Many local councils have funding available for individual counsellors to allocate to projects and community organisations in their area. Exactly how the funding is used from one council to the next does vary, but common themes are:
•Helping local organisations to improve the lives and wellbeing of people in the area
•Encouraging the development of, and active participation in, community activities
Local Authorities (LAs) often have multiple grants available over short periods alongside extra help like guidance, advice, and links to other contacts in the area. Although we cover some LA grants in our Funding Finder tool, we've also put together the tables below as a quick and easy way of finding the relevant page on your Local Authority's website for all they have to offer in the way of help.
Come and meet staff from Arts Council England, and find out more about their Grants for the Arts funding scheme. Sue Hughes from ACE will have plenty of advice on what they are looking for in an application and how funding decisions are made. There’s also an opportunity to discuss any ideas you may have for projects, and to find out more about any alternative sources of funding.
A range of reports, resources and further reading that provide evidence of the wide-ranging benefits (to individuals and communities) of amateur music. Useful for funding applications, campaigns and general advocacy.