Sunday, 5 March 2017

The Functional Issue... which absolutely no views are expressed whatsoever.*

Summer Play Scheme Programme 2017
The Hilden Charitable Funds Summer Play Scheme is now open for applications. The Fund supports community groups and voluntary agencies with an income of less than £150,000 that run summer play schemes for children between the ages of 5 and 18 in disadvantaged communities. Supported schemes should be locally based, last between two and six weeks and have strong volunteer support. Some priority will be given to projects which show that they are inclusive of children from refugee families and have BME involvement. The closing date for applications is the 24th May 2017. Read more HERE. 

Idlewild Trust 
The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grant making programme is the 7th September 2017. The Idlewild Trust is a grant making trust that supports registered charities:
Concerned with improving opportunities for young professionals working creatively in the arts, particularly at an early stage in their careers
Supporting the conservation of important works of art and objects that are being lost through the lack of funds to look after these works.
The Trust awards around £120,000 each year in grants and makes grants of up to £5,000. Read more HERE. 

Women Make Music Grant Scheme 
The next applications deadline for the Performing Right Society's (PRS) Women Make Music grant scheme is the 8th May 2017. Through the grant scheme, financial support of up to £5000 is available to women musicians to create new music in any genre. The fund can support projects by women songwriters, composers, artists, bands and performers who are writing their own music. Please note that PRS no longer fund organisations through Women Make Music. Read more at:  

Celebrating Age funding award announced for engaging older people in arts & culture
Using National Lottery funding, Arts Council England has partnered with the Baring Foundation to develop the £3 million joint fund, Celebrating Age, which will be awarded to organisations developing dedicated, high-quality programmes created by - and for – older people. Celebrating Age has been developed in response to the Taking Part survey, which shows that participation in arts and culture falls dramatically over the age of 75; with more than 2 million people in England over the age of 75 living alone, and more than a million older people speaking to a friend, neighbour or family member less than once a month. The programme will work with a range of organisations to support and engage older people in arts and cultural activities, championing social inclusion and cross-generational projects. This follows Age UK’s February summary of their Index of Wellbeing, in which engagement in creative and cultural activities are seen to make the highest contribution of 5.75 per cent to the overall wellbeing of someone over the age of 60

*...other than, aren't those people who appropriate others work in their own talentless name, for their own vapid fame - absolutely vile? (whoopsie)


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