CELEBRATE! is the Big Lottery's new events grant, launched laast month. Groups can apply for between £300 and £10,000 to hold one-off events or activities that celebrate their local community.
The Fund has a total of £3.875m available for projects in England and wants to address the finding that six out of ten people surveyed in a YouGov poll say they cannot remember ever coming together to celebrate with their community. Applications will be assessed and awarded on a first come, first served basis. The fund will close to new applications when all the money has been awarded.
Voluntary or community organisations with a constitution and bank account, schools, and statutory bodies can apply, and the fund is especially keen to receive applications from groups who have not applied before.
Applicants will need to show that their project is open to everyone in their local community, with the Big Lottery Fund giving higher priority to applications from:
- projects which demonstrate communities coming together to celebrate and share their diverse cultures, and
- projects which actively bring different generations together.
Learn how to write a good funding bid for your group with this free 2 hour course.
The training will be an interactive workshop-style session which will look at CELEBRATE in particular, but will also give you the confidence to apply to other funding streams too.
By the end you should be able to:
Understand the story your application needs to tell
Look at what works and what doesn’t!
Learn how to get all your ducks in a row!
Be confident in writing a strong grant application.
Places are limited to 20 and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Note: If the course is over-subscribed we will arrange another.
PLEASE NOTE: A CANCELLATION FEE OF £20 MAY BE MADE FOR "NO SHOWS" UNLESS LEGITIMATE REASONS ARE GIVEN WITH AT LEAST 24 HOURS NOTICE.
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