Call out for applications for Limerick Festivals and Events Grant Scheme 2021/22


LIMERICK City and County Council Culture and Arts Office manage the Limerick City and County Council Festivals and Events Grant Scheme 2021/22.

Festivals organisers and creatives are being reminded that the Limerick Festivals and Events Grant Scheme 2021/22 is now open for applications.

Limerick City and County Council has made new direct investment, through this competitive grant scheme, of €1,131,000 in the Festivals and Events sector since 2017. This investment has provided the stimulus to increase and improve Limerick’s Festival and Events offering and has contributed to Limerick’s reputation as an exciting and dynamic place.

Building on this Limerick City and County Council is providing further strategic investment this year in the sum of €211,000.

This year’s fund includes a €6,000 contribution in partnership with Failte Ireland’s Regional Festivals and Participative Events.

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This competitive grant scheme, offers the opportunity for funding under three Strands, for Festivals and Events taking place from 01 October 2021 and 30 September 2022.

The three strands of funding are:

Strand 1: Delivery and Programming of Small and Community focused Festivals and Events

Strand 2: Delivery and Programming of Medium and Large Scale Festivals and Events

Strand 3: Festival Development and Sustainability

This grant scheme applies only to festivals and events taking place within Limerick.

Dr Pippa Little, Culture and Arts Officer with Limerick City and County Council said: “We are delighted to announce the continued investment in Festivals and Events for 2021-2022 in Limerick. This support for our Limerick creatives and organisations is vital at the current time. The Life Worth Living, Report of the Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce noted that the impact of COVID-19 on the sector has been more detrimental, and will last longer, than in any other sector.”

For further information about the schemes and how to apply, check out