Apply for Event Grant Funding

Apply for Event Grant Funding

Margate, Birchington Westgate and Surrounding Villages

We would like to advise you that the Thanet District Council’s 2017 Event Grant Funding  for events to be held in Margate, Westgate, Birchington and the Villages has now been completed for the first round.  If you are intending to hold an event in these areas in the future, we are intending to open a further round in the New Year and you will need to complete the Event Grant Funding application form.  We have also supplied a Guidance Document to assist with the application process.  Please be advised that we will be updating the website when the next round of funding commences.

Thanet District Council wishes to encourage and support a diverse range of high quality, innovative and ambitious events that engage local residents and visitors alike.

Make sure you answer all of the questions as fully and accurately as possible.  Once the closing date has passed, applications are then scored against a set criteria by a panel of elected members.  If you have any questions please do ask; you can email us at         .

View successful applications for 2016/17

Broadstairs and St Peters

If your event is planned for Broadstairs or St Peters, please contact the Broadstairs and St Peters Town Council who award the funding on our behalf on 01843 868718 or


If your event is planned for Ramsgate, please contact the Ramsgate Town Council who award the funding on our behalf on 01843 598753 or

Alternative funding opportunities:

Funding search resources

This list has been compiled to assist you with researching alternative and/or additional funding; being able to demonstrate that you are proactive in your approach for seeking assistance can only benefit your chances of securing funding.

  • Kent 4 Community

    A database of funding opportunities across the UK but with an emphasis on Kent.  It has a free search facility and you can sign up for regular updates on funding opportunities.
  • Funding Central

    Set up by the National Council of Voluntary Organisations, Funding Central lists over 4,000 funding opportunities.
  • Vol Resource

    Aims to make it quick and easy to get to useful information on anything to do with running a voluntary organisation, whether a community group, charity or other non-profit body.

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