The Dry January/Feel Good February 2017 Small Grants Scheme is now closed.

Please check back here in a few weeks time to find out who has been successful and what projects will be running in your area as a result!



The five Northern Ireland Drug and Alcohol Coordination Teams (NIDACTs), alongside the Public Health Agency (PHA), would like to invite you to apply for grants of up to £500 (maximum of two per organisation) to develop and run events and or initiatives in support of Dry January/Feel Good February 2017.


Purpose of Funding

The focus of Dry January is to support and encourage people to totally abstain from drinking alcohol for that whole month by providing alcohol related information, advice and/or support and suggesting or providing alcohol-free leisure and social alternatives.

The focus then of Feel Good February is to support and encourage people who have participated in Dry January to maintain some of the good habits or alternatives that they have put in place (e.g. continuing not to drink alcohol with meals, continuing with a leisure interest or hobby that they may have started in January as an alternative to habits or social activities they used to do which involved alcohol) through February and beyond.


Application and Award Process

Applications should be made via our website and completing the short online application form below.

Deadline for submissions is 4pm on Friday 9/12/2016. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 16/12/2016, with awards being made week/commencing 19/12/2016. Upon completion of their event/initiative(s) grantees will be expected to complete a brief overview (template will be provided) of how their event/initiative went and return it to their local DACT Connections Service before 31/03/2017.