Associations that have received an operating grant or start-up grant from the Youth Sub-committee of the Culture and Leisure Committee in the previous year are eligible for an advance on their operating grant up to a maximum of 50 percent of the grant amount from the previous year. The Partnership Manager of Youth Services decides on the advances. The decision is usually made in January.
The deadline for applying for an advance for the following year is the end of the day on 15 December. You can apply for an advance on the grant with the form Application for an operating and hiring grant advance’.
If you are applying for an advance, remember to also apply for the actual operating grant by the end of February. The application for an advance is not an application for the actual grant. If an association applies for an advance but does not apply for or receive the actual grant, the advance will have to be recovered.