Newry Mourne and Down Council Financial Assistance Call 1 is now open and community groups and organisations are invited to apply for funding, with ten different categories open.

Complete applications need to be submitted online, with deadlines ranging from 1 to 15 March 2021.

A new category this year is the NI Centenary Fund with funds from £500 to £2000 available to deliver projects aimed at marking the Northern Ireland Centenary.

St Mary's Youth Club, Boat Street, Newry. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/
St Mary's Youth Club, Boat Street, Newry, just one of the community organisations that could apply for funding from Newry, Mourne and Down Council. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/

The Community Summer Schemes category is to assist constituted community associations who run summer schemes for young people over the summer period and funding from £500 to £1000 is available.

A Minority Communities fund has also grants available from £500 to £1000 and aims to support Protestant, Unionist and Loyalist (PUL) focused community projects/initiatives or to support Black, Minority Ethnic (BME) focused community projects/initiatives.

The Irish Language category is about Irish Language community renewal and development or Positively engaging the Irish Language and funds from £500 to £3000 are available.

Local Biodiversity Enhancement has £500 to £1500 available to assist in implementation of the Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) through delivery of practical conservation projects, through community organisations or Schools.

Active and Health Communities - Community Engagement aims to develop projects which will contribute to the improvement of leisure, sport, health and wellbeing, outcomes and build positive relations to develop communities to deliver improved outcomes in their local areas. £500 to £1500 is available for this.

Community Events and Festivals aims to assist community groups in the delivery of small local festivals and events and has £500 to £2000 available.

Sports Facility Capital Scheme is for organisations who deliver projects which will support and maintain the capital infrastructure of a Sports and Recreation facility. This scheme needs 50% match funding from elsewhere and £30,000 to £100,000 is available.

Community Major Capital Grants of £30,000 to £100,000 again 50% match funded is for organisations who can deliver projects which will support and maintain the capital infrastructure of a community facility.

Sports Development Minor Capital Items will support contributions of up to 100% of the costs, towards match funding (max £5,000) of Sports Capital Minor Items by organisations from the sporting, community, and voluntary sectors, which complement Council Sports Facility Strategy. £500 to £5000 is available.

Find out full information on all the funding streams available and the criteria at NEWRYMOURNEDOWN.EFORMZ.INFO


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