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Small Grants Scheme

Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme 2023
 Make a BIG difference with a Small Grant!

The Small Grant Scheme will reopen for applications on 27th August 2024offering another exciting opportunity to apply for funding for projects aimed at revitalising shared greenspaces benefitting the community and the environment. Since 2014, the funding stream has supported local community volunteers focused on environmental action. 

This grant scheme seeks to:

  • Increase civic pride and improve the quality of the local environment through the creation of quality shared spaces.
  • Transform underused spaces into vibrant and valued community places by adding habitats and increasing access to visitors.
  • Deliver actions and projects in line with Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful's Strategic Plan 
  • Improve the health and wellbeing of communities whilst helping to improve and/or maintain public spaces.
  • Improve the quality of the local environment by reducing littering and dog fouling through community action. 
  • Support environmentally focused actions that help support people impacted by reduced contact with society.

How to apply...

Time to start planning. Before completing the application form to the Small Grants Scheme 2024/25 we strongly 

recommend you read the Guidance Notes & FAQs. This will help you to be ready to submit a great application!

Guidance Notes 

Small Grants Scheme 2024/25

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Small Grants Scheme 2024/25

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Application Form  

Small Grants Scheme 2024/25

OPENS 27/08/24

Support events...

Connecting Communities events are taking place across our 9 partner council areas this August and September. The Live Here Love Here team will be available to offer advice and support on applying for Small Grant Scheme funding. It is highly recommended that you attend an in person or online event. This is a unique chance to link up with other like-minded people in your area, share ideas and best practice and come together to affect real change. 


                                                                              Register Here

Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme 2023

Photo courtesy of Friends of Rosetta     

The 2023 Scheme

The Small Grants Scheme for the year 2023-24 saw an impressive number of applications, totaling 454. This includes an encouraging 249 new applicants showing interest in the scheme and in environmental and community development. This year was particularly successful, with a significant 89 projects completing their grant project. The total investment allocated amounted to a whooping £113,760! Check out some previous projects:

Tynedale Residents Association

Well Kept Waringstown


The Small Grants Scheme is funded by 9 local councils and Northern Ireland Housing Executive and supported by Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful and Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs.