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Grants and Funding

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council operates a number of grants and financial assistance programmes to contribute towards community projects.

New Financial Assistance Grant Manager is now open for registrations. 

Follow the Grant Manager link to create an account, access guidance notes and submit an application.

Should you experience difficulties registering on the new system,  'How To' instructions are available for download at the bottom of this page, along with a link to the legacy Grant System for Claim Submissions. 

Financial Assistance 2024-2025 – Call 1

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council invites applications for financial assistance towards the programme areas outlined below:

Open to Community Voluntary Sector (all):

  • Community Engagement
  • Community Events & Festivals (Projects running between 01 April 2024 - 30 September 2024)
  • Good Relations
  • Irish Language
  • Minority Communities Fund
  • PCSP Community Safety Support
  • Sports Programmes

Open to Community Voluntary Sector (all) and Business:

  • Arts and Culture Projects
  • Tourism Events

Open to Community Associations only (Applicants must meet the definition of a community association given in the guidance notes and documentation will be required as evidence):

  • Community Summer Schemes

Opening date: Monday 22 January 2024 at 12 noon

Closing date: Wednesday 28 February 2024 at 12 noon

Please note: Due to the development of a new grant management system, we are opening Call 1 slightly later than usual and other themes will be issued in Call 2, which we shall issue notice of in due course. 


Funding Workshops

Workshops providing an overview of the financial assistance available, guidance on procurement and an overview of the new grant management system including how to register, will take place as follows: 

  • Tuesday 23 January 2024, 7pm – Newry Leisure Centre-FULLY BOOKED 
  • Thursday 25 January 2024, 7pm – Conference Room, Downshire Civic Centre-FULLY BOOKED 

To book a place on one of the workshops please click here. A link to the online workshop is provided automatically by TicketSource upon registration.

To view the Call 1 2024 25 Financial Assistance Workshop notes and listen to the audio accompaniment please click on the YouTube video below. 

Please note:

  • All themes are subject to funding availability. Late application submissions will not be accepted under any circumstances.
  • To access the Legacy Grant Management System to submit claims for the 2023/2024 financial year, please click here. Claims can be submitted until 5pm on Wednesday 13 March 2024

Groups wishing to be notified of future funding opportunities should request their details to be added to the Councils database by contacting:

The Programmes Unit

T: 0330 137 4040 / 0330 137 4782

E: programmesunit@nmandd.org

  • how to register on smart simple grant management system