Northern Ireland Centenary Grants for Community and Resident Groups

Ards and North Down Borough Council has opened a funding scheme for local constituted community and/or resident’s groups who wish to apply for funding towards the costs involved in organising local neighbourhood events, within Ards and North Down Borough Council in celebration or commemoration of the setting up of the State of Northern Ireland. 

Applications open from Tuesday 4 May 2021 and will be treated on a first come first served basis to applicants that meet the following criteria; 

  • Event/activities to celebrate or commemorate the setting up of the State of Northern Ireland 
  • Event/activities that are open and inclusive to wider community 
  • Benefits to community 
  • Value for money is demonstrated 
  • Covid 19 Public Heath guidelines Compliant 

  A maximum amount of £500.00 will be available to each group. 

Application forms, guidance notes and criteria are available at

Completed applications must be returned to the address below by 31 March 2022: 

Stephen Archibald (Community Development Officer)
Ards and North Down Borough Council 
Unit 5, Conway Building 
16 South Street 
BT23 4AP 

Tel: 0300 013 3333 or email: