Support with event promotion

Are you passionate about music, dance, theatre and the Arts?

If you are an arts professional, community group, local individual or arts organisation within the district, we may be able to help with promoting your events.

Please send details of your event to our communications team and we will add the event details to our website events listings and social media accounts.

Special projects and events

We have a small grants fund that not-for-profit organisations, voluntary groups and charities can apply to, to support the development of arts and culture within the district. To qualify you need to be a constituted group with a bank account.

Each application will be assessed against the programme criteria and grants of up to £1,500 can be awarded for special projects and events.

Grants will be awarded at the discretion of the grants panel which is made up of a number of district councillors.

Application deadlines

  • Friday 15 Feb 2019

You will need to provide the lead contact name from your organisation for the application. Your organisation must be based within Newark and Sherwood district and be primarily for Newark and Sherwood residents. 

Your application will need to tell us about the project or event, what will be achieved by delivering the project and why your club / organisation wants to do it? 

All projects must be completed and funding spent within 12 months of the start date. Grants will not be awarded if the project has started or already taken place. Please demonstrate how you know this project is needed in the area.

The panel places a higher priority on applications that demonstrate sustainability and continuation beyond the end of the project.  Please give details of how the activities will be financed in future without grant support. 

Case studies

We have helped fund the wildlife bench project at Sconce and Devon Park in 2017.

Arts Awards

Through Arts Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels, young people aged 11-25  can explore any of the art forms including performing arts, visual arts, literature, media and multimedia. The award builds confidence, helps young people to enjoy cultural activities, and prepares them for further education or employment.

Activities delivered in arts centres, colleges and schools, community projects, libraries, galleries, local authorities, theatres, youth clubs and youth justice settings are welcomed.

Arts Council England

The Arts Council will fund arts activities that engage people in England, or that help artists and arts organisations carry out their work.

Grants for the arts is an open-application funding programme.

For further information regarding funding for the arts, visit the Arts Council website.

Creative Greenhouse

The Creative Greenhouse makes it its business to keep up with the wealth of support available to creative people and businesses.  They can tell you the best bits and put you in touch with the right people.

They offer a lot of information through their website, including details of the latest news and events, funding and skills development opportunities, an online resource library with useful links and downloads and an opportunity to profile your company in the business directory and showcase feature.

The Wolfit Endowment Fund

The Wolfit Endowment Fund exists in memory of Sir Donald Wolfit, the last of the Great Actor-Managers
The object of the fund is to give grants of money or materials to Students of Drama who have gained admission to an accredited Drama School or course at a University and who are resident in Newark or Balderton, Nottinghamshire, and/or were educated at secondary schools in Newark or Balderton.

Nottinghamshire County Council Divisional Fund Awards

Contact your local county councillor to find out more about how they might be able to support worthy initiatives in the area.

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