Co-operation Ireland has been appointed by the Department for Communities (DfC) as the Intermediary Funding Body for the 2021/22 Small Capital Grants Programme for Northern Ireland. The purpose of this fund is to promote Partnership and Collaboration within the voluntary and Community sector.

Applications must include a minimum of 2 organisations. Those applying must nominate a lead partner to whom the whole of the grant will be paid. The Lead Partner should complete the application form.

The amount of grant available will be dependent on the number of partners within the application:

  • 2 partner groups = can apply for up to £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 (grants between £1,500 – £5,000), 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).

Applicant groups need to have been established for at least one year and submit annual accounts with application form.

Applicants must deliver the project, pay supplier(s) and submit a grant claim by 31st March 2022.

For more information please see the guidance documents on the website.

To submit an application online click here.