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Council Offers Community Grants to Celebrate the Royal Wedding

Council Offers Community Grants to Celebrate the Royal Wedding

January 16, 2018

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council recently launched its Royal Wedding Celebration Community Grant Fund.  

This small grants scheme will award grants up to a maximum value of £500 to constituted local community and voluntary groups wishing to provide ‘community parties’ to celebrate the forthcoming wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Miss Meghan Markle on 19th May 2018. 

Alderman James Tinsley, Chairman of the Council’s Leisure & Community Development Committee, speaking about the grant fund, said: “I have no doubt there will be many events across Northern Ireland to mark the upcoming Royal Wedding. The Council wants to give local communities the opportunity to become involved and celebrate this memorable occasion.  The events that will receive support from the Council must be a street party/festival, all-inclusive, open and accessible to everyone within the local community and take place between 16th May and 23rd May 2018.”

The Royal Wedding Celebration Community Grant Fund is a competitive scheme and applications will be available online from Monday 15th January.  Applications must be submitted to the Council before the closing date of 4.00pm on Friday 9th February 2018.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Alderman Tinsley added: “The term community is very central to the work of the Council’s Leisure & Community Wellbeing Department and through its many grant streams and sporting activities it works to bring people together right across the Lisburn Castlereagh area.  I hope that these grants to mark the Royal Wedding will bring a high level of community sprit across the Council area.  I myself am looking forward to celebrating the Royal Wedding and watching Prince Harry, the youngest son of Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, marry his sweetheart Meghan Markle.  I wish them every success and happiness in married life,” he concluded.

Application forms and guidelines for these grants can be accessed online at or by calling Rosemary Burns on 028 9244 7679 or emailing

In the event of this grant scheme is over-subscribed the Council reserves the right to reduce the amount of grant aid offered to keep within the allocated budget.