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To support organisations seeking to develop and deliver high quality cultural experiences, which increase participation in the arts.
The aim of the Community Arts & Culture Grants Scheme is to support community organisations in County Durham seeking to develop and deliver high quality cultural experiences, which increase participation in the arts. The project is an initiative by Durham County Council (DCC) Culture & Sport service which is match funded by the Foundation.
Who can apply?
All applications are required to fit with the Foundation’s funding criteria and demonstrate that they meet the DCC objective of more people of all ages and abilities engaging and participating in cultural experiences. In addition, all projects will need to demonstrate impact against one or more of the following outcomes:
Enhanced opportunities for children and young people
Improved levels of wellbeing through engagement in community arts
Prioritise work with disadvantaged communities, and underrepresented groups e.g. disability, BAME, LGBT
Improved and enhanced skills for grant recipients to improve capacity, quality and sustainability of activity
Size of Grant
Grants of between £1,000 and £2,000 are available
Organisations should not expect to receive more than £2,000 within a financial year from the Community Arts & Culture Small Grant scheme (or the associated Community Sports Club Small Grant Scheme)
When to Apply
Applications can be submitted at any time. There are no closing dates for applications
The panel will meet four times a year in March, June, September, December
You will receive a decision within 2 weeks after the panel meetings
The next panel is taking place on Thursday, 7th December and all applications received prior to Thursday, 23rd November will go to this panel