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Grant Name Information Opening Date Submission Deadline Guidance
Good Relations For projects between 1 September 2020 - 31 March 2021 Only. The Good Relations grant is 100% funded up to a maximum of £2,500. This can be applied for through one large application or through a series of smaller applications. (Subject to Letter of Offer). 17th August 2020 00:00 Sunday, 31/01/2021 @ 23:59
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Grant Name Information Opening Date Submission Deadline Guidance
Grants for Groups - Policing & Community Safety Partnership For projects between 24 August 2020 - 7 February 2021 only. The award available is £500 - £2,500 although most Awards will be less than this. Projects can be supported to a maximum of 80% of the total project cost. Applicant groups are required to access the remainder 20% of the project costs either through match funds and/or in kind costs. (Subject to Letter of Offer). 17th August 2020 00:00 Sunday, 31/01/2021 @ 23:59
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Grant Name Information Opening Date Submission Deadline Guidance
Grants for Groups - Seeding For projects between 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021 Only. Maximum funding up to £300. 13th February 2020 00:01 Wednesday, 31/03/2021 @ 23:59
Grants for Groups - Equipment For projects between 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021 Only. 75% funding up to a maximum of £2,000 (This category should be used when applying for funding towards an A.E.D.) Excluded items of equipment are PCs, Laptops, Tablets, Mobile Phones and items of personal or team kit, clothing and uniforms. 13th February 2020 00:01 Wednesday, 31/03/2021 @ 23:59
Grants for Groups - Development Projects and Training For projects between 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021 Only. 75% funding up to £2,000 for groups. Grants will be considered to help groups undertake appropriate projects or training which will directly further the objectives of the organisation or build towards developing it in terms of capacity building, sustainability and governance. 13th February 2020 00:01 Wednesday, 31/03/2021 @ 23:59
Grants for Groups - Environmental Projects For projects between 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021 Only. 75% funding up to maximum of £1,000. . 13th February 2020 00:01 Wednesday, 31/03/2021 @ 23:59
Grants for Groups - Village Christmas Lights For projects between 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021 Only. Maximum funding up to £2,000 for large villages and maximum funding up to £1,000 for small villages. • Small Village: Population of less than 1,000 • Large Village: Population of greater than 1,000 13th February 2020 00:01 Wednesday, 31/03/2021 @ 23:59
Grants for Groups - Public Liability Insurance For projects between 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021 Only. Maximum funding of up to £300. 13th February 2020 00:01 Wednesday, 31/03/2021 @ 23:59
Grants for Groups - Coaching Courses & First Aid Training For projects between 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021 Only. Maximum funding of up to £250 per person attending, up to a maximum of £1,000 for the group. A group is defined as anything over and above 2 persons attending the same course. 13th February 2020 00:01 Wednesday, 31/03/2021 @ 23:59
Grants for Groups - Civic Representation For projects between 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021 Only. Maximum funding of up to £300 per person attending, up to a maximum of £1,200 for the group. A group is defined as anything over and above 2 persons attending the same course. 13th February 2020 00:01 Wednesday, 31/03/2021 @ 23:59
Grants for Groups - Other Distinctive Projects For projects between 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021 Only. Funding up to a maximum of £750 for project taking with the Borough and up to a maximum of £500 for projects taking place outside of the Borough. 13th February 2020 00:01 Wednesday, 31/03/2021 @ 23:59
Funding for Events - International Events For projects between 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021 Only. 25% funding up to maximum of £75k. • Events projected to have more than 10,000 people in attendance (participants and attendees combined) and • Can demonstrate significant economic benefit to the Council area through attracting international tourism. Evidence must include information on monetary spend within the Council area and bed-nights relating to the event. 13th February 2020 00:01 Wednesday, 31/03/2021 @ 23:59
Funding for Events - Major Events For projects between 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021 Only. 50% funding up to maximum of £5,000. 13th February 2020 00:01 Wednesday, 31/03/2021 @ 23:59
Funding for Events - Medium Events For projects between 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021 Only. 50% funding up to a maximum of £2,500. 13th February 2020 00:01 Wednesday, 31/03/2021 @ 23:59
Funding for Events - Small Events For projects between 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021 Only. 75% funding up to a maximum of £1,000. 13th February 2020 00:01 Wednesday, 31/03/2021 @ 23:59
Funding for Events - Hire of Public Conveniences For projects between 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021 Only. Maximum funding of up to £500. 13th February 2020 00:01 Wednesday, 31/03/2021 @ 23:59
Funding for Individuals - Coaching Courses & First Aid Training For projects between 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021 Only. Maximum funding up to £250 per individual. Each individual participant will be required to complete a separate application. 13th February 2020 00:01 Wednesday, 31/03/2021 @ 23:59
Funding for Individuals - Civic Representation For projects between 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021 Only. Maximum funding up to £300 per individual. Each individual participant is required to complete a separate application. 13th February 2020 00:01 Wednesday, 31/03/2021 @ 23:59
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Grant Name Information Opening Date Submission Deadline Guidance
Grants for Groups - COVID-19 Community Support N.B. This scheme is now only open to existing Food Banks. Applications for the £1,000 grant for Constituted Groups are now closed. 27th March 2020 12:00 Wednesday, 31/03/2021 @ 23:59
Covid - Business Recovery Grant The grants programme will offer grants ranging from £500 to £2,000 to businesses to help them address some of the specific challenges presented due to the ongoing difficulties in the operating environment presented by the pandemic. 1st September 2020 10:30 Monday, 28/09/2020 @ 18:00

Please note: Guidance notes for grants may change when they are re-opened.

Grant Name Closed Guidance Information
Community Festivals Fund Tuesday, 28/04/2020 @ 23:59 For projects between 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021 Only. 100% up to £1500 for Single Day Festivals; 100% up to £2000 for Multi-day Festivals; (Subject to Letter of Offer).
Every Body Active Friday, 08/05/2020 @ 17:38 For projects between 1 April 2020 - 28 February 2021 Only. The programme aims to prioritise investment in sports clubs, community groups, PTAs and governing bodies of sport, especially those based in areas of greatest need that will deliver increased sports participation. Projects must demonstrate participation from priority groups including: • Women and girls • People with a disability; • Those living in areas of greatest social need (specifically people living within the top 25% of wards designated by NI Multiple Deprivation Measure Index 2010) Council will consider up to 100% funding of total eligible costs up to a maximum of £2,500. Projects must be completed by 29 February 2020. (Subject to Letter of Offer)
Cultural Festival Grant Scheme Friday, 10/05/2019 @ 12:00 noon Funding is available to encourage the expression of cultural identity at the time of the traditional July/August events. Funding of up to a maximum of £1,500 for single day events and up to a maximum of £2,000 for multi-day events is available for events held to express cultural identity. Events must take place between 10 and 13 July and 14 and 17 August 2019.
Virtual Cultural Event Grant Scheme Friday, 19/06/2020 @ 12:00 noon Funding is available to encourage the expression of cultural identity at the time of the traditional July/August events for virtual events / projects only. Funding of up to a maximum of £1,500 for single day events is available for events held to express cultural identity in a virtual format. A constituted group working in partnership with up to three groups may apply for the collective amount of funding to host festival events in those areas, i.e. up to £4,500 for single day events.