Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure


Community Festivals Fund

The Community Festivals Fund (CFF) was established by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) in 2006. The main purpose is to improve the capacity of Community festivals and make them less reliant on public funding, by providing support and training, as well as funding towards the events.

In 2008/2009 the delivery of the Community Festivals Fund transferred to the local councils to allow decision making on the funding of festivals to be made at a local level and to enable the councils to tailor the policy to best suit their local needs.

DCAL carries out an evaluation of the Community Festivals Fund each year, based on reports provided by the Councils, on their CFF activities.

Community Festivals Fund Evaluation 08/09 (pdf 43KB)

Community_Festivals_Fund_Evaluation_09/10 (pdf 50 KB)

Community Festivals Fund Evaluation 10/11 (pdf 59.8 KB)

Community Festivals Fund (CFF) Evaluation 2011-2012 (pdf 95.1KB)

Community_Festivals_Fund_Evaluation 2012-2013 (pdf.140KB)

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Consultation on a revised Community Festivals Fund Policy and Guidance Framework

The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure is seeking views on its draft revised policy and guidance framework for the Community Festivals Fund.

Click here to view the draft Policy and Guidance Framework.

The consultation paper can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CommunityFestivalFundConsultation and responses can be submitted online.

Click here to view the Equality and Human Rights Screening Form.

If you would like to receive the paper in another format such as Braille, audio-tape or large print, or require a hard copy, please contact the Department at the following address or phone number:

Arts Branch
Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure
Level 7
Causeway Exchange
1-7 Bedford Street
Belfast
BT2 7EG

Email: Consultations@dcalni.gov.uk

Telephone: 028 9051 5035

Textphone: 028 9052 7668

The consultation period will last for twelve weeks from 27 March 2015 until 18 June 2015.

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