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Festive display grants open

  • Grants
  • Tuesday 9 October

    Get flashy with festive funding

    We're helping to spread the Christmas cheer with £25,000 to support Christmas lights across the borough.

    The festive display grant has been set up to help local organisations provide Christmas displays, in towns and villages across the borough.

    Organisations are being invited to apply for funding to support Christmas display projects as soon as possible, as the money will be allocated at the beginning of November.

    Cllr Duncan Dewar-Whalley, cabinet member for finance and performance at the council, said:

    "We know that local communities take great pride when they’re getting into the Christmas spirit, and these displays bring smiles to the faces of visitors and locals alike.

    "We’re making this funding available to help local organisations that might want to update or improve their displays, or to help people put on displays in areas that haven’t had one before.

    "If any groups do want help with funding, I encourage them to get in touch as soon as possible so we can make a decision, get them the money, and we can light up the borough for Christmas!"

    The closing date for applications is Friday 2 November, with all applications being assessed and notified week commencing Monday 5 November.

    More information is available on the festive display grant page including guidance notes and the application form,

    For more information email or call 01795 417193.


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