Community Facilities Fund is open for applications

July 5, 2021

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is calling for local community/voluntary organisations to apply for funding from its ‘Community Facilities Fund’.  They apply for between £5,000 and £10,000 to support capital or digital projects at their community facilities.

Through the council’s Local Investment Plan 2021/22 there is £40,000 available for each of the seven District Electoral Areas. The Community Facilities Fund aims to improve, upgrade or refurbish community facilities to offer activities and services to increase community engagement.

Councillor Sharon Skillen, Leisure & Community Development Committee Chair, encouraging local groups said:  “The council is committed to providing better access to existing community services, the creation of services and responding to community needs across its area. We can achieve this through partnership working with local those groups best placed to improve community links, networks and offer additional services.

“Through this funding programme local groups can seek financial support for physical and digital improvements to community facilities.  All improvements need to be of strategic importance to the local communities, fall within the legal powers of council and encourage greater cross community participation at activities and services.

“Through the Community Facilities Fund, we want to partner with local organisations or groups to make community facilities sustainable in the medium to long term.  I would encourage voluntary/community groups to apply for support to benefit their local communities.”

Log on to www.lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk/communityfacilitiesfund to find out more and apply online before 1.00pm on Friday 9th July 2021.