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Small Grants Scheme

Small Grants Scheme Launch

**Small Grants Scheme 2017 has closed. Keep an eye out for the launch of the next round of Small Grants Scheme in Spring 2018!**

Small Grants Scheme 2017 is well underway and we are incredibly excited about the successful projects that will be starting to emerge across the country!

Many groups across Northern Ireland are beginning to work on their Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme Projects. Equipment is being bought and communities are out in force to carry out the work on their chosen areas.

The Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme takes a fresh approach to improving our local environment and building a sense of pride in our local communities. Launched by Local Councils, the Department of Agriculture, the Environment and Rural Affairs, Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Choice Housing, McDonald’s and Keep Northern Beautiful, the Small Grants Scheme provides support to volunteer projects that: 

  • Use innovative ways to reduce littering and dog fouling where you live
  • Improve the way your local environment is looked after, whether urban, rural or coastal
  • Contribute to the development of civic pride within a community with a focus on environmental improvement.
  • To enhance or attract tourism to your community through environmental improvements.

Grants are available from £500 to £5,000 and are open to volunteer and community groups, all school and third level education organisations, youth groups and sports clubs undertaking civic pride projects in the following Council areas: 

* Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
* Ards and North Down Borough Council – Recycling Community Investment Fund
* Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
* Belfast City Council
* Derry City and Strabane District Council
* Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
* Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
* Mid Ulster District Council
* Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

The Small Grants Scheme is also open to all Housing Association and Housing Executive residents with support from Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Choice Housing, and McDonald’s throughout all council areas in Northern Ireland. 


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