Up to £10k towards the Dervock Olympics Festival Project

BALLYMONEY Borough Council has approved a contribution of up to £10,000 towards the Dervock Olympics Festival Project.

During a recent Full Council meeting, members heard that Dervock and District Community Association also intents to make applications to other funders.

The Development Committee report explained: ‘Following completion of the Village Plan, funded by Rural Development Programme, The Association and Council, Dervock and District Community Association Limited is applying to the Rural Development Programme measure 3.5 Village renewal and Development Phase II for implementation of a project to celebrate the villages Olympic links.

‘The project has a number of elements which will contribute to the regeneration of the village and its tourism potential. Council is asked to match fund the Dervock Olympics Festival Project up to £10,000.

‘The association has indicated its intention to make applications to other funders and to fundraise to augment its overall project funding by 10,000.’