Dan Maskell Tennis Trust

Grants are available to help disabled people in the UK to play tennis through the purchase of wheelchairs, tennis equipment and grants for coaching.

The dates for meetings in 2019 when grants will be considered and closing date for application is:

  • Thursday 31st October (closing date for applications 4th October) Fore more information and how to apply click here

The Ireland Funds 

The Ireland Funds is delighted to officially announce €1 million in available funding for our 2019 Grant Round. The €1 million will be split evenly across the Flagship Awards and the Small Grants Round.

NOW OPEN:  Applications for the Small Grants Round are being accepted online from 12noon on 21st August – 12noon on 11th September 2019.

The Ireland Funds Small Grants Round supports a wide range of not-for-profit and community organisations in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Small Grants Round offers awards up to €10,000 for small community organisations and for organisations that have not previously been supported by The Ireland Funds. Projects seeking larger grant amounts will not be considered for the Small Grants Round.

A total of €500,000 is available for the Small Grants Round 2019 comprised of:

  • 30 x €2,500 awards
  • 55 x €5,000 awards
  • 15 x €10,000 awards To view guidelines click here
  • To Apply


Cash4Clubs is a sports funding scheme, giving clubs a unique chance to apply for grants to improve facilities, buy new equipment, gain qualifications and invest in the sustainability of their organisation.

The Cash 4 Clubs scheme has given out sports grants to many deserving recipients and is committed to funding even more sports clubs in the future. With awards of £500 and £1000 available, Cash 4 Clubs gives away real money that can help your club.

  • Cash4Clubs opened on 22nd July 2019 and will run until 27th September 2019
  • Promotion is open only to registered sports clubs who are based and operate in the UK. Entrants submitting an application on behalf of their clubs must be aged 18 or over and may be required to produce evidence of identity and age.
  • To view guidelines and apply click here

Community Relations Council

The Community Relations Council, with the support of Government, has established a fund of approximately £400,000 to spend each year on community relations projects. This funding is intended to help community/voluntary groups throughout Northern Ireland develop their capacity to engage in community relations work and to enhance the community relations potential of projects they undertake.

There are a number of changes to the 2019/20 Scheme which includes a new online application process.  If you have any questions or would like to discuss a proposal prior to submitting an application please contact a member of the Funding & Development Programme. Phone 028 9022 7500 or email funding@nicrc.org.uk

For more information and to apply click here

BBC Children In Need

Small Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for any amount up to and including £10,000 per year for up to 3 years. Check the information below to see if your project should apply and that you meet the minimum standards for grantmaking.

For more information and to apply click here

Department For Communities 

T:BUC Uniting Communities: Uniting Opportunities

Uniting Opportunities is the small grants element of the Uniting Communities Programme. It aims to promote good relations and reconciliation through sport and creativity by addressing barriers to community participation that some young people face. It is targeted at the most vulnerable groups of young people in our society (aged 11-24), who would not normally avail of opportunities to participate.

Stage One of Uniting Opportunities 2019 – 2021 is open for applications until Friday 16 August at 4.00pm. Before completing the short Stage One – Eligibility Form, please carefully read the Uniting Opportunities 2019 to 2021 Information and Guidance Notes.

The Uniting Communities Team will also be available for support and guidance at a drop-in session in each the four delivery areas.  If you unable to visit during one of these sessions, please feel free to contact via telephone (02890 823 354) or email (tbuc@communities-ni.gov.uk).

For more information and how to apply click here

Mid & East Antrim Borough Council – Everybody Active Fund

Grants Support Scheme 

The scheme is open on a rolling basis, subject to the availability of budget.
The aim of the scheme will be to provide financial support through various grants categories for organisers of events as well as community groups, sports clubs, arts groups in the Borough undertaking projects which are of benefit to all of the citizens of Mid and East Antrim. For more information and how to apply click here

Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council – Leisure Grants

Leisure grants are available for qualifying groups throughout the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council area. Includes grants capital and events, as well as coaches and athletes.
For more information and how to apply click here

Ards and North Down Sports Forum Grant Programme

Sports Forum Grant Programme

The forum exists to encourage active participation in sport and leisure activities by supporting the development and sustainability of sports clubs in Ards and North Down.

Ards and North Down Borough Council has allocated £30,000 in 2019-2020 for grants to be awarded by the Sports Forum to affiliated sports clubs, organisations and athletes within the borough. The grant categories are:

  • travel and accommodation
  • events
  • coaching
  • Gold Card
  • equipment
  • seeding
  • sport club anniversary

For more information and how to apply click here

Phoenix Gas

Sports Bursaries

Phoenix have a long history of supporting young people and providing them with as much help as possible in meeting their potential goals in life. Through Phoenix’s sponsorship of the Ulster Rugby Academy, they have helped a number of former graduates reach their career goals, including some of Ireland rugby international stars.

In addition, Phoenix offer sports bursaries to high level athletes as part of our commitment to developing local talent.

To find out more about sports bursaries click here

The National Lottery Community Fund

Empowering Young People is a grants programme designed to support projects in Northern Ireland that give young people aged 8 to 25 the ability to overcome the challenges they face.

Area: Northern Ireland Suitable for: Voluntary or community organisations Funding size: £10,000 to £500,000 Application deadline: 31 March 2021 For more information and how to apply click here

Halifax Foundation NI

Halifax Foundation NI are currently open for applications to the Community Grants Programme. This programme supports charitable organisations within Northern Ireland to enable people, who are disadvantaged or with special needs, to participate actively in their communities

The programme is open to registered charities with an income of less than £1 million operating in Northern Ireland.

  • The average grant is currently between £3,000 – 4,000.
  • Applications that are strategic in nature with a Northern Ireland wide benefit will be considered under the Special Initiative section of the Community Grant Programme.
  • Income must be under £1 Million

For more information and how to apply click here