Neath Port Talbot Grants For Community Fireworks Display

16 August 2010

Grant applications are now being taken by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council to support community groups who organise firework displays to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night.

Fireworks light up the skies over Neath Port Talbot

Councillor Alun Thomas

Following on from the success of last year's scheme, eligible community groups can now apply for grants of up to £500 to organise their own firework displays and also receive help and advice on safety at the event.

The Council's Safety Advisory Group which is made up of the Fire and Ambulance Services, South Wales Police and relevant council officers, assess each application carefully, against strict criteria, to ensure that all risk assessment and appropriate paperwork has been completed satisfactorily. The successful applications will then receive a grant towards the cost of organising their own Guy Fawkes event.

Leader of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council Ali Thomas said:

"Last year 6 community groups were awarded a grant of £500 each, the maximum amount available.

"I am delighted that our successful scheme is available again this year. By encouraging smaller, individual displays throughout the county borough, residents in all our communities will have an opportunity to celebrate Bonfire Night safely."

For further information regarding this grant scheme please contact:

Kerry Jones or Suzette Phillips Special Events Officers NPTCBC
Tel: 01639 860008
E-mail: specialevents@npt.gov.uk.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 27 September 2010.

Further information is available on the Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council website at www.npt.gov.uk.

Fireworks light up the skies over Neath Port Talbot

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