This folder is updated after every quarterly newsletter with answers to questions asked by CCS Administrators.
If you have any questions that aren’t in this mix please let us know.
The FAQ’s are clustered under the following groups:
CCS assessment committees
How do we build a committee that reflects the make-up of our community?
Your committee needs to be familiar with the range and diversity of local arts activities. As well as bringing their knowledge to the assessment process, a diverse ...
Eligible projects and applicants
What is a project?
The term ‘project’ refers to a self-contained activity that is time-bound with an identifiable start and finish date. This might be short-term (e.g. a one-off weekend workshop) or long-term (e.g. a programme of ...
Are travel costs/accommodation eligible?
CCS cannot fund travel or accommodation costs for activity taking place outside your area.
Travel and accommodation costs for projects taking place within your area are eligible. Examples might in...
Changes to CCS funded projects
Can successful applicants change their projects?
It is not uncommon for projects to change after they have been funded. This can be for a variety of reasons such as having to resize the project to match available funding or shifting the dates...
Project completion information
What do I do if an applicant doesn’t return their project completion report?
We suggest the following:
Send out a letter/email requesting the report within a specified timeframe, and explaining that a condition of receiving the...
Can we use some of the funds for in-house promotion costs?
You can use up to 7.5% of your CCS allocation for promotion costs.
These costs can include newspaper advertising, on-line listings, producing posters and other external costs...
Can people receive funding from both CCS and the council funding e.g. community boards or events/community grants?
Yes. Funding from the Creative Communities Scheme and from Community Boards comes from two different places i.e. taxes/lotterie...