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PLEASE NOTE The Community Fesital Fund 2024-25 is now closed.

The Community Festival Fund is designed to best support, promote and develop the capacity of communities to host community festival events across the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area.A community festival is a series of events (or a single event with several elements) with a common theme and delivered within a defined time period.

A community festival is a festival which has developed from within a community and should celebrate and positively promote what the community represents. 

The Community Festivals Fund was established in recognition of the positive contribution that festivals can make to communities and to the local economy. The main purpose of Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council’s Community Festivals Fund is ‘to enable communities to enhance their quality of life through participation/engagement in culture, arts and leisure activities.’ (Department for Communities Community Festivals Fund Revised Policy and Guidance Framework October 2015).  The fund will enable organisations to celebrate their unique cultural and community identity, to promote diversity and to strengthen good community relations within and between communities.

You may find it helpful to discuss your project with one of officers within the Community Festival Unit before submitting your application:-

Limavady, Benbradagh & Ballymoney -                                                                                                                                         Catherine Farrimond 07846 099916

Coleraine, Bann, Causeway & The Glens -                                                                                                                                    Lisa Harris  - 07871 732616

Deadline for Submission of Application Friday 2nd February 2024 @ 12 noon.


How to Apply

For detailed guidance notes and application form please apply here:-

CFF Guidance Notes 24-25

Claim Pack - Advance Payment Form

Claim Pack - Equal Ops Form

Claim Pack - Invoice Summary

Claim Pack - Invoice Summary Excel

Claim Pack - Project Expenditure Claim Form

Brand Guidelines

How to make a claim

Procurement checklist

Retention of Docs Policy

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