Grant & Bursary Schemes

The Youth Creative Skills Training Bursary Scheme has been established to help improve access to creative skills training or development programmes for young people.

This bursary scheme links to Strategic Theme 2 in the Cultural Strategy - Investing in creative learning & skills development:

  • To support the creative development of our young people and creative practitioners through training, skills development and providing opportunities to showcase work

Applicants must be able to:

  • Clearly show what the training or development opportunity is by producing a course programme, details of facilitators etc.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the creative art form to which they are requesting the bursary
  • Show sufficient experience in the creative art form
  • Demonstrate how the training or development opportunity will be of benefit to them. 

You may find it helpful to discuss your project with one of the named officers before submitting your application.

Elaine Gaston        028 2076 2225     Elaine.Gaston@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

Shauna McNeilly    028 7083 1400     Shauna.Mcneilly@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

Helen Perry           028 2766 0230     Helen.Perry@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk 

This programme is open for applications on a rolling basis until the fund has been expended.  



The Individual Artist’s Bursary Scheme has been established to help improve access to creative skills training or development programmes for artists resident or professionally based in the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area. 

This bursary scheme links to Strategic Theme 2 in the Cultural Strategy - Investing in creative learning & skills development:

  • To support the creative development of our young people and creative practitioners through training, skills development and providing opportunities to showcase work

You may find it helpful to discuss your project with one of the named officers before submitting your application:

Elaine Gaston        028 2076 2225     Elaine.Gaston@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

Shauna McNeilly    028 7083 1400     Shauna.Mcneilly@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

Helen Perry           028 2766 0230     Helen.Perry@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk 

Applicants must be able to:

  • Clearly show what the training or development opportunity is by producing a course programme, details of facilitators etc.
  • Demonstrate a quality professional practice (e.g. of published works, exhibitions etc.)  
  • Have sufficient experience in their creative art form - please provide an up to date CV and artist’s statement with your application. Emerging artists who do not meet these criteria must provide two references from established artists in their field.
  • Demonstrate how the training or development opportunity will be of benefit to them

This programme is open for applications on a rolling basis until the fund has been expended. 



The Culture Arts and Heritage Grant Scheme has been designed to best support, promote and develop cultural, arts and heritage events, projects and activities. 

It has been devised to support local community and voluntary groups to promote and develop projects which broaden cultural access throughout the council area.

You may find it helpful to discuss your project with one of the following officers within the Cultural Arts and Heritage Service Unit before submitting your application:

Helen Perry                 028 2764 9487            Helen.Perry@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk         

Elaine Gaston              028 2076 2225            Elaine.Gaston@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk    

Shauna McNeilly         028 7083 1411             Shauna.Mcneilly@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

Nic Wright                   028 2764 9484            Nic.Wright@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

Organisations applying for funding from the Culture, Arts and Heritage Grant Scheme will have to demonstrate how their organisation contributes to any one of the following Culture, Arts and Heritage Aims identified in the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Culture, Arts and Heritage Strategy 2016-2021.

  • Enhancing Our Cultural Venues and Assets – To use our landscape and our cultural assets and activities to enable opportunities for both local people and visitors to participate in Culture, Arts and Heritage in the area.
  • Investing in Creative learning and Skills Development –To support the creative development our young people and our creative practitioners through training, skills development and providing opportunities to showcase work.
  • History, Heritage and Cultural Tourism –To promote a sense of pride, identity and deeper understanding of our area by bringing together the many stories, histories, identities and languages which are present in the area.

All organisations funded through the Culture, Arts and Heritage Grant Scheme must demonstrate how their project contributes towards the aim most appropriate to address the issues in their area. Organisations will be asked to report back on how effective their project has been in meeting these needs and working towards the appropriate aim.



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