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Cultural funding

1 December 2016

Essex County Council actively engages with cultural practitioners and voluntary and professional arts and heritage  organisations who are running cultural projects for the benefit of the people of Essex. We can provide information and assistance in accessing funding for projects in the following ways.

Cultural Strategic Grants

More information to follow.

Culture in Essex Small Grants Scheme

The Culture in Essex Small Grants Scheme offers awards of up to £2,500, offering support to arts and culture projects within Essex (excluding Southend and Thurrock). Applications open on the 9 January 2017 with a deadline of 13 February 2017. Please read the guidance notes before submitting an application form.

Cultural funding assistance 

Essex County Council publishes a cultural funding document, which provides details of several funding opportunities at local, regional and national levels.
For further information relating to cultural funding, contact the Cultural Development team.

Funding and investment team

The Funding and investment team provides funding and investment support to voluntary and community, public and private sectors across Essex.   

Essex for Community

Essex County Council subscribes to Open for Community, a service that helps local organisations identify funding streams which are available to specific projects. 

Please note the service is only available to groups whose activities take place in Essex.