Applications Now Open! Voluntary Arts Week Microfund

Are you a voluntary arts group in Boston Borough or South Holland? Then read on!

The Voluntary Arts Week Microfund invites self-led cultural groups and projects to apply for £100 to put on an event during Voluntary Arts Week (this year it takes place from 6-15 May).  The aim of this modest funding is to enable cultural groups to reach out to new participants and volunteers, helping them to grow and be more sustainable in the long-term.

In 2015 a range of groups, including crafts clubs, choirs, music groups and amateur dramatic societies, used this funding to cover venue hire, materials, publicity and other costs associated with putting on an open and accessible ‘come and try’ event.  Some groups were well established and looking to expand, whilst others were just starting out.

Transported is delighted to be match funding successful applicants in Boston Borough and South Holland in 2016, so if you’d like to apply, check out this link and below for more information.

Details for Midlands England Applicants

Applications open: 25 January 2016
Deadline: 9am, 29 February 2016
There are 30 awards of £100 available to applicants in the Midlands of England.
First Art (N Notts & NE Derbyshire), Transported (Boston & S Holland, Lincs) and ArtsNK (North Kesteven, Lincs) are also match-funding for successful applicants in their areas.
Voluntary Arts Week Microfund – Midlands Guidelines
Voluntary Arts Week Microfund – Midlands Application Form

If you have any questions about making an application for the Midlands microfund, please contact Sarah Breen on

Want to have a chat in person?  Come along to this drop in event at The National Centre for Craft & Design in Sleaford on Thursday 18 February.

Voluntary Arts Week