What is Scottish Refugee Council’s Creative Communities Fund?

Community groups from across Scotland that are led by refugees or that have a focus on working with refugees and asylum seekers are invited to apply for up to £500 to deliver arts and cultural event or activity as part of Refugee Festival Scotland 2018.

This fund is designed to enable these groups to participate in Refugee Festival Scotland 2018 by delivering an event or activity with their members and the local public that will help the group to strengthen their connections, partnerships and networks with receiving communities. We will consider the geography of the programme and we’re interested in hearing from new applicants. 

What types of activities or events can you apply to the Creative Communities Fund for?

We welcome your group to apply for all kinds of activities and events – from music nights, dance or theatre performances, storytelling sessions, visual art exhibitions, crafts activities, discussions, film screenings, book readings, creative workshops and themed walks to multi-cultural food events, sports events, campaigns or quizzes. We are looking for you to think creatively about how you can celebrate Refugee Festival Scotland with your community. 

We encourage you to think about how the theme of young people might shape the content of your event.  Take a look at last year’s festival programme for inspiration and ideas: creativecommunities@scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk

Refugee Festival Scotland is an opportunity for you to reflect on your community’s achievements, raise public awareness about your community and take action towards the future you want to see for refugees in Scotland. Furthermore it’s an opportunity for you to strengthen your group’s networks and connections with receiving communities, so we encourage you to think about who you will work in partnership with. 

Who can apply?

  • You must be a community group or organisation that is either led by or focused on working with refugees and/or asylum seekers.
  • If you are an individual wishing to apply, you must find a community group or organisation to apply on your behalf.
  • We can only fund groups who have a bank account. If you don’t have a bank account you could consider working in partnership with another group that does. If you would like to discuss this further contact creativecommunities@scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk / 0141 248 9799. 

Please ensure you read these guidelines before completing the application form. 

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For more information, or to discuss your grant application, please contact 0141 248 9799creativecommunities@scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk