Saturday, 16 July 2016


...and feeling unbearably dissociated from everything on this island.

Arts, Health & Wellbeing Inquiry: Call for Practice Examples
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPG) is collaborating with King’s College London on an Inquiry into Arts, Health and Wellbeing. The Inquiry is seeking contributions to aid in its research into the health and wellbeing outcomes of arts and cultural activity. The purpose of the Inquiry is to develop policy recommendations and inform a vision for political leadership in the field of arts, health and wellbeing. The Inquiry is seeking examples of the arts and culture influencing health and wellbeing outcomes. Deadline for submissions is 19 August 2016 and you can find full details and relevant documents HERE.

Applications open for the 2016/17 Max Reinhardt Literacy Awards 
Deadline: Monday 1 August 2016 at 10.00am
Venues in England are invited to apply to host the 2016/17 Awards, to support a creative writer to work with a school and a gallery/art museum/visual art venue. Three Awards of £6,000 each will be made to the selected venues for an activity, which will take place from January to March 2017. Click on A Midsummer Night's Dream for more details.

Lloyds Bank Foundation announces next funding round for its “Invest” Programme
The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales, which provides funding to charities for projects to help people break their cycle of disadvantage, has announced that its "Invest" grants programme will re-open for applications on the 5th September 2016 and will close at 5pm on the 14th October 2016. Invest" is a flexible, long term core funding programme for charities helping disadvantaged people. Invest grants are from £10,000 up to maximum of £25,000 per year for two or three years, with the opportunity for continuation funding for a further period - up to six years in total. Invest grants fund core running costs such as rent, heating, lighting and management costs etc, as well as project delivery costs such as salaries, recruitment, volunteer expense and training, etc. The Foundation also runs a smaller "Enable" programme which provides grants of up to £15,000 for up to 2 years for activities relating to organisational development such as leadership and governance, improved systems and demonstrating outcomes. Applications to the "Enable" programme can be made at any time. Read more by clicking on the Eclipse of the Sun by George Grosz, below. 


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