Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has launched a new grant scheme for community and voluntary groups as part of its Northern Ireland centenary programme.
The year-long ‘NI 100’ initiative developed by Council aims to showcase the rich sporting, cultural, entrepreneurial and academic talent which exists across Causeway Coast and Glens. It will also help to build a shared understanding of our collective history and express the Borough’s diverse identities and cultures.
If your group wants to explore or mark the centenary, and you have an idea which could enrich our programme, then we want to hear from you.
The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Alderman Mark Fielding said: “Through this grant programme we want our community groups, heritage groups, sports clubs and the wider voluntary sector to get involved in our Northern Ireland Centenary programme.
“We want to encourage broad participation in the initiative which will reflect the interests of our local communities, who are central to our Borough. Whether it’s an historic talk or an arts project, please get creative and get involved. Together we can showcase the very best of Causeway Coast and Glens.”
Organisations can apply for up to 100% of costs for projects such as arts and heritage, historic talks, seminars or study visits to historic places of relevance to the centenary among others.
Single groups can apply for a grant of up to £1500 while two organisations working together can apply for a total of up to £3500. Grants of up to £5000 are available for three or more organisations working together.
The Grant Programme is now open and applications should be submitted online before 12 noon on Tuesday 7th May 2021 via the Online Funding Hub at https://www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/grantsandfunding.
You can keep up to date with Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s centenary programme of events at https://www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/ni-100