Funding Opportunities

Mary Peter’s Trust Funding

If you are an athlete and would like to apply for funding to train and compete contact CANI for further details. The deadline for funding applications submitted to the Mary Peters Trust are the 14th March 2014 and the 19th September 2014. CANI submits the applications so please allow at least three working days for your form to be processed. For more information contact or call 07875092928

Awards for Sport

The Active Awards for Sport Programme is now open for applications.
Active Awards for Sport is a small grants programme primarily aimed at grassroots community based sport.
The programme will prioritize sports clubs, community groups and governing bodies of sport, especially those based in areas of greatest need.
In particular the programme will look to contribute to “Promoting Equality, Tackling Poverty and Social Exclusion.”
The current round of funding closes at 12.00 noon 21st March 2014.
For more information about the programme and to apply please click here

DSD Small Grants for Volunteering

Limavady Community Development Initiative Ltd (LCDI), acting as lead partner for the Association of Independent Volunteer Centres (AIVC), are responsible for administering the Volunteering Small Grants programme as part of NI’s Volunteering Strategy “Join in, get involved: build a better future”.

The DSD Minister Nelson McCausland has officially launched the programme at Stormont. We have £600k to spend between April 1st 2014 and March 31st 2015. This gives groups the opportunity to claim for a whole years costs if they so choose.

These grants of between £200 and £1500 can make a significance difference in supporting volunteering in your community.

We would appreciate your help in spreading the word in your area. There is a very tight deadline for applications, so your help will be vital in ensuring that information gets out to all the groups in your networks. It would be brilliant if you could distribute the attachment to the groups in your network and encourage them to apply. The deadline for return of completed applications is February 28th 2013.

Tranche 1 of the Small Grants programme has been overwhelmingly successful with significant oversubscription of applications. We expect the competition to be even greater in this round; therefore it is of vital importance in getting the word out to all the groups in your area and encouraging them to submit an application.

After the deadline, completed applications will be assessed by regional panels. If you would like to be part of the assessment panel in your area please contact our grants officer on 028 777 65438 or by email

Active Belfast Grant Scheme

Active Belfast has launched the third year of its ‘Grant Scheme’, which aims to support more people to be active in the key areas of;

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Community Capacity
  • Access To Places

In total there will be £50,000 of support available to each of the 4 key areas listed above, with £25,000 towards a large scale citywide programme in each key area (priority 1) and £25,000 to support local community programmes in each of the key areas (priority 2). The minimum award for a local community grant will be £1,000 and the maximum £5,000.
Please follow links for Guidance Notes and Application Form for the ‘Active Belfast Grant Scheme’.
Please note the closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 7th March at 12.00pm.

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