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New grants scheme to launched 30 May 2024 New grants scheme launched to promote arts and culture in West Northants

West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) has launched a new grants scheme to support the Voluntary and Community Sector to deliver arts and culture activities for local communities in West Northants.

Grants of up to £5,000, are available for arts and culture projects or services that address an identified local need and support, enable or facilitate the achievement of one or more of the Council's strategic aims, objectives or priorities.

To be eligible to apply for this new grant scheme organisations must operate or be prepared to operate within the geographical area of West Northamptonshire and meet two or more of the following requirements:

Providing ongoing arts or culture activities for the local community
Improving the well-being of vulnerable people
Increasing the number of people accessing arts and culture
Increasing the number of visitors to West Northamptonshire
Increasing levels of physical activity through the use of arts and culture activities

The funding is available for new or existing projects and is open to all Voluntary and Community Sector organisations, however priority for funding will be given to those who work with:

Young people aged 0-16
Care leavers
Foster carers or adopters
Older people
People with disabilities
People with mental health issues
People from diverse communities

Cllr Daniel Lister, Cabinet Member for Local Economy, Culture & Leisure, said: “West Northants has a rich art and culture offering and we are thrilled to invite our local Voluntary and Community Sector organisations to apply for this funding to support their creative and cultural activities that engage and benefit our residents and communities.

“This funding could be used for projects such as music events and festivals, and creative activities such as exhibitions, workshops, performances and more. 

“I encourage all interested organisations to get in touch and submit an application before the deadline.”

Applications for this round of funding should be submitted before 5pm on Wednesday 26 June 2024.

Interested organisations can find out more and view the evaluation criteria on the WNC website and in the Council’s Community Funding Grants Framework. For an application form and guidance please email [email protected].

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West Northamptonshire Council Communications Team
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