Northern Heartlands Community Initiative Fund

Northern Heartlands Community Initiative Fund

Grant Range: Up to £5,000 (up to £10,000 in exceptional circumstances)
Grant Duration: up to 12 months from grant award date
Closing Date: Applications can be submitted from 1st March 2018 through to 31st May 2018
Grant Award Date: Round 2 announced by August 2018
 

Northern Heartlands works with local communities to celebrate and increase their understanding and appreciation of their natural, industrial and cultural heritage.

Examples of the types of projects we might support include:

  • Working with a professional artist or arts organisation to celebrate your local landscape, its stories and legends and its importance today
  • Working with agricultural shows to create new cultural elements within their programmes
  • Exploring traditional skills/crafts/music/dance/stories relating to the Northern Heartlands’ area
  • Exhibitions and/or performances that link with our aims
  • Projects exploring the role of the arts and culture and place in our physical and mental health
  • Support for local creative industries and arts/cultural/heritage projects that support economic growth
  • Transport initiatives that enable more people to access arts/cultural/heritage events
  • Projects that include enabling people from outside the area to discover and learn more about the Northern Heartlands area and to visit the area
  • Projects that link with and add value to existing arts and heritage projects and the Durham Festivals such as Brass Festival, Lumiere and Durham Book Festival
  • Projects that link with and add value to the Northern Heartlands main programme. (See Northern Heartlands’ website for details and latest updates: www.northernheartlands.org)
  • Projects that help people find out more about their landscape. This could include using a professional artist or arts organisation to help your group undertake a Local Landscape Character Assessment (LLCA)* or create a neighbourhood plan.
  • Projects that use arts, culture or heritage to develop ideas for the future or influence policy making and decisions
     

Steps to apply for this grant

Apply Here

Grant Guidelines

Round 2: Applications can be submitted from 1st March 2018 through to 31st May 2018

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

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