Over $2 million goes to unsponsored bands
The Ministry of Community Development Culture and the Arts (MCDCA), began distribution of cheques to unsponsored bands today, February 6, 2019, at its offices at Nicholas Towers, 63-65 Independence Square POS.
One hundred and seventy-four (174) bands from the four regions of East, North, South/Central and Tobago have been given a total of $2,085,000.00 to assist in their preparations for their various Panorama Competitions for Carnival 2020. This represents an increase in both the number of bands and allocation; there were 167 unsponsored bands with an allocation of $2,010,000.00 in funding from the Government in 2019.
The following is the breakdown of cheques by region as well as Conventional vs Single Pan Bands for 2020.
Conventional 37 555,000.00
Single Pan 22 165,000.00
Conventional 29 435,000.00
Single Pan 32 240,000.00
Conventional 28 420,000.00
Single Pan 11 82,500.00
Conventional 10 150,000.00
Single Pan 5 37,500.00
Grand Total 174 2,085,000.00
Cheque collection continues Friday February 7, 2020 and Monday 10 to Tuesday 11 February, 2020 8:00am -3:00pm at the MCDCA Head Office, Level 18 Nicholas Towers, 63-65 Independence Square.