Tipperary County Council in conjunction with Tipperary Local Enterprise Office is inviting applications from Trader Associations, Chambers of Commerce, Community Groups, Farmers Markets, Craft Markets or those involved in the Craft Sector under the Christmas Retail Support Programme. The grant scheme will provide support for towns and villages to implement strategies designed to encourage increased spending or retaining spend in Tipperary’ towns and villages over the Christmas period.
Grantees will be awarded a cash grant of between €300 and €3,000 to be spent on activities including advertising, promotions, street entertainment or other expenses for their Christmas events. Emphasis is to be placed on projects and events that are hosted out-of-doors. Versatile and innovative approaches will be favoured.
The applications will be assessed using the following criteria:
Collaboration – involvement of local people/stakeholders: 25%
Impact on town/village centre (programme of events): 20%
Out-Door Events: 20%
Retail Offering – (potential for retail sales): 15%
Promotional Plan: 10%
Quality of Application & matched budget: 5%
Capacity to deliver (previous experience): 5%
Applicants should be current Trader Associations, Chambers of Commerce, Community Groups, Farmers Markets, Craft Markets or those involved in the Craft Sector.
Applicants are required to be a member of Tipperary Public Participation Network (PPN), which is a database of all the active community and voluntary, social inclusion and environmental organisations in your area. Criteria for becoming a member of the PPN can be found here
You will be requested to enter your PPN number as part of this application form. Please register with the PPN if you are not already a member. Registration details can be found here