Council Chairperson Launches Financial Assistance Funding Workshop
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Cathy Mason recognises that the past 18 months have been very challenging for community and voluntary sectors, as well as tourism businesses within the district. Council wishes to assist these sectors by highlighting the financial support available to them, through attending an online funding workshop on Thursday 9 December at 7pm.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Cathy Mason said, “These have been very challenging times for us all and never before have we been so reliant on the kindness of the community and voluntary sectors and the services which they provide. We as a Council want to deliver as much assistance as we can, to enable them to continue to thrive and give the much-needed support that they have supplied during these unprecedented times. I will be hosting the Chairperson funding workshop, which aims to provide groups and individuals with information on potential funding opportunities currently available. I look forward to welcoming you to this on-line event”.
The Funding workshop will include presentations from the Confederation of Community Groups, County Down Rural Community Network, and a variety of funders such as the National Lottery Community Fund, Community Relations Council and Sport NI. A funding information document will also be provided to assist groups containing current funders information.
There will also be a presentation on the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Financial Assistance programme, which provides a range of funding to the community and voluntary sector. In the year 2021-2022 the Council awarded £1.5m towards 364 applications across 18 themes, including Community Engagement, Summer Schemes, Irish Language and Local Biodiversity. This year I want to build upon this success and during our first call, which opens on 6 December, there are 17 different themes available to not-for-profit community and sports organisations. There are also two tourism themes, Arts and Culture Projects and Tourism and Art Events which are open to for-profit companies. As in the previous year these will be opened through our online grant management system which can be accessed via www.newrymournedown.org/residents-grants-and-funding
If you would like to attend the Chairperson's Funding Workshop on Thursday 9 December at 7pm, which will be delivered online via Zoom, please email the Councils Programmes Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the event link.
Additional Financial Assistance Workshop Dates:
Thursday 16 December 2021, 7pm - Revenue Grants
Tuesday 11 January 2022, 7pm - Revenue Grants
Thursday 13 January 2022, 7pm - Capital Grants