Leicester City Council supports the delivery of a vibrant programme of festivals throughout the year, both for city residents and visitors to the city.
The festivals are a mixture of events delivered directly by the council’s festivals and events team and through funding provided to external organisations.
The council reviews its festival funding allocations on a regular basis, and considers the extent to which they represent good value for money for the council.
Why We Are Consulting
Leicester City Council’s three-year funding programme for annual festivals (April 2013 - March 2016) was confirmed through a review which concluded in November 2012.
This set the festivals funding programme for 2013-16. Festivals funding was again reviewed in 2015, and so we are now consulting on the next festivals funding programme, which could cover a one, two or three-year period from April 2016 - March 2019.