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Be Creative Be Well - LONDON ONLY
deadline - 5pm, 29 January 2010
Well London is a three year programme that works with
local people across London to enable them to transform their health. As part of
the creative strand of the programme, Arts Council England manages Be Creative
Be Well and is currently commissioning in 12 London boroughs.
Be Creative Be Well commissions arts and creative
activities to engage communities and individuals in a process of change, to
improve health, environments, increase community cohesion through intercultural
and intergenerational projects and provide accessible, fun, whole community
Since the start of the programme they have funded a
variety of different projects including a Big Chair Dance for older people in
Haringey run by Entelechy Arts, commissioned Pins and Winston to refurbish the
Handcroft Road Resource Centre in Croydon, supported a family fun day in Star
Park (Newham) and Memory Soup in Islington by Clod Ensemble.
They are currently commissioning projects in Barking
and Dagenham (total commission fund: £32,000), Brent (£34,000), Camden
(£24,000), Ealing (£32,000), Enfield (£38,000), Greenwich (£32,000), Haringey
(£37,100), Kensington and Chelsea (£26,500), Lewisham (£22,000), Southwark
(£29,000), Waltham Forest (£32,000) and Westminster (£33,000).
Each commission is between the values of £22,000 to
£38,000, as listed above. If you are based in or near this area, with a good
knowledge of the issues faced by these communities and have a great idea on how
creative activities could contribute towards improving health and mental well
being, then please consider applying. Applicants based outside these areas
are ineligible to apply, as are multiple applications.
Applications to ACE Grants for the arts suspended for
Arts Council England have suspended applications to its
Grants for the arts programme for a period of six weeks between Monday 18
January and Friday 26 February.
The temporary suspension will allow the effective
introduction of the new, improved application process from 1 March 2010. For the
first time artists and arts organisations will be able to apply to Grants for
the arts online making the programme more widely accessible and the application
process as easy as possible.
A new national Grants for the arts team, based in the
Arts Council’s assessment centre in Manchester, will assess and monitor all
applications. The new teams will be focused around individual artforms and will
maintain close links to each region, with decisions continuing to be made within
the region. This will allow the Arts Council to make funding decisions using a
national framework and ensures consistent advice and assessment is given to
applicants wherever they are based.
The changes will improve how the scheme works for
applicants, and save almost £1.5m a year in administrative costs, which will be
reinvested directly into the arts
deadline - March 2011
So far, Grassroots Grants has funded thousands of
projects, from sports for the disabled to arts for older people, activities for
young people, counselling services, employment programmes, food parcel services,
music groups and village halls. It is these small, volunteer led groups that
make a real difference to the lives of local people, and often a small amount of
money can go a long way.
Applying for Grassroots Grants is quick, easy and help
is available. You can apply for money until March 2011. If your group
ticks all the boxes, then you could apply for a Grassroots Grant of £250 -
- A not-for-profit voluntary or community group in
- Led by volunteers
- Active in local community 12 months or more
- Average income (over three years) of less than
£30,000 per year
- Works for the benefit of your local community
If you have any questions, please contact the
Grassroots Grants helpline:
T: 01223 400 331