Tendring event grant scheme launches

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Organisers of free events taking place in Tendring over the coming months could qualify for a grant of up to £1,000 to support their occasion.

Events could be eligible for a share of £10,000 from Tendring District Council’s (TDC) allocation from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF) – which totals £1,188,232 over three years.

Ivan Henderson, TDC Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Regeneration and Tourism, encouraged event organisers to apply.

“The aim is to help local independent organisations either make the most of the summer season, or look to extend the season and increase footfall during traditionally quieter months,” Councillor Henderson said.

“We recognise that tourism plays a key role in our economy, but we also know the sector is keen to develop our year-round offer; these grants can help to support that.

“So if you’re planning something over the next few months, why not get in touch and see if your event could be boosted with a grant from us.”

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the fund will remain open until the allocation has been spent – meaning organisers are encouraged to apply early.

To find out more and to apply visit www.tendringdc.gov.uk/business/business-support-grants-and-loans.

Events must take place by 31 March 2024, and be free to attend for the public.