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Date published: 7th January 2019

The aim of the Arts and Culture Fund is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Norfolk residents through active participation and engagement in arts and culture. Organisations that strive to better the community through art and culture are being urged to apply for funding.

The cut-off date for applications to be received for the next round of funding is February 22nd with decisions on eligible applications due in March.

This round of applications follows the awarding of the December round of grants, which saw four groups benefit from up to £2,000 each.

The following grants were awarded:

  • SWAN (Supporting Women, Activities Network) - £2000 towards the delivery of a broad range of art therapy based classes for ladies with mental health needs in the Stalham area.
  • North Norfolk Arts Co- Operative – £2000 towards the delivery of a varied 6 month programme of workshops and performances encompassing creative, cultural and heritage activities for young people aged 11 – 25 in Briston / Melton Constable.
  • The Belfry Centre for Music and Arts - £875 towards the licencing and musical rights costs associated with a project to train, support and enable young people to perform in a musical theatre production.
  • Cinema City Ltd – Moving Memories – £2000. Moving Memories uses film and film related memorabilia as a form of Reminiscence Therapy. The therapy benefits those living with dementia and helps support carers. Reminiscence sessions will be held in care homes, day centres or dementia cafes in North Norfolk.

 Cllr. Hilary Cox said:

"Arts and culture have, over many years, helped to form our history and our heritage, and enabled us to view events, social issues and economic problems in a way that encourages a wider understanding of what is going on.

If you are an individual, group or organisation who wishes to continue to better our community and be part of sharing your thoughts and ideas to improve community spirit and activities, please apply for the grant."

For more information about the Arts and Culture Fund, or to apply for a grant visit https://www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/artsfund. To discuss a potential application call the Communities Team on 01263 516173 or 01263 516248.


Last updated: 24th January 2019