Charities and community groups from across Northern Ireland have benefitted from the last round of funding from the 2023 Belfast Harbour Community Awards.
The Belfast Harbour Community Awards provide community organisations, charities and not-for-profit groups registered in Northern Ireland with an opportunity to apply for individual grants of up to £5,000.
Throughout the year groups across Belfast and Northern Ireland have been applying for the grants, and a wide range of initiatives, including sports clubs, mental health programmes and skills initiative programmes have benefited from funding.
A total of £80,000 was allocated for 2023 and recipients were awarded grants based on how their project would positively impact local communities.
Mike Dawson at Belfast Harbour, said: “Our Community Awards Fund supports organisations across Northern Ireland deliver projects and initiatives which positively impact local communities. With the cost-of-living crisis still at the forefront of conversation we’re proud to have been able to support a number of groups in different communities and provide an initiative which supports them.
“We’re committed to being a community focused port, supporting great causes and we’re very much looking forward to hearing about the impact this round of funding will have on local communities.”
One of the previous recipients from the awards in the last round was NI Science Festival. The festival offers a wide range of exciting events focusing on the wonders of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.
Sarah Jones, Director at NI Science Festival, said: “We are grateful to Belfast Harbour for this funding which will help us to continue to showcase the very best of science in Northern Ireland.
“The NI Science Festival has grown to become one of the largest celebrations of its kind on the island of Ireland. We are excited to see how our programme unfolds over 2024 and can’t wait to see the positive impact the support will have for the people of all ages who attend our festival.”
To find out more about the Community Awards visit: https://www.belfast-harbour.co.uk/community/community-awards/ .