Grant funding available for cultural activities


Cheshire East Council is inviting local organisations to apply for grants to deliver cultural activities with funding support from the government's UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

For the purposes of these grants, cultural activities are defined as arts, heritage, museums, festivals and events, new media and creative and digital industries. Organisations may apply for 80 per cent of their project's cost up to a maximum of £10,000.

It is expected that the wide remit of what the grant can be used for will attract a large number of applicants, who need to represent one of the following:

● a voluntary or community organisation;

● a town or parish council; or

● a registered charity or not for profit organisation

In addition to delivery of cultural activity, grants may also support sustainability of local cultural organisations, providing that what they deliver takes place in the borough and is for the benefit of Cheshire East residents.

Councillor Mark Goldsmith, chair of Cheshire East Council's economy and growth committee, said: "This is a great opportunity for an incredibly wide range of organisations to deliver really effective projects, which can benefit people already well immersed in the local arts community and those looking to become more engaged. Good luck with your applications!"

The scheme is now open and the deadline to submit applications is midday on Sunday 24 March. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their grant submissions on Tuesday 26 March.

Application forms are available by emailing [email protected]



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Deborah Slade
Wednesday 28th February 2024 at 1:19 pm
Is this the same council that has said it is on the verge of bankruptcy ? In these constrained times Cheshire East Council would do well to concentrate on its core responsibilities. Try telling children in need of support and adults in social care that their funding has been given away to The Arts.
Jon Williams
Wednesday 28th February 2024 at 2:18 pm
Maybe the Town Council could hold a Pot Hole Filling Day
Richard Mason
Wednesday 28th February 2024 at 3:40 pm
It's the problem with funding from central government. Whitehall gives councils money for specific projects - the arts, cycle lanes etc - but won't provide sufficient funding for the core requirements like schools and potholes!

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