DfC - Small Capital Grants Programme

Small Capital Grants Programme
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.

Who can apply?
Applications must include a minimum of 2 organisations - the amount of grant available to groups is dependent on the number of partners to the 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
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)  
Applicants must deliver the project, pay supplier(s) and submit a grant claim by 31st March 2021.
Application forms and guidance notes can be accessed at:

Completed applications should be emailed to smallcapitalgrants@cooperationireland.org, and must be received by 5pm Friday 14th August 2020. Interested groups are encouraged to submit completed applications as soon as possible.