£500K boost for culture and creative groups in Brent

11 January 2019

Local people, organisations and creative groups across the borough will benefit from a new £500,000 grant scheme to lead their own cultural activities during Brent's year as London Borough of Culture in 2020.

Individuals will be able to bid for up to £3,000 while organisations can apply for grants up to £10,000. This could be for projects of all shapes and sizes and across all art forms.

The 2020 Culture Fund launches on 17 January 2019 with an informal evening at The Yellow in Wembley to find out more about how to access the funds and the support available.

In addition, the London Borough of Culture team are offering free one-to-one guidance and funding skills workshops throughout the application period.

Lois Stonock, Artistic Director of London Borough of Culture 2020, said:

"The 2020 Culture Fund is an opportunity for Brent to be ambitious and will help to fill the 2020 programme with a range of diverse and high-quality events and projects. We are keen to see partnerships across the borough and would also encourage London-wide organisations to apply in collaboration with grassroots community-based organisations to do something spectacular over 2020."

Cabinet Member for Public Health, Culture & Leisure, Cllr Krupesh Hirani, said:

"Now that we have successfully won the London Borough of Culture 2020 title, this fund is a fantastic opportunity for the diverse and creative communities in Brent to be part of such an exciting programme. Make sure you take up the support on offer to get the best out of your applications."

There will be three rounds to the 2020 Culture Fund with the first deadline on 18 March 2019.

To book a free one-to-one session or a place at one of the funding skills workshops, visit our Eventbrite page.

For more information on the 2020 Culture Fund or on the programme more generally, visit the Brent London Borough of Culture 2020 website.