Autumn culture fest to benefit from additional funding

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East Herts Council has announced additional funding for its Arts in East Herts initiative. Grants of £500 will enable arts and cultural organisations in the more rural parts of East Herts to showcase what they do.

Over 40 organisations have already signed up to take part in Arts in East Herts which will run through September and October with a wide range of one-off events, taster sessions, performances and other activities. Thirty-seven have already successfully applied for funding of up to £1,000 each.  

A calendar of events will be available on the council’s website from early August.  

Councillor Alex Daar, East Herts Executive Member for Communities, said: “This additional funding will encourage even more organisations and individuals to set up showcase events. Everyone who lives in East Herts - whether in one of our five historic market towns or in the more rural areas - should have something taking place on their doorstep. It’s going to be a great opportunity for people of all ages to get a taste of what’s on offer and perhaps even discover a new interest.”    

Organisations and individuals can register to take part in Arts in East Herts and find out more about eligibility for grant support via the council’s website

The new tranche of grants will be awarded to the first eleven eligible applicants on a first come first served basis. Organisations can apply for a multiple of £500 if they plan to deliver events in more than one location.  

The deadline for grant applications is Tuesday, 23 July.