THE next round of applications for Arts in the Neighbourhood grants are about to start in Kirklees – but groups must register by next Monday.
The Arts in the Neighbourhood scheme is run by the Kirklees Council’s Creative Economy Team and aims to help community and voluntary groups set up arts and cultural projects and events by contributing towards the costs. Projects must be wholly or mainly for the benefit of Kirklees residents and involve Kirklees residents.
Eleven groups were awarded funding in the first two rounds of the scheme in 2012/13.
The next round starts on January 31 but to apply groups need to have registered by December 17 with the council’s Grants Access Point on 01484 414824. It will fund projects taking place from April 1 onwards.
For more information on making an application please visit http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/community/money/communityfunding/ain.asp for an application and information pack or telephone the Creative Economy Team on 01484 226353.
A briefing about the grant scheme will be held on Thursday, January 10 at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield between 7pm and 9pm. Groups who have attended the briefings in the past have submitted the best applications.
Anyone wanting to attend should book their place by emailing:
firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 01484 226353.
Local groups that benefited from the last round included Golcar Lily Day (£2,000), Justify Move Dance Academy for a festival (£1,675), Manasamitra (£1,820), Radio Paigham (£2,000), Volunteers Without Borders (£2,000), Dance United (£1,830), Dewsbury Arts Group (£1,150), Heads Together (£1,900), Let’s Go Yorkshire (£2,000), Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra (£1,500) and Soundjata African ballet (£2,000).