Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has launched an exciting community sports grant programme to the value of nearly £36,000, which will help sports clubs, community groups and sporting governing bodies increase participation in sport in their local area.

The small grants programme entitled, ‘Be Active, Stay Active Awards’ was developed in conjunction with Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council and Sport Northern Ireland.  The aim of the programme is to prioritise the development of grassroots sports projects which will address the continued under-representation in sport amongst women and girls, people with disabilities and people living in areas of greatest need.

Groups can apply for grants from £1,000 – £2,000 and eligible groups include Governing Bodies of Sport (recognised by Sport NI), Sports Clubs (affiliated to a Governing Body of Sport recognised by Sport NI), Charities (with a registered charity number), Parent Teacher Associations and Community/Voluntary Groups. For more information