Almost £1million of funding on offer from Mid Ulster Council for community groups

Mid Ulster chair, Linda Dillon

Mid Ulster chair, Linda Dillon

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A new grant aid programme to support the voluntary and community sector is being rolled out by Mid Ulster District Council.

The scheme, which will release funding of close to £1M in the 2015-2016 year, has opened for applications in nine categories, from sport, arts and culture to festivals, events and community support.

Mid Ulster council logo

Mid Ulster council logo

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:

Sports

The level of interest, even at this early stage, has been significant and we’re anticipating a very high number of applications

Arts/Culture

Regional Minority Languages

Community Festivals and Events

Strategic Events

Community Support

Strategic Community Event Support

Good Relations

Community Venues

Details of funding criteria and application forms are available from the Council’s web site www.midulstercouncil.org/grants. Applications close on Friday 8 May.