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

Sperrin-Derg New Business Seed Fund

Derry City and Strabane District Council are calling on new businesses in the Sperrin and Derg DEA’s to apply to their ‘New Business Seed Fund’

This grant aid programme aims to support new business start-ups by providing one-to-one mentoring support and financial assistance to start-up businesses and social enterprises in the Sperrin and Derg District Electoral Areas (DEA’s).

The grant made will be for 100% of eligible costs up to a maximum contribution of £500.  There is a limited budget and grant aid will be awarded on a rolling basis so it is important that you submit your application as soon as possible.

We strongly recommend that applicants download and review the guidance notes and check eligibility before completing an application.

Click here to access Application Form

Click here to access Programme Guidance Notes

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