More arts funding up for grabs in Barking and Dagenham as grassroots culture fund is launched

Dancers from Studio 3 Arts. Picture: Studio 3 Arts

Dancers from Studio 3 Arts. Picture: Studio 3 Arts - Credit: Studio 3 Arts

Grassroots arts programmes in Barking and Dagenham can apply from today for a share of a £1 million pot of funding set aside by the mayor of London.

Sadiq Khan’s micro-grant programme makes between £1,000 and £5,000 available to small organisations and individuals who do not have access to public funding.

The mayor has already invested in two cultural projects in Barking and Dagenham - £50,000 to develop a bid for an area to become a Creative Enterprise Zone and £160,000 for its Borough of Culture bid.

Deputy mayor for culture and creative industries, Justine Simons OBE, said: “Culture Seeds is the perfect project to demonstrate what the Mayor’s draft Culture Strategy is all about – using the power of culture to make a real difference in communities across the capital.

“Small grants can make big things happen and we want everyone to have great culture on their doorstep.”

To find out about applying for funding, click here.