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  • Welcome to Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Online Funding Hub

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.

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

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

  • Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Covid-19 Recovery Revitalisation Programme                                                   

    Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is pleased to announce that it has been allocated £449,000 for a COVID-19 Recovery Revitalisation Programme.

    The financial package includes £340,000 from the Department for Communities for investment in urban settlements with a population of 5000 or more along with £109,000 from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) aimed at smaller settlements

    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.  For more information about the Covid-19 Recovery Revitalisation Programme including how to apply for funding go to  from Monday 3rd August at 10am.  While all the information you required is at this online location, you can contact the following for assistance: – Ballycastle and Coleraine – Portrush and Limavady – Portstewart and Ballymoney – Rural areas/villages, and Coleraine

  • Making Life Better through COVID 19 Short Term Funding Programme has been launched by the Public Health Agency to provide support to communities in responding to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The PHA are encouraging groups to apply for the short-term funding programme which can be used to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities living through COVID-19.  Two types of awards are available under the scheme:- 

 - Award one programme of up to £1,000 that non-constituted and constituted non-profit taking community/ voluntary sector groups
   can apply for, and
 - Award two programme of between £1,001 and to a maximum of £5,000 for constituted, non-profit taking Community/ Voluntary
   sector groups.

CLOSING DATE for applications for these grants is Thursday 6th August 2020 at 12 noon.

Causeway Rural & Urban Network have been asked to facilitate this process and applications must be completed using CRUN's Application Form for the localities of Coleraine.  Further details are available at:                   

  • Small Capital Grants Programme for Northern Ireland 2020/21 - on behalf of the Department for Communities (DfC), Co-operation Ireland announces the opening  of this grant programme, aimed at assisiting voluntary and community organisations purchase items of equipment to enhance and sustain the activities and services they provide to the community.                             

Who can apply?  Applications must include a minimum of 2 organisations - the amount of grant available to groups is dependent on the number of partners to the application:

2 partner groups                     =          can apply for £1,500

3 - 4 partner groups                =          can apply for up to £3,500

5+ partner groups                   =          can apply for up to maximum £5,000

To be eligible for grant assistance applicants must be constituted voluntary or community sector organisations located in Northern Ireland, with an annual unrestricted income of less than £100,000 per year.  Applicants must deliver the project, pay supplier(s) and submit a grant claim by 31st March 2021.  Application forms and guidance notes can be accessed at:

Completed applications should be emailed to, and must be received by 5pm Friday 14th August 2020. Interested groups are encouraged to submit completed applications as soon as possible.

  • Sports Hardship Fund - Sport NI in partnership with the Department for Communities are delighted to announce the re-opening of the Sports Hardship Fund; to help sports clubs and other organisations delivering sporting activities, who are experiencing financial hardship.

The Sports Hardship Fund initially opened on 14 April and has provided support totalling £1.245M to help over 600 sports clubs maintain facilities during the lockdown.

Who we can support  Any organisation delivering sport and physical recreation can apply to our fund if experiencing short term financial hardship.  These organisations include:

  • National Governing Body of Sport (based in NI)
  • Constituted local sports clubs affiliated to a Governing Body of Sport recognised by Sport NI
  • Community & Voluntary sector organisations that deliver or enable sport and/or physical recreation. Sports and Activities must be recognised by Sport NI.
  • Small charitable trusts that do not qualify for financial help elsewhere. Sports and Activities must be recognised by Sport NI.

What we’ll fund  The fund has been developed to help sport and physical recreation organisations meet their obligations, in particular fixed costs, which are no longer supported with revenue as a result of coronavirus. This might cover expenditure on:

  • Rent/Lease
  • Utility costs
  • Essential ground maintenance
  • Insurances

How much we’ll fund  Each successful applicant will receive £2,000 for costs incurred from 1st April 2020.

Where to apply - Please click here to read the programme guidance note and to begin an online application for the financial support fund.         The fund is only open to new applicants. Organisations should not apply if they have already received a grant through the Sports Hardship Fund / been unsuccessful with an application to the Sports Hardship Fund / received grant funding through the Department for Economy Retail Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Grant (£25k).

Please select the following link to read the programme guidance note and to begin an online application for the financial support fund

This fund will close for completed applications at 12 noon on Wednesday 5th August 2020.


  • 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:-

Eligibility criteria and guidance documentation:-

  • Community Foundation NI  has developed a Coronavirus Community Fund for NI in recognition of the effects of Covid-19. The Corona Community Fund will support the community sector in Northern Ireland in both the short and longer term with both emergency and recovery support (see link below).

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

Details of the 2020/21 Grant programmes are as follows:


 Opening date/time                                Closing date/time 
COVID-19 Recovery Revitalisation Programme Mon 3rd August 2020 @ 10am Mon 24th August 2020 @ 5pm
Rural Business Development Grant     Mon 3rd August 2020 @ 9am Fri 11th September 2020 @ noon
COVID-19 Community Support Fund Wed 8th April 2020@ 3pm Closed
Culture Arts & Heritage  Wed 4th December 2019 @ 9am Fri 31st January 2020 @ 12 noon
Culture Arts & Heritage - Individual Artists Bursary Scheme  Wed 4th December 2019 @ 9am Fri 28th February 2020 @ 12 noon
Culture, Arts & Heritage - Youth Creative Skills Bursary  Wed 4th December 2019 @ 9am Fri 24th April 2020 @ 12 noon
Building A United Community Fund  Rolling Rolling
Capital Grants Programme TBC TBC
Minor Capital Grant Programme TBC TBC
Community Development Support Grant  Wed 4th December 2019 @ 9am Fri 31st January 2020 @ 12 noon
Community Festival Fund  Wed 4th December 2019 @ 9am Fri 17th January 2020 @ 12 noon
Social Inclusion Grant  Wed 4th December 2019 @ 9am Fri 7th February 2020 @ 12 noon
Tourism Large Events Fund  Wed 4th December 2019 @ 9am Wed 12th February 2020 @ 12 noon
Tourism Events Growth Fund  Wed 4th December 2019 @ 9am Wed 12th Ferbuary 2020 @ 12 noon
Landfill Communities Fund Wed 4th December 2019 @ 9am Fri 28th February 2020 @ 12 noon
Enterprise Fund  TBC TBC
Everybody Active Grant TBC TBC
Christmas Festive Fund Mon 24th August 2020 @ 9am Fri 25th September 2020 @ 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.

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