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Voluntary Arts Week Microfund

voluntary-arts-week-2016-logoThe Voluntary Arts Week Microfund invites self-led cultural groups and projects to apply for £100 to put on an event during Voluntary Arts Week. 

The aim of this modest funding is to enable cultural groups to reach out to new participants and volunteers, helping them to grow and be more sustainable in the long-term.

In 2015 a range of groups, including crafts clubs, choirs, music groups and amateur dramatic societies, used this funding to cover venue hire, materials, publicity and other costs associated with putting on an open and accessible ‘come and try’ event.  Some groups were well established and looking to expand, whilst others were just starting out.

To find out more about Voluntary Arts Week visit www.voluntaryartsweek.org, download the Voluntary Arts Week Briefing or take a look at this short film:

Voluntary Arts Week video still

The Microfund application process is straightforward and shouldn’t take long to complete – please read the relevant guidelines before filling in the form and take note of the various deadlines.

Spirit of 2012The Voluntary Arts Week Microfund has been made possible with the support of Spirit of 2012 – ‘investing in happiness’ – and is available in the following areas:

 

East Lancashire

Deadline: 5pm, 11 April 2016
There are 25 awards of £100 available to applicants in East Lancashire.
Voluntary Arts Week Microfund – East Lancashire Guidelines 
Voluntary Arts Week Microfund – East Lancashire Application Form

If you have any questions about making an application for the East Lancashire microfund, please contact Helen Randle on helen.randle3@bbc.co.uk


Blackpool & Wyre

Deadline: 5pm, 11 April 2016
There are 10 awards of £100 available to applicants in Blackpool & Wyre.
Voluntary Arts Week Microfund – Blackpool & Wyre Guidelines 
Voluntary Arts Week Microfund – Blackpool & Wyre Application Form

If you have any questions about making an application for the Blackpool & Wyre microfund, please contact Helen Randle on helen.randle3@bbc.co.uk


Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland
*Deadline passed*

If you have any questions about making an application please contact Emma Whitehead on emma@vaireland.org


Scotland
*Deadline passed*

If you have any questions about making an application please contact Cassandra Barron on 0131 561 7333 or email cass@vascotland.org.uk


Midlands England
*Deadline passed*

If you have any questions about making an application for the Midlands microfund, please contact Sarah Breen on sarah@vaengland.org.uk


South East England
*Deadline passed*

If you have any questions about making an application please contact Katie Rees on 07818 031 012 or email katie@vaengland.org.uk


Wales
*Deadline passed*

If you have any questions about making an application for the Wales microfund, please contact Gwenan Davies on info@vaw.org.uk


 

If the Voluntary Arts Week Microfund isn’t available in your area and you are looking for some funding to support your event, please visit the ‘funding’ section of the Voluntary Arts Week website for some guidance on other sources of funding and money saving ideas.

 

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Voluntary Arts is the operating name of The Voluntary Arts Network (VAN) which is registered in Scotland as Company No. 139147 and Charity No. SC020345. Registered Office: The Creative Exchange, 29 Constitution Street, Edinburgh EH6 7BS.