Access and Inclusion Funding Now Open for Applications

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The Access and Inclusion Fund 2020/2021 is now open for applications.

The Fund aims to improve accessibility for people with disabilities and increase their participation in arts and cultural activities.

We are administering capital grants up to £30,000 to eligible cultural organisations in Ards and North Down.  To apply, projects must be new, stand alone and due to be completed by 31 March 2021. We cannot accept applications to part-fund new build projects that are already started. 

Closing date for grant applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 9 September 2020.

Some examples of eligible projects supported by the fund are:

  • upgrading accessible toilet facilities at cultural venues
  • doors and lifts to accommodate people with mobility issues in cultural venues
    signage to help people with visual impairments in cultural venues

To ask for an application form and guidance notes on eligible projects, contact us by email:

Access and Inclusion Fund is available through the Department for Communities' Access and Inclusion Programme.