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Culture and Community Grants programme

Funding for local cultural and community led projects.

The Culture and Community Grants programme welcomes projects that engage both local residents and visitors to Westminster. This new annual fund invites arts organisations, community groups and schools to apply for support towards cultural activities that contribute to our Fairer Westminster Strategy.

It will enable local creatives and cultural organisations to draw on their expertise to deliver wellbeing and participatory activities in partnership with residents. Target beneficiaries include those facing financial access barriers, schoolchildren, 16 to 25 year olds, over 65s, global majority ethnic groups, and those experiencing disabilities and social isolation.

Applications are now closed. Those who are successful will receive 90% upfront and 10% upon receipt of a satisfactory final monitoring report.

Projects should take place in Westminster and benefit our residents. Individuals, groups or organisations that apply must be based in one of the wards within Westminster. Preference will be given to projects based in Westminster.

Grants will be allocated to ensure diverse, inclusive representation. All awards will be made subject to satisfactory credit checks and due diligence.

Please note an additional Inside Out grants fund is soon to be launched for partner activities that will form part of this outdoor arts festival in August 2023.

Subsidy Control Rules

All applicants will be required to declare in the application form that the activity complies with Subsidy Control government legislation. Funding cannot contribute towards ‘economic activity’ or towards an ‘enterprise’. Find more advice from BEIS advice on the UK Subsidy Control regime.

Published: 23 November 2022

Last updated: 29 August 2023