Funding available for Eurovision celebrations
Ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest coming to Liverpool in May, a small grants programme has been launched to help communities across the Liverpool City Region, including Wirral, bring their ideas to celebrate the Eurovision ethos to life.
The ‘EuroStreet’ programme aims to make it easier for schools, community groups and other grass roots organisation to bask in Eurovision’s sparkle. And to help them along, there is an opportunity to apply for a ‘Eurogrant’ of up to £2,000.
A detailed EuroStreet programme will be released soon, but events will focus on one of the following themes:
- Festival of Europe – Celebrating the cultures and heritage of all Eurovision nationalities in the city region
- Songs for Europe – Live participatory performances touring residential care settings
- Solidarity Disco Banquets – Food, music and crafts at community-based feasts
- Chess for Everyone – A huge pastime in Ukraine, celebrated with in-person and online games
EuroGrants are supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Applications from not-for-profit organisations will be given a high priority and projects and events should be free or low cost to attend. They should also have Eurovision as their inspiration, focusing on local cultures, memories and the heritage of the region’s communities.
However, groups have to act quick. Applications for grants of up to £2,000 must be received by 5pm on Wednesday, 29 March.
Culture Liverpool will be joined by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in deciding which projects are successful with decisions being made by the end of the first week of April.
All activities must take place between Monday 1 May to Friday 30 June 2023 and be based within the Liverpool City Region. Religious or party-political activities cannot be funded and the grant cannot be used towards the cost of providing alcohol.
To apply and for more information, visit the Culture Liverpool website