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    Creative, Confident Communities: update to our strategy

    As our work for Creative, Confident Communities has developed, we have updated our strategy to better reflect what we hope to achieve and the types of work we are looking to support.

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  • Siop Griffiths, a community owned café and shop in Penygroes, Wales, that received support from Plunkett Foundation

    LocalMotion Learning and Knowledge Exchange Partner: invitation for proposals

    Together with a group of funders, we set up LocalMotion, a place-based initiative to support communities tackle deep-rooted causes of injustice in a more joined up, radical way. We are now looking to appoint a "Learning and Knowledge Exchange Partner". Read the Invitation for proposals to find out more.

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  • Siop Griffiths, a community owned café and shop in Penygroes, Wales, that received support from Plunkett Foundation

    Plunkett Foundation: championing community ownership

    We visited Siop Griffiths in Penygroes to learn how, with the support of Plunkett Foundation, they were able to develop their community owned café and shop, and help boost the confidence in the future of this rural village.

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  • Arts festival with B-Arts in Stoke-on-Trent

    B-Arts: Using art and creativity to transform the community of Stoke

    B-Arts is a participatory arts and theatre company based in Stoke. They use arts and creativity to improve lives and transform people's lives and the communities they live in.

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  • LocalMotion event with Lincoln City Foundation

    LocalMotion communications support: invitation for proposals

    Together with a group of funders, we set up LocalMotion, a place-based initiative to support communities tackle deep-rooted causes of injustice in a more joined up, radical way. We are now seeking communications support to build LocalMotion's public presence and develop the programme's signature brand and style.

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    Esmée announces new Director of Creative Confident Communities and A Fairer Future

    We're thrilled to announce the appointment of Veda Harrison as our new Director of Creative, Confident Communities and A Fairer Future.

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    £1.8m Reinvent Performing Arts funding awarded to 40 arts organisations

    We're excited to announce 40 new grants worth £1.8m, which we have made through Reinvent Performing Arts funding. This one-off funding is part of our response to the pandemic and provides additional support to some of our grantees as they re-open and lockdown eases.

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    Reinvent Performing Arts

    As part of our ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committing an extra £1.5m for Reinvent Performing Arts funding. With this additional funding, we hope to support current grantees working in the performing arts and to provide a boost to support their existing plans for re-opening over the next year.

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    Increasing our funding for racial justice: a first step

    We are offering organisations in our portfolio that are led by and for racialised communities additional unrestricted funding. A total of £2m has been made available, which will be split equally between the organisations that meet the criteria for this funding.

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