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Small Grants Scheme

The Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme takes a fresh approach to improving our local environment and building a sense of pride in our local communities.

The Small Grants Scheme launches each year in April and closes in May.

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Launched by Local Councils, Northern Ireland Housing Executive, McDonald's UK, Coca-Cola and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, the Small Grants Scheme provides support to volunteer projects that:

  • Improve the health and well being of communities whilst helping to improve and/or maintain public spaces
  • Use innovative ways to reduce littering and dog fouling where you live
  • Improve the way your local environment is looked after, whether urban, rural or coastal
  • Contribute to the development of civic pride within a community with a focus on environmental improvement.

Grants are available from £500 to £5,000 and are open to volunteer and community groups, all school and third level education organisations, youth groups and sports clubs undertaking civic pride projects throughout Northern Ireland.

Small Grants Information Sessions

This year, the Live Here Love Here team will be travelling around the country and stopping off in different locations to tell you more about the Small Grants Scheme. We'll be telling you all about how to apply in April 2020 and how to write that grant winning application!  

To see our list of locations and dates please click here.

Claiming Your Grant

We are pleased to launch the new online platform for claiming your Live Here Love Here Small Grant. We hope that this will be a quick and easy way for you and your group to claim your funding.

To claim your grant online please click here.

Case Studies

Need some inspiration? Check out these Case Studies below!

2016 Case Studies

2017 Case Studies