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Community Grants

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Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has a range of grant programmes available to community or voluntary groups based or working in the Borough. If you would like further information on any of the programmes, or in deciding what, if any, grants are applicable to your group the Community Development Team will be happy to answer any queries - contact Tel: 028 9446 3113 or 028 9034 000 or Email: [email protected] 


Grant Aid Information Sessions for Community Development & Festivals Grants 2019/20

Tuesday 23 October, 3pm OR 6pm - Antrim Civic Centre

Thursday 8 November, 2pm OR 6pm - Mossley Mill

To book a place at any of the above sessions T. 028 9034 0060/61 or email us


The application process covers the following areas of grant aid. 

1. Small Grants 2018/19:

Grant type Rolling/Call Max Award

Seeding Grant/Insurance

Groups who have been running for less than 1 year.

Currently Open, Closing date:
31 Jan 2019

Activity Grant/Insurance

To support small scale community development activities.

Currently Open, 

Closing date:
31 Jan 2019



Please note that the following grants will open on Monday 15 October 2018 and close on Friday 14 December 2018.


  • Community Development Grants
    • Outreach and Involvement
    • Summer Schemes
    • Technical Assistance 
    • Premises Grants
    • Festivals Grants

2. Community Development Grants 2019/20:

Grant type Rolling/Call Max Award

Outreach and Involvement

Groups running a programme of activities throughout the year.

Open 15 Oct - 14 Dec 2018


Summer Schemes

Groups running a programme of activities open to the community for a period of 1 week.

Open 15 Oct - 14 Dec 2018 £1,500

Technical Assistance

To develop action plans, feasibility studies and relevant research projects.

Open 15 Oct - 14 Dec 2018 £3,000


3. Premises Grants:
Grant type Rolling/Call Max Award

To assist with core costs of facilities which support the delivery of localised community development activity. 

Open 15 Oct - 14 Dec 2018 £3,500


4. Festivals Grants:

Grant type Rolling/Call Max Award

For one day or longer festivals which are about participation, involvement and the creation of a sense of identity and contribute to the social well-being of the community.

Open 15 Oct - 14 Dec 2018 £5,000


Please note for all programmes:

  1. The Community Development Team is available should you require any assistance with an application.
  2. Funding will not be available to programmes or activities that have already commenced or completed.

Please ensure that you select the correct grant aid type for the activity/project for which you are applying and ensure it is submitted by the appropriate closing date.

In order to apply for this grant aid your organisation must meet the Eligibility Criteria set out below:

a) Be a properly constituted group from the community/voluntary sector
b) Based/work within the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council area

Ineligible Activities/Items:

a) Retrospective payments
c) Groups mainly engaged in Sports, Arts and/or Cultural activities

Opening and closing dates for each programme will be advertised in the local press and on this website as appropriate.