Schools, voluntary and community groups and statutory organisations can apply for grants of between £300 and £10,000 through the Big Lottery Fund’s new “Celebrate” funding programme.
The funding is available to hold one-off events or activities to celebrate their local community. A total of £3.875 million is available and projects could include celebrating something from the community’s history or a local hero. Or maybe it could be a chance to bring people together to get to know their neighbours better. Higher priority will be given from projects which demonstrate communities coming together to celebrate and share their diverse cultures and projects which actively bring different generations together. Applications will be assessed on a first come, first served basis until all funds are awarded.