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)

Community Festivals Fund Evaluation 2013-2014 (pdf. 150KB)

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Consultation on a revised Community Festivals Fund Policy and Guidance Framework

The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure recently published a draft revised policy and guidance framework for the Community Festivals Fund.

Click here to view the draft Policy and Guidance Framework.

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

A consultation on the revised document was held during the twelve week period from 27 March 2015 to 18 June 2015.

The results of the consultation are currently being analysed and will be published as soon as possible.

Should you have any queries, please contact:

Email: arci@dcalni.gov.uk

Telephone: 028 9051 5035

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