Grants and Funding

Everybody Active 2020

Everybody Active 2020 Small Grants Programme 2019-2020

Apply here for funding

Sport Northern Ireland’s Every Body Active 2020 Small Grants Programme is currently open for projects taking place before 29 February 2020.  The programme aims to prioritise investment in sports clubs, community groups and governing bodies of sport, especially those based in areas of greatest need that will deliver increased sports participation.

Priority will be given to projects which aim to increase participation among traditionally underrepresented groups which include:

  • Women and girls
  • People with a disability;
  • Those living in areas of greatest social need (specifically people living within the top 25% of wards designated by NI Multiple Deprivation Measure Index 2010)
  • Projects that promote positive mental health and wellbeing and use sport and physical activity as a mechanism

Council will consider up to 100% funding of total eligible costs up to a maximum of £2,500.  Projects must be completed by 29 February 2020.

  • Applications will be assessed in the order they are submitted, therefore it is advised to apply early as this is a competitive process.
  • Council will have the right to close the scheme should the budget be fully allocated.
  • If an application is submitted, assessed and deemed unsuccessful, the applicant may reapply to the scheme it time permits.

How to apply

Before completing an application, applicants should make sure that they are eligible to apply and have read the guidance notes in full which can be downloaded below.

Applications can be made online at Council's Funding Hub. Manual applications can be requested by contacting the Grants Office on the contact details below and may be returned to any of the following Council buildings.

  • Ballymena – Ardeevin, 80 Galgorm Road, Ballymena, BT42 1AB
  • Larne – Smiley Buildings, Victoria Road, Larne, BT40 1RU
  • Carrickfergus – Museum and Civic Centre, 11 Antrim Street, Carrickfergus, BT38 7DG


Further information on the grant process is available by contacting the Grants Office at:

T: 028 2563 3148 or 
T: 028 9335 8240 or by email


Please note that applying for a grant is a competitive process and awards are subject to the availability of funds.

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, as part of its duties under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, is committed to equal opportunities and good relations and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All awards will be based strictly on the merit principle.

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