The funding fair run in Brownlow house by Carla Lockhart MP was a great success with a steady flow of people from across her constituency and from a range of different backgrounds and interests. Portadown Heritage Tours had secured a stand for their CATCH Fund and were kept busy with interest and potential applicants.

The CATCH Manager and team answered questions and where they felt the fund was appropriate talked further to the public or where it was a capital build or other project which was not an exact fit were able to signpost them on.

The literature disappeared fast as the night progressed and for many it was the first time they had heard of the fund and it proved an attractive alternative to many of the main stream funders.

We would like to thank Carla for the opportunity and speaking to her afterwards she said that the CATCH stand had proved to be one of the most popular and sought after tables. We also had the pleasure of meeting other funding bogies such as the arts Council to explain our community based fund and how it worked.