Grants and Funding
Welcome to Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Online Funding Hub
To apply for any of the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Councils grants please apply online here
Our Community grants are open to not for profit, constituted groups to deliver a wide range of activities and projects that benefit the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Area.
Our Enterprise Fund is open to local businesses within their first two years, to help address barriers to growth via innovative approaches.
You can find information on available funding, get guidance on the application process and complete your application online here. If successfully awarded one of our grants you can now download your claim pack within relevant grant section below.
LiveSmart Community Environmental Grant Programme 2021-22
Our Borough is known worldwide for its beautiful scenery and amazing visitor experience. Council wants to preserve that for years and generations to come – this requires everyone making a conscious effort to live a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle.
The purpose of the LiveSmart Community Environmental Grant Programme is to provide small grants up to a maximum of £500 to local community and voluntary organisations. The grants are to give financial assistance to allow groups and organisations to:-
- improve the general cleanliness in their local area, particularly in respect of litter
- promote recycling, reuse and waste reduction
- look at ways of reducing carbon footprint by taking simple, practical actions such as planting
Community groups and organisations are being encouraged and supported to keep their local area clean and tidy, promote recycling, reuse and waste reduction and have a positive impact on their carbon footprint. There are a number of specific objectives which applicants must address. Your application can address more than one objective but only one is necessary.
- RecycleSmart: aims to reduce waste by educating, engaging and inspiring us all to buy less, reuse more, recycle and compost.
- LitterSmart: aims to reduce litter through education, encouraging responsible disposal and supporting local people to carry out litter lifts.
- ClimateSmart: aims to reduce our carbon footprint by increasing our knowledge of sustainability and empowering change with simple, practical actions such as planting vegetables, fruit, native shrubs and pollinator plants
The total amount available in the pot for grant-aid is £10,500. Applicants can request a grant up to a maximum of £500. You can only apply for one grant per year. Applications for the LiveSmart Community Environmental Grant Programme should be submitted online at https://causeway.eformz.info/
Closing date for submission is 18th June 2021 @ 12 noon.
Please see below links to other organisations offering funding in response to COVID-19
Rural Halls Refurbishment Scheme
The Rural Halls Refurbishment Scheme is a pilot Scheme which will provide a grant to rural community and voluntary organisations to deliver capital refurbishment works to rural halls, with the intended aim of keeping community facilities viable and to support existing rural organisations to remain sustainable and identify new volunteers. The scheme will close at 3.00pm on Friday 11th June 2021.
For more information including detailed Guidance Notes and Application Form please follow the link https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/articles/rural-halls-refurbishment-scheme
Heart of The Community Fund
The Ireland Funds is proud to announce the launch of the Heart of The Community Fund, which will provide critical and timely funding to a wide range of not-for-profit and community organisations across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
It is aimed at smaller organisations meeting needs in their local communities, who work tirelessly to support some of the most vulnerable people through the Covid-19 crisis caused by the pandemic.
For examples and application information visit irelandfunds.org/grants
Applications are being accepted through an inline application form only, The link to the application form will be made available via http://irelandfunds.org/grants during the open applcation date. The fund closes on Thursday 8th April @ 3pm.
The next round of Building the Community Pharmacy Partnership funding is now open. The number of sessions and the number of participants have been reduced and planning/training has been increased in light of COVID-19. We are encouraging participants to hold their projects using Zoom where possible.
Building the Community Pharmacy Partnership funding is open to constituted community/voluntary organisations and community pharmacies based in Northern Ireland. Projects must be a partnership between a community/voluntary organisation and a community pharmacy. Either can be the lead applicant but both partners must be named in the application form.
You can download a pack here https://www.cdhn.org/bcpp-level-2-application-pack
If you would like to discuss with a member of the BCPP team, please email email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Princes Countryside Fund are providing grant funding opportunities in response to COVID 19, this may be very useful for your community group and area at this difficult time. If you have any queries regarding this funding, please follow up directly with the Princes Countryside Fund. The below links are to their home page and also directly to their eligibility criteria and guidance document for your convenience. Home page:- https://www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/
Eligibility criteria and guidance documentation:- https://www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/downloads/grant-e-g-document/eligibility-and-guidance-document-covid19-march-2020.pdf
For all other enquiries regarding Business Support during the COVID-19 pandemic please visit:www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/work/covid-19-support-for-businesses
Details of the 2021/22 Grant programmes are as follows:
|Opening date/time||Closing date/time|
|Building A United Community Fund||Rolling / On Going||Rolling / On Going|
|Culture Arts & Heritage||Tues 1st December @ 9am||Fri 29th January @ 12 noon|
|Culture Arts & Heritage - Creative Practitioners Bursary Scheme||Tues 1st December @ 9am||Fri 26th February @ 12 noon|
|Culture, Arts & Heritage - Youth Creative Skills Bursary||Tues 1st December @ 9am||Fri 23rd April @ 12 noon|
|Community Development Support Grant||Tues 1st December @ 9am||Fri 29th January @ 12 noon|
|Social Inclusion Grant||Tues 1st December @ 9am||Fri 29th January @ 12 noon|
|Town Twinning Fund||Tues 1st December @ 9am||Fri 26th February @ 12 noon|
|Landfill Communities Fund Grant||Tues 1st December @ 9am||Fri 5th February @ 12 noon|
|Community Festivals Fund Grant||TBC||TBC|
|Tourism Large Events Fund||TBC||TBC|
|Tourism Events Growth Fund||TBC||TBC|
|Enterprise Fund||Mon 12th April 2021||Fri 14th May 2021 @ 12 noon|
How to Apply
To apply for any of the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Councils grants please apply online here.
Please note that applying for a grant is a competitive process and awards are subject to the availability of funds and may be subject to change.
Please do not wait until near the closing time to submit your application.
Be aware of the speed of your internet connection, your system configuration and the volume of general web traffic that may impact on the time required to upload your application.
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for transmission delays.
Your completed application must be received before the deadline.
Applications received after the advertised deadline will not be accepted.
Rural Business Development Grant
If you would like further information, please contact us
028 7034 7234