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Grants for cultural events to boost the evening economy

A SCHEME aimed at using culture to stimulate the evening economy in Bradford has been launched.

Bradford Council has started a program in which groups or individuals can apply for grants to organize activities and events to “bring the streets, towns and neighborhoods of the neighborhood to life with creativity.”

The Council says it is looking for imaginative and affordable projects to bring new creative ideas to local main streets, which will provide the opportunity for experimental collaborations between creatives, local businesses and communities.

The grant is for activities that take place anytime between January and March and they can be in Bradford city center or any of the towns, villages or neighborhoods in the district.

The Bradford is Lit event last month drew 20,000 people to the city center

Funding of £ 20,000 is available and people can apply for a grant of up to £ 1,000 for their individual project. The closing date for grants is 5:00 p.m. on January 7.

Councilor Sarah Ferriby, executive member of the Bradford Council for Healthy People and Places, said: “We have big ambitions for our district that aim to champion a wide range of cultural and creative opportunities for everyone and to celebrate our strengths. distinctive cultural and heritage. These grants provide an excellent opportunity for local creatives to contribute to these ambitions while showcasing their talents and helping the neighborhood’s nightlife economy.

More information visit https://www.bradford.gov.uk/arts-and-culture/funding/night-time-economy-grants/