Below is a range of funding streams which can be used towards cultural activities in the borough.

The 2020 Culture Fund

The 2020 Culture Fund is a grant scheme of £500,000 to support local people, organisations and groups in Brent to lead their own cultural activities as part of our year as London Borough of Culture 2020.

There will be three funding rounds:

Round 1:  Thursday 17 January 2019

Closes Monday 18 March 2019

Round 2:  Thurs 13 June 2019

Closes Monday 12 August 2019

Round 3:  Thursday 16 January 2020

 Closes Monday 16 March 2020

Community Infrastructure Levy - CIL

The Community Infrastructure Levy is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008 to provide a fair and transparent means for ensuring that development contributes to the cost of the infrastructure it will rely upon, such as schools and roads.

CIL funds must also be spent on priorities that are agreed in consultation with the local community. This is known as ‘Neighbourhood CIL’ and can be used to support cultural activity.

Edward Harvist Trust Fund

The grant is to fund one-off expenditure or that of a non-recurrent nature such as furniture, equipment, outings and cost relating to one-off events . The maximum grant payable is £5,000 and should equal 70% of the total expenditure (organisations are required to fund 30% of the total cost through match funding) .The next ground round will open by end of August 2018 with a closing date in September 2018.

Love Where You Live

Grants are available for all residents, community groups and schools who have an idea to improve the environment, tackle social isolation or help to build better community relations. The maximum grant payable is £500. Applications  can be made any time during the year and are reviewed once a month.

Voluntary Sector Initiative Fund

This grant provides funding for the voluntary and community sector in Brent for projects aligned to the Brent Borough Plan priorities:

  • Better Lives
  • Better Place
  • Better Locally

The grant is a two year grant. The maximum grant payable is £50,000 over two years (subject to changes).

Brent Advice Fund

This fund is administered by CVS Brent under IAG contract.

Young Londoners Fund

The Mayor has created the Young Londoners Fund to help London’s children and young adults make the most of our amazing city.

Crowdfund London

Crowdfund London gives you the opportunity to pitch new ideas - big or small - for community-led projects to make your local area even better.