Arts, culture and heritage groups are invited to apply to the grants scheme.

Moray Council invites arts, culture and heritage groups to apply for grants up to £20k

Moray organisations in the arts, culture and heritage sectors are being invited to apply for grants of up to £20,000, funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The £100,000 scheme will cover revenue costs only. This means that it can fund costs associated with, but not limited to, laying on events, performances or activities, or covering running costs, wages and professional fees, or trips and excursions.

Applicants can apply for up to £20,000 if they represent a group of organisations working in partnership. Solo organisations can apply for grants of up to £10,000.

Arts, culture and heritage organisations will be invited to vote for the projects they feel should be awarded a grant. This invitation-only event will take place on 19 January, with more details to be confirmed.

The funding is being distributed through a process known as Participatory Budgeting. It allows local people to shape council spend to best meet local need, in this case through informing who is awarded a grant.

Economic, Development and Infrastructure Services committee chair, Cllr Marc Macrae, said: “This is a great opportunity for local community groups and organisations in the arts, culture and heritage areas to apply for the available funding, which could help them grow their organisation and activities."

Apply here on the council’s website until 8 January when the scheme closes.

Contact Information

Moray Council Press Office

Notes to editors

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK Government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.’