Thursday, 28 March 2013

Events Funding For Thanet Agreed

Broadstairs and Ramsgate are each to receive £30,000 in funding for events for the forthcoming year, Margate, Cliftonville and the surrounding areas will receive £40,000.

The council set aside a total of £115,000 in this year’s budget to support events throughout Thanet.   

The amount given to Broadstairs and St. Peter’s Town Council includes the contribution that the council usually makes to both Folk Week and the Dickens Festival. Both town councils have been asked to match fund this amount.

This leaves £15,000 of which £10,000 will be available to local community and voluntary groups across the rest of Thanet to bid for events sponsorship from the council.

Strict criteria will be applied to applications. This will include:

  • Generating money to support local businesses and traders and contributing to the visitor economy
  • Supporting either sport, health or well-bring, culture arts or music or the area’s heritage
  • Providing an event that is family friendly and will generate an audience

The bids will be assessed by a cross party panel of councillors, advised by council officers, who will make the final decision on how to allocate the money.

The deadline for submissions that TDC administer (Margate, Cliftonville, Westgate, Birchington and the Villages) is 5.00 pm on Monday, 8th April. 

To download an application form or to find out how to bid for fund administered by Broadstairs and St Peter’s Town Council/Ramgsate Town Council, please visit the Council’s website at:

Madeline Homer, Director of Community Services, said: “Events play a crucial role in Thanet and that’s why we have ensured that there was funding in place to support them. We want to make sure that each of Thanet’s towns has money to put on events during the year, so that we have a good spread of activity across the area for both visitors and residents. Thanks to this funding, we look forward to having a wide variety of events this year.”

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