Soirbheas grants

The Soirbheas Community Grant programme includes Tier 1 (up to £500), Tier 2 (£501 – £10,000) & Tier 3 (£10,001 – £30,000) grants. For an overview of the community grants please see the summary below or download the Grant Leaflet and Grant Deadlines 2019. The Apprentice Grant Scheme to support the employment of a modern apprentice.

Grant Programmes – There are 3 separate community grant programmes:

Tier 1 (Express) Grants – up to £500

  • Groups can apply for more than one application per group per year (Max £1,000 per group per year).
  • Rolling application process, decisions within 4 weeks.
  • Funds released on approval.
  • Groups can request up to 100% of total project costs.
  • Activity/project must be completed within 1 year.
  • Open to organisations with an income of £10,000 or less.

Tier 1 Grant Guidelines
Tier 1 Grant Application 19/20 (Word)
Tier 1 Grant Application 19/20 (PDF)

Tier 2 Grants – £501 to £10,000 (see )

  • Projects must contribute to one or more of Soirbheas’ commitments.
  • *Only one application per year unless groups can clearly demonstrate the capacity to deliver more than one project per year.
  • Grant open for applications quarterly.
  • Groups can request up to 90% of total projects costs.
  • Project to be completed within 2 years

Please note –  If you wish to make an application or want to discuss a project please get in touch at carolmasheter@soirbheas.org

Tier 2 Grant Guidelines
Tier 2 Grant Application 19/20 (Word)
Tier 2 Grant Application 19/20 (PDF)
Tier 2 Budget 19/20

Tier 3 Grants – Capital projects over £10,001 – £30,000

A two-stage process:

Stage 1 – Expression of Interest
Stage 2 – Full Application

  • Capital programme.
  • Projects must address two or more of Soirbheas’ objectives.
  • Open for applications once per year.
  • Groups can request up to 60% of total project costs.

It’s essential that you get in touch to discuss your project prior to submitting an Expression of Interest form.

Tier 3 Grant Guidance
Tier 3 Expression of interest 19/20 (Word)
Tier 3 Expression of interest 19/20 (PDF)

Grant Deadline, Guidance & Application Forms

All the forms are regularly updated so please ensure you are using the current version which can be download below. Also, see our Apprenticeship Grant Scheme

Grant Leaflet
Grant Deadlines 2019

Guidance on Logo Usage
Tier 1 Grant Guidelines 19/20
Tier 1 Grant Application 19/20 (Word)
Tier 1 Grant Application 19/20 (PDF)
Tier 2 Grant Guidelines 19/20
Tier 2 Grant Application 19/20 (Word)
Tier 2 Grant Application 19/20 (PDF)
Tier 2 Budget 19/20
Tier 3 Grant Guidance
Tier 3 Expression of interest 19/20 (Word)
Tier 3 Expression of interest 19/20 (PDF)