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Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Capital Grants Programme is now open to receive applications.  The fund aims to support external infrastructure projects that are aligned to Council’s aims and objectives.  The Fund is available to local sports and community organisations who wish to apply for support towards the development of new or the enhancement of existing facilities to meet unmet need.  This is a competitive fund and grant awards will be determined on the basis of merit. 

The Programme Guidance notes contain the information applicants need to know about the process for applying and the criteria against which all applications will be scored.   

You must discuss your project with one of the following officers before submitting your application:

Sports/Leisure facilities: Wendy McCullough 028 7034 7034 wendy.mccullough@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

Community Facilities:  Julie Welsh 028 7034 7034 julie.welsh@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council will grant aid up to a maximum of 50% of total evidenced capital project costs.  Organisations must match fund the remaining 50% from other sources or from their own resources. (In kind contributions will not be considered).

Application to this fund is a two stage process:

Stage 1 - Expression of Interest.

Expressions of Interest must be submitted by 12noon on Wednesday 19th April 2017. 

Outcome of the Expression of Interest process will be notified on 24th May 2017. 

Stage 2   Outline Business Case.  

Applicants successful at stage 1 will be invited to submit a  full Outline Business Case by 12 noon on Wednesday 2nd August 2017.

Your application will be assessed and a report taken to Council detailing the outcome of the assessment.  Final decisions on all applications will be made by full Council. 

Please follow the links below for the relevant council publications:

Capital Grant Guidelines        https://www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/uploads/general/Guidelines_for_Capital_Grants_Programme.docx

Causeway Coast and Glens Council Strategy                                                                   https://www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/council/publications-policies/causeway-coast-and-glens-borough-council-council-strategy-2015-2019

Sport and Leisure Facility Strategy                                                                   https://www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/uploads/general/Sport_and_Leisure_Facility_Strategy_-_Approved_Sept_2015.pd

Sport & Well Being Mandate                                      https://www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/uploads/general/Sport__Wellbeing_Mandate.pdf

Framework For Community Centre Provision                      https://www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/uploads/general/CCGBC_Strategic_Framework_for_Community_Centre_Provision.pdf

Causeway Coast and Glens Community Development Strategy    https://www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/council/publications-policies/causeway-coast-and-glens-community-development-strategy

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Presentation on the Capital Grant Programme https://www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/uploads/general/CCGBC_Capital_Grants_.pptx