Redbridge Arts Grants is a community grant scheme supporting the
arts in Redbridge. The grants are available to voluntary
organisations either based or working in the Borough that support,
develop and promote arts and cultural related activities.
A total of £27,000 of grant funding is awarded through three
application rounds each year. The maximum for any one grant is
£3,000 and we will fund up to 60% of the overall project
Round One 2013/2014 Grant Awards
The next round 2013/14 for applications is now open, with a
deadline of 12 June 2013 ! For more information on how to apply, please
In the three funding rounds of 2013/14, we would like to
encourage applicants to consider delivering a project, event or
initiative to mark the centenary in 2014 the start of the
First World War.
The Third Round 2012/13 has now closed. Applications are
currently being assessed and applicants will be informed of the
outcome in due course.
Round Two 2012/2013 Grant Awards
We are pleased to announce that eight organisations have been
successful in the Second Round of Redbridge Arts Grants 2012/13.
Three of the projects deliver Health & Wellbeing outcomes
whilst other projects focus on artform development and widening
Shapeshifter Productions will receive one of the largest awards
of £2,000 for a participatory music project with elderly residents
living in care homes and visiting day centres; Green Candle Dance
Company will use their award of £1,900 to deliver a dance and
movement project aimed at older people living with Dementia and
their carers; and Spare Tyre will also receive £2,000 to deliver
sessions in music and carnival arts for adults with learning
difficulties with performances at Redbridge events this Summer.
Fools Play Collective will receive £1,800 for the 3rd episode in
their Red Nose film series and we are also pleased to be able to
offer £500 to support Take Stock Exchange’s story sharing project
about Wanstead. Forest Musical Productions who are staging
Suessical the Musical at the Kenneth Moore Theatre will use their
award of £921 to develop an outreach programme and provide
educational guides to schools, nurseries and libraries; Organised
Crime will receive £1,745 to revive 'Oh What A Lovely War' for a
run a the Redbridge Drama Centre and Courtyard Theatre and the
Redbridge Marquetry Group receive £200 to run a course in
developing marquetry skills.
2011/2012 Grant Awards
During 2011/12, sixteen organisations completed projects with
funding totalling just under £22,000. 12 of the organisations were
based in the borough. Nearly, 8,500 people have benefited from the
funded activities, with over 1,000 actively participating in the
- Spare Tyre’s highly talented Redbridge Street Band who
entertained the crowds in Ilford on 22 July as
part of the Torch Relay celebrations and
Bandstand Marathon on 9 September 2012 in Valentine’s
- Dhruva’s spectacular London International Arts Festival
compared by DJ Ritu and featuring musical legend Dr M
Balamuralikrishna from India;
- Lontano’s Connections project celebrating Roma
music and traditions with students from four Redbridge schools
who also performed as part of the Torch Relay.
A full list of funded projects 2011/12 is available to download
Redbridge Arts Forum 2013
The forum is a great opportunity for arts groups based in or
working in Redbridge to meet each other to discuss your work and
how you may be able to help each other. .
If you are part of an arts organisation or a practising artist
in any art form you are welcome to join us to:
- Meet other arts practitioners in
Redbridge, share ideas and knowledge in funding, marketing
- Learn more about arts activity in
the Borough and possible opportunities for 2013
- Find out about the Redbridge Arts
Grants and receive 1-2-1 support with a member of the
Cultural Team about your application.
Organisations are welcome to bring more than one representative
but you must register before the forum. Forums are held
frequently throughout the year. Please check back for details
of the next meeting.
You can register your place by contacting the Cultural Team on
020 8708 2856 or email firstname.lastname@example.org