The Tengertánc programme, announced by the Ministry of National Cultural Heritage in December 2005, attracted 829 grant applications, an unusually high number. The ministry has decided to distribute the HUF 175 million in funds available under the programme to 302 projects in almost 200 communities across the country.
The grant money was available for four types of applications. The ministry allocated HUF 90 million for projects which preserve and renew folk culture. Money for these applications will go to 232 community programmes, workshops and civil organisations. The second largest amount under the programme ? HUF 50 million ? was made available for community centres to support folk activities. Hangvető Tárulás Kft., which makes recordings of Hungarian folk music, was selected as the winner of the HUF 10 million available for promoting exceptional folk music talent. And 19 applicants shared HUF 25 million in funding to support the dissemination of folk culture through research and collection, then publication and digitalisation.