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Community Support Grant Scheme 2016/17 is Now Open

March 10, 2016

The Community Support Grant Programme 2016/2017 aims to financially assist Community & Voluntary Organisations working within the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area on the promotion and implementation of community development related programmes.

Through the Community Support Programme Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is seeking to support organisations that can clearly demonstrate how they contribute to the following outcomes:-

  • Increased community development capacity.
  • Greater social cohesion
  • Increased civic engagement and participation
  • Increased effective partnership working
  • Improved sustainability and viability of the community sector
  • Increased connectivity between neighbourhoods
  • Early identification of local solutions for emerging needs

Within this specific grant category, the Council will make awards contributing to the reasonable incurred revenue and overhead expenditure of community development organisations to enable them to continue to build capacity of the local community.

How to Apply

Applications are invited from Community / Voluntary organisations who can clearly demonstrate that they meet the objectives of the scheme, as outlined in the scheme policy document.   All applications must be made on the scheme application form.  Applicants are advised to read all the documentation associated with the grant in advance, which are available to download using the links below;

Click here to download a copy of the Scheme Application Form

Click here to download a copy of the Scheme Policy & Guidance Document

Information Workshops

Organisations interested in applying to the Community Support Grant Scheme are invited to attend one of the information workshops (places are limited so groups are asked to book in advance using the contact details above):

Venue  Date Time
Bridge Community Centre  14th March 7.00pm
Ballyoran Community Centre 15th March 7.00pm
Maghaberry Community Centre 16th March 2.00pm


To book a place at an information session, to obtain a hard copy of the application form or for further information contact the Community Services team at the Bridge Community Centre on 028 9266 2496 or Bradford Court ono 028 9049 4500.

(Late applications will not be accepted)