Tuesday, 3 April 2012
APPLY NOW FOR EVENTS SPONSORSHIP
Community and voluntary groups across Thanet can now apply for sponsorship for events they are planning to hold.
Broadstairs, Margate and Ramsgate are each receiving £30,000 funding for events in their town from Thanet District Council, with community and voluntary groups able to bid for another £25,000.
Successful bids for sponsorship will need to show how they meet a series of criteria, including how they will meet the needs of the community and how they link to either sport, health, well-being, culture, arts, music or Thanet’s heritage.
If you are planning an event in Broadstairs and St. Peters or in Ramsgate, event organisers need to speak to their town council. Thanet District Council is now accepting applications for events in Margate, Westgate, Birchington and the villages and these application forms are now available through the council’s website at www.thanet.gov.uk
All events, wherever they are being staged in Thanet, will also need to go through the council’s land hire procedure. More details about this can be found on the council’s website. All land hire requests need to be made to the council, along with a complete risk assessment. The council wants event organisers to start this process 18 weeks before an event takes place.
Cllr. Iris Johnston, Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: “Events are a vital part of Thanet, helping to attract thousands of visitors into the area each year and also providing a wide variety of activities for our residents. As this is taxpayers’ money, we need to be sure that we are using it in the best possible way, which is why we’re asking organisers filling in forms for the council to explain to us how their event is going to benefit the area.”
For events in Broadstairs and St. Peters, contact the town council on 01843 868718 or email firstname.lastname@example.org For events in Ramsgate, contact the town council on 01843 591471 or email email@example.com
The deadline for applications for all events across Thanet is 5.30 pm on Friday 27 April.
All the bids received by the council will then assessed by a cross party panel of councillors, advised by council officers, who will make the final decision on how to allocate the money.