Date published: 23rd May 2018

North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) has opened its Arts and Culture Fund for applications.

The aim of the fund is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Norfolk residents through participation and engagement in arts and culture.

Any voluntary or community organisation with a project to improve the health and wellbeing of a community or a specific group of residents in North Norfolk is encouraged to apply for the grants, which are each worth up to £2,000.

The grants are not restricted to dedicated arts and culture organisations. Other groups that want to arrange activities – such as music or dance sessions, or pottery classes, for example – can also apply.

There will be a workshop for organisations interested in applying for grants at NNDC’s HQ in Holt Road, Cromer, on June 7 (10am). The workshop will outline the application process as well as what is required – in terms of monitoring, data collection, publicity and promotion – should a grant application prove successful.

Cllr Becky Palmer, NNDC Portfolio Holder for Culture, said: “The Arts and Culture Fund is a fantastic opportunity for local groups or organisations to apply for help to support their local communities with a range of health and wellbeing opportunities, and I would encourage any group looking to apply to attend the workshop in June.”

Cllr Virginia Gay, Shadow Portfolio Holder for Culture at NNDC, said: “The arts enrich our lives and bring our communities together. This is good news for all of us.”

Cllr Nick Coppack, Leader of the Independent Group at NNDC, said: “Having worked for many years in the arts, I can wholeheartedly recommend this scheme because I think it will bring great benefits to the people of North Norfolk.”

Applications can be submitted at any time, with decisions being made in March, July and November. To be considered this July, applications need to be submitted by June 29.

For more information or to apply for a grant, please visit our page on Arts and Culture Fund Details.

To discuss a potential application or to book a place at the workshop, call the Communities Team on 01263 516173 or 01263 516248.

Last updated: 23rd May 2018