The Malvern Hills Community Arts Coordinator’s role is to work with the cultural and community sector to strengthen community connections, building stronger links across the sector, improving health and well-being and reducing isolation.

As part of the programme we are offering individual artists, arts organisations, venues and community groups the opportunity to apply for Community Arts FundingThe Grants Programme aims to strengthen community connections, offering a range of arts activities, providing creative opportunities for all residents of Malvern Hills District and have an impact on local communities. 

This document outlines the criteria for our main grants programme. There are two rounds of funding with £12,000 of funding per round. Each project can apply for up to a maximum amount of £2,500. The first deadline is March 1 2024, the second will be later in 2024. 

Who can apply? 

To apply for this grant, you must fulfil the following criteria: 

  • Your project must have an arts focus and take place in Malvern Hills District. 

  • You have a UK bank account. 

  • You have completed the Grant Application and sent the relevant documentation to us by the stated deadline. 

  • You are an individual artist / arts organisation / venue / community group planning to work with an artist or arts organisation. 

  • You have addressed our essential criteria in your application.  

How to apply 

The deadline for application is 1 March 2024Please send the following information to: Lee Farley, Community Arts Coordinator (Malvern Hills district) - [email protected] 

Please complete no more than two sides of A4 containing:

  • Your project summary  

  • How your project addresses the essential criteria  

  • Your contact details, including any website or social media links 

Please also include a budget breakdown

Want to find out more or ask questions?

There will be a consultation meeting with Lee Farley, Community Arts Coordinator at 10am on Wednesday 7 February 2024 at Malvern Hills District Council Offices, The Council House, Avenue Rd, Malvern WR14 3AF. 

This is an opportunity to ask any specific questions about the grant or your project. Please contact Lee if you would like to attend this meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to ask questions about the application, please email [email protected]