Belfast City Council – Small Grants – Now Open – closing 13 Jan 2023

Belfast City Council are now open for applications for Small Grants 2023-24 Tranche 1.

The grants available are:

  • Community Festivals Fund
  • Arts & Heritage
  • Good Relations
  • Parks Events
  • Sports Events
  • S4S Large Development Grant
  • S4S Small Development Grant
  • S4S Hospitality Grant
  • S4S Sporting Individual Grant
  • Community Summer Scheme
  • Community Activity Medium Grant
  • Community Activity Micro Grant

To apply

All of the applications and guidance notes are available at and I would encourage everyone involved in the grants, to read, test and familiarise themselves with the applications and the guidance notes. You can access the applications by registering for an account and selecting the relevant ‘available grants’.

Groups can access all of the information at the link above, we do not send out applications.

The guidance notes provide groups with all of the information they need, including information about payments, mandatory training, and outstanding information.

Groups will also be able to contact us directly with queries and if there are specific queries on criteria or projects we will direct them to the relevant Unit. All of the contact details are within the guidance notes.

Information Roadshows

BCC will be holding the following information sessions on how groups can apply. The session in City Hall is in person and we would require one person from each Unit to attend so groups can discuss project ideas or raise queries on the criteria.

BCC will run the 3 online sessions and do not require Unit representation (although you’re more than welcome to join us!). At the online sessions, if there are project or criteria queries we will send the details onto the relevant Unit to follow up with a response.

Date Time Location
Monday 14 November 2-4pm Banqueting Hall, City Hall
Wednesday 16 November 10am Microsoft Teams
Wednesday 16 November 2pm Microsoft Teams
Wednesday 16 November 7pm Microsoft Teams

There are adverts in the press and social media and we will be emailing all of the groups in the CGU contact list.

If you have any queries please  contact.

Ruairí Donnelly – Grants Officer –

Central Grants Unit | Place & Economy Department  | Belfast City Council
9 Adelaide | 9 – 21 Adelaide St
Belfast | BT2 8DJ
Tel: 028 90 270 513

Deadline for receipt of applications is: Friday, 13/01/2023 @ 12:00 noon

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