The Brighter Futures Grant Scheme will officially open on 3rd February 2020 for 4 weeks, targeting Larne residents with the potential to further themselves and create a brighter future. The scheme will act on behalf of the charity to disburse grants to relevant individuals and organisations of excellence who meet the criteria set out by the charity’s objectives. Applications for the 2020 scheme will open on Monday 3rd February.

Matthew McCormack, Larne Youth Coach

“I am very thankful to Brighter Futures for helping me with my IFA Level 2 coaching award to gain experience in football coaching with Larne Youth Football Club”

The Brighter Futures Grant Scheme uses the same objectives as the Charity itself to decide which applications to support. These are:

  1. Sport & Recreation

To promote community participation in healthy sporting activities by providing facilities and grants for the playing of association football and other sports, and for the provision of recreation and leisure-time activities for all in the Larne bounds of the Mid and East Antrim Council area.

  1. Business Enterprise

Provide support for young people and adults to encourage entrepreneurship, business start-up and commercial opportunities through seed funding and other grant aid for all in the Larne bounds of the Mid and East Antrim Council area.

  1. Education & Training

Advance the education and training of children, young people and adults through the provision of funding and support for developmental opportunities that will enable career advancement and the attainment of personal objectives, for all in the Larne bounds of the Mid and East Antrim Council area.

For more information on grant amounts available and terms & conditions of the scheme. Please click here. 

Application forms can be downloaded in Word document format here. All applications must be completed fully and submitted via email to within the set deadline. Applications may also be posted to The Charity Secretary, Grant Applications, Larne Football Club, Inver Park, Inver Road, Larne, BT40 3BW . Please allow time for postage delivery when considering upcoming the deadline.



11th September 2020

INTERVIEW | Marty Donnelly vs Derry City

Marty Donnelly speaks to Ian Cahoon following the Invermen’s 1-0 . .

10th September 2020

HIGHLIGHTS | Larne 0-1 Derry City

Tiernan Lynch’s Inver Reds suffer their first defeat of pre-season . .

10th September 2020

INTERVIEW | Tim McCann vs Derry City

Tim McCann speaks to Ian Cahoon after our pre-season training . .

9th September 2020

INTERVIEW | Fuad Sule Signs Contract Extension

Fuad Sule talks to Ian Cahoon (Club Media Officer) about . .