Cultural Multi-Annual Grants

Belfast City Council Cultural Multi-Annual Grants scheme is now open for applications. Under this scheme, they offer two funding strands which are available for two or four years.

This includes:

Arts & Heritage Grants

– for arts and heritage organisations with a year-round programme of activity

  • 2 year (2024-2026)
  • 4 year (2024-2028)

Festival & Events Grants

– for festivals and events

  • 2 year (2024-2026)
  • 4 year (2024-2028)

Applications for the above funding opportunities opened on Monday 7 August 2023 and will close at 12 noon on 6 October 2023.

For more information or to apply, click here. You can also email for a copy of the designed guidance notes.

To support the application process, there will be group information sessions, both online and in person:

Session 1 – 2pm on Wednesday 16 August in Belfast City Hall
Session 2 – 10am on Thursday 17 August (online)
Session 3 – 12 noon on Thursday 24 August (online)

To register for these sessions, please email