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.
The Rural Revitalisation Fund
Please be advised Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council's Rural Revitalisation Fund is now CLOSED!
Central Government has made available £100,000 to help with the revitalisation of properties within the rural commercial areas in Causeway Coast and Glens Borough.
The Rural Revitalisation Fund is now open and being offered to those businesses trading in the main retail hub of the 10 largest rural towns/villages within the Borough. Council welcomes applications from local
businesses in the following rural boundary areas (they reflect rural settlements with a population of over 1,000) in the Borough.
- · Kilrea
- · Ballykelly·
- · Cloughmills
- · Bushmills
- · Castlerock
- · Cushendall
- · Garvagh
- · Rasharkin
The grant is aimed at maximising the visual impact of shopfronts to help encourage shoppers back into the areas identified. Businesses can apply for a grant of 100% of project costs, the maximum award being £2,500. The Grant will close on Wednesday 24th February 2021 at noon. Please note that all works must be completed and invoiced no later than 31st March 2021.
You may find it helpful to discuss your application with project officer before you submit: You can contact Jan O’Neill at the following email email@example.com or telephone 07525 906 925.
For more information please follow the link https://causeway.eformz.info/
COVID-19 Community Support Fund 2020-21 Strand 5
!!! Please be advised Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council's Covid-19 Community Support Fund 2020-21 in now CLOSED!!!
Department for Communities has made available funding to local Councils through our existing Community Support Programme to provide additional assistance to vulnerable communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Community Support Fund is to provide small grants to local community and voluntary organisations to deal with emerging issues in local communities as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus.
DfC has advised that the funding must support actions in line with the following interventions:
- Financial - to those on low income and at risk due to financial stress.
- Food - access to food (whether due to cost or availability) for those most in need.
- Connectivity - to those living alone or in in rural and border areas that are likely to experience greater challenges in accessing services.
Projects must demonstrate how they address the fund priorities:
- Reduce isolation and vulnerability of residents of the Borough, particularly those living alone and those living in rural areas
- Address financial need / poverty as a result of Covid-19
- Support ongoing needs of vulnerable people to make sure their ongoing wellbeing is maintained
- Direct support to those most at risk as a result of the threat of coronavirus
- Ensure vulnerable people remain connected to the outside world
For more information about the Covid-19 Community Support Fund Strand 5 including how to apply for funding go to http://causeway.eformz.info/
COVID-19 Warm, Well & Connected Fund 2020-21
The Department for Communities has made available additional funding support to local authorities to support those in need across the areas of highest deprivation including Neighbourhood Renewal Areas, Areas at Risk and Small Pockets of Deprivation. It will be directly targeted at the most vulnerable, including children and young people; carers; older people; people living with a disability; and anyone who has lost income as a result of Covid19.
The areas designated as such in Causeway Coast and Glens are as follows:-
- DfC Neighbourhood Renewal Areas: Coleraine East (Millburn, Ballysally) Coleraine Churchlands Limavady
- DfC Areas at Risk Harpurs Hill (Cross Glebe) Portrush - Hopefield 1 Super Output Area (SOA)
- DfC Small Pockets of Deprivation Ballymoney - Carnany, Castle & Glebeside
Only projects that are supporting residents based in these areas should apply. The Fund will remain open on a rolling call basis. We expect a high number of applications to the fund and therefore dependent on the availability of funding reserve the right to close the fund at very short notice.
The funding must deliver activities which support one or more of the Warm, Well and Connected programme outcomes as follows:
- People are less isolated, emotionally supported and connected into their community and relevant supports;
- People are aware of the need to maintain good mental health and supported to take up online self-help tools and other community initiatives;
- People are encouraged and supported to take up some form of physical activity on a daily basis and are aware of the need to eat well and are supported to do so;
- More people in fuel poverty have access to support for fuel over the winter period.
For more information about the Covid-19 Warm, Well & Connected Fund including how to apply for funding go to http://causeway.eformz.info/
COVID-19 Recovery Revitalisation Programme Strand 2
!!! Please be advised Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council's Covid-19 Recovery Revitalisation Programme Strand 2 in now CLOSED!!!
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is pleased to announce that it has been allocated £116,000 for a second COVID-19 Recovery Revitalisation Programme.
Please note that previous applicants awarded grant aid under Strand 1 cannot reapply.
The funding will be distributed via a Small Grant Scheme, covering two levels of capital investment. Business owners can apply for up to £500 for PPE equipment, hand sanitisers, internal social distancing measures, Perspex screening, signage, contactless payment or app development for booking systems. Alongside this, grants of up to £1000 will be available for outdoor seating, heaters, front-of-house barriers, awnings or canopies where this would be appropriate. (Please note, additional permissions may be needed for any structural work to premises)
Funding is very limited, and will be assessed on a first-come-first-served basis. We are expecting a high number of applications and therefore the fund will close at very short notice.
For more information about the Covid-19 Recovery Revitalisation Programme including how to apply for funding go to https://causeway.eformz.info/ from Tuesday 15th December at 10am.
COVID-19 Food & Essential Supplies Fund 2020-21
!!! Please be advised Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council's Covid-19 Food & Essential Supplies Fund is now CLOSED!!!
The Department for Communities has made available additional funding support to local authorities to support the most vulnerable in our society to access food and other essential items through a range of immediate and medium term interventions to address the significant dual challenges of Christmas/New Year and Brexit, both of which will exacerbate food poverty and insecurity between now and the end of March 2021.
The Fund is open from 14th December 2020 and will remain open on a rolling call basis. We expect a high number of applications to the fund and therefore dependent on the availability of funding reserve the right to close the fund at very short notice.
Christmas specific initiatives
This additional funding will enable councils to resource some Christmas specific activity for those citizens who face real financial challenges, highlighted by the economic impacts of COVID and underlined by the pressures that the Christmas season brings. This additional funding will enable councils to build on local Christmas campaigns and provide support such as:
· Family/individual support packages, including food and seasonal items and other essentials
· Cooked meal provision, perhaps in partnership with local restaurants/community food providers, reflecting private sector collaboration
· Providing ‘meals on wheels’ Christmas lunches and companionship to older people living alone.
· Support to safe spaces, offering somewhere safe to spend Christmas, and Christmas meals and activities.
Beyond Christmas to March 2021
In the New Year we expect the focus to shift to more strategic interventions whilst recognising that emergency support may still be required, especially if Brexit has a further negative impact. The activities foreseen here focus on delivering a more strategic response, by developing capacity and capability in the community food infrastructure; brokering partnerships with other support /service providers, linking access to food to other practical support streams. Some examples of projects that could be delivered are:
· Food education schemes
· Slow cooker Programmes
· Community Fridge
· Increasing community food providers infrastructure including additional storage and covering FareShare membership fees (45p per kilo),
Funded activities can span December 2020 to March 2021.
For more information about the COVID-19 Food & Essential Supplies Fund 2020-21 including how to apply for funding go to https://causeway.eformz.info/
Please see below links to other organisations offering funding in response to COVID-19
Northern Ireland's COVID-19 Charities Fund Opens for Applications
An £11.7 million fund for charities in Northern Ireland that have experienced a loss of income due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is now open for applications.
The funding is aimed at charities who have found themselves in financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 outbreak, having exhausted all other avenues of support including internal reserves, to cover a shortfall of unavoidable costs up to 31 March 2021.
One-off grants of up to £75,000 are available. The level of funding awarded will be based on a proportionate assessment of a charity's short-term financial need.
To be eligible, the charity must:
- Have been formed prior to 31 March 2020 and be a lawfully operating charity as defined by the Charities Act (NI) 2008.
- Have at least two unrelated people on their board or committee.
- Have a UK bank or building society account in the legal name of the charity with at least two unrelated people who can manage the account.
- Have been financially stable prior to the impact of COVID-19, with Community Finance Ireland having no concerns regarding fraud or financial mismanagement.
- Be able to demonstrate that their fundraising or trading income has reduced due to the impact of COVID-19 and they have unavoidable costs to cover up to 31 March 2021.
- Have unavoidable costs that cannot be covered by existing grants or public funding and therefore be at imminent risk.
Applicants will need to complete a financial overview template giving details of how their income and expenditure has been affected by the impact of COVID-19. The deadline for applications is 22 January 2021 (4pm).
For more information and to start application please follow the link https://communityfinanceireland.com/covid-charity-fund-is-open-for-applications/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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|
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.
If you would like further information, please contact us
028 7034 7234