Staffordshire County Council|

Community Arts Fund

''Staffordshire County Council’s Community
Arts Fund helps to support Staffordshire’s communities in their access to a wide range
of cultural activities.

In 2014-15 we are inviting proposals for activities which contribute to the following outcomes for local people to;

Be able to access better jobs and feel the benefits of economic growth, be healthier and more independent, feel safer, happier and more supported in and by their community.

In order to meet these outcomes, we are offering funding under the following 2 schemes;


Community Arts Fund

Applications of up to £800 are welcome to run an arts activity or event which benefits the community, widens participation and promotes accessibility.

PDF Document  Guidelines
|Word Document  Application Form|

Community Arts Development Programme

This fund is open to applications of up to £2500 to develop strategic arts projects with a focus on community engagement, cohesion and sustainability.

PDF Document Community Arts Development Programme Brief|

(Development Programme funding is now closed for 2014-15)


Before you apply

The Guidelines and Application form are the same for both funding schemes.
Please read them thoroughly before you apply.

Please read all the questions before filling out the form.

Please use the checklist at the end of the Application form to ensure you have included all the relevant additional information as outlined in the Guidelines.

The file format for any additional information should be in Word, PDF or JPEG for images.


When to apply

Activities must take place between 1st April 2014 and 31st March 2015

Community Arts Fund

Deadline for application 20th December 2014 

Community Arts Development Fund

Deadline for application 30th April 2014


Assessment

Your application can take up to 6 weeks to process. It is important that you allow for this time when planning the timescale for your project activity.


Evaluation Report

It is a condition of the grant that an evaluation form is completed in full and submitted no later than 6 weeks after the event has taken place.

Your evaluation tells us who was involved, what happened during and following your project, what you and your participants learned, and whether the arts fund process was a success.

We will process the information you give us for statistical purposes which will tell us the overall effect of the Community Arts Fund.

We may also use your report to showcase funded projects| on our website.

Word Document Evaluation Report Form|

 |Please 'like' us on our Arts Connected| facebook| page and post information about your project to help us promote the arts fund and showcase arts activities taking place across Staffordshire.


Publicity

Logo

If your application is successful, it is a condition of the fund to include the County Council logo on all publicity and promotional material.

To download a copy of logo please visit the Branding and Logo| web pages.

Write a News Release

Publicity is an important part of your project. It not only tells people all about your new initiative, but it also helps them to understand how the community will benefit.

Below is a simple template for writing a news release and some useful media tips.

PDF DocumentNew Release Template
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PDF DocumentMedia Hints & Tips|


Contact

If you would like to discuss your project or require any documents by post or in another language or format, please contact us. Application forms and any supporting information can be sent by post or email to:

Tracie Meredith
Community Arts Officer
Staffordshire Place 1
Tipping St, Stafford ST16 2DH

Email: tracie.meredith@staffordshire.gov.uk|
Tel 01785 278571

 

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