Grants available to explore and celebrate culture in Doncaster
Artists, creatives, community groups and teams are invited to apply for grants of up to £4000 to explore and celebrate what culture means for people in Doncaster.
In Autumn 2022 a new Culture Strategy for Doncaster will be launched. Doncaster Council has worked with strategic partners, funders, and community groups and individuals to develop the ten-year strategy, building on the talents, passions and strong cultural heritage that already exist in Doncaster.
The strategy presents a shared commitment to work together to provide great cultural experiences and opportunities for all.
Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT) are managing the fund to commission local creatives to explore and celebrate what culture means for people in Doncaster.
Michael Hart, chief executive at Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust said: “We are looking forward to hearing from creative people and groups to help us to explore and celebrate what culture means for people in Doncaster.
“This work will form part of the launch of the strategy and a total of £27,000 is available and grants of up to £4000 will be considered.”
The response can be in any art form or creative medium, and based on any of the cultural themes identified in the Culture Strategy. The cultural themes identified in the Culture Strategy are: The Arts, Community Arts, Arts in Education, Arts and Health, Libraries, Literature & Learning, Museums, Heritage & Archives, Creative & Cultural Industries, Events, Physical Activity and Sport, Outdoors, Landscapes, Urban Realm.
Michael added: “Doncaster is a place of places with a varied and vibrant culture. Our communities flourish by expressing their own creativity and connecting through shared cultural experiences.
“We know that there is some great creative talent in our city and we are really keen to find out more about how people can use this to help to inform the strategy.”
Applicants must be Doncaster residents or have a business address registered in Doncaster Activities that are funded must deliver activity within the Doncaster boundary.
For more information, view the application pack Grant application form. Applications by 5pm on Wednesday 19 October 2022. The funded activity should be delivered by 31 March 2023. If you are unsure whether you are eligible for funding contact the team at If you are unsure whether you are eligible for funding contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information in our grant application pack.
Artwork: credit to James Mulkeen