George Best Belfast City Airport: Community Fund

The Fund support projects aimed at facilitating community, social and environmental/conservation projects ideally based within Ards and North Down Borough Council or Belfast City Council or the Greater Belfast area.


  • Preference will be given to organisations with a charitable status who apply for funding (this does not apply to schools/play groups). Organisations applying for community funding must have been established for a minimum of 24 months.

  • Preference will be given to applications and projects that benefit all members of the community regardless of age, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

  • Projects aimed at facilitating the following areas and which are ideally based within North Down Borough Council, Belfast City Council or the Greater Belfast area will be considered;

  1. Community (including education)

  2. Social (including sport, leisure and recreation)

  3. Environmental or conservation

How to apply

For further information and online application form visit the website

All applications will be shortlisted, and GBBCA will normally communicate a decision within eight weeks of your application submission.

Members of the Community Fund Management Committee may wish to visit your project before a decision is taken on your application.

There are three deadlines for community fund applications each year; 15th February, 15th June & the 15th October.

A representative from the airport would be more than happy to discuss the application process with you if required prior to a decision regarding funding.

If you have any further queries regarding the criteria, please don't hesitate to email: