Cushendall Together, Ballycastle Town, a new mascot for Ballymoney to aid community and marketing events and campaigns, Experience Bushmills, PortstewART trail that will be launched at the St Patrick’s Day Duck Fest & Coleraine town speakers are the applications listed to be considered to receive £4,000 each from the Town Centre Experience Fund 2021 grant.
The Town Centre Experience Fund opened for grants up to a maximum of £4,000 in November. The total Pilot Programme fund was £40,000. Groups of traders/town centre stakeholders were encouraged to work together to introduce new experiences, activities, marketing or event development for their respective town centre.
The purpose of the grant was about bringing different ideas together and developing cohesive thinking around activities that can improve the town centre experience. These could have been commercial, community or cultural experiences which would contribute to the vibrancy of the town centre and generate more engagement in the town.
Applicants were required to attain a score of at least 65% in order to be recommended for funding, in line with Council’s Grant Funding Policy
7 applications were received at closing time 12noon, 13th December 2021.
Garvagh Forest Town was unsuccessful in their application with a score of 58%.