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Applications for the Colchester Creative Events Fund are now open

In total £20,000 has been made available for creative events

Date issued: 13 November 2019

Colchester Borough Council (CBC) has launched an exciting new Creative Events Fund.

Applications are now open for a new fund put in place to support creative events happening across the Borough of Colchester, between the 1 May 2020 and 30 April 2021.

In total £20,000 has been made available for creative events that support and contribute to CBC’s strategic aims and plan. It is a requirement that all projects must meet at least two of the Council’s objectives to:

  • Deliver high-quality cultural experiences to local audiences
  • Develop and showcase local artistic talent
  • Encourage visitors to the Borough
  • Celebrate local communities

Funding applications will be welcomed from registered charities, constituted voluntary and community organisations as well as not-for-profit groups. Applicants may request amounts between £200 and £1500 per project to support public events open to all. The Fund closes to applications on Sunday the 19th of January 2020.

Councillor Julie Young, Portfolio Holder for Culture and Performance and Deputy Leader of the Council, said:We are extremely pleased to announce the launch of Colchester’s Creative Events Fund. Across the borough we have a rich history of creative and cultural events and wish to encourage talented individuals and groups to work together to benefit the whole of the borough.

“We are looking forward to reviewing the applications and supporting our very own home-grown talent over the next year.”

All applications must be submitted online through CBC’s online portal: https://www.colchester.gov.uk/creative-events

Full terms and conditions can be read here.

Applications close Sunday 19 January 2020

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