The Arts Council NI “Organisations Emergency Programme” is now open again. You can find information about it and other Arts Council funding here http://artscouncil-ni.org/funding/for-organisations
In addition, many council areas also have different funding/grant schemes open that you can find at the following:
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council: https://antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/grants/
Ards and North Down Borough Council: https://www.ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk/resident/grants
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council: https://www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk/resident/community-grants/
This council also has a page set up which provides details on funding opportunities from different agencies which you can find here: https://www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk/covid19-funding-opportunities/
Belfast City Council: https://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/community/projects-and-support/grants-and-funding
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council: https://www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/grantsandfunding
Derry City and Strabane District Council: https://www.dcsdcgrantaid.com/applications/
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council: https://www.fermanaghomagh.com/services/funding-and-grants/
Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council: https://www.lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk/communityhelp/funding-opportunities
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council: https://www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/resident/grants/
Mid Ulster District Council: https://www.midulstercouncil.org/resident/grants/rolling-grants
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council: https://www.newrymournedown.org/residents-grants-and-funding
If anyone comes across any funding that would be applicable to bands, please let us know and we can share it with everyone.
1. Band Questionnaire – we have now had 27 responses! Thank you all for your support! The questionnaire is still open so please fill it in if you haven’t already!
2. Band Map – again if you haven’t already please send us your band details and we will get you uploaded!
3. If your band has any news they would like shared on our Facebook page please let us know!
4. All the dates for our next three online delegate meetings are available on our Facebook page and website. Please let us know if you pan on attending. We had 17 bands represented at the last meeting – it would be great if we could do the same or better for the next one!
5. All available details for our 2020 and 2021 events are now on our Facebook page for all band members to view. Obviously all face-to-face events are dependent on any COVID-19 restrictions that may be in place at the time. We will keep you informed of any changes or developments.
6. COVID-19 – we are still working with the Arts Council NI and the Department of Communities to try and move things forward so we can start rehearsing safely again. We will let you know as soon as we hear anything positive.
As always, any questions please let us know.