What are the grants for?
Grants are for community-led, community-managed arts-based events and activities and for community-owned arts equipment. Funded by the Elmley Foundation and administered by Community First, the Events and Activities grant can help local groups to organise new arts and cultural activities (particularly in areas where these kinds of events rarely take place).
What are the conditions of the grant?
Applicants are expected to show that people from all walks of life will be encouraged to take part, either as participants or as part of the audience, whilst the Arts Equipment grant enables community groups to purchase equipment which will help to improve access to the arts locally. Applicants will need to show that the equipment will make a long-lasting impact and will be used regularly by a range of groups in the community.
What are the application deadlines?
The next deadline for applications is Monday, 4th January 2016 with the panel meeting on Friday, 22nd January 2016. Click here for further deadline and panel meeting dates, more information and to apply or contact Cheryl Cooney from Community First on 01684 312730.