Applications for two schemes financed by the Department for Communities worth £13.25 million aimed at supporting the sectors deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic close at noon on Friday 27th November.
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s £7.75m Stability and Renewal Programme offers grants of up to £500,000 for organisations working in the arts and culture sector.
The National Lottery’s £5.5 million Heritage Recovery Fund provides grants between £3,000 and £250,000 for organisations and grants of £3,000 or £5,000 to individuals working in the heritage sector.
Councillor Farrell said: “This funding is a lifeline for our arts, culture and heritage sectors.
“The pandemic has dealt a massive blow to many organisations and individuals across our council area and it is important that they are supported in these difficult times.
“It is good news that the Executive has committed funding for these schemes and it is now crucial that local groups and individuals apply for this much needed financial support.”
Councillor Farrell added: “I would urge and encourage our arts, culture and heritage sectors to submit funding applications.
“The money is there and it is vital that we get maximum uptake from groups and individuals from across our council area.”