The fund has been introduced as the council changes the way it deals with events as part of its budget savings plans for 2019/20. The council has previously provided free support services to the organisers of a wide range of local community, cultural and sporting events, which included provision of traffic management and other services such as rubbish collection and litter picking.
From June 1 this year the Council will no longer offer these services free and will seek to recover the costs it incurs if requested to provide these services to event organisers.
This will apply to all events with the exception of Remembrance Day Parades and Armed Forces Parades, which will continue to receive support free of charge.
Application forms and more information on how to apply are available HERE
Event organisers are advised to apply as quickly as possible as applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis, until the event fund has been fully allocated.
The deadline for the first round of applications is Monday 22nd April with applicants being notified before the end of April. The deadline for the second round of applications will be Monday 17th June 2019 with a third round expected in September 2019.