Council launches community festival fund

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Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has launched its Community Festivals Fund for 2017/ 2018, jointly funded with the Department for Communities NI.

Properly governed community and voluntary organisations working within the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area are encouraged to apply for a minimum grant of £1,000 up to a maximum of £3,500 to deliver a Community Festival in their area.

Launching this year’s programme, Councillor Tim Morrow, the Chair of Leisure & Community Development Committee of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, said; “ The Council’s Community Festivals Fund will only strengthen community participation. The grant encourages projects which promote positive life changes while enabling our grass root communities to tell their local story as part of our city’s dynamic living culture. I would encourage all interested groups to apply and to take advantage of the Council’s Community Festivals Grant and Information Evenings.”

Online applications must be submitted at