Active Belfast Grants

This years Active Belfast Grants are now open for applications!

Active Belfast is calling on community, voluntary, statutory and private organisations across Belfast to apply for funding through the Active Belfast Grants 2018-19.

If your organisation has an innovative and sustainable project, which will include at least two partners and support people to be physically active and eat healthier, then you may be eligible for a large citywide grant up to £25,000 or a small grant up to £10,000.

The first step is to check if your organisation is eligible to apply for an Active Belfast Grant by completing a self-assessment form and emailing it to [email protected] by 12 noon on Thursday 29 March 2018.


The Hedley Foundation

The Foundation makes grants to small charities working with young people in the areas of Recreation, Sport, Training, Health and Welfare, Support and outdoor Education of young people.The Foundation is particularly keen on open air and adventure-type activities and the funding of appropriate kit and equipment. The Foundation is keen to support small charities which can demonstrate achievement in persuading and deterring at-risk young people from proceeding further down the pathway to custody. A secondary aim is to assist small charities helping with disabled and terminally ill young people through funding for specialist equipment, organised respite breaks. The Foundation also supports young carers. The Foundation provides limited bursary type funding to organisations which provide apprenticeships and specialist training for talented young people who, for want of money alone, are unable to develop their talents.  Average grant is £3000.


The Foyle Foundation

Our Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller charities registered and operating in the United Kingdom, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities.  Please note we are not able to support individuals.

Applications are welcomed from charities that have an annual turnover of less than £150,000 per annum. Larger or national charities will normally not be considered under this scheme. Nor will the Scheme generally support charities that are able consistently to generate operational surpluses or which have built up considerable unrestricted reserves.


Sport NI Multi-Facility Fund

The Multi-Facility Fund is a new capital grants programme managed and administered by Sport Northern Ireland.  The programme is financed by National Lottery funds.

The proposed aims of the capital investment programme are:

  • To partially address identified sports facility deficits;
  • To positively contribute to targets outlined in The Northern Ireland Strategy for Sport and Physical Recreation (2009-2019) – Sport Matters;
  • To positively contribute to objectives of Sport Northern Ireland’s Corporate Plan.

Mid Ulster Council Grants

Mid Ulster Council have a series of grants in the following areas

Grant Criteria: Category 2

  1. Small Sports Grant (Threshold £1,500)

To support recognised Sports NI sports clubs (affiliated to their governing body of sport) to develop and promote their sports and recreation provision within their club and to seek to increase participation through a range of activity including the Every Body Active

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  1. Sports Representative Individual and Team Competitive Grant

(Thresholds £250 / £500 respectively)

To support Individuals who have been selected by their governing body to participate in a representative team or individual sport at provincial, national, all Ireland or international level, with eligible costs (accommodation, travel, food), to a maximum of a £250 grant may be available. Applicants must be resident within the Mid Ulster District Council area for a period of 6 months prior to the period of the grant application.

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  1. Sports Strategic Development Grant (Threshold £20,000)

To support Governing Bodies that play a key strategic role across the MUDC area in developing their affiliated Clubs. It aims to provide Grant Aid to those Governing Bodies that provide direct support to Clubs across the area in increasing participation rates and improving playing standards through the employment of a Sports Coach.

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Sports Capital Grant (Threshold £5,000)

To support local sports clubs/groups develop their sporting facilities and provision through capital and equipment funding support. Eligibility:

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