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Black Santa Applications 2021

The 'Black Santa' tradition at Belfast Cathedral was started in 1976 by Dean Sammy Crooks, and as we enter our 45th year of the annual appeal, we're pleased to announce the release of the Black Santa Applications for 2021!

This year, the Dean especially welcomes applications from registered charities working directly with refugee communities settling in Northern Ireland and people with disabilities.

You can download the form below, please return your application before the closing date on Friday 26th November 2021.

Please return by post to The Dean of Belfast Cathedral, Sitout Applications, c/o Cathedral Business Assistant, Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2HB or email directly to

To find out more about the history of the Black Santa Appeal, follow the link below:

Black Santa Application Form 2021 Download