Apply Now For A Creative Communities Grant


Arts and creative groups in the borough of Maidstone are being invited to submit their entries for the next round of the Creative Communities Grants before the deadline on 30 June 2024.

Individual artists and creatives, community groups and cultural organisations located in the borough can apply for grants of between £500 and £2,000.

Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) introduced the grants to help encourage arts engagement and community cohesion in Maidstone town centre, as one of the biggest challenges in delivering arts events and activities can be securing the funding to realise a vision.

MBC’s Creative Communities Grants are designed to create a sense of pride in the area and allow an individual or group get a project off the ground.

This is the sixth round of Grants and these will be awarded on 14 August 2024 when monies will be allocated according to the appropriateness of the application.

Creative Communities Grant application criteria:

Who can apply: Individual artists and creatives, community groups and cultural organisations located in the borough of Maidstone.

There are four key priorities for the Creative Communities Grants:

  • Increasing pride in our borough and its communities
  • Increasing participation/engagement in arts and cultural activities; working with diverse audiences
  • Supporting new and existing creative talent in the borough
  • Promoting the benefits of arts and culture to our society, economy, health and wellbeing

The deadline for this round of funding closes 30 June 2024.

  • Total fund available: £30,000 per annum
  • Grant range available to apply for: £500 – £2,000

To see examples of the events the grants have previously funded please watch the following film:

Further details about the criteria, other grants and a link to the online application form can be found at:

The MBC Creative Communities Grants are funded by the Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.  



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