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.

Eastern Region                      

Conventional               37        555,000.00

Single Pan                   22        165,000.00

Northern Region      

Conventional               29        435,000.00

Single Pan                   32        240,000.00

South/Central Region          

Conventional               28        420,000.00

Single Pan                   11        82,500.00

Tobago Region                      

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.


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