A new grant aid programme to support the voluntary and community sector is being rolled out by the Council.
The scheme, which will release funding of close to £1M in the 2015-2016 year, has opened for applications in 9 categories, from sport, arts and culture to festivals, events and community support.
Speaking as the call for applications opened, Chair of the Council, Councillor Linda Dillon, said:
“In this programme, Mid Ulster District Council is bringing together the various elements of the grant aid schemes delivered by all three former councils, helping to ensure that individuals and groups in the voluntary and community sector can continue to benefit from the kind of funding which can be so vital for their work and activity.
“The level of interest, even at this early stage, has been significant and we’re anticipating a very high number of applications”.
The 9 categories currently open for application are:
- Regional Minority Languages
- Community Festivals and Events
- Strategic Events
- Community Support
- Strategic Community Event Support
- Good Relations
- Community Venues
Guidance notes, details of funding criteria and application forms are available here.
Applications close on Friday 8 May.