Grants available for community celebrations

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Norette Ferns

The Big Lottery Fund's new Celebrate programme is now open for applications, with £575,000 funding for projects in Scotland.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to groups to hold one-off events or activities which celebrate their local community.

According to research carried out for the Big Lottery Fund, six out of ten people cannot remember ever coming together to celebrate with their community.

Celebrate gives people the chance to come together, whether that’s to mark something important to their community, commemorate a historic local event, or simply get to know their neighbours better.

Applications will be assessed and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The fund will close to new applications when all the money has been awarded.

Visit the Big Lottery Fund website for more information.