Cash to boost our creativity

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Projects promoting arts and culture in our communities could win cash to support their work.

Grants of up to £2,000 will be up for grabs through three funding rounds in 2013/14.

But groups must register their interest now if they are to be in with a chance.

Kirklees Council is encouraging groups who would like to run community arts and culture-based projects in the area to register for its Arts in the Neighbourhood scheme by Friday April 12.

The scheme, run by the Creative Economy, aims to help community and voluntary groups set up arts and cultural projects or events by contributing between £150 and £2,000 towards the costs.

Projects must be wholly or mainly for the benefit of Kirklees residents and involve Kirklees residents.

Groups can find out more about registering by emailing Kirklees Funding Team at funding@kirklees.gov.uk or calling 01484 414824.

After registering, they will have the opportunity to make a bid in the first round.

The first round closes on May 31 and is for projects starting from August 1.

Groups making an application can find out more during an information session at Huddersfield Town Hall on Tuesday April 16, 6.30pm-8.30pm.

Contact the Creative Economy Team on 01484 226353.