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Community and Voluntary sector to benefit from £700K Council funding

19 February 2019

Mid Ulster District Council has allocated £700K in grant funding for local community and voluntary groups, which is now open and available to apply for online!

The major investment will provide financial support for a range of activity from sports, arts and culture, community and strategic events to community development and good relations projects.

Once again this year, groups are able to complete the entire application process online at www.midulstercouncil.org/grants.

The funding programme is now open and will close on Friday 15th March 2019 at 3pm.

Grants are available across 12 programmes:

Sports Grants

  • Small Sports
  • Sports Capital
  • Strategic Sports Development
  • Sports Representative Individuals/ Teams (rolling programme)

Community, Arts, Culture Grants

  • Small Arts, Culture, Heritage & Community
  • Community Venues
  • Strategic Arts & Culture Development
  • Strategic Community Development
  • Strategic Events Grant
  • Community Festivals (rolling programme)

Good Relations

  • Good Relations (rolling programme)
  • Peace IV Grant

Applications can be made for grants in the Sports Representative Individuals/ Teams, Community Festivals and Good Relations programmes on a rolling basis throughout the year, where applications should be submitted 6 weeks in advance of any proposed activity.

Speaking about the investment, the Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Sean McPeake said, “Once again Mid Ulster District Council is reinforcing its commitment to community and voluntary groups in the district by providing substantial funding, illustrating the strength and importance of the sector in our district. The various range of funding opportunities available will allow groups to ‘think big’ and do things that previously seemed impossible.

“I would encourage any groups interested in applying to do so, the online system means it is now easier than ever. I look forward to seeing the fantastic work that will take place across the district as a result.”

The Strategic Arts and Culture Development Programme is made possible through funding raised by The National Lottery and awarded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. The Small Sports Grant is being part support by Sport NI, Good Relations by The Executive Office, Community Festivals by Department for Communities, Peace IV is supported by the Special European Union Programmes Body.

For advice or further information contact the Council’s community development service on 03000 132 132, E: communitydevelopment@midulstercouncil.org.  

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