Small Capital Grants Programme

Small Capital Grants Programme

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On behalf of the Department for Communities (DfC), Co-operation Ireland announces the opening of the 2020/21 Small Capital Grants Programme for Northern Ireland.

The Programme, which has a total fund of £800,000, is aimed at assisting voluntary and community organisations purchase items of equipment to enhance and sustain the activities and services they provide to the community.

The amount of grant available to groups is dependent on the number of partners to the application:

  • 2 partner groups  = can apply for up to £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 applicants must be constituted voluntary or community sector organisations located in Northern Ireland, with an annual unrestricted income of less than £100,000 per year.

(“Unrestricted” income relates to funds that the non-profit organisation may use for any purpose. “Restricted” income relates to funds whose use is restricted by a particular purpose and must be used in a specified period e.g. grant offer from a Funding Body)

This grant is for expenditure on capital items and groups must incur the expenditure before 31 March 2021.

Completed applications should be emailed to [email protected], and must be received by 5pm Friday 14th August 2020