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Decade of Anniversaries

Mid Ulster District Council, as part of its Good Relations Action Plan, wishes to support community groups delivering Decade of Anniversaries talks/events on ethical and shared remembering.  The application period is now open for 2021/22.

The vision for marking the decade of anniversaries is that it should be exploratory and educational, plural, multi‐dimensional, creative and ethical.

Guiding Principles

  • Start from the historical facts;

  • Recognise the implications and consequences of what happened;  

  • Understand that different perceptions and interpretations exist; and

  • Show how events and activities can deepen understanding of the period.

A maximum of £2,000 is available and must be 50% match funded, eg if you are awarded £1,000 the total cost of your project must be a minimum of £2,000.

General Eligibility Conditions

  • Groups applying for a grant must be a ‘not for profit’ constituted community or voluntary organisation with an annual AGM

  • Statutory and ‘for profit’ organisations, activities and recipients (including activities that receive statutory core provision are not eligible for grant)

  • Regional groups/organisations are not eligible to apply

  • Applications that are not completed accurately, and in full, will not be    considered

  • Religious or political activity cannot be funded under any grant

  • All applicants must present a project that will take place within the Mid Ulster District Council area

  • Projects must be open and inclusive to all Section 75 groups

  • Projects must be in line with the HLF/CRC good practice principles on ethical remembering

  • Applicants must present a project that will be delivered between 1 May 2021 - 31 March 2022

  • Evidence of good management practices/policies, including annual AGM, Group bank account, financial management practice, insurances, etc. will be required

  • Successful applicants will draw down grants retrospectively based on    vouched expenditure, with procurement adhered to. Advance payments will be 50% up £2,000 with final verification of all expenditure

  • The following items are not eligible for funding: hospitality greater than 20% of the total grant applied for; activities, equipment or events that duplicate what already exist or that are covered by other funding; celebrity appearances; late applications; flags or bunting; alcohol; salaries; retrospective funding applications; gifts or donations; groups or activities that discriminate against one section of the community; residential courses or training greater than 20% of funding sought; reclaimable VAT or other costs.

If you would like to apply for Decade of Anniversaries Funding you should  make contact with the Council’s Good Relations team for a copy of the guidance document and other advice.

Applications for this grant cannot be completed online. 
To apply please contact:

E: Sean McElhatton

T: 03000 132 132 

E: Oliver Morgan
T: 03000 132 132 

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