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Grants and funding

Title  Details Opening date Closing time and date
Small grants  The following small grants are now open for applications. For more information and guidance notes, visit the online funding hub.

  • Community Festivals Fund
  • Arts and Heritage Project Grant
  • Policing and Community Safety Grant
  • Good Relations Grant
  • Saint Patrick’s Celebration Grant
  • Parks Events Grant
  • Support for Sport: Large Development Grant
  • Support for Sport: Small Development Grant 
We’ll be holding funding information sessions across Belfast to advise applicants on funding and assessment criteria during May. Check the online funding hub for more details.
Monday 29 April 2019
12 noon on Friday 5 July 2019
Policing Committee funding grants Applications are now open for District Policing and Community Safety Partnership (DPCSP) Policing Committee grants for North, South and East Belfast
Policing Committee Grants of 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.

Open for applications These are rolling applications, with no closing date. The availability of funding will be reviewed by DPCSPs throughout the year, and the website updated accordingly.
Summer Community Diversionary Festival programme  Applications are now 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 12 noon on Tuesday 19 March 2019.
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. Currently unavailable - find out more This will be reviewed in June 2019.


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.