Arts Grants

Multi-Annual Arts Funding 2020-22


Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Multi-Annual Arts Funding Scheme is now open for applications. The funding is used to help arts organisations in the borough to carry out their work and to create programmes which benefit people in the area.


Non-profit making arts organisations that are based in the borough of Ards and North Down are eligible to apply.

There are two types of Multi-Annual Funding:

Multi-Annual Grant: Core

For arts organisations who are providing a year-long programme of arts activity. Their costs will reflect having premises from where they administer and/or deliver the annual arts programme. Arts organisations can apply for up to £5,000 per annum.

Multi-Annual Grant: Programming

For arts organisations who deliver an annual, large scale, quality arts project to a high standard. Arts organisations can apply for up to £4,000 per annum.


Application forms, guidance notes and criteria can be downloaded below.


Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Thursday 12 December 2019 at 12 noon.


For further information, please contact Ards Arts Centre on 028 9181 0803