Funding Available for Events

Following the success of the recent 1940’s Festival in Colwyn Bay, The Bay of Colwyn Town Council is now seeking applications from other organisations requiring funding to provide an event, festival or cultural activity which has the potential to attract visitors to the Bay of Colwyn area (Colwyn Bay, Old Colwyn and Rhos on Sea).

The proposed event(s) must take place in the Bay of Colwyn Area between July 2015 and June 2016, be open to the general public and have the potential to attract significant visitor numbers.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate a successful track record in delivering events, or be willing and able to work with another organisation which can do so.

A total funding ‘pot’ of £20,000 has been set aside by the Town Council, which it is hoped will fund a number of events. The maximum funding available for any individual event is £5,000 and applicants for larger events are encouraged to seek additional funding from other sources.

For further information and/or an application form, please contact the Town Clerk at: Town Hall, Rhiw Road, Colwyn Bay LL29 7TE, or by e-mail:

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 26th May 2015. All applications will be acknowledged and applicants may be contacted to present their proposals in person to a Committee of the Council at a later date.

The Town Mayor, Cllr Mrs Val Smith, says “Events play a key role in attracting both local residents and visitors into our town.  The Town Council is keen to support those willing and able to organise events, in the hope that we can have a year-round calendar of activities to appeal to all ages.”