Arts & Amenity Grant info & application (deadline 29/Feb!)

  1. General Purpose of the Scheme:
    Wexford County Council may pay voluntary organisations grants to help them
    finance the carrying out of works of public amenity value, social inclusion,
    voluntary and other community services or events of an artistic or cultural nature.

  2. Type of Project that will qualify:

Any project may be considered provided that it does not form part of a housing estate
being constructed by a local authority or private persons, and is designed to improve
community facilities for recreation and leisure pursuits, for the protection or improvement
of natural or man-made amenities or for the enhancement of the appearance of the area

Works that will qualify include:

Promoting Social Inclusion
Small Scale Village Improvements
Community Development Initiatives
Voluntary Projects & Initiatives.
Promoting Local Heritage
Planting of trees, shrubs, landscaping
Promoting an interest in the Arts
e.g. Stage Productions, Music, Arts & Crafts
Exhibitions, Public Recitals & Performances, Arts Workshops, Participatory Arts Projects

The “Arts” include painting, sculpture, architecture, music, drama, dance, literature, film

3. Submission of applications to Local Authority:

Applications for grant assistance should be returned to the Borough/Municipal District
Office in your area. Details of Office addresses, etc., are included in Grant Application

4. Payment of Grants:

If your application is successful for funding, you will be asked to submit receipts
and further information for the works carried out to the value of the grant. Receipts
will only be accepted if they are made out in the name of the applicant body and
not individuals.

 If your application is successful and awarded a grant, please note that the grant payment
will be made out in the name of the Organisation you have specified on your application
form. Please ensure that this name is the same name as on the Organisatio
n’s bank

Grants in respect of approved projects will be paid to local groups by the County Council
on completion of the authorised works. The work will be subject to general oversight
and inspection by the County Council.
If work is not carried out and the grant is not
claimed before 31
st October, 2016 the grant will be cancelled.

5. Tax, Legal Affairs & Planning Permissions:

All applications must comply with current requirements in relation to planning issues,
finance and taxation, health & safety, environment, insurance and employment
legislation. Contractors engaged to undertake work must have a current C2 or Tax
Clearance Certificate.

Applicant bodies are reminded that where planning permission is required for any project
proposed to be carried out under the scheme, such permission must be obtained before
the work can legally be commenced. The Local Authority will advise on the procedure to
be followed.

Section 891b of the Taxes Consolidation Act requires specified persons (which includes
local authorities) to automatically report electronically, on an annual basis, the details of
payees to whom relevant payments are made. Therefore, applicants who will be in
receipt of a grant may be asked for a tax reference number – The Tax reference number
effectively is any reference recognised by the Revenue Commissioners as a valid tax
reference number e.g. VAT No., PPS No Sub-contractors Tax reference number etc. The
format of a tax reference number is 1234567T (8digits
7 numeric followed by a single

Please return completed Application Forms

On or before 5.00pm 29/02/2016 

Completed application form must be submitted to:-
Borough District of Wexford,

Spawell Road,
Telephone:- 053-9166900


Enniscorthy Municipal District,
Market Square,
Co. Wexford.
Telephone:- 053-9233540

New Ross:-

New Ross Municipal District,
The Tholsel,
Quay Street,
New Ross,
Co. Wexford.
Telephone:- 051-421284


Gorey Municipal District,
Civic Offices,
The Avenue,
Co. Wexford.
Telephone:- 053-9483806

On or before the advertised closing date: 29/02/2016

Application here:



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