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Apply for community event funding

Our Community Festivals Fund is now open to applications for 2016/17 events.

Applications are welcome between now and Monday 29 February 2016.

Despite continuing central government funding cuts, we have maintained the £35,000 community festivals grant pot, in recognition of the important role events play in improving community cohesion.

There has been a steady rise in applications in recent years so new applications will be scored against criteria assessed by an independent panel. Successful applications will also have all non-statutory fees and charges for the event waived, such as charges for road closures.

Voluntary Action Camden (VAC) is continuing to administer the grant process on our behalf and decisions will be announced by them by Monday 11 April 2016.

Unfortunately in the current climate of cuts to council funding, we can no longer cover the costs for all community events. However, following feedback from residents, we have introduced a flat fee of £100 for smaller community events and street parties, to assist with covering some of the costs.

Councillor Abdul Hai, Cabinet Member for Customers, Communities and Culture, said: “If you are organising an event, or thinking about it, then I encourage you to apply for funding. Community events are a great way of bringing people together, and are a chance for you to get to know neighbours and make new friends."

“I’m pleased that we have been able to continue to make this money available even in difficult financial times for local authorities.”

Find out more

Application forms and more details are available on the Voluntary Action Camden website.
Visit our events pages for full fees and charges information for community events.