The Small Grants Scheme is open for applications 11th May - 31st May for grants in the range of £500 to £3,000. Please note: the average value of a Small Grants Scheme award is £1,200.
The Small Grants Scheme is suitable for applications from a variety of organisations, including:
Applications are particularly welcome from groups who have not previously received support through the Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme. Groups that have received funding from a previous Live Here Love Here grant scheme are welcome to apply to further develop their project. Previous track record of project delivery and uploading expenditure evidence will be part of the judging criteria.
The Scheme is open to projects based across 10 partner council areas in NI. Projects in Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area will be considered if they are located within an area managed by Northern Ireland Housing Executive.
Please note the following:
To support your application, we are hosting in-person and online sessions, giving you the opportunity to chat with us about your project idea.
Join us at a roadshow event or online to hear more about the Small Grants Scheme. There will be a short presentation followed by a Q&A and the opportunity for you to chat with a member of the team about your project. Some sessions are drop-in, please register your interest so we know you are joining an event.
If you have an idea to improve health and wellbeing of your area, please follow these steps:
Before completing your application, we strongly recommend that you read our guidance notes. The online Guidance webinar & presentation are available to view below.
Our most successful projects in the past have included community food growing projects, development of community gardens, planting for pollinators, and materials to tackle dog fouling.
We have also provided a range of documents that are stocked with hints and tips to assist your application.
Need more information? Please get in touch with Orla McGrady, Senior Grants Officer via email or at 07469681646.