Halton 50 – Community and Cultural Grants

2024 marks the 50th year of the Borough of Halton. In 1974 the two towns on Runcorn and Widnes, along with a number of surrounding villages, joined together to create the Borough of Halton. As part of the celebration of Halton turning 50, Halton Borough Council is excited to announce two funding opportunities for community and cultural initiatives.

Grant 1: Community Events/Activities:

To enable small community groups to join in with the celebrations, we are boosting our Community Development Grants to £750 for any activity that relates to the Halton 50th celebrations. This grant could be used to run a dedicated 50th event or used to boost an existing activity, providing extra resources to help mark Halton’s 50th Year. The £750 grants will only be available for activity due to take place in 2024.

This grant will be open all year and applications will be accepted and processed as they are submitted. Please note the grant will close once all the available funding has been allocated.

To apply for this grant please use the Community Development Grant application form attached. For any questions or support with your application please contact clare.dinsdale@halton.gov.uk who will direct you to your relevant Community Development Officer.

Grant 2: Cultural Grants:

Halton Borough Council is also partnering with the UKSPF (UK Shared Prosperity Fund) to launch Halton 50 Cultural Grants. These grants are specifically designed to support local cultural initiatives that contribute to Halton’s rich community. In addition we also hope to connect a number of community organisations with Cultural activities increasing engagement across the borough.

The grant is up to £3000, and any project needs to take place between 1st April 2024 and 31st December 2024. Applications are now open with a deadline of 9am Monday 19th February 2024, decisions will be made mid-March.

Please double check your eligibility for this application as there is a requirement of a cultural element for every grant. Every application needs a cultural practitioner involved in some way.

Any questions or support relating to this grant please contact Rachael.prime@halton.gov.uk

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