Summer Community Diversionary Festival Programme 2023 – closing 20 March

Applications are open for our Summer Community Diversionary Festival Funding Programme. Our programme provides funding for festival or positive cultural expressions connected to 11 July or 8 August activities in Belfast. We are holding information sessions on the funding programme in March.

Summer Community Diversionary Funding Programme aims

This programme will support local organisations to:

  • engage with issues relating to positive cultural expression in the lead up to and around 11 July and 8 August through the provision of summer community diversionary festival activity
  • divert young people at risk of becoming involved in at risk behaviour in the lead up to and over the two periods
  • deliver summer community diversionary festival activities at specific locations where there are negative issues associated with bonfires

This programme will provide funding for festival activity that is developed and led by a community organisation.

Apply for Summer Community Diversionary Festival Funding

Grants between £25,000 and £100,000 are available to eligible groups. For an application form, email

Summer Community Diversionary Funding programme information session

To learn more about our programme, book a place at our information session:

  • Tuesday 7 March at 11am in Inverary Community Centre

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 20 March.

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