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The Heritage Animation & Visitor Servicing Fund Application Form is used to apply for financial support from Derry City and Strabane District Council (DCSDC).

The fund was established in recognition of the contribution that our heritage venues can make to communities, to the local economy and wider Government policy priorities.

The primary purpose of the fund is to develop the capacity of our heritage product offering across the City and District and to explore opportunities for collaborative working.

This application pack is available upon request in a number of formats including large print, Braille, PDF, audiocassette and minority ethnic languages. For further information on alternative formats please contact: telephone (028) 71 365 151, text phone: (028) 71 376 646 or email: equality@derrystrabane.com

Who can apply for funding?

The following section outlines the eligibility criteria for the Heritage Animation & Visitor Servicing Fund. Your organisation must meet all of the following criteria in order to be eligible for this fund.

Your organisation must:

  • Have a board or management committee.
  • Be a legally constituted group and supply evidence of this (e.g. constitution or memorandum and articles of association).
  • Be a not-for-profit organisation.
  • Have an operational and programming focus in the DCSDC area.
  • Be the owner/ lease holder (1 year minimum) of a public venue within the DCSDC area focusing on servicing visiting tourists and is part of our overall heritage product offering. You will be required to submit evidence of same.
  • Have up-to-date annual and management accounts signed as agreed by the board or management committee and supply copies of same.
  • Hold a bank account in the organisation's name and provide evidence of this.
  • Hold appropriate and current Public Liability (minimum of £5M) and Employers Insurance (Minimum £10M).
  • If relevant, have a child protection policy, vulnerable adults policy and equal opportunities policy and keep to relevant laws including the Race Relations (NI) Order 1997, the Sex Discrimination (NI) Order 1976, Fair Employment and Treatment (NI) Order 1998, and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. Autism Act NI (2011).
  • Be committed to good relations, equal opportunities and Section 75 Legislation in terms of Policies and the delivery of services.

General Principles

This is a competitive programme and applications will be determined on the basis of merit.

Applications to this programme will be open to all heritage venues that can meet the core criteria of the programme. Applicants will be able to apply to other sources of public support.

It is a prime responsibility of Council to ensure the proper and efficient use of and the accountability of public monies. To this end, heritage venues will be required to provide relevant supporting information when applying for funding.

The organisation completing the form must be the same organisation that will receive and manage the grant. We will not consider an application made by one organisation on behalf of another.

The deadline for submission detailed on the application form is absolute. Council will not accept late submissions to this fund.

When applying for funding:

Submission can be made online only.

However, if you have are unable to complete the online application form this information can be made available upon request in a number of formats including large print, Braille, PDF, audio formats (CD, MP3, DAISY) and minority languages. For further information on alternative formats please contact Tel 028 71 253253 text phone: 028 7137 6646 or e-mail equality@derrystrabane.com.

  • You may contact relevant Council Officers before completion of your Application.
  • Supporting Documentation is required for successful applications only. Any additional information provided will not be considered in the Assessment process.
  • Please keep a copy of your completed Application Form for your own reference.

Deadline for submission of applications

Applicants are reminded that the deadline for submission of applications is Friday, 23rd November 2018 at 12 Noon. Under no circumstances will an application be deemed eligible after the deadline.

Please note that all projects will be subject to a monitoring and evaluation process.

Please read all documentation carefully before submitting your application.

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