Cultural Celebrations Fund 2023 to 2024

Applications for the Cultural Celebrations Fund 2023 to 2024 are now closed

This fund will support and enhance a number of outdoor events across the borough between 1 June 2023 and 31 March 2024.

There is up to £95,000 funding available. (The total fund amount is subject to confirmation during the council’s annual budget setting process).

Applicants are invited to apply for a maximum of £10,000. Please note that if your application is successful, the amount of funding you are awarded may differ from the amount you requested.

  • The fund opened on Monday 16 January 2023 and closed at 9am on Monday 13 February 2023.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview on 14 March 2023.
  • All applicants will be informed of provisional decisions by the end of April 2023.

Applications can be made via the online form on our application portal. Please read the Application Guide before starting your application.

Once you have registered on the application portal, you can preview all the questions in the application form before you start. If you would like a copy in another format so you can draft your application before submitting it online, please contact the Events Team.

Read the application guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Read the terms and conditions of funding (PDF, 237kb)

Get support with your application


16 January 2023

Application platform opens

30 January, 2 February 2023

Applicant workshops and one-to-one advice sessions (in-person and online)

9am, 13 February 2023

Deadline for applications

13 to 17 February 2023

Clarifications with applicants

14 March 2023

Interviews with shortlisted applicants

Late March 2023

Decision making process, including panel recommendations to Cabinet Member

April to May 2023

Formal decisions made by Cabinet Member
Successful applicants notified
Formal decisions published

June 2023 to March 2024

Delivery of funded activities

Page last updated: 01 June 2023

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