Arts and Environment e-news – bringing together DAT’s Environment Hub and Dorset Design and Heritage Forum

November 2014

Heritage Lottery Funded South Dorset Ridgeway Updates

Activate Performing Arts

Between 19-21 September, Activate presented nine new commissions made for Ridgeway Responses as part of the Inside Out Dorset festival, on the South Dorset Ridgeway. Part of the South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership Scheme, artists worked across the past year with a variety of mentors and experts to make their creative interpretations of the stunning landscape, exploring its heritage, history and the natural environment. The event was attended by over 3,000 people across the weekend in the rural locations of Littlebredy, Black Down and Abbotsbury. Sarah Butterworth’s giant artwork ‘The White Hare’, over 50m in diameter and made from chalk paint, leapt across a hillside as you entered the valley of Littlebredy village. The Butterfly Lady enthralled adults and children alike in revealing the strange lives of native butterfly species through puppetry and performance in the Walled Garden and by the beautiful Bridehead Lake; and Adrian Newton amplified the sound and the habitat of a live ash tree on a hill side, using a variety of sensors to produce a sound installation which was augmented by specially created community choir performances throughout the weekend.

Following the Inside Out Dorset festival, And Now presented an exhibition in response to their Ridgeway Responses artwork ‘Barrow’ at Bridport Arts Centre, from the 27 September – 18 October called ‘What Remains’ – exploring similar themes of life and death in an indoor environment. Activate is pleased that Gobbledegook Theatre’s quirky, sonic installation ‘Ear Trumpet’, also commissioned for Ridgeway Responses, will be presented at Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival in 2015. The company will also be supported by Alchemy Productions on developing future outings for the piece

Artsreach

Two Reading Groups now meet to discuss literature inspired by or written on the South Dorset Ridgeway.  Works include Moonfleet; Dorset Stories by Syliva Townsend Warner; Sailor Return by David Garrett; Maiden Castle by J Cowper Powys; Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy amongst some more contemporary work.  The groups are fully subscribed but you can contribute through the online blog –  www.ridgewayreading.blogspot.co.uk

The Ridgeway Choir has resumed rehearsals exploring the West Gallery Style of singing and will perform a contemporary West Gallery style carol, written by one of the members as well as carols from the Puddletown manuscripts at a performance on Sunday 30th November at Puddletown Church.  Tickets £5 from Diana wilson – 01305 848510

Diva

RidgewaySounds

The Abbotsbury and Portesham walks have finished and you can hear tracks and interviews on the DIVAcontemporary website, including Ridgeway geology with Sam Scriven.

http://ridgewaysounds.wordpress.com/seasonal-sound-walks/portesham-summer-sound-walk/

 

On the global sound map- aporee-there are now clusters around Abbotsbury and Portesham.

http://aporee.org/maps/work/?loc=24244

 

Sounds of the Neolithic read by Ralph Hoyte was broadcast as part of Sonic Coast 2 at the Hub Lyme Regis 30 August 2014. The background track was mixed in the studio, from field recordings at The Grey Mare, by two Colfox students.

https://soundcloud.com/sonic-coast2/sounds-of-the-neolithic-1-read-by-ralph-hoyte

 

Winter Solstice :: sound walk

As a complementary experience to our delightful summer solstice sunrise walk, we will be returning to Kingston Russell stone circle on the South Dorset Ridgeway, to experience a winter sunrise with panoramic views of distant hills and the coast and mark the turning of the year, watching and listening to the sights and sounds.

Saturday 20th December [7.30am in Abbotsbury contact Mandy at DIVAcontemporary]

https://divacontemporary.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/novdec2014jan2015.pdf

 

Satsympth

SATSYMPH had an APP Build workshop on the 27th and 28th September when we started the build work for APP2 concentrating on the Portesham Area with installations placed around Hardy’s Monument to Bronkham Barrows area.

SATSYMPH have a comprehensive blog about the App Build that fully describes the weekend:

http://satsymphscape.wordpress.com/http://satsymphscape.wordpress.com/

On the 1st and 2nd November Satsympth are working with InsideOut Dorset commissioned artists ‘ArtMusic’ [Lachrymae] and Frances Aitken [Caravan Obscura] to locate audio iterations of their work into our apps. Lachrymae will be installed at Chapel Coppice west of Abbotsbury to complete APP1 content. Camera Obscura will be installed around Hardy’s Monument as part of the APP2 build.

SATSYMPH is also holding an ‘end of APP1 Build’ seminarat DIVAcontemporary Studios on the 13th November with partner’s who’s work features in APP1. This day will be an opportunity for partners to explore their work within the app, evaluate and feed back their experiences and discuss the APP launch and future development

 

Other arts and environment News

Dorset’s creative community has been recognised in a national award from The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF)

The Arts Team at Dorset County Council scooped the “Culture & Tourism Award: Forward Thinking Local Authority”   for their work to promote arts and cultural events in Dorset.

The Award Ceremony took place on Friday 17 October in Cardiff, with representatives from a diverse range of organisations gathering to celebrate the diverse and creative community of festivals across the country.

Pat Pryor, culture and community planning manager at the county council, said:

“We are delighted to receive the award from AIF, who recognise that Dorset’s cultural assets, the ancient landscape, our heritage market towns, our festivals and events, enhance visitors’ experience and give them a reason to extend their stay.

“We have a growing reputation for festivals such as the Dorset Art Weeks open studios event, and the stunning outdoor performance of the Inside Out Dorset Festival, and B-Side with its digital and contemporary art programme.

Cllr Colin Jamieson, Cabinet member for community services, said:  “Arts and culture play a big part in attracting visitors to the county and we are working hard to build partnerships to make this count even more.

We are, naturally, honoured to have received this national recognition for our work and look forward to creating even bigger and better opportunities to develop cultural tourism with local businesses, arts and cultural organisations and  with our festival  partners.”

Claire O’Neill, Senior Manager of the AIF said: It’s been a moving experience to witness organisers of some of the best festivals around highlighting what they love about other festivals, the most impressive things they’ve seen, their favourite moments, and the people that they hold in high esteem for giving an incredible contribution in one way or another. These awards are a reflection of the respect and appreciation felt amongst the festival community.”

The Association of Independent Festivals is a non-profit trade association created to represent and empower independent festivals. The key aim is to help the businesses of our individual members and overall needs of the independent festival sector.

 

News from ISAN (International Street Arts Network)

Join us- Upcoming- ISAN Autumn General Meeting & AGM
ISAN Membership- Join now!
Outdoor Arts Guidance Documents & Publications
ISAN Member Spotlight: Walk the Plank
Outdoor Arts Creation Space 101 officially opens

This is from ISAN’s General E-Bulletin, which we aim to deliver in the final week of each month. In addition to this, ISAN members receive x 3 E-bulletins a month detailing Outdoor Arts News and Opportunities. For more information on how to join ISAN as a member, please click here.  

 

New Projects

The Art of Climate Change

The Environment Hub have been working with Communities Living Sustainably (www.clsdorset.org.uk) to write the brief and appoint artists for the first pilot project.  We are very pleased to announce that Artspark (http://www.artspark.net/) will be working with different groups in Dorchester to creatively find out what people think about our changing climates and how they think they need to adapt. To get involved or for further information, please contact Rupert Lloyd, Rupert Lloyd, Climate Change Adaptation Officer: r.t.lloyd@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Artist Opportunities

‘Transparent Newhaven’ – Public Art Commission for East Sussex County Council

Fee: £6,000
Submission deadline: Monday 8 December 2014
East Sussex Library and Information Service is seeking an artist to create a surface design for a window in four panels for the new Newhaven Library. This commission includes an opportunity to be mentored. The project is generously supported by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts.

For more information please go to: http://tinyurl.com/m5d7btr

 

Public Art Commissions and Jobs

 

Learning opportunities

Tracing Coastlines

Part of the ESRC Social Science Festival 2014

1-11th November

Beer Bomb Shelter (EX12 3EG)

Tracing Coastlines is an exhibition by Fran Rylands exploring our creative relationship with the remarkable geology of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. At the junction between earth, sea and sky the coastline is a place of margins and connections. Here we come face to face with the past exposed in the cliffs. This experimental project explores the many ways we understand and interact with our coast using archive materials collected during Fran’s PhD research.

There will be a private view on Saturday 1st November between 6-9pm with drinks and nibbles. All welcome!

More information can be found on the event website or research blog or contact Fran on fer204@exeter.ac.uk / 07763050271.

 

‘The Nuisance of Landscape’

‘The Nuisance of Landscape’ is a major survey show of the work of Grizedale Arts over the last 15 years; from rotting sculpture in a forest to super social utility. The exhibition runs from the 10th of October to the 20th of December 2014 across four venues in South Lakeland; Abbot Hall Art Gallery; the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry; Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House; and the Coniston Institute.

Click here for more information about this and other projects.

 

Outdoor Arts & Landscape

30th January 2015: 10am – 4pm

Quest Southwest invites you to a forum event bringing landscape-based organisations, artists and producers together as part of its Creative Exploration Series funded by Arts Council England.

You are invited to join Quest on 30th January 2015 at The Eden Project in an exploration to investigate the motivations for, and practicalities of,inhabiting the environment with outdoor performance work. We will unpick key questions:

  • How can mutually beneficial partnerships between artists and the owners/managers of environmental sites emerge and flourish?
  • Who and what do we need to make it happen?
  • What makes a landscape creative?
  • What does it take to be creative in a landscape?

Our Chair will be Stella Hall, International Festival Producer.  We will also be joined by Hayley Skipper, Arts Development Officer from the Forestry Commission, John McGrath from National Theatre Wales and Angus Farquhar from NVA.  We will enjoy conversations with Bill Mitchell (Artistic Director, WildWorks), Candy Smit (Creative Director, Lost Gardens of Heligan) and others.

During the day you also have the opportunity to experience images from WildWorks’ production of 100: The Day Our World Changed  staged in partnership with The Lost Gardens of Heligan on 3rd August 2014.  This dramatic one-day community performance event played out across the landscape to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1.

100: The Day Our World Changed was co-commissioned by The Lost Gardens of Heligan and 14-18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, FEAST and Cornwall Council.  

Attendance is FREE, and there is also the opportunity
to explore the creative landscape of The Eden Project with free entry.
Places are limited.  Booking is essential.
To book, please phone or email Jay Haigh, Project Coordinator,
on 01285 642130 or info@questsouthwest.co.uk

 

Help needed

BRIDPORT & WEST BAY NEED YOU!

Come to a public drop in session to contribute your ideas to a community emergency plan

Tuesday 4th November, Bridport Town Hall, 4pm to 7pm

At a workshop held in July 2014, Bridport reseidents identified the needs to develop an emergency plan to help the community deal with severe weather and future climate change. Bridport Town Council is working with CLs in Dorset to produce the plan and your local knowledge is an essential ingredient.

We need your ideas on:

  • Are the vulnerable groups who might need special assistance during an emergency?
  • Availability of equipment and resources that could be used in an emergency.
  • Who in the community has skills that could help and would be prepared to help others in an emergency.
  • Longer term ideas to help tackle climate change, that could be included in the Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan.

You can also find out more about volunteering to become a representative for your street or neighbourhood to help share information and support your neighbours during an emergency.

For more information contact;

Rupert Lloyd

r.t.lloyd@dorsetcc.gov.uk

CLS in Dorset is a partnership project including Dorset Community Action and Dorset County Council.

Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival

BOARD OF DIRECTORS VACANCIES

unpaid

The Festival is seeking to appoint two new directors to its Board. We are particularly looking for candidates with a proven track record in digital communications, marketing & PR, law or finance.  The Board meets five times a year and the supporting sub committees meet in addition between two and five times per year. The Festival covers the last week of May and the first week of June and we request Directors to be around for that period. The time commitment will be approximately one day per month.

If you would like to be considered please ask for an information pack, and go to www.salisburyfestival.co.uk, or call 01722 332241.

Applications to be received by 12pm on Monday 24 November 2014.

 

 

Consultation about the DCC Art Team moving into a Community Interest Company

The consultation process on the future of the County Council’s Arts Development Service has now started and here is a link to the survey and the background information.

Deadline:  30th November 2014

https://www.dorsetforyou.com/416875

The information on the webpage explains the Council’s proposal to transfer the service to a not-for profit employee owned company also known as a Public Service Mutual which would likely take the form of a Community Interest Company (CIC) and the reasoning behind that. The survey asks people to tell us how much of a good idea moving to operate in this way is and also asks them how much of a good idea staying as part of Dorset County Council is.  The supporting information explains the expected outcomes of both options.

 

Funding

Grants available for Growing Wild Spaces

Grow Wild which is four-year campaign to bring people together to sow UK native plants has announced that local voluntary, community, parish and town councils, youth groups, health authorities and secondary schools; etc. can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £4,000 to create a “Grow Wild Community Site. Grow Wild projects can include an unloved area that organisations want to reclaim for their local community or perhaps somewhere that’s a bit neglected or run-down and applicants want to turn it into an inspiring space for everyone. The funding cannot cover staff costs but can cover costs specifically for the Grow Wild project. Grow Wild expect most of Grow Wild’s money to be used in creating the site, such as for materials, plants and seeds, and any volunteer costs. Grow Wild expect to fund 60 groups in 2015.

The closing date for applications is the 2nd December 2014. Read more at: https://www.growwilduk.com/community-project-funding

The Leche Trust

The Leche Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 20th December 2014. The Trust makes grants:

  • Towards the furtherance of education or academic research
  • To support the National Trust and the preservation of rural England
  • To help finance the visits of teachers and students abroad.

The main focuses of the Trusts grant making activities are the:

  • Promotion of good relations between Britain and third world countries
  • Assistance to academic, educational or other organisations concerned with music, drama, dance and the arts
  • Preservation of buildings and their contents and the repair and conservation of church furniture
  • Preservation of the nation’s countryside, towns, villages and historic landscapes.

Previous grants awarded include:

  • A grant of £6,000 to West Dean College towards the purchase of a specialist3D scanner suite.
  • A grant of £1,400 towards a Storytelling Festival in York.

Read more at: http://www.lechetrust.org/

The Ernest Cook Trust Grants Programme

Schools, charities and not for profit organisations wishing to encourage young people’s interest in the countryside and the environment, the arts or aiming to raise levels of literacy and numeracy can apply for funding to the Ernest Cook Trust (ECT). The Trust operates two grant making programmes. The small grants programme (under £4,000) supports state schools and small registered charities which would like to undertake projects which meet the Trust’s objectives and require a small amount of pump-priming in order for such projects to take place and a larger grants programme for grants in excess of £4,000. Meetings to consider applications for the small grants programme take place bi-monthly throughout the year. The full board of Trustees meets twice a year, in April and September, to consider grants in excess of £4,000. Grants in the past have been awarded towards the purchase of IT equipment in schools, clothing and equipment for outdoor learning, using drama to raise learning achievements; etc. Grants are normally awarded for one year only.

Applications to the small grants programme can be made at any time. The next closing date for applications for the large grants programme is the 31st January 2015. Read more at:http://ernestcooktrust.org.uk/grants/

 

Idlewild Trust

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grant making programme is the 25th February 2015. The Idlewild Trust is a grant making trust that supports registered charities concerned with the encouragement of the performing and fine arts and crafts, the advancement of education within the arts and the preservation for the benefit of the public of lands, buildings and other objects of beauty or historic interest in the United Kingdom. The Trust awards around £120,000 each year in grants and makes grants of up to £5,000.

Recent grants awarded include:

  • A grant of £2,500 to the Cotswold Canals Trust towards the reconstruction of Bowbridge Lock.
  • A grants of £3,000 to the Scottish Opera’s Emerging Artists Programme to help nurtures exceptionally talented young opera singers into professional performing arts careers.

Read more at: http://www.idlewildtrust.org.uk/
Parks for People

Local Authorities as well as not for profit organisations that own public parks and gardens can apply for grants of between £100,000 and £5 million for the regeneration of parks and public gardens (including squares, walks and promenades). To be considered for funding, applicants need to show that the community values:

  • The park as part of their heritage
  • The parks meets local social, economic and environmental needs
  • The park management actively involves local people.

Recent awards include:

  • A £1.84 million grant to restore Castle Park in Cheshire back to its original historic landscape and to improve sports facilities, the play area, and cafe and kiosk facilities;
  • A £3.5million grant to restore the historic landscaping and buildings, upgrading footpaths, entrances,
  • Parks for People applications go through a two-round process. This is so that applicants can apply at an early stage of planning their project and get an idea of whether they have a good chance of getting a grant before they submit their proposals in greater detail.

The next deadline for submitting stage 1 applications is the 2nd March 2015 for a decision in June 2015. Read more at: http://tinyurl.com/n6gsb7v

Preventive Conservation Grant Scheme for Museums (UK)

The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) has announced that the next deadline for applications to its Preventive Conservation Grant Scheme for Museums is the 31st March 2015.

The scheme has been set up to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections through improvements to preventive conservation within their museum. The type of activities considered for funding include:

  • Environmental surveys
  • Training for volunteers
  • Environmental monitoring and control equipment
  • Ultraviolet filters
  • Integrated pest management
  • Display cases and picture framing; etc

Priority will be given to obtaining professional advice in compiling conservation and implementation strategies, and training for volunteers. Eligible AIM members must be registered or accredited, or expect to achieve accreditation within two years, and they must have fewer than 60,000 visitors or a turnover of less than £300,000 per year. Maximum grant will be £10,000 and average grants awarded will be around £5,000.

Read more at: http://www.aimmuseums.co.uk/content/aim_preventive_conservation_grant_scheme/

 

Funding to Enhance Community Facilities

Under the Sita Trust’s Enhancing Communities Programme Core Fund, grants of up to £60,000 are available to not for profit organisations, community groups, schools, parish councils, local authorities and charities for projects that make physical improvements to community facilities and historic buildings / structures. SITA will accept applications from projects which are within 3 miles of qualifying SITA UK waste processing sites. Grants of up to £20,000 are also available through their Fast Track Fund for projects with an overall cost of no more than £40,000. Projects on school or pre-school sites where the facilities will primarily benefit the school are not eligible. However, an application may be considered from a school if it can be clearly demonstrated that the wider community has significant opportunities to use the facility and the facility is run by an organisation that is separate from the school (although the school may be represented); and access to the facility for community use must be via an entrance that is separate from the school.

The next closing date for applications is 10 am on the 18th August 2014 for the Fast Track Fund and 5 pm on the 24th November 2014 for the Core Fund. Read more at: http://www.sitatrust.org.uk/community-funding

Landscape Partnerships Grant Programme

The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced that the next application deadline for round 1 of its Landscape Partnerships Programme is the 1st June 2015. The Landscape Partnerships grant programme supports partnerships of local, regional and national interests which aim to conserve areas of distinctive landscape character throughout the United Kingdom. Grants of between £100,000 and £3,000,000 are available. The fund is open to not-for profit organisations and partnerships led by not-for profit organisations. Prior to submitting an application the applicant must identify an area of land that has a distinctive landscape character, recognised and valued by local people. Each scheme is based round a portfolio of smaller projects, which together provide a varied package of benefits to an area, its communities and visitors.
Read more at: http://tinyurl.com/n8coqr2

Funding Opportunity: Townscape Heritage Initiative

The next closing date for Stage 1 applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) Townscape Heritage Initiative is the 31 August 2015. The Townscape Heritage Initiative is HLF’s grant giving programme under which it supports schemes led by partnerships of local, regional and national interests that aim to regenerate the historic environment in towns and cities across the United Kingdom. The programme is designed to address problems in areas of particular social and economic need. The scheme is open to single organisations (such as Local Authorities) or partnerships of not for profit organisations and provides grants of between £100,000 and £2 million.

If applicants receive a first-round pass, they will need to develop the scheme further within a 12-month development phase and then send a detailed second-round submission. The second round is not competitive; a grant will be offered to the applicant if it meets the HLF’s criteria and priorities. For more information, please click here.

 

ASDA Foundation Community Grants Programme

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available for not-for-profit organisations to develop stronger better connected communities across the UK by targeting the key social issues that are affecting local communities. Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations to develop stronger better connected communities across the UK by targeting the key social issues that are affecting local communities. Funding is available for initiatives that will support local communities and meet the following criteria:

  • Will make a significant difference benefitting the wide local community.
  • Addresses the needs of the local community.
  • Tackles the underlying issues in the local community.
  • Has used evidence of community needs and aspirations to develop an existing model.
  • Will transform the community, improving the lives of those who live there.

More information can be found here.

 

Woodward Charitable Trust

The Trust awards grant funding to small-scale, locally-based charitable initiatives in the UK in the following areas: children and young people; minority groups including refugees, gypsies and travellers; prisoners and ex-offenders; disability; homelessness; arts outreach; and environmental projects. The Woodward Charitable Trust Grants are provided by the Woodward Charitable Trust and administered by the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. The Trust offers the following types of funding:

  • Small grants of between £100 and £5,000 (around 100 grants are made per year).
  • Large grants of over £5,000 (around five grants are made per year).

Funding is primarily for one-off projects, but the Trustees are willing to consider funding running costs, including core cost and salaries. Large grants are usually awarded to charities already known to the Trustees. Before submitting an application for a large grant, applicants must contact the administrator. Applications will automatically be rejected unless they have first been discussed with the administrator. For more information, please click here.

 

Funding for Projects that address Urban and Rural Deprivation

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation has announced that capital and revenue funding is available to support the work of local and national charities and not-for-profit organisations that address rural and urban deprivation. Within these two main headings, the Trust is interested in helping established projects which work in the fields of:

  • Community Support
  • Arts, Education & Heritage
  • Disability & Health Care.

The type of projects the Trust are interested in funding include projects providing transport for the elderly, disabled or disadvantaged; contact networks for the young disabled; projects which encourage a sense of community such as community centres and village halls; employment training schemes especially those promoting local, traditional crafts; projects addressing issues such as drug/alcohol misuse or homelessness.
There are three grants schemes. These are:

  • The Large Grant Scheme, with grants of between £10,000 and £30,000 to cover capital costs
  • The Small Grant Scheme, grants of between £5,001 and £9,999 to cover capital and revenue costs;
  • The Fast Track Scheme with grants of up to £5,000 to cover capital and revenue costs.

In addition, the Foundation also provides funding to support capital projects at hospices throughout the UK; and on local projects providing support for mothers and babies in the first two years of life. The Grants Committee meets quarterly to consider applications at the beginning of February, May, September and November. The deadlines for submitting applications are generally 2 months before the date of a meeting. Read more at: http://www.trusthousecharitablefoundation.org.uk/
 

Capital and revenue funding

is available to support the work of local and national charities and not-for-profit organisations that address rural and urban deprivation. Arts, education and heritage projects are supported. The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

 

 

ACE Strategic funding for outdoor arts

Arts Council England has announced it will invest strategic funds in a programme that will create a step-change in the scale, quality and sustainability of Outdoor Arts in England. It is proposed that this funding will support large-scale commissions aimed at international touring, smaller innovation commissions to encourage cross-artform work including digital, and invest in a skills programme for producers and production managers. Arts Council England will work with higher education institutions and media partners to highlight quality practice in this work. The Arts Council England will ensure that this fund makes a significant impact outside of London by establishing appropriate criteria and will allocate £6 million to this fund for 2015-18.

Additional priority areas announced included Developing Ambition and Talent outside of London; Exceptional Awards, to allow Arts Companies to respond to one-off opportunities; Diversity; Hull, City of Culture, 2017; and Cultural Export and Exchange. To view the full announcement, please click here.

Free Trees for School, Community & Youth Groups

The Woodland Trust has 4000 free tree packs to give away to schools, community and youth groups this autumn. The free tree packs are available for planting on one publicly accessible site. The packs available are:

  • Small (30 saplings)
  • Medium (105 saplings)
  • Large (420 saplings).

Packs will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. All applicants need to do is find a suitable site and supply the volunteer planters and tree protection. This August marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. The Trust would like organisations, schools and groups to take part in a once-in-a-generation tribute to all those who gave their lives by creating a growing legacy that will stand tall for centuries to come. Over the next four years the Trust are offering three million free trees to help communities, schools and youth groups remember their local heroes. Register now to receive your free trees and create special, living memorials. Read more at: http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant-trees/in-your-community/

 

Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation helps small, local community organisations and covers a wide range of charitable activity. Areas funded include: education, arts, health, environment, community, youth, religion and welfare. Grants of up to £50,000 are available. There are no formal deadlines for submitting applications. Read more at: http://www.garfieldweston.org/

 

Radcliffe Trust

Funding is available for UK registered charities working in music, and heritage and crafts. No minimum or maximum level of grant is specified. The majority of grants are one-off payments or recurrent annual grants over a two to three year period. Read more at: http://www.theradcliffetrust.org/

 

Art on the page:

Piano escalator – art in the environment that is fun and encourages exercise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lXh2n0aPyw

 

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Best wishes, Cleo Evans cleo.evans@dorsetcc.gov.uk              

 

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