Area: Scotland
Deadline: 23 August 2017

Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief is running two small grants schemes for organisations that would like to participate in 'To Absent Friends' - a festival of storytelling and remembrance, taking place across Scotland from 1-7 November.

To Absent Friends is an annual festival that offers people a chance to celebrate and remember those who have died, through stories, celebrations and acts of reminiscence. In previous years, events at the festival have included concerts, music nights, exhibitions, immersive theatre and spoken word performances.

Approaches to the festival concept are likely to be varied, and are not restricted to the types of events held in previous years. Creative and innovative ideas that provide public opportunities for storytelling and/or remembrance within local communities are encouraged.

The following funds are now available:

Grants for ConcertsThis small grants fund has been established to enable community music groups to put on To Absent Friends concerts. The maximum sum available through this programme is £350.

Grants for organisations - This small grants fund has been set up to support organisations to participate in To Absent Friends, with a particular focus on supporting small organisations to undertake local activities that provide public opportunities for storytelling and/or remembrance of people who have died. The maximum sum available through this programme is £250.

For more details on both schemes and information on how to apply, visit the Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief website or contact Robert Peacock on 0131 272 2735 or robert@palliativecarescotland.org.uk