The Sports Development Capital Grant Scheme is currently open to applications for clubs in the Ards and North Down Borough Council area. Cycling Ulster Membership Development Officer, Gary Lavery is available if clubs within the area would like to contact him for assistance in applying for the scheme. More information on this can be found below.

Sports Development Capital Grant Scheme

Ards and North Down Borough Council recognises the need for Capital Investment into our Sports Clubs and Facilities, in order to improve the quality of provision and sporting experiences for people living within the Borough.

The Sports Development Capital Scheme is available for capital expenditure, i.e. facilities and/or equipment. ‘Capital Expenditure’ is defined as expenditure for technical assistance and/or purchase, improvement, restoration and construction of an asset directly related to the applicant organisation. The Council has set aside £50,000 for 2018/2019 financial year and can award up to 50% of eligible capital costs with a maximum award of £5,000 in respect of any one project.

The grant has two tranches in the year, each worth £25,000. Tranche 2 of the application process for a Capital Grant opened on Monday 17 September 2018. Find out more and apply.

Open from Monday 17th September 2018 – Wednesday 17th October 2018 at 4pm

Applications will be assessed week beginning Monday 22nd October 2018. Notification to sports clubs will be in December following Council ratification. 

If there is an underspend and funds are not allocated during the above tranches, the Council may wish to call for additional applications through public notices and Council website.  

Application form and Guidelines for this year’s grants are now available below.

If your club would like help with applying to the above funding programme please contact CU MDO,