Friday, 25 April 2014

Council announces Commonwealth Legacy Grants

Groups and individuals working with North Ayrshire Council to promote 2014 as a special year for residents can now apply for Legacy Grant funding.

Sums of £500, £1,000 or £2,000 will be awarded to successful applicants whose events and activities meet certain criteria, such as public events and activities taking place in North Ayrshire on the day of the Queen’s Baton Relay (Tuesday, July 15); public events and activities that promote and encourage participation in sport and physical activity; or events and activities that celebrate and commemorate the various special occasions happening throughout 2014.

The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer is the showpiece event of a special year, which will also feature a wide programme of ‘Homecoming’ celebrations, commemorative events marking the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, and the staging of the Ryder Cup Golf Tournament in Scotland – only the second time it has been held here in 87 years.

Audrey Sutton, North Ayrshire Council’s Head of Community and Culture, said, “There is a lot happening nationally to mark this special year and here in North Ayrshire we have a number of groups keen to participate at a local level.

“Legacy Grants will give these groups a helping hand to stage smaller community events that will extend the reach of the celebrations even further.”

Online grant application forms are available here.

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