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Funding for John Muir Festival and Events in Helensburgh & Lomond

Are you planning an event in April next year that could be part of the John Muir Way Festival?  Do you need some funding to organise an event?

John MuirArgyll and Bute Council has allocated a small amount of funding to help support third sector organisations and community groups to bring the Festival to life in Helensburgh.  Applications must be in by Monday 27 January for decisions at the local Area Committee on 11 February 2014.
The Festival is scheduled to run from 17 to 26 April 2014 to celebrate the launch of the John Muir Way and mark the 100th anniversary of John Muir’s death.  A firework and street ceilidh grand finale will take place at Loch Lomond shores on the evening of 26 April, following an event in Helensburgh earlier the same day. The Festival will also form a key part of the Homecoming Scotland 2014 calendar.
The John Muir Way is a walking and cycling route stretching from Muir’s birthplace in Dunbar on the east coast right through to Helensburgh in the west.
Event specialists UZ Arts have been appointed by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to produce the Festival in partnership with project funders CreativeScotland and Homecoming Scotland.  Funding for community events may be available from SNH’s Community Action Grants, through UZ Arts, for Helensburgh and Lomond.  In addition, SNH has a John Muir Way Events 2014 Fund for a programme of additional events to promote the John Muir Way from April 28 through to 13 June 2014.
For an application form and information about the Council’s funding, as well as about funding from SNH, telephone 01436 675843, or email communitydevelopment@argyll-bute.gov.uk.

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