Its Time to Apply for Culture Company Grants

08 community funding unveiled

More than £400,000 has been made available for grassroots Capital of Culture projects.

The Liverpool Culture Company this week launched its latest annual grants process, which will fund a huge range of work between April and December 2008

Voluntary and community groups, public sector arts and cultural organisations, and individual artists are all being invited to apply for the cash.

The grant scheme is split into two strands:

1. Creative Communities: Total of £210,000 available: (£180,000 available under the ‘World in One City’ theme, for awards of between £500 and £5,000. £30,000 available under the ‘Sporting Chance’ theme, for awards of between £300 and £3,000).

2) Innovation and Development: Total of £180,000 available for voluntary and community groups (awards of between £500 and £9,000 available). Total of £20,000 available for individual artists (awards between £500 and £2,000 available).

Application forms and guidance (including eligibility details) are available to download at – just click on ‘our communities’, then ‘funding’.
Hard copies are available from Liverpool city council’s community resources unit by calling (0151) 225 2316.
The closing date for applications is Monday, October 8.