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Community Grant Schemes

Community Grant Schemes

January 25, 2022

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is delighted to offer two funding opportunities for local community/voluntary groups: the Community Support Grant and the Community Festivals Fund.

These can be applied for online by 12 noon on Monday 21st February at

Councillor Sharon Skillen, Leisure & Community Development Chair, speaking about these grants said: “As a council we embrace opportunities to invest in and support our communities. Through the Community Support Grant local constituted groups can seek support and assistance to promote and implement community development related programmes. This may be to improve community relations, reduce social isolation or strengthen the sense of community at a grassroots level.

“The Community Festivals Fund offers a chance for local groups to deliver an inclusive, vibrant, imaginative and responsible programme of festival activity. In partnership with our local communities we can ensure that arts and culture remain at the core of the council’s place making agenda. So if you have an idea that you would like support for then please submit an application.”

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council also has its Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Fund open for local groups to apply for £500. This can be used to host community events and activities as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year.

Organisations interested in applying to either grant scheme are invited to attend an information workshop. Please book in advance using the contact details below. The workshop dates and times are:

Community Support Grant

Secure your place by emailing

Wednesday 26th January at 10.30am via Zoom

Monday 31st January at 7.00pm via Zoom

Community Festivals Fund

Secure your place by emailing

Thursday 27th January at 10.30am via Zoom

Wednesday 2nd February at 7.00pm via Zoom

Applications for both grants are online at and

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Monday 21st February at 12 noon.