Camden Community Festival Fund, administered by the Camden Council Event Service, supports events that promote the active participation of residents in community life. The aim of this fund is to sustain and develop Camden’s rich culture, its strong communities, and its dynamic partnerships by supporting quality creative events that meet the criteria set out within this application.
Camden Council supports this grant programme in recognition of the contribution made by community festivals to strengthening Camden communities, and in developing a rich culture and economy within the borough. The Fund welcomes applications from partnerships between multiple groups that demonstrate a commitment to community cohesion and improving inter-community relationships.
Only community events that take place outdoors can be considered for a Community Festival Grant. Successful applicants will receive a waiver of the fees and charges associated with holding an event in a Camden park, open space, or street.
Applications are welcome for grants of £200 to £2,000. Due to funding demand, it is likely that a smaller amount then applied for will be awarded. Please consider contingency arrangements to enable your proposal to go ahead, or to downsize when necessary.
The deadline for completed applications is: 23:59 on Thursday 29 February 2024. Applications received after this time and date will not be accepted.
You will be notified by email of grant decisions by 31 March 2024.
Definition of a Community Festival
A community festival is a single or series of outdoor events with a common theme and delivered within a defined time. It should be initiated and led by a not-for-profit community organisation or a community-led partnership, and be run for the community to celebrate and positively promote the community.
The grant scheme encourages events to include local business sponsorship as part of their fundraising. Associated businesses can provide a small amount of the festival content; however, this cannot make up the bulk of event programme.
The outcomes of your proposal should aim to:
This year, we particularly welcome applications that celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Pride, Windrush, South Asian Heritage Month, Black History Season, and the Olympics and Paralympics.
Applicants should ensure their event is welcoming and accessible to the widest community in Camden. You should consider how you intend to make your event accessible to people with disabilities, e.g. wheelchair accessible toilets, use of BSL sign language interpreters, and consider performances and contributions by disabled creatives.
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Conditions of the grant
If your application is successful, the following conditions will apply:
All grants awarded will be paid within 4 weeks of receipt of invoice if not sooner. All invoices should be sent to Camden Events Service for processing.
For advice or for any questions you have, please email email@example.com.
Please note: the application form can be downloaded for offline editing, with a Google account. If you do not have a Google account, please contact Camden Events for the form.