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Town Centre Events Grant

This scheme has now closed.

Dover District Council recognises that bringing well organised events into our town centres raises footfall significantly and supports local businesses by giving them the chance to do more trade as well as showcase their offer to people that may not usually visit the town centre regularly.

We also appreciate that due to the lock down and social distancing restrictions some events have had to be scaled back significantly or cancelled altogether.   Now that the restrictions have been lifted we would like to assist local event organisers to make the most of their events by assisting with some grant funding from our Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) fund that has been provided by Central Government.

Your organisation must:

  • Be a local business registered with Companies House, a charity registered with the Charity Commission or a local well established group
  • Have run town centre events previously with evidence of significant town centre attendance & footfall

The event/s must:

  • Significantly raise footfall in the town centres of Dover, Deal or Sandwich
  • Be free for the community to attend
  • Be registered with and approved by DDC’s event planning team - www.dover.gov.uk/events

Before you apply

Please have the following ready as the form will timeout after an hour:

  • About your organisation (contact details and type of organisation)
  • A brief description of events you have organised before
  • Details about your planned event/s
    • A short description
    • Cost of running the event/s including:
      • How the events are financed
      • Details of other grants received or expected
    • Impact on the town centre
    • Difference grant funding will make to the event/s
  • The following is needed for our Government returns:
    • Unique number - Company number or Charity number (if you have neither your National Insurance Number will be acceptable)
    • Date your organisation was established
    • Number of employees
    • Details of all Covid 19 business grants already received from Dover District Council
  • Business rates account number (if applicable)
  • Bank details, including
    • Copy/photo of your bank statement or payment card showing:
    • Name of the account holder
    • Sort code
    • Account number

Apply for a Town Centre Events Grant »

Applications close Monday 22 November at 12 noon - this period may be extended depending on number of applications received.  Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified within 2 weeks of the scheme closing.