Gedling High Street Events Fund

Gedling Borough Council has secured funding from the Government’s UK Social Prosperity Fund 2022 – 2025, to support high street activities and community events in the borough's town and local centres. Part of that funding can be used to provide grant awards to local organisations and charities.

This grant fund is aimed at community and voluntary groups and charitable organisations either directly based in, or primarily serving residents in, Gedling Borough, to enable them to deliver or enhance community events, cultural or heritage activities and projects which will result in increased footfall to high streets.

Eligible groups can apply for up to £5,000 to support the following:

  • Engaging the community in arts, heritage or cultural activities and/or events
  • Improving or enhancing existing cultural or heritage assets
  • Contributing towards public art projects, heritage interpretation information, memorials or public realm improvements with a focus on culture or heritage in the borough
  • Providing events or cultural activities in Gedling Town Centres
  • Creative and cultural activities which are inclusive, provide social connection and support groups and individuals recognised as being at risk of exclusion.

The fund is time limited; awards are considered on their individual merits and grants are awarded without guarantee of further funding. Successful applicant organisations will be required to comply with UKSPF promotional requirements, and to enter into a grant agreement with the Council, which may include the provision of interim monitoring returns for the period of the award. The information provided on the application form will become part of the grant agreement.

Grant agreements with successful applicants will include an agreed set of outcomes and output targets, which will contribute to the Council’s UKSPF Events, Culture and Heritage Project Plan and form part of regular performance monitoring.  

Applications will be accepted until 30 June.

Grant awards must be spent by 31st March 2025. The Council reserves the right to clawback any funds not spent by that date.

Gedling Borough Council intends that the successful award of grant funding will be provided as a ‘Minimum Financial Assistance’ (MFA) subsidy under the Subsidy Control Act 2022.  If you are selected for a grant award this will be subject to you being able to confirm that the proposed subsidy will not cause you to exceed your MFA threshold of £315,000 accumulated over this and the previous two financial years, as specified in section 36(1) of the Subsidy Control Act 2022.  You will be asked to sign an MFA notification document to this effect and accept the Council’s terms and conditions of the grant before you receive any funding.  

This project is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

 

How to apply

To apply for funding, please download and complete the High Street Grant Application Form and email it to community@gedling.gov.uk by 30 June 2024.