We want to strengthen the bonds in communities, helping local people to build vibrant, confident places where they can fulfil their creative, human, and economic potential.
Places where the local economy works better for the people who live there, where there is equality of access to arts and culture, and where communities are at the heart of change.
Working with others, we will contribute to three key impact goals by 2030:
- Communities use their power to make change happen
- Local economies work better for the people who live there
- Culture and creativity build thriving communities
We have three priorities through which we believe we can best contribute to these goals over the next five years.
If you would like to apply for funding under any of these priorities, please read our Guidance for Support.
Communities use their power to make change happen
Local economies work better for the people who live there
Culture and creativity build thriving communities
Community-led art and creativity
The power of culture and creativity to transform lives and communities is undervalued. Through our long-term interest in, and history of, supporting culture for social impact, we understand the role that culture and creativity can play in releasing potential, strengthening community relationships and bringing people together.Read more
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