Tourism events in line for ‘recovery fund’

Council committee votes to withdraw funds for outside bodies

Tourism events in line for ‘recovery fund’

One of the events set to benefit form the council’s recovery fund - the NW200.

Peter Winter

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Peter Winter

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peter.winter@thechronicle.uk.com

A COUNCIL committee has voted to withdraw grants for outside bodies that put on some of the borough’s biggest summer events.

Instead members have agreed to establish a ‘recovery fund’ to help organisers through the pandemic, whether or not events take place next year.

Last year the council budgeted around £250,000 to assist organisers of mostly summer season events, from large sporting fixtures like the Supercup NI and NW200 to more modest community festivals such as the Pirates of Portrush.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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