£30K grant announced for further Oxford Road projects

News from: Reading Borough Council

Reading Council is offering funding to individuals, groups, organisations and communities from the Oxford Road to discover creative opportunities and develop exciting new cultural projects in the area.

The Council’s High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) Cultural Programme is offering a share of £30,000 to develop new projects with local people to celebrate the history and diverse cultures of the Oxford Road.

The Council is welcoming applications for grant funding from community groups, artists or creative individuals, with links to the Oxford Road area and experience of delivering high quality, co-created projects to local communities, as well as reaching residents who do not normally have access to creative opportunities.

Three pots of £4,000 are available to share between community groups/organisations and artists/creative practitioners. There is a simple two-stage application process, with the first stage the completion of a 1-page expression of interest form or a 4-minute film/audio recording. The deadline for these applications is Friday 10 December 2021.

Two pots of £9,000 are open to applications specifically from artists and creative practitioners. The deadline for this funding is 17:00 Friday 14 January 2022. Additional support will be available from CultureMix Arts for early-career artists and creative individuals such as those with less than 3 years’ experience. An established and respected Reading-based arts organisation, CultureMix support will be tailored to meet specific needs, provided through skills sharing, peer support and mentoring.

For more information on the essential criteria and how to apply please email HSHAZ@reading.gov.uk.

Leave a Reply