Meet the Funder – Dorset Council #1

An exclusive webinar with Dorset Council, where you'll have the chance to explore exciting funding options that can turn your community-focused dreams into reality.
Meet the Funder – Dorset Council: Discover Funding Opportunities for Your Community Projects

Event Overview: An exclusive event with Dorset Council, where you’ll have the chance to explore exciting funding options that can turn community-focused dreams into reality. Join us to learn more about the Community and Culture Project Fund Round 5 and the recently launched Capital Leverage Fund Round 4. These funds are designed to empower not-for-profit community groups and cultural organisations to make a lasting impact on our vibrant Dorset communities.

Event Details:

  • Date and Time: Tuesday, 10th October 2023, 14:00 – 15:00 BST
  • Location: Online (Access link will be provided when booking)

Community and Culture Project Fund Round 5: The Community and Culture Project Fund is a golden opportunity for anyone seeking to initiate new activities and events that will benefit the local community. Whether your focus is on museums, arts, heritage, physical activity, sports, or play, this fund offers small grants to help kick-start your initiatives.

Key Points about the Fund:

  • Open to not-for-profit community groups
  • Supports new activities and events
  • Prioritizes marginalized and disadvantaged groups
  • Grants ranging from £1,000 to £5,000
  • Funding up to 80% of total project costs

Capital Leverage Fund Round 4: Introducing the Capital Leverage Fund, aimed at strengthening communities by providing funding for capital projects that enhance facilities for residents.

Key Points about the Fund:

  • Focuses on capital projects
  • Enhances facilities for communities
  • Drives external funding partnerships
  • Aligns with Dorset Council and Cultural Strategy priorities

Event Highlights:

  • Learn about the eligibility criteria for both funds
  • Understand how to support Dorset Council’s core priorities and cultural strategy outcomes
  • Gain insights into the application process
  • Get valuable tips on optimising your grant application
  • Explore the potential for your projects to make a difference in the community

Mark Your Calendar: Key Dates

  • Community and Culture Project Fund Round 5 application deadline: Midnight, Sunday, 9 July 2023
  • Capital Leverage Fund Round 4 application deadline: 12 noon, Friday, 5 January 2024
  • Grant panel meeting for Community and Culture Project Fund: July 2023
  • Notifications of awards for both funds: End of July 2023
  • Decision letters distributed: End of July 2023

Secure Your Spot: Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to explore funding avenues that can breathe life into your community-driven projects. book now to ensure your place.

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