Opportunities

Vacant to Vibrant Capital Grants Scheme

11 January 2024

Deadline: July 25, 2024

The pilot capital grant scheme to incentivise both property owners and potential occupiers to bring vacant Belfast city centre spaces back into use and support the city centre’s revitalisation is closing in July 2024.

Grants ranging from £2,500 – £25,000 are available to bring a vacant unit/property back into use. For more information, check out Vacant to Vibrant on Belfast City Council’s website.

If you think the grant would be useful for your business, organisation or vacant property, get in touch with the team to secure funding before the scheme closes.

Please be advised that award of funding is based on an internal approval process that can take a number of weeks, and the grant is unable to cover costs prior to a Letter of Offer, should you application be successful. We therefore encourage you to review the schedule below and submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Submission Deadlines:

Submission Deadline  Notification of outcome/Letter of Offer   
Thursday 1st February 2024  April 2024
Thursday 29th February 2024  May 2024
Thursday 28th March 2024  June 2024
Thursday 25th April 2024  July 2024
  –
Thursday 27th June 2024  September 2024
Wednesday 25th July 2024  October 2024

If you would like to speak to a member of the team, come along to one of our upcoming drop in sessions in 2 Royal Avenue:

Drop in Information Sessions:

  • Wednesday 17 January 2024 from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 24 January 2024 from 9.30am to 4.30pm

Location: 2 Royal Avenue, Belfast. There is no need to book a session.

Hear from successful applicants:

Watch this two-minute, 22-second video to hear about how the Vacant to Vibrant capital grant scheme has supported organisations and businesses in Belfast to grow: https://youtu.be/_yuM2DhY0SQ

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