Local Government Challenge Fund (Northern Ireland)

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Local Government Challenge Fund (Northern Ireland)

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has launched the local government challenge fund to underpin and strengthen arts provision in a community setting and is working with the 10 council areas outside Belfast to ensure that arts policy and programmes are embedded in Community Plans.

The Arts council wish to use this fund to support programmes which:

  • Evidence a strategic approach to arts delivery in the area
  • Strengthen and underpin local measures
  • Build on existing activity
  • Are grounded within the themes of the area’s community plans.

A total of £1.5 million is being made available and the arts council will match each council areas contribution up to a maximum of £150,000.

The closing date for applications is the 31st March 2017 and all applications must be discussed with an officer of the Arts Council prior to submission.


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