Event Fund, part of LBTH Mainstream Grants
The Event Fund is a distinct allocation from the Tower Hamlets Mainstream Grants budget and exists to provide small grants for high quality public arts events and festivals. Administered by Tower Hamlets Council Arts, Parks & Events team, it has been operating for a number of years and works on a rolling programme with monthly deadlinesto provide grant funding which supports approximately 40 festivals or events taking place in the borough each year. Grants can be up to £2500 for each application, with most in the range £500 - £1000. It supports a wide variety of projects ranging from film festivals to community festivals including music, dance and theatre events.
These must be arts based events which are accessible to and of benefit to the community. We recognise that Third Sector organisations have a vital role to play within our community and make a key contribution to delivering our shared Community Plan. Through the Events Fund the aim is to support organisations to: improve access to arts based events; provide arts activities where few exist; improve the quality of festivals and events in Tower Hamlets; extend the potential of events to develop audiences; encourage participation and increase community involvement. These are in line with theCouncil’s key priorities for improving the lives of all those who live and work in the borough, and tackling poverty and social exclusion. It also allows for more adventurous or ambitious programming and supports organisations in promoting community cohesion and cross-cultural understanding.
Please pay careful attention to the guidelines and criteria and only apply if fully eligible to avoid disappointment.
Deadlines are final and no late applications are accepted:
Please note that the form is moving to an online application process for 2016-17 which will be open for applicationsfrom Friday 29th January 2016. Please click here to apply.
Any applications received on previous versions of the application form will be rejected. Only online applications will be accepted, and must be received by the deadline to be considered.
Please pay careful attention to the guidelines and criteria and only apply if fully eligible to avoid disappointment. Deadlines are final and no late applications are accepted.
The Queen will be celebrating her 90th birthday in April with festivities taking place until June and residents in Tower Hamlets are invited to join in!
The council is offering grants of up to £250 to community groups to organise a series of events to tie in with the finale event, the Patron’s Lunch on Sunday 12 June. The deadline for applications is Thursday 21st April 2016.
The first deadline for 2-16/17 will be 11thFebruary for events happening in or after 1stApril 2016, and applications open on 29thJanuary on online system.
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Looking for additional funding?
There are a range of funding opportunities available to local groups and individuals. See those listed below to help you with securing your additional funding.
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- 17th Rainbow Film Festivalfrom Sun 29 May 16 until Sun 5 Jun 16
- DIY Cultures 2016Sun 29 May 16
- Half Term in Victoria Park : Water Weekfrom Tue 31 May 16 until Sat 4 Jun 16
- Birds Crossing Borders Exhibition & Art Sessionfrom Thu 2 Jun 16 until Wed 22 Jun 16
- Black History Month Open Eveningposted: Wed 11 May 16
- DIY Cultures 2016 day festival: Zines, Artists' Books and Comicsposted: Wed 4 May 16
- Photomonth 2016 Register Your Interestposted: Wed 13 Apr 16
- Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service Celebrate 10 Years With Barbican Concertposted: Wed 24 Feb 16
- Tower Hamlets Council Arts & Events : Event Fund 2016/17 posted: Wed 27 Jan 16