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Funding Opportunities

Springtime is upon us, the season of renewal. We here in the Arts Office are busy preparing for St. Patrick’s Festival and the International Band Championship and hope to see you all at both in March.

There are a few funding opportunities with upcoming closing dates available to the arts and culture sector that we would like to bring to your attention. We are available to provide advice on any of the opportunities below.

And, if you have you an event that you would like promoted, please feel free to send your information for uploading to the Limerick.ie at: http://www.limerick.ie/contact
Limerick.ie is the digital portal for all things Limerick and 578,306 people visited Limerick.ie in 2016. We look forward to the new revamped Limerick.ie later this year that will have a dedicated ‘what’s on’ sector for people to discover.

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Limerick Grants Under the Arts Act Funding

 
Application deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 28 February 2017

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Limerick Arts Office, Limerick City and County Council, is delighted to invite applications for Grants under the Arts Act funding to assist individuals and groups organising and engaging in arts activities in Limerick City & County in 2017.

Closing date for applications is 5pm, Tuesday 28th February 2017. 

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS ONLY ONE ROUND OF GRANTS UNDER THE ARTS FUNDING THIS YEAR.

Applications must be submitted, preferably by email, to artsofficesubmissions@limerick.ie
using the reference ‘GUA2017‘ as the email subject.

For postal applications please submit to the Limerick Arts Office, Limerick City and County Council, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick.

Application Form and Guidelines for 2017:
Grants Under the Arts Act Application Form 2017 [DOC]
Grants Under the Arts Act Application Form 2017 [PDF]
Grants Under the Arts Act Guidelines 2017 [PDF]

Enquires to: Limerick Arts Office, Limerick City and County Council, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick.
Email: artsoffice@limerick.ie | Phone: 061 407363 / 407421 | www.limerick.ie/council

 

Limerick Regeneration Framework Implementation Plan

Social Intervention Fund 2017

Submissions deadline: 4pm, Friday 10 February 2017

Limerick City and County Council will operate an Intervention Fund for Social Regeneration in 2017 under the Limerick Regeneration Framework Implementation Plan.
The funding support is additional to mainstream state funding for social policy interventions under existing statutory programmes for local communities designated as disadvantaged and people at risk of social exclusion.
Limerick City and County Council invites expressions of interest for projects to be considered for support under the Social Intervention Fund 2017. Projects must be clearly linked to the objectives set out under the social pillar of the Limerick Regeneration Framework Implementation Plan (http://www.limerick.ie/council/limerick-regeneration-framework-implementation-plan).
The closing date for the submission of completed applications is 4pm on Friday the 10th February 2017.

Guidelines for applications:
Projects costing less than €5,000
Projects costing more than €5,000
Applications and evaluation criteria available from Helen Ryan, Limerick City & County Council, Watch House Cross, Moyross, Limerick, 061 458884 or email at helen.ryan@limerick.ie

 

Ballyhoura LEADER Programme 2014-2020

Expressions of Interest
Submissions deadline: Monday 27 February 2017

Rural Development Programme 2014-2020
LEADER Local Development Strategy
There are LEADER Advice Clinics taking place throughout the months of January and February.

Please click here to view planned locations and clinic times. Please get in touch to make an appointment to meet with the Development Officer in your district.
Submissions for Project Expression of Interest are welcome from January 1st 2017. Please see links below to download your application forms and application guidance notes.

Please note: Project submission of interest will not be accepted for closed calls (call 3 and call 4) after the deadline of February 27th.
Call 3 – Community Services and Facilities
Call 4 – Community Economic Infrastructure and Services
East Limerick Project Expression of Interest Form
(Click here for printer friendly version)
For full guidelines and applications: http://www.ballyhouradevelopment.com/leader-programme

Arts Council Festival and Events Scheme

Application deadline: 5.30pm, Thursday 23 February 2017

The closing date is for festivals and events that will take place between 1 July–31 December 2017.

The Arts Council announces round two of the Festivals and Events Scheme 2017 (FES). The Council recognises the distinctive role arts festivals play in sustaining a vibrant and sustainable arts profile at a local level. Festivals provide opportunities for artists and audiences to experience new work and ways of making work. The Council acknowledges the valuable contribution made by voluntary committees in developing these festivals. The scheme will be open to multi-disciplinary festivals, single artform festivals. Events may be programmed over a number of months (e.g. a concert series).  There are two strands of funding available:

  • Strand 1: Up to €10,000
  • Strand 2: Between €10,001 and €20,000

The Festivals and Events Scheme is open to organisations that promote festivals or events with a clear artistic purpose that will take place in the second half of the calendar year 2017.

Selecting the correct strand 

Important: first-time applicants and applicants who have not been funded previously by the Festivals and Events Scheme may apply to Strand 1 only.

  • Festivals previously funded by the Arts Council under this Scheme up to €10,000 in their last funding offered must apply to Strand 1.
  • Festivals previously funded by the Arts Council under this Scheme between €10,001 and €20,000 must apply to Strand 2.

The Festivals and Events Scheme is a non-recurring competitive scheme, assessed by a peer panel.

For full guidelines and applications: http://www.artscouncil.ie/Funds/festivals-and-events-scheme/