Department for Communities Access & Inclusion Fund 2021/22 – call for applications from eligible organisations based in Belfast – closing 16 June

This fund aims to increase accessibility to, and therefore participation in, arts, culture and certain leisure activities, by people with disabilities.

See the guidance notes for more details.

A&I guidance notes 2021_22 (external) (2) (docx)

Examples of projects this fund has previously supported: fully accessible swings in playparks; doors and lifts to accommodate people with mobility issues in cultural venues; and signage to assist people with visual impairments at City Hall.

Applications for funding must be made on the application form and received by Belfast City Council via email to by 3.00pm on Wednesday 16 June.

A&I app form 2021_22 (external organisations) (1) (docx)

Please note this funding is only eligible for capital expenditure incurred from the date of letter of offer.

Projects should not exceed £30,000 in total.

Applicants must contribute 10% of costs. Maximum funding available to each project is therefore £27,000.

Applications will not be accepted to part fund new build projects which have already commenced. All proposed projects must be new and standalone.

Applicants are required to demonstrate evidence of need for their proposal.

Tourism, Culture, Heritage & Arts Unit
Place & Economy | Belfast City Council | 9 Adelaide, Adelaide Street, Belfast | BT2 8DJ

Deadline for receipt of applications is: Wednesday 16 June at 3.00pm

artist forms link
New Belfast Community Arts Initiative trading as Community Arts Partnership is a registered charity (XR 36570) and a company limited by guarantee (Northern Ireland NI 37645).Registered with The Charity Commission as New Belfast Community Arts Initiative - NIC105169.