Department for Communities – 2018/19 Small Capital Grants Programme

Guidance Notes

Department for Communities

2018/19 Small Capital Grants Programme

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1.Overview

Co-operation Ireland has been appointed by the Department for Communities (DfC) as the Intermediary Funding Body for the 2018/19 Small Capital Grants Programme for Northern Ireland.  The purpose of this fund is to promote Partnership and Collaboration within the voluntary and Community sector.

2.Who can apply?

Applications must include a minimum of 2 organisations. Those applying must nominate a lead partner to whom the whole of the grant will be paid. The Lead Partner should complete the application form.

The amount of grant available to apply for will be dependent on the number of partners within the application:

  • 2 partner groups                     =          can apply for £1,500
  • 3 – 4 partner groups                =          can apply for up to £3,500
  • 5+ partner groups                   =          can apply for up to maximum £5,000

To be eligible for grant assistance (grants between £1,500 – £5,000), applicants must be constituted voluntary or community sector organisations, with an annual income of less than £100,000 per year.  

Applicants must deliver the project, pay supplier(s) and submit a grant claim by 31st March 2019.

3.What types of items can be funded

Partners can apply for a wide range of capital items, such as office equipment, furniture, sports goods, kitchen fittings and minor capital works to improve premises.

Please note that applications for capital works e.g. works involving construction activities, will only be accepted from either the owner or leaseholder of the property concerned.

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