Community groups and individuals are being encouraged to get involved in the 2018 Aycliffe Festival.
The series of mini events is due to take place in July this year, and the town’s council is looking for local groups, businesses and voluntary organisations to create their own events as part of the festival’s calendar.
“Grants are available to cover the cost of the event and it is a great opportunity for you to raise funds for your organisation,” said a council statement.
“Your event doesn’t have to cost a fortune or be the size of Glastonbury. It can be something really simple that would appeal to the people in your community, a board games day, an evening of comedy or singing, a nature walk etc. the possibilities are endless.
“Even if you don’t need a grant, you can still benefit from our advertising and promotions campaign by letting us know about your event.
“We will organise training and support to help you with any problems or queries you may have with the organisation and we will guide you through the process of application and event organisation if you need it.”
Any event will be considered, large or small, indoor or outdoor but it must be held in the festival period in Aycliffe from Friday to Sunday July 13-29.
The closing date to apply for a grant is March 31. Those interested should contact Marie Robinson on 01325 300700 or [email protected].