Reminder on Grants Support sessions

Mid and East Antrim Mayor Councillor Audrey Wales MBE  launching the Grants Support funding Information Sessions with Grants Officers, James Healy and Christine Barnhill. (Pic Philip Magowan / PressEye)

Mid and East Antrim Mayor Councillor Audrey Wales MBE launching the Grants Support funding Information Sessions with Grants Officers, James Healy and Christine Barnhill. (Pic Philip Magowan / PressEye)

Mid & East Antrim Mayor Audrey Wales is urging a full attendance at the forthcoming Grants Support funding information sessions.

Community groups, sports clubs, arts groups and a range of similar local organisations are set to benefit from the Mid and East Antrim Grants Support funding.

Councillor Wales said: “Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s Grants Support team will be hosting these information sessions to advise groups in the Borough of the various schemes and levels of funding available.

“The aim of the schemes is to provide financial support through various categories for organisers of events as well as community groups, sports clubs and arts groups in the Borough who are undertaking projects which are of benefit to all of the citizens of Mid and East Antrim Borough.”

The Ballymena Grants Information Session will take place on Wednesday, March 22, at the Des Allen Suite, Ballymena Showgrounds, at 7pm. Similar sessions will take place in Larne and Carrickfergus.

Since the commencement of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council in April 2015, Grants Officers have received and processed over 1,100 applications and awarded £1.2 million. These awards have included the Community Grants Support Scheme, Good Relations Grants, the Community Festivals Fund and the Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) Grants.

Contact the Grants Office to book a place on any of the information sessions or to obtain further information on the scheme, by email grants@midandeastantrim.gov.uk or phone 028 2563 3148 or 028 9335 8240.