LeftCoast work with Voluntary Arts England to provide Microfunds

LeftCoast is supporting Voluntary Arts Week in Blackpool and Wyre by partnering with Voluntary Arts England to offer small grants to local arts/creative groups in the area.

Every year, Voluntary Arts Week (6 – 15 May ) encourages creative groups and projects to open their doors and invite new people to join them. 

Your group may be centred on painting, singing, making or performing or all of these activities. If it has a creative focus and is interested in reaching out to new volunteers, participants or audiences then this could be the grant for you.

The Voluntary Arts Week Micro-fund invites self-led groups in Blackpool and Wyre to pitch for £100 to support their involvement during Voluntary Arts Week. The aim being that this modest funding will enable cultural groups to put on an event that engages new people in their activities, thereby helping them to be more sustainable in the long-term.

There are 10 awards of £100 available in Blackpool and Wyre. The deadline for applications is midday on Wednesday 6 APRIL 2016 and successful applicants will be announced on Thursday 7 April.

To qualify for the £100, your group or project must put on an event that aims to:

Recruit new volunteers, audiences or participants

Additional aims:

We are particularly keen to support groups that aim to –

  • Engage with one or more of the following target groups – young people, older people, disabled people/people with additional needs
  • Work in partnership with other projects, groups or organisations to pool resources, share skills and cross-promote activity
  • Be innovative and try something new
  • Share the creativity and skills of current participants and volunteers

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