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Area: Belfast

Deadline: 12 noon on Friday 13 January 2023

Belfast City Council is offering funding via different strands that cover the following areas of activity:

  • Community Festivals Fund
  • Arts and Heritage Project Grant
  • Good Relations Grant
  • Parks Event Grant
  • Sports Event Grant
  • Support for Sport: Large Development Grant
  • Support for Sport: Small Development Grant
  • Support for Sport: Hospitality Grant
  • Support for Sport: Sporting Individuals Grant
  • Community Development Summer Scheme Grant
  • Community Activity: Medium Grant
  • Community Activity: Micro Grant

The Community Festivals Fund is jointly funded by Belfast City Council and the Department for Communities to recognise the role that festivals can play in increasing social cohesion, celebrating cultural identity and strengthening community relations. The Fund also aims to improve the capacity of the community festival. Funding of up to £10,000 per festival is available for community festivals taking place within the Belfast local government district, between 1st April 2023 and 31st March 2024, that focus on:

  • arts and heritage activities;
  • other cultural events that contribute to the cultural identity of an area or group and celebrate the uniqueness of that area or group.

For more information about the terms and conditions of each grant scheme and how to apply, please visit

If you have any questions, would like some advice on accessing an application or completing your application, please contact our Central Grants Unit at [email protected].