Councillors have agreed to invest in a sustainable future for Bath Festivals by providing a £75,000 one-off grant to help organisers build a wider audience over the next three years.
Bath Festivals had requested a £75,000 loan to help it implement its new three-year business plan.
Following an assessment of Bath Festivals’ position, the cabinet at its meeting last night (July 10) was asked to approve a one-off grant, with conditions attached, in order secure a sustainable future for the organisation.
Councillor Dine Romero, Council Leader, said: “This one-off grant will allow Bath Festivals to unlock further funding to ensure its longer-term future so it can continue contributing to the local economy and to the vibrancy of our area. It is also welcome that Bath Festivals, as part of the conditions attached to the funding, will support the council in taking action on our Plastic Free pledge and on the council’s declaration of a Climate Emergency. In addition we look forward to playing a role in future programmes that attract wider and more diverse audiences.”
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