Representatives from both the East End Community Foundation, and the Mayor of London’s Culture Seeds Programme will be joining us to offer their expertise.

The Council’s Arts, Parks and Events Team are helping facilitate a programme of events for Black History Month this October, and in the absence of our own team-managed Event Fund, we will be holding an informal session based around alternative sources of potential funding on June 6th.

East End Community Foundation

EECF are managing the council’s new scheme, the ‘LBTH Small Grants Programme’. You may have come across details as sent out in previous emails, and can find more information and links here. http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=69414

The key deadline for applications for all events taking place on or after 1 October, is Monday 24 June.

We are delighted that Grants Officer Jack Abbotts, will be on hand to outline the processes and criteria of the new fund, and answer any specific queries you may have. Please note that Community Cohesion is the strand which best fits BHM.

Mayor of London: Culture Seeds and Africa in London

This two-year rolling programme is now open for applications, so you can apply at any time for funding between £1,000-£5,000. The turnaround time is 6 weeks. Grants will be used to support community-led cultural projects, overcome traditional funding barriers, and encourage a sense of ownership. If you are not part of an established arts organisation, this may be for you. Please see details here - https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/arts-and-culture/current-culture-projects/culture-seeds

In 2019, Culture Seeds is providing additional support for ‘Africa in London’ and Culture Seeds Co-ordinator Anne Hartley will be joining us to talk about this new programme supported by the Mayor of London and the British Council, which aims to put African cultural events in London, firmly on the map. We hope this will encourage programmers to think about this strand for Black History Month 2019. She will also be available to answer general questions about Culture Seeds.

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