Council opens small grants programme

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Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council has created an ‘Economic Development Small Grants Programme’ to offer assistance to local projects; and it is now open for applications.

This annual grant programme will offer a maximum of up to £2,000 to 10 organisations based within the Council area to assist with projects that have clear economic objectives and include areas such as: organisational development, job creation, business growth, increased footfall to the Council area or increased revenue generation.

The Small Grants Programme will accept applications from not-for-profit trader groups and/or business associations, social economy enterprises, or community/voluntary groups with a business or employment focus.

Alderman Allan Ewart, Chairman of the Council’s Development Committee, launching the Small Grants Programme, said: “We realise that these organisations work to deliver services that bring people and communities together for both indigenous economic development and social benefits.”

Application forms can be obtained from Peter Shortt on 028 9250 9391. The deadline for is noon on Friday, March 4.