Grants of up to £1,000 are available in Herefordshire and Worcestershire for community-led, community-managed arts-based events and activities and for community-owned arts equipment.
Funded by the Elmley Foundation, 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. 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.
The Arts Equipment grant enables community groups to purchase equipment which will help to improve access to the arts locally and 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.
Application forms are now available to download online. Please ensure that you download all three documents relating to the relevant grant and do not complete the application form until you have read the guidelines thoroughly.
Once you have read the Guidance, if you have any questions about your eligibility or whether your ideas fit the Elmley Small Grants Arts Fund, please contact Gail Mattocks, Grants Administrator at Community First Grants@comfirst.org.uk.
An independent assessment panel meets quarterly to consider all eligible applications.
Please note that the panel members will only read what you put on the application form itself, so please do not submit any additional information or attachments unless these are requested.
The panel will be meeting on the following dates therefore applications must be submitted by the deadline dates listed:
Deadline for applications to be submitted: Date of Panel meeting:
Monday 9th January, 2017 Tuesday 31st January, 2017
Monday 3rd April, 2017 Tuesday 18th April, 2017
Monday 26th June, 2017 Tuesday 18th July, 2017
Monday 9th October, 2017 Tuesday 31st October, 2017
For more information on the Elmley Foundation, please visit www.elmley.org.uk .
Please download the guidance notes, application form and reference form from the downloads below. If you have any difficulty downloading documents please try using Google Chrome as the internet browser to open the website.
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PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND ENSURE THE REFERENCE FORM BELOW IS COMPLETED AND RETURNED BY YOUR NAMED REFEREE SO THAT IT CAN SUPPORT YOUR APPLICATION. REFERENCE NUMBERS ARE ADDED ON RECEIPT AT THE OFFICE.