Belfast City Council are now open for applications for Small Grants 2023-24 Tranche 1.

The grants available are:

  • Community Festivals Fund
  • Arts & Heritage
  • Good Relations
  • Parks Events
  • Sports Events
  • S4S Large Development Grant
  • S4S Small Development Grant
  • S4S Hospitality Grant
  • S4S Sporting Individual Grant
  • Community Summer Scheme
  • Community Activity Medium Grant
  • Community Activity Micro Grant

To apply
All of the applications and guidance notes are available here and would encourage everyone involved in the grants, to read, test and familiarise themselves with the applications and the guidance notes. You can access the applications by registering for an account and selecting the relevant ‘available grants’.

Groups can access all of the information at the link above, we do not send out applications.

The guidance notes provide groups with all of the information they need, including information about payments, mandatory training, and outstanding information.

Groups will also be able to contact us directly with queries and if there are specific queries on criteria or projects we will direct them to the relevant Unit. All of the contact details are within the guidance notes.

Information Roadshows
BCC will be holding the following information sessions on how groups can apply. The session in City Hall is in person and we would require one person from each Unit to attend so groups can discuss project ideas or raise queries on the criteria.

BCC will run the 3 online sessions and do not require Unit representation (although you’re more than welcome to join us!). At the online sessions, if there are project or criteria queries we will send the details onto the relevant Unit to follow up with a response.

  • Monday 14 November, 2-4pm, Banqueting Hall, City Hall
  • Wednesday 16 November, 10am, Microsoft Teams
  • Wednesday 16 November, 2pm, Microsoft Teams
  • Wednesday 16 November, 7pm, Microsoft Teams

If you have any queries please contact Ruairí Donnelly – Grants Officer –

Closing date: 13th January 2023