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Ulster-Scots Events Small Grants Open

01 July 2021

The Ulster-Scots Agency has opened a Small Events Grants programme.

The Ulster-Scots Agency has opened a Small Events Grants programme which aims to support the delivery of small community events in Ulster-Scots communities including Ulster-Scots events which mark the centenary of Northern Ireland from the 1st August to the 31st December 2021. 

These events are aimed to help to revitalise communities as they come out of Covid-19 restrictions and begin the process of normalisation.  The events can cover a range of Ulster-Scots themes and will also provide an opportunity for Ulster-Scots groups wishing to celebrate the Centenary of Northern Ireland.  The events will provide an opportunity for the Ulster-Scots Agency to work with groups to raise awareness of Ulster-Scots language, heritage and culture; and increase the amount of Ulster-Scots activity being delivered in communities across Ulster.


The maximum grant available is £1,000 and minimum of £500 which can be used to fund one or two events. Groups will be required to provide match funding of at least 10%. The Agency has developed a set of guidelines which include a list of eligible costs.


The funding will be awarded on a first come first served basis until the fund is fully allocated. Groups are requested to submit an application form at least one month before the event via an online portal  HERE. Groups interested in applying should register via the Ulster-Scots Agency website and they will receive an application form and guidelines. Applicants are advised to read the guidelines especially the eligible costs section before submitting an application.

Groups requesting further information should contact Derek Reaney on 07843279912 or