UKSPF Cultural Programming Grant (Herefordshire)


Cultural programming helps to foster a sense of local pride. Creative activities enliven communities, improve wellbeing and strengthen social ties, helping to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in our neighbourhoods. They can also attract people into the county, increasing economic investment and improving people’s perception of Herefordshire.

Cultural programming can take many forms including creative activities and workshops, tours, exhibitions, maker spaces and screenings as part of an ongoing creative programme.

Aim of scheme

This grant is designed to support the delivery of local arts, culture, heritage and creative activities across Herefordshire. The scheme aims to increase engagement and vitalise communities across the county through cultural programming.

Outputs and outcomes

We aim to fund programmes that align to one or more of the following interventions from the UKSPF investment priority – Communities and Place:

Herefordshire Council core interventions – E6: Support for local arts, culture, heritage and creative activities

Activities should deliver the following outputs and outcomes:

  • Increase in footfall
  • Improved engagement
  • Local activities and programmes

We are particularly looking for projects that:

  • Help to foster a sense of local pride and belonging
  • Engage new audiences
  • Provide new skills or opportunities to local people
  • Support the wellbeing and happiness of local people
  • Support the growth of the cultural community in Herefordshire

Who can apply

This is a county-wide grant scheme. Only organisations registered in Herefordshire with legal status can apply, including:

  • Charities, voluntary, community and not-for-profit organisations including charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) and social enterprises (e.g. CICs)
  • Businesses (with a core operation in the natural, cultural or heritage sector)
  • State and independent schools (as long as the project or activity benefits and involves the community and does not deliver activities that are part of the standard curriculum)
  • Town and parish councils
  • Community benefit societies
  • Community clubs or trusts
  • Religious organisations (as long as the project or activity benefits the wider community and does not include religious content)

Applicants who are registered outside Herefordshire can apply, but only where they deliver their main business, programmes and benefits directly in Herefordshire.

How much you can apply for

You can apply for a grant of up to 100% of the total project costs.

  • Minimum grant of £1,000
  • Maximum grant of up to £7,000

Visit the website for full details, how to apply and funding round dates.

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