A new one-off Culture and Heritage Investment Fund for 2013/14 of £200,000 has been launched by Fife Council to help encourage local people to discover the wealth of cultural and heritage facilities in Fife. The fund aims to increase access to the wide range of facilities available in Fife and to support organisations to encourage members of the public to visit their cultural and heritage attractions.
As well as making cultural and heritage facilities more accessible for Fifers the fund will also be used to support organisations:
- widen access to, and develop, new audiences
- increase opportunities for schools and young people to experience and learn from Fife’s rich heritage
- enhance the marketing and promotion provision
- support business and skills development to help ensure long-term viability
This fund will support cultural and heritage activities, events and projects which can deliver against one or more of the priorities relating to Education & Skills, Employment & Enterprise, Community Engagement and Partnership Working.
Applications can be submitted from 18th April 2013 and will be evaluated as they are received and the outcome advised within 3 weeks.
Although activities, events or projects may run into 2014/15, the funding must be allocated and spent towards the costs before 31st March 2014. Funding will be considered up to a maximum of 50% of the total cash costs of the project and up to £20,000.
For an information pack and application form, please contact Angela Scott, Events Strategy Officer, for advice and guidance on 01383 602123.