21st February 2022

Vacant to Vibrant Expression of Interest

Belfast City Council are currently exploring the viability of introducing a two year pilot capital grant scheme in spring-summer 2022 to incentivise both property owners and potential occupiers (including start up retail, independents, SMEs, social enterprise, leisure, hospitality and the cultural and third sectors) to bring vacant spaces in Belfast City Centre back into use and support the revitalisation of the City Centre.

As well as encouraging and diversifying use of vacant premises, this pilot ‘Vacant to Vibrant’ capital grant would improve individual properties, contribute to higher quality streetscapes and greater City Centre vibrancy, sustain jobs and help create new employment opportunities.

Belfast City Council is asking start-ups, independent retailers, social enterprises and cultural, charity and voluntary organisations looking for new premises to complete our expression of interest form which will then be ‘matched’ to suitable properties, bringing new types of business into the city centre and improving the quality and look of streets in the area.
Expression of Interests closes 4pm on Monday 28 February