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Final Round Of Culture Grants For 2022 Announced

Wakefield Council is delighted to announce the final round of recipients of ‘Made in Wakefield’ grants for 2022.

The funding was available for Wakefield district creatives, cultural organisations and communities to support new cultural projects and activities to ensure the entire district creatively thrives.

This autumn sees investment totalling £43,920 by Wakefield Council into 11 culture grants which will enable communities to experience cultural activity for their own neighbourhoods and boost the creative sector to make new ambitious work.

Cllr Michael Graham, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, said, “I am so pleased to announce that once again Wakefield Council is sharing news of our support for creative, cultural, heritage and arts activity for our residents.”

“Our culture grants will provide much needed investment for varied, innovative and high-quality creative projects in places and communities right across the Wakefield district. We know the positive benefit cultural and creative activities have for our communities and are delighted to be able to support our professional cultural sector with these vital grants to deliver on a wide range of impactful projects this winter and spring.”

In addition, the Council are supporting a further two groups with grants that support access to high quality arts, culture and heritage across the district.

‘Culture Everywhere’ grants and ‘Culture for Everyone’ grants support community groups, charities and CICs, to run small arts and culture projects, activities, and events for, by and with their local communities.

These grants support residents across the district to have the opportunity to experience culture in their communities.

‘Made in Wakefield’ is now closed for 2022, but ‘Culture Everywhere’ and ‘Culture for Everyone’ grants are open for applications until 5pm, on 9 January 2023.

Interested applicants for future grants can visit the website here to find out more.