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Applications open now for Decade of Centenaries grant aid

17 August 2017

Local community and voluntary sector organisations can apply now to Derry City and Strabane District Council for funding to develop events or initiatives to mark the 100th anniversary of the historic events of 1917 / 18.

The Decade of Centenaries grant aid programme is part of Council’s commitment to mark the 100th anniversary of the significant events that occurred from 1913 – 1923, in a fitting manner that represents the diverse narratives of the period.

The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Maolíosa McHugh, encouraged local groups to apply now to play an active role in that programme.

“Council is committed to working with community groups and organisations to share ideas, pool resources and be part of the creation of a unique and distinctive local programme to mark the Decade of Centenaries,” he said.

“This is an opportunity for local groups to take ownership of the events programme and bring it into the local community by applying for funding to host their own events and initiatives to mark the latest anniversaries.

“The period from 1913 – 1923 was a pivotal one in our shared history and Council aim to continue to mark and remember the centenary of that period in an inclusive and mutually respectful manner.”

The total grants fund for the Decade of Centenaries scheme 2017/18 is £30,000 and has been split into ‘Tier One’ grants of five awards of up to £2,000 and ‘Tier Two’ grant of two awards of up to £10,000.

Applications will be accepted from constituted community and voluntary sector organisations who can prove they have good governance in place including insurance, financial accounts and relevant documents.

The project must benefit people living in the Council area and groups in receipt of other funding from Council are eligible.
Application forms are available now by e mailing [email protected] or alternative formats are also available by calling 028 71 365151.

The closing date for registrations is Friday August 24th and applications must be received by Friday September 8th 2017.