspended|
|COVID-19 Recovery Revitalisation Grant||Belfast-based businesses, social enterprises and charities can apply for a grant. The scheme can provide funding up to 100% of costs for capital items to a maximum of £2,500. The minimum application amount is £500.
Grants can be used for costs associated with COVID-19 adaptations, such as:
|Capacity Building Grant||
Capacity Building Grants are designed to support community-development organisations that:
|Revenue Grant for a Community Building||
Revenue grants for community buildings are are aimed at community development organisations which address the needs of their community by delivering a broad-based programme from their building. The building may be used by a geographic based community, or the community may be a community of interest with members from across the whole city.
These grants contribute to the running costs of community buildings in recognition that the community development activity inside allows communities to be engaged to:
|Tranche 2 Small Grants||
If you are organising an event that will prohibit or restrict traffic with your grant or funding, you should read road closures information to find out what you need to do to apply for a road closure.