This programme has been set up in conjunction with The London Community Foundation to support community festivals and events in the borough whilst also helping to tackle worklessness.
Groups are invited to apply for grants from £500 to £15,000 to hold festivals and events in the borough’s public and green spaces.
The definition of a community festival is:
- an event with a common theme of celebration, be it cultural, or of community interest that happens within a defined time period and is delivered within the London Borough of Lambeth in a park, open space or other outdoor venue
- an event or festival that is open and accessible to all of the community
- at least one day in length (minimum of 5 hours)
- In addition applicants must demonstrate that they are helping to tackle worklessness within the borough as part of their activities.
Please refer to the main festivals and outdoor events guidance notes and application form (available from The London Community Foundation website) for a full outline of the programme.
Please note that to apply for the fund you will need to complete an event application form, these can be found in the ‘Guide to Organising Outdoor Events in Lambeth’. Once you have received a confirmation letter and quote from the Lambeth Events Service you can apply for the Lambeth Festivals and Outdoor Events Fund. If you are having trouble completing the events application form please contact a member of the events team on 0207 926 6207.
Alongside the main fund Lambeth is also running a small events programme for small scale outdoor events not covered by the main Festivals and Outdoor Events Fund. This can cover events such as street parties and localised fun days (for example on a specific estate), where the attendees are likely to be local residents. Grants are available from £100 up to £500. For applications to this programme please refer to the small events guidance notes and application form (available from The London Community Foundation website).
Event applications must be received by Lambeth Events Service by 5pm Monday 25 February 2013.
Funding applications must be received by the London Community Foundation by 5pm Friday 1st March 2013.
Pictured: Ethelred Fun Day