We are delighted to announce the Festivals Fund is now open to applications for 2021. We are looking for applications from arts groups, companies, organisations or individuals based in the Folkestone area with aspirations to develop new and exciting festivals.
We believe in the power of creativity to transform people, places and communities. We are passionate about this and believe it will inspire others to be curious and imagine a changed future. To achieve this we want to enable and support others to create inspiring cultural events and activities through the Festivals Fund.
Grants are available up to £5,000. Applications will be considered from arts groups, companies, organisations or sole traders based in the Folkestone area with aspirations to develop new and exciting festivals, a series of linked events, or a project with significant community involvement.
Previous festivals to benefit from Festivals Fund funding include Profound Sound, Take Up Space, Folkestone Puppet Festival and so much more. We are looking for inspiring and original applications that can demonstrate how they will benefit the community.
There are three deadlines for applications as follows:
- 5pm on 19 February 2021 for projects starting between 1 April – 30 September 2021
- 5pm on 16 April 2021 for projects starting between 1 October – 31 December 2021
- 5pm on 30 July for projects starting between 1 January – 31 March 2022
We can't wait to see what new ideas come through this year.