Celebrate England

 What would you celebrate in your local area?

Funding size: £300 – £10,000

Total available: £3.875m

Application deadline: Applications assessed on a first come, first served basis until all funds are awarded

What’s it all about?

Six out of ten people surveyed* say they cannot remember ever coming together to celebrate with their community. The Big Lottery Fund wants to help change this with its Celebrate! programme.

They are offering  grants of between £300 and £10,000 for groups to hold one off events or activities which 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.

Who can apply?

You can apply if you are a:

  • voluntary or community organisation with a constitution and bank account
  • school
  • statutory body.

They are especially keen to receive applications from groups who have not applied before.

You will also need to show that your project is open to everyone in your local community.

Higher priority will be given to applications from:

  • projects which demonstrate communities coming together to celebrate and share their diverse cultures
  • projects which actively bring different generations together.

What can you apply for?

They will fund activities that bring people together to celebrate their local community.

In your application they would like to know

  • how the project will bring people together in the community to celebrate.
  • why the activity is something your local community wants and how you can demonstrate it is led by the people within it.

For more information on how to apply go to the Big Lottery website






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