VSDF Arts Grants

Community Arts, Culture and Heritage Funding

Individuals, Groups and Organisations able to use arts, culture and heritage digitally to help build strong, well-connected communities whilst Thurrock residents are required to stay at home can now apply for grant funding.

Thurrock CVS administers the Voluntary Sector Development Fund (VSDF) on behalf of Thurrock Council.  Thurrock Council have provided further funding to specifically support digital, creative projects that use the arts, culture and heritage in Thurrock, to:

  • help build strong and well-connected communities during a time of mandatory social distancing and increased staying at home

The fund offers 3 months funding for projects that are either Thurrock-wide or neighbourhood-based.

VSDF Stronger Together Arts, Culture and Heritage Fund 2020

The Voluntary Sector Development Fund (VSDF) Stronger Together Arts Fund for 2020 is now open for applications.  The programme will share a maximum of £20,000 in grants:

  • up to £1,500 for an individual, group or organisation

Projects can use any art form, including – but not limited to – dance, visual arts, video, drama and music.

Any artwork and intellectual property created using the funding will belong to the individual or group that submitted the application.

We will ask for monitoring information, including screenshots or digital responses that could help to support future funding applications and/or develop case studies that can be used for Stronger Together PR and marketing. Images and information will be credited to the relevant artist or group.

How to apply

The application process has 1 stage:

  • Stage 1, full application – applicants will be asked to complete and submit a simple application form with an optional supporting attachment (e.g. 2 minute video, drawing, image etc) by 24th May 2020 which will be shortlisted by a VSDF panel subgroup on 29th May 2020 before decisions on funding are taken by the VSDF panel w/c 1st June 2020

We will announce the successful full applications by mid-June 2020.

If you would like more information or to submit an expression of interest, please email: arts@thurrockcvs.org