Belfast City Council - Small grants for Community Safety Projects available

Purpose of the fund

Policing and community safety partnerships (PCSP) aim to create safer shared communities and improve confidence in policing. All successful groups will be required to tell them how many people participated in the project, how many of them report that the project improved their confidence in policing and how many of them are more likely to report incidents to PSNI.

Small grants are the perfect way for Belfast City Council to support community and voluntary groups at a local level and to help build relationships with the appropriate Policing and Community Safety Partnership. The small grants will fund projects which as well as improving confidence in policing; prevent, reduce or address antisocial behaviour or crime and help people feel safer.

Small grant themes

Projects which are funded by policing and community safety small grants must clearly link to at least one of the small grant themes. These are to:

  • build confidence in policing

  • prevent, reduce or address antisocial behaviour

  • prevent, reduce or address crime

  • help people feel safer.

Types of projects

If your application is for diversionary activity, you must provide evidence to show that there is a policing or community safety need at the times, days and dates you want funding for. For example:

  • diversionary activity after 9pm;

  • diversionary activity during the Easter holidays, summer holidays and Halloween and more specific dates for which you have evidence of the need. This can include specific dates where tension may be heightened in local areas;

Maximum award: £5,000 for each project.

How to apply

For further information and access to online application please visit,

Deadline for applications - Friday 5th July at 12noon