Grants and Funding

Grants and Funding

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We operate a range of grant and funding scheme throughout the year.

This section provides information and guidance on those schemes, when to apply and when schemes close.

Grant Support Scheme

Everybody Active 2020 Small Grants Programme 2017-18

Good Relations Grants Scheme

Mid and East Antrim Rural Development Fund*

Grants Information Sessions

Mid and East Antrim Grants Support team will be hosting a number of Grants Information Sessions in March to advise groups in the borough of the various schemes and levels of funding available. 

The aim of the schemes are to provide financial support through various categories for organisers of events as well as community groups, sports clubs and  arts groups in the Borough undertaking projects which are of benefit to all of the citizens of Mid & East Antrim Borough Council.

Since the commencement of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council in April 2015, Grants Officers have received and processed over 1,700 applications and awarded £1.3m.  These awards have included the Community Grants Support Scheme, Good Relations Grants, the Community Festivals Fund, the Policing and Community Safety Partnership Grants and Everybody Active 2020.

There are limited places available at the sessions and interested groups should nominate a maximum of two representatives to attend on their behalf.  Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Purpose of the Information Sessions

  • An opportunity to meet with the Grants Team, Good Relations, PCSP and Rural Development Officers
  • To identify what funding is available
  • Opening and closing dates of various schemes
  • How to maximise your funding opportunities
  • What makes a successful application
  • The funding process – when to expect an outcome
  • How to successfully draw down your claim
  • What other funding opportunities are available

The Grants Information Sessions will take place as follows:

  • Tuesday 13 March, Seven Towers Leisure Centre, 6pm
  • Wednesday 14 March, McGarel Hall, Larne Town Hall, 6pm
  • Tuesday 20 March, Marina Conference Suite, Carrickfergus, 6pm

To book a place on an information session, please contact the Grants Office at the email address below with a preferred date to attend by 12noon Friday 9 March

If required, additional dates may be added.

To book a place on an information session or to obtain further information on the scheme, please E: or T: 028 2563 3530.

*please note: this is not administered by the Mid and East Antrim Grants section.  All enquiries should be directed to the Mid and East Antrim Local Action Group.

Helpful Hints 

How to make a successful Grant application

How to make a successful Claim