DFC Small Capital Grants Programme 2019/20 - NOW OPEN

Co-operation Ireland has been appointed by the Department for Communities (DfC) as the Intermediary Funding Body for the 2019/20 Small Capital Grants Programme for Northern Ireland.

The purpose of this Programme is to promote Partnership and Collaboration among Voluntary and Community organisations. The Programme provides grants of between £1,500 and £5,000 towards the purchase of items such as IT equipment, sporting equipment, catering equipment and material to support arts and cultural activities within the voluntary and community sector. Applications are invited from constituted organisations that have an annual income of no more than £100,000.

As such the amount of grant available to applicants will be dependent on the number of partners included on an application:

  • 2 partner groups  = can apply for £1,500

  • 3 - 4 partner groups = can apply for up to £3,500

  • 5+ partner groups  =  can apply for up to maximum £5,000

This grant is only eligible for expenditure on capital items and groups must be able to incur the expenditure before 31 March 2020.

How to Apply

Application forms and guidance notes can downloaded via the following links:

Small Capital Grants Application Form

Small Capital Grants Guidance Notes

Completed applications should be emailed to smallcapitalgrants@cooperationireland.org and must be received by 5.00 pm on Wednesday 9th October 2019.