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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 Christmas Festive Fund will open on Thursday 1st September 2022 

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has developed the Christmas Festive Fund to support Community Associations from the smaller towns, villages and hamlets to help celebrate Christmas while complying with government restrictions on events. Due to a limited funding pot only ONE community group per settlement will be successful.

Projects / events must take place between 25th November and 17th December 2022. 

Activities must be cross community and open for all residents offering an opportunity for all within the locality to participate.

You may find it helpful to discuss your application with one of the following officers within the Tourism Events Team before submitting your application:

Tracey Freeman  07712235746

Cherri Sutherland 07925890809

The Christmas Festive Fund closes for applications on Friday 7th October at 12 noon.

For detailed guidance notes please select


Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) Small Grants Programme 2022-23 is now open.

The PCSP small grants programme has been developed to provide organisations with up to a £999 grant to organise a project or event that will help prevent, reduce, address crime and help people feel safer in their own communities.

Grants of up to £999 (Nine Hundred and Ninety Nine pounds) are available towards eligible costs and groups may be limited to one successful PCSP grant application per year depending upon the level of demand.

Organisations must be from within or operating within the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area. For the purposes of this programme, only formally constituted organisations which are not-for-profit that are open, accountable and representative of the geographical area which they service and which promote and enhance Community Safety can apply. Such as:

  • Community and Voluntary organisations within Causeway Coast and Glens Borough. Please note NI wide groups can partnership with local groups to apply for this grant.

If you are unsure if you group can apply, please contact one of the PCSP staff team.

For detailed guidance notes and the application form, please select

To apply for any of the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Councils grants please apply online here

For all other enquiries regarding Business Support during the COVID-19 pandemic please

​Details of the 2022/23 Grant programmes are as follows:


 Opening date/time                                Closing date/time 
Building A United Community Fund Wed 1st December 21 @ 9am Rolling Fund - Now closed
Culture Arts & Heritage  Wed 1st December 21 @ 9am Fri 28th Jan 22 @ 12 noon
Culture Arts & Heritage - Creative Practitioners Bursary Scheme  Wed 1st December 21 @ 9am Fri 25th Feb 22 @ 12 noon
Culture, Arts & Heritage - Youth Creative Skills Bursary  Wed 1st December 21 @ 9am Fri 22nd April 22 @ 12 noon
Community Development Support Grant ***** Wed 1st December 21  @ 9am Fri 21st Jan 22 @ 12 noon
Social Inclusion Grant ***** Wed 1st December 21 @ 9am Fri 21st Jan 22@ 12 noon

Community Festivals Fund Grant  *****

Wed 10th December 21 @ 12:05pm Fri 11th Feb 22 @12 noon
Town Twinning Fund Wed 1st December 21 @ 9am Rolling Fund
Landfill Communities Fund Grant - Call 1 Wed 1st December 21 @ 9am Fri 11th Feb 22 @ 12 noon
                                                     - Call 2 Wed 18th May 2022 @ 9am Thurs 30th June @ 12 noon
Tourism & Recreation Large Events Fund  Tues 8th March 22 Tues 29th Mar 22 @ 12 noon
Tourism Events Growth Fund ***** Tues 25th January 22 @ 9am 22nd February 22 @ 12 noon
Enterprise Fund Mon 4th April 22 @ 10am Fri 29 April 22 @ 12 noon
PCSP Small Grants Rolling Rolling
Rural Business Development Grant TBC TBC
Christmas Festive Fund Thur 1st Sept 22 @ 9am Fri 7th Oct 22 @ 12 noon

****Please note there have been changes made since our original press The Community Festival Fund and the Tourism Growth Fund will open and close slightly later and the Community Development Support Grant and Social Inclusion Grant will close earlier.

Please follow link for other external funding you may find useful.

NI Crime Prevention Funding Programme Invites Applications

Funding is available to community organisations in Northern Ireland for projects aimed at preventing crime or reducing the fear of crime.

The Assets Recovery Community Scheme is provided by the Northern Ireland Executive's Department of Justice. The scheme allows monies received from the payment of confiscation orders following a criminal confiscation to be diverted into community projects across Northern Ireland to support communities and individuals and address some of the harmful impacts from a wide range of crimes.

Voluntary and community sector organisations, registered charities, and statutory bodies delivering projects in community settings in Northern Ireland may apply.

The scheme has a total budget of approximately £900,000, comprising approximately £300,000 in 2022/23 and approximately £600,000 in 2023/24.

The maximum total grant available is £10,000 in 2022/23 and £25,000 in 2023/24 per application.

Funding is intended for projects running between October 2022 and March 2024 or periods in between.

The deadline for applications is 1 September 2022 (5pm).

For more detailed guidance notes and application form please select :-



Ernest Cook Trust Opens New Round of School Grants for the Outdoors - 
Grants are available to UK state funded Primary and Secondary schools to enable them to get their pupils learning outdoors.

The Ernest Cook Trust is an educational charity that gives grants to not-for-profit organisations in the UK wishing to encourage an environmentally engaged society.

The COVID pandemic has demonstrated how important being outdoors is to the mental and physical wellbeing of everyone. It has also highlighted inequalities in people’s abilities to access the outdoors.

The current round of funding is for grants to be used for:

Wellies & Waterproofs - Research commissioned by The Ernest Cook Trust has identified that appropriate outdoor clothing and equipment is a key barrier for schools to access Outdoor Learning
Nature & Nurture projects to create areas where young people can connect with nature within school grounds or within the local community.

Applications are accepted from UK state funded Primary and Secondary schools. This includes:

Any UK state funded Ofsted Registered Primary, Middle, Secondary or High school
Any UK state funded Special or Alternative Provision School
Multi Academy Trusts, but applications must be made by the individual schools.

Grants of £500 per school are available.

The application window is currently open, it will close when sufficient grant applications have been approved.!S46737

Asda Foundation - Empowering Local Communities Grant

Grants are available to community groups in the UK to support a broad range of activities which can contribute towards transforming their community and improving the lives of people in their community.

The purpose of the programme is to support projects and activities which are important to a community which benefit local people. The programme is designed to support projects under four themes:

  • Building Resilient Communities.
  • Active Lives.
  • Seasonal Celebrations & Festivals.
  • Leading Healthier Lives.

Groups may apply for one Empowering Local Communities grant per year of between £500 and £1,500.  Project activities must start or take place before 5 June 2022.

Applications will be accepted from local community groups and organisations based in the UK.  The following criteria apply:

  • Group must have a presence in and benefit the local community and be not for profit.
  • Any equipment funded is the property of the group and is not for individual use.
  • End beneficiaries must be community groups of people.
  • There is no minimum timescale for how long the group has been in existence.

Eligible costs and projects under each theme supported by the programme include the following:

Building Resilient Communities

Supporting community groups with the equipment, essentials and facilities to enable activity to take place. This might be enhancing what is already available, providing core items or enabling an activity to continue.

Active Lives

Supporting participation in group physical activities. Whether low or high impact, regardless of age or ability, encouraging people to lead more active lifestyles and for everyone to feel able to participate.

Seasonal Celebrations & Festivals

Enabling communities to celebrate what matters to them. Helping to bring people together to share experiences and encouraging everyone within the community to be together, eg Easter, Holi, Passover, The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, community garden party etc.

Leading Healthier Lives

From cooking and education classes to enabling positive mental health. Asda Foundation is seeking to support health in body, mind and soul in UK communities.

The deadline for Grant Round 1 applications is 15 April 2022.

Application forms can be obtained from Asda Community Champions, who are based in local Asda stores. Applicants can use the store locator link on the Foundation website to get in touch with their local store and speak to their Community Champion about their project proposal.

All applications must be made via the applicant's local Asda Community Champion; applications made directly by organisations will not be accepted by the Foundation.

Applications should be submitted at least six weeks before activities are due to give enough processing time.

For more information please go to


Please see below links to other organisations offering funding in response to COVID-19

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

If you would like to discuss with a member of the BCPP team, please email 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:-

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.

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