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Funding available for Arts and Heritage Projects

As well as providing annual financial support for major cultural events in the Harrogate district, Harrogate Borough Council has a funding stream to help small arts and heritage projects.

The Arts and Heritage Grant scheme was first set up in 2006 and the council is pleased to announce that this funding will continue in 2011 and is now seeking applications.

Councillor Caroline Bayliss Cabinet Member for Cultural Services said

This district is home to many events that encourage people to get involved in cultural and heritage projects and volunteers organise a great number of them. We want to help them through this round of funding to continue their good work which brings pleasure to many across our district as well as encouraging others from outside to visit us.

Last year, grants were awarded to community groups around the district including funding towards dynamic lighting for St Nicholas Festival in Pateley Bridge, an instrument for Knaresborough silver band, support for Masham Arts Festival and help to improve village hall changing rooms in North Stainley.

Applications can be made from 3 to 31 October 2011. Grants are a maximum of £1000 per application and are intended to help community groups within the Harrogate district to develop new and innovative projects in arts and heritage.

Anyone interested in applying should contact Diane Taylor on 01423 556188 or (please put Arts and Heritage Grants in the subject heading of the email).

Alternatively, you can visit the website for an application pack

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