The Vale of Glamorgan Council is offering outdoor-event organisers the opportunity to apply for cash grants of £1,000 – funded by Vale council-tax payers – provided the event they want to stage will be held in Barry.
The Vale Council says the “financial support” is on offer to “local event organisers delivering unique and interesting events, along with the opportunity to hold their event on the recently refurbished Eastern Promenade at Barry Island”.
The council’s stated aim is to – as it puts it – broaden the offer” at Barry whilst also “helping independent events to establish themselves and grow”.
Apart from the condition that all the events in question are staged in Barry, the other provisos are that they should take place “before the end of March 2017” and the organisers “will have to demonstrate that their event meets a number of criteria in order to qualify for funding”.
The closing date for all applications to the Vale Council’s “Events Fund” is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 31 August 2016.