New funding programme announced by the Big Lottery Fund, Celebrate, is open for applications:
Voluntary and community groups in England can apply for grants of £300 to £10,000 to hold one off events or activities that celebrate their local community.
“You could celebrate something from your community’s history or a local hero. Or maybe it could a chance to bring people together to get to know their neighbours better. We have a total of £3.875m for projects in England. What will you celebrate?”
The Big Lottery Fund is especially keen to receive applications from groups that have not applied to them before. You will need to show that your project is open to everyone in your local community. Priority will be given to projects where communities come together to celebrate and share their diverse cultures. Another priority is bringing different generations together.