Covid-19 Recovery Revitalisation Business Grant 2020/21

The Covid-19 Recovery Revitalisation Business Grant is funded by the Department for Communities and Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs as part of the Covid 19 Recovery Revitalisation Programme. The Scheme is being administered by Derry City and Strabane District Council. There is one rolling application process until all funds are spent. Grants will be issued on first come, first served basis.
The primary objective of the fund is to help revitalise Urban and rural areas within the Derry City and Strabane District council area, supporting businesses to respond to impact of new Covid guidelines on their businesses.

Covid-19 Recovery Revitalisation Business Grant


Culture Night 2020 – Call for Proposals

Culture Night Ireland Festival is still happening throughout the island of Ireland on 18th September 2020. We would like representation from Derry City and Strabane District, so we will feature a curated programme on that Friday evening under Culture Night 2020 banner with the theme’ Sense of Place’.
We are commissioning new product for the programme, to learn more – download the guidance notes and complete the short online application form.  Application closing date Monday 27th July at 1pm.​

Culture Night 2020 – Call for Proposals


Cultural Grant Aid Programmes

Access Programme for Cultural Venues
The fund was established initially for a three year programme in recognition of the contribution that our cultural venues can make to communities, to the local economy and wider Government policy priorities.
The primary purpose of the fund is to improve the accessibility of our Cultural Venues and to contribute to the Community Planning action of “…promoting accessible cultural experiences”.

Access Programme for Cultural Venues


Cultural Grant Aid Applications

Derry and Strabane Council are calling on groups in the city and district to apply to their ‘Arts & Cultural Grant Aid programmes’.

Groups are being encouraged to apply for ‘Grant Aid’ from the Cultural Organisations Fund, Headline Events (formerly Tier 2 Festivals) Fund, Community Festivals Fund,
Access Programme for Cultural Venues, Artist & Cultural Practitioner Award and the Heritage Animation and Visitor Servicing Programme Fund.

All Grant Aid programmes operate on a competitive scheme basis and applications will be determined on the basis of merit.

Our grants are open to not for profit, constituted groups to deliver a wide range of activities and projects that benefit the city and district.

Click here to download a Copy of the Grant Aid Presentation

To Apply for any of the available funds other than Artist and Cultural Practitioner Award please Login or complete the Registration form