Active Awards, Sport NIs Small Grants Programme is now open for applications

Scheme Provider
Active Awards, Sport NIs Small Grants Programme
Level of Grant Available
Eligible groups can apply for grants from £1,000 – £10,000.>
Types of Initiative Funded:

Sport NI have just opened up the active awards funding stream.

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Active Awards is an exchequer funded small grants programme primarily aimed at grassroots community based sport. The programme aims to prioritise investment in sports clubs, community groups and governing bodies of sport, especially those based in areas of greatest need that will deliver increases in sports participation amongst the identified target groups.

Sport Northern Ireland’s Active Awards Programme seeks to prioritise the development of projects which contribute to addressing the continued under-representation in sport amongst the below target groups:

  • Women and girls
  • People with a disability
  • People living in areas of greatest need

Who Can Apply

  • Governing Bodies of Sport (recognised by Sport Northern Ireland)
  • Sport Clubs (must be affiliated to a Governing Body of Sport recognised by Sport Northern Ireland)
  • Charities
  • Parent Teacher Associations
  • Community/Voluntary Groups

People living in Northern Ireland must benefit from your project.

All potential applicants will be expected to have in place, a constitution, appropriate financial management and safeguarding policies.

Priority Groups/Areas:
Women and girls .... People with a disability .... People living in areas of greatest need
Opening Dates:
The current round of funding will close at 12.00 noon on 18 July 2016
Further Information:

Information sessions will be available in each district council area for applicants to speak to a Sport Northern Ireland member of staff in preparation for submitting their application.  Below are details of the Information Sessions;


Belfast Sport NI Room C, House of Sport 2a Upper Malone Road Belfast BT9 5LA Monday 13th June 2016 11am – 6.30pm
Lisburn and Castlereagh Lisburn Leisure Plex Lagan Valley LeisurePlex 18 Lisburn Leisure Park Lisburn BT28 1LP Tuesday 14th June 2016 11am – 6.30pm
North Down and Ards Bangor Sports Plex 292 Old Belfast Rd Bangor BT19 1LU Wednesday 15th June 2016 11am – 6.30pm
Mid and East Antrim Seven Towers Leisure Centre Trostan Ave Ballymena BT43 7BL Wednesday 15th June 2016 11am – 6.30pm
Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Ardmore Recreation Centre Ballynahonemore Rd Armagh BT60 1JD Thursday 16th June 2016 11am – 6.30pm
Derry and Strabane Foyle Arena 2 Limavady Rd Derry / Londonderry BT47 6JY Monday 20th June 2016 11am – 6.30pm
Fermanagh and Omagh Mellon Country House Hotel 134 Beltany Rd Omagh County Tyrone BT78 5RA Monday 20th June 2016 11am – 6.30pm
Newry, Mourne and Down Tollymore National Outdoor Centre 32 Hilltown Rd Bryansford Newcastle BT33 0PZ Tuesday 21st June 2016 11am – 6.30pm
Antrim and Newtownabbey Ballyearl Arts & Leisure Centre 585 Doagh Rd Newtownabbey County Antrim BT36 5RZ Wednesday 22nd June 2016 11am – 6.30pm
Mid Ulster Cookstown Leisure Centre 78 Fountain Rd Cookstown BT80 8QF Thursday 23rd June 2016 11am – 6.30pm
Causeway Coast and Glens Joey Dunlop Centre 33 Garryduff Road Ballymoney BT53 7DB Monday 27th June 2016 11am – 6.30pm
Fermanagh and Omagh Enniskillen Hotel 72 Forthill St Enniskillen BT74 6AJ Wednesday 29th June 2016 11am – 6.30pm
Please note there will be no bookings / appointments – clinics will operate on a first come, first served basis.