Arts in the Neighbourhood grants

arts in the neighbourhood - gospel choir

arts in the neighbourhood - gospel choirThere is still time to apply for funding to run arts projects in the community, but groups may need to act quickly.

The Arts in the Neighbourhood Scheme, run by the Kirklees Creative Economy Team offers grants between £150 and £2,000 as a contribution to arts and cultural projects which benefit and involve our residents.

The last round of funding saw £10,000 being allocated to 6 local organisations who are delivering a wide range of projects:

  • Holme Valley Sharing Memories – received funding for “Reflections”, a multi arts project for children and adults with learning disabilities.
  •  Callaloo Carnival Arts – received a contribution to the Mirfield Muertos Festival.
  • The Children’s Art School – will use the money to help run “Ebb and Flow”, a multi arts project for children and young people in the Holme Valley.
  • Huddersfield Community Gospel Choir – have been given a grant for “Let’s Sing Gospel”, a project to encourage young members and the formation of a youth choir.
  • Building African Caribbean Communities – are using their grant on the Black History Month Celebration Showcase.
  • Meltham Community Trust – received funding for a project called “Urban Art”, running art sessions for young people

What to do next

The deadline for the next round of funding is 30 September (for projects after 1 Dec 15). However applicants to the scheme, must have successfully registered with the Grants Access Point four weeks before the closing date (by 2 September 2015). This can be done by emailing or calling the Funding Team on 01484 414824.

Visit the arts in the neighbourhood webpage

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