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Ulster-Scots Covid-19 Resilience Fund


The Ulster-Scots Agency has launched a new Fund to help Ulster-Scots groups in Northern Ireland to deal with the financial and cultural impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic.  The Fund has been made possible by support from the Department for Communities, which has allocated £850,000 from funds allocated to the NI Executive by the UK Government. 

The Fund will support Small Grants (up to £3k), Language Grants (up to £10k) and Large Organisation Grants (up to £30k).  We are open for Small Grant applications NOW and grants will be awarded on a rolling basis, with awards made until the allocated budget (£660k) is exhausted.  The deadline for Language Grant and Large Organisation Grant applications is Wednesday 2nd December.  To find out more, click on the links below.


Small Grants Links

Ulster-Scots Covid-19 Resilience Fund Registration and Online Application Form.


Language Grants Links

Ulster-Scots Language Grant Guidance Notes

Ulster-Scots Language Grant Application Form


Large Organisation Grant applications

Ulster-Scots Larger Group Guidance Notes

Ulster-Scots Larger Group Application Form





Due to ongoing restrictions in relation to social interaction, the Ulster-Scots Agency will not be opening for applications for Community Festivals or Summer Schools this month as planned. The situation will be kept under review in light of government guidance. All Ulster-Scots groups should follow us on Facebook for the latest information. 

Application for Financial Assistance Scheme for Voluntary and Community Groups

Download Application Form and Guidance Notes

Applications for Financial Assistance Scheme funding is open all year but needs to be submitted at least 3 calendar months prior to the start date of your event/project.

Partnership funding

Download Application Form and Guidance Notes

Applications for Partnership funding is open all year but needs to be submitted at least 2 calendar months prior to the start date of your event/project.

Application Checking

You can bring your application to the Ulster Scots Community Network to be checked.  This service minimises errors within your application and ensures that all of your supporting documenation, signatures and information is correct and as requested within the Ulster Scots Agency guidelines before you submit it for approval.

To avail of this service you can contact 

Ulster Scots Community Network
1-9 Victoria Street

Tel: 028 9043 6710


Contact Us

If you wish to discuss any of our funding programmes, please contact:

Derek Reaney - 

Tel: +353 (7491) 73 876

Mob: 078 4327 9912 

Grants Appeal Policy

Download the Ulster-Scots Agency's Grants Appeal Policy document.