COVID Recovery Fund for Community and Voluntary Groups

Call for funding applications 2021/2022

The COVID Recovery Fund (CRF) is provided by the Department for Communities (DfC) and administered by Ards and North Down Borough Council.

Awards are subject to budget availability. Groups from the Ards and North Down Borough can apply to the following grants funding streams –

1) DFC Covid Recovery Fund 2021-2022 - for help with running costs for a constituted community or voluntary group.

Applications open: 11 October 2021

Applications close: 8 November 2021 at 4pm

Where possible completed applications should be emailed with an electronic signature to

Application forms, guidance notes and criteria are available below or may be requested from the Community Development Section.

If this not possible please forward completed application forms to the address below before the deadline.

Further information is available from: Community Development Section, Unit 5, 16 South Street, Newtownards, BT23 4JT Tel: 0300 013 3333 or via e-mail to: or