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Sport Northern Ireland

Sport Northern Ireland has launched a new Pitch Maintenance Programme Phase 2.

The Pitch Maintenance Programme Phase 2 is financed by funds made available through the Department for Communities and aims to improve pitch maintenance programmes at facilities in Northern Ireland.

 Please find the Pitch Maintenance Programme Phase 2 Application Form here

Completed application forms and associated information should be delivered hard copy to the following address

Sport Northern Ireland
Pitch Maintenance Programme
2A Upper Malone Road
Northern Ireland

For further information on the Pitch Maintenance Programme Phase 2, please contact Sport Northern Ireland’s Capital team on 028 9038 1222 or via email [email protected]


Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Councils

Grants are available for qualifying groups throughout the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council area.

Apply for any of the grants here: Antrim Newtownabbey Borough Councils 


Derry City & Strabane District Council

funding application for the Maintenance Grant Programme aimed at local sports clubs who own and maintain their facilities. Which has been developed by Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Sports Committee. The aim of the fund is to provide financial assistance to ensure that clubs have the opportunity to maintain their playing surface to the highest level, therefore enabling greater usage on a more regular basis. Any financial assistance must be associated with maintenance of the playing surface or fixed asset that is integral towards the delivery of the sport.

Please read carefully the guidance notes attached to the application as only certain clubs will be eligible to apply based on the level of funding already secured within the current financial year.

Sports Committee Maintenance App Form

Closing date for submissions is 3.00pm on Friday 7th December 2018. Please forward all hard copy submissions to Sports Development, 47 Derry Road, Strabane, BT82 8DY.


Supporting Communities

Co-operation Ireland has been appointed by the Department for Communities (DfC) as the Intermediary Funding Body for the 2018/19 Small Capital Grants Programme for Northern Ireland.

This grant is only eligible for expenditure on capital items and must be incurred from the date of award until 31 March 2019.

Small Capital Grants Application Form

Small Capital Grants Guidance Note

Applications should be emailed to [email protected], and must be received by 12noon Wednesday 19th December 2018

More Information


Belfast City Council

Every Body Active 2020

Every Body Active 2020 Strand 4 is a small grant programme which is primarily aimed at supporting the delivery of grassroots community based sports activities.

The programme aims to prioritise investment in sports clubs, community groups and governing bodies of sport, (especially those based in areas of high social need) that will deliver increased participation in sports and physical activity.

Eligible groups can apply for grants up to £2,500 (including equipment costs of a maximum of £500).

This grant will remain open until all grants have been allocated or until the 31 December 2018. Whichever occurs first.

To apply please download and complete the below application form and return to:

Every Body Active 2020 Coordinator
Belfast City Council
City and Neighbourhood Services Department
The Cecil Ward Building
4-10 Linenhall Street

or you can email your application to [email protected]
Application form and guidance notes