Funding Guidelines Introduction:
The Antrim Borough Arts & Heritage Committee Small Grants Scheme has been set up to enable arts, heritage, community and special interest groups throughout the Antrim Borough area to enhance existing, and undertake new arts & heritage related activities.
Who is eligible?
- Arts & heritage groups such as photographic associations or drama clubs
- Special interest groups such as historical societies
- Community associations such as residents groups or tenants associations
- Individual artists and historians who can demonstrate a significant level of professional achievement and are wishing to undertake activities/projects that will clearly benefit the cultural life of the Borough
- Statutory organisations are not eligible for funding from the Small Grants Scheme
What type of grant is available?
Grants of up to £500 are available. The small grant can represent up to 90% of the total project cost.
What type of project is suitable?
The following are for example only:
- An arts group could invite a professional practitioner to lead a series of masterclasses
- A residents group could work with an artist to design an artwork for a community venue
- A senior citizens group could work with an artist to bring to life stories from the past
- A youth group could work on a project to enhance costumes/props for a pantomime or performance
- Projects should be small scale with community participation
- Projects should demonstrate community benefit, support and appeal
- Grants can be used in conjunction with other appropriate funding schemes
- Grants will not normally be given for revenue costs such as rent or organisational overheads
- Grants are designed to support one-off projects, successful applications will not automatically lead to repeat funding
- Grants are not available for expenditure on facilities or hospitality
- Retrospective funding is not available
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