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Cynnal y Cardi Events Programme Fund

UK Shared Prosperity Fund 2022-2025

This fund is now closed.

The UKSPF Cynnal y Cardi Events Programme fund for Ceredigion is part of a wider suite of programmes being delivered in Ceredigion, funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). Tourism is an economic sector of vital importance to Ceredigion, representing the third largest employer in the County and we are keen to build this sector and attract new visitors to the area.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) 2022-2025 is a central pillar of the UK government’s ambitious Levelling Up agenda and a significant component of its support for places across the UK. It provides three years funding for local investment.

The focus of the Cynnal y Cardi Events Programme fund will be on:

  • Attracting Visitors to the county. Applications must demonstrate how the event will have a county wide benefit, as well as possible wider regional and national benefits
  • Support the growth of linked businesses (indirect business benefits) and development of higher value job creation
  • Development and promotion of local year-round events and experiences which encourage people to visit and explore the local area. Applications must demonstrate how the event will make a difference to individuals, communities and the local economy
  • Support for local arts, cultural heritage and creative activities
  • Events must support ambitions around climate change or the transition to a green economy through sustainability and waste reduction

How much funding is available?

Minimum grant available is £30,000.

Maximum grant available is £100,000.

Each grant award will be based on 80% of eligible costs. Match funding must be cash (rather than “in kind”).

All activity completed and funding claimed by the 31st of December 2024. The grant will provide financial support towards revenue expenditure and some small-scale capital expenditure. The grant will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Applying is a competitive process and innovation, outcomes and impact and value for money will be a key factor when projects are appraised.

As to ensure project eligibility read the guidance notes carefully and send a short brief outlining your idea (bullet point format) and a breakdown of expenditure to before starting on the application form.

Cynnal y Cardi Events Programme Fund Guidance Notes