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Grants and funding

Title  Details Opening date Closing time and date
Belfast City Council’s Community Development Grants April 2020 – March 2021 Applications are open to the community sector in the Belfast City Council boundaries for:

  1. Capacity Building Grant
  2. Revenue Grant for Community Buildings
We’ll be holding information sessions across Belfast to advise applicants on funding and assessment criteria from 17 June 2019. For guidance notes, details of information sessions and to apply online visit our online funding hub or contact the Central Grants Unit Belfast City Council on 028 9091 8748 or email cgugrants@belfastcity.gov.uk
Monday 3 June 2019
12 noon on Friday 9 August 2019
Small grants  The following small grants are closed 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 
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.