Grants and Funding

Cultural Celebrations Grants Scheme

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From Monday 16 April we invite applications for funding from local community groups within the Borough under its Cultural Celebrations Grants Scheme for events taking place between 10 to 13 July and 14 to 17 August 2018.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 midday Friday 11 May 2018.

Apply for funding

Levels of financial support

Funding of up to a maximum of £1,500 for single day events and up to a maximum of £2,000 for multi-day events (two or more consecutive 24 hours periods) is available for events held to express cultural identity for events taking place between 10 to 13 July and 14 to 17 August 2018.

How to apply

Before completing an application, applicants should make sure that they are eligible to apply and have read the guidance notes in full which can be downloaded below.

Applications can be made online at Council's Funding Hub. Manual applications can be requested by contacting the Grants Office on the contact details below and may be returned to any of the following Council buildings.

  • Ballymena – Ardeevin, 80 Galgorm Road, Ballymena, BT42 1AB
  • Larne – Smiley Buildings, Victoria Road, Larne, BT40 1RU
  • Carrickfergus – Museum & Civic Centre, 11 Antrim Street, Carrickfergus, BT38 7DG

Apply for funding

Further information on the grant process is available by contacting the Grants Office at:

T: 028 2563 3148 or 028 9335 8240 


Please note that applying for a grant is a competitive process and awards are subject to the availability of funds.

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, as part of its duties under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, is committed to equal opportunities and good relations and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All awards will be based strictly on the merit principle.