Community Gala Grants
About this fund
Community Gala Grants are available for community groups or organisations who are planning on holding a gala in Aberdeen.
The Community Gala Grant was established to support groups delivering a gala within Aberdeen. This guidance explains the procedure for gala committees and community groups applying for financial support from Aberdeen City Council.
The fund can provide a small financial grant to individual community groups organising galas in Aberdeen.
– All events must take place within Aberdeen City.
– Events should be for the benefit of the community as a whole or which the inhabitants at large may share.
– Only one application per group will be considered per financial year (1 April – 31 March).
The fund has limited resources and grants will be allocated to all eligible applications as they are received. Applications can only be considered whilst budget remains available. Groups are advised to apply as early as possible and not less than 6 weeks before the gala.
What We Will Fund
Applications received to support gala organisation/activity can include some or all of the following expenditure:
– Staging / PA
– Licensing / Traffic Management
– Marquees/ Tents
All galas must take place within Aberdeen City Council boundaries.
What We Will Not Fund:
Whilst Aberdeen City Council will not fund any of the following from the community gala fund, it is accepted that organisations may consider doing this from their own resources.
– Events outwith Aberdeen City Council boundaries
– Personal gifts
How To Apply:
Step 1: Read the guidance document (download here) to ensure that you meet the grant requirements
Step 2: If you have any questions please refer to the organisers guidance booklet.
Step 3: Submit the application form (download here) to: FinAsstGrantsandGala@aberdeencity.gov.uk or by post to: Community Gala Grant, Finance Department, Business Hub 7, First Floor West, Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AQ.
Looking for support with funding?
Identifying funding opportunities and writing grant applications can seem overwhelming, especially when the future sustainability of your group is dependent on gaining funding support.
Our supportive Funding Officer, Claire Shaw, can help your organisation with every step of the funding application process, from carrying out funding searches to proofreading your application.