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Community & Voluntary Sector Grant Aid Programme Opens Soon in Mid Ulster

The Council’s Community and Voluntary Sector Grant Aid Programme will open for online applications on Thursday 1 February.

Information sessions are being held across Mid Ulster over the coming weeks for groups hoping to secure funding from the Council’s Grant Aid Programme. The grants cover a wide spectrum of activities within Mid Ulster, including arts, culture, environment, sport, events and infrastructure.

Under the small development grants, funding of up to £1,500 is available, while grants of up to £3,500 will also be available for community venues and facilities. Groups organising large public events providing for the whole of Mid Ulster, that are of a significant size and bringing people into the area, can access funding of up to £8,000, while up to £1,500 is available for smaller local events.

Two new sports grants will also be available, they include a pitches and recreational strategy feasibility development grant, and a pitches and recreational strategy infrastructure development grant which has funding of up to £50,000 available.Among the criteria for all grants, groups must be not for profit and proposed projects must be within the Mid Ulster area.

Grant information sessions will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 6 February at Cookstown Council office, Thursday 8 February at the Indoor event space, the Hill of The O’Neill, Dungannon, and Monday 12 February at Magherafelt Council office.  An online session will also be held on Tuesday 13 February at 7pm via MS Teams. To register for any of these sessions please email or call Ethan on 03000 132 132 Ext 24615.

Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Dominic Molloy is encouraging groups to avail of the funding.

With the grant funding available there is the potential for some fantastic projects, events and activities to be completed across the district that could make a huge difference to our local communities. Applications can be made online via the Council’s website from Thursday 1 February. I would encourage any groups interested in applying to do so and I look forward to seeing the fantastic work that will take place across the district as a result.

Applications for the Council’s Community and Voluntary Sector Grant Aid Programme will open on Thursday 1 February and close on Friday 8 March at 12noon.

For more information on the council’s Grant Aid Programme and to apply online, visit the grants webpage or telephone the Community Grants Section on 03000 132 132.