Applications now open for Voluntary Arts Week Microfund!

28th January 2016

The Voluntary Arts Week Microfund invites self-led cultural groups and projects to apply for £100 to put on an event during Voluntary Arts Week (this year it takes place from 6-15 May).  The aim of this modest funding is to enable cultural groups to reach out to new participants and volunteers, helping them to grow and be more sustainable in the long-term.

In 2015 a range of groups, including crafts clubs, choirs, music groups and amateur dramatic societies, used this funding to cover venue hire, materials, publicity and other costs associated with putting on an open and accessible ‘come and try’ event.  Some groups were well established and looking to expand, whilst others were just starting out.

We are delighted to be match funding successful applicants in North Kesteven in 2016. First Art (N Notts & NE Derbyshire) and Transported (Boston & S Holland, Lincs) are also match-funding for successful applicants in their areas. If you are interested in applying details are below or visit the voluntary arts website for more information.

Details for Midlands England Applicants

  • Applications open: 25 January 2016
  • Deadline: 9am, 29 February 2016

There are 30 awards of £100 available to applicants in the Midlands of England.

Voluntary Arts Week Microfund – Midlands Guidelines

Voluntary Arts Week Microfund – Midlands Application Form

If you have any questions about making an application for the Midlands microfund, please contact Sarah Breen on

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