Applications are now closed. The winners will be announced at the Civic Awards Ceremony in March 2023.
The Epping Forest Creativity Award 2023 is now open for applications, with awards of up to £500 available.
We are looking for applications from individuals or groups who have a real passion for heritage or the arts.
- Be aged 13 to 25 years old.
- Live in the Epping Forest district.
- Demonstrate their commitment to their area of interest – volunteering, education, exhibitions, performance or any other activity.
- Explain how the award will be used to develop their talent.
- Show how the award would benefit the local community.
Groups (such as art clubs, theatre companies, or bands) must have a minimum of three members. The application must be submitted by a member who fits the age requirements, but not all group members must be within this age range. Groups can be well established, or newly formed.
Supported activities must take place within the Epping Forest district, for example workshops or performances in schools or care homes. We cannot support touring to other areas of the country.
One of the 2021 winners was Nazeing Art Club, the award allowed the club to extend their online offer further by creating a website which will be home to a gallery of members work. It’s their hope that by creating an online presence the club will be able to expand its membership and reach more members of the community struggling with loneliness and bereavement. The funding will also allow them to provide art materials for anyone who needs them, creating a totally inclusive group where individuals can meet in a safe space and support each other by making art together.
Applications can be made by an individual or group for themselves, or as a nomination on their behalf.
For further information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org