The Mayor of London has announced the first winners of his Culture Seeds programme of grants.
The Culture Seeds funded projects include Congo Great Lakes Initiative – visual arts workshops in Kensington and Chelsea for volunteers who helped the local community in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower Fire – as well as Learning Through the Arts (Brent) who will run ‘Cultural Connections’, arts workshops for users of Ashford Place community centre to inspire and promote friendships.
As part of the Mayor’s commitment to support culture in all corners of the capital, Culture Seeds will continue to award funding for community-led arts, culture and heritage activities on a rolling basis, with grants available from £1,000 – £5,000 until May 2020.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said: “Every corner of London is overflowing with cultural talent and imagination, yet it can be extremely difficult for small grassroots organisations to access funding for cultural projects in their communities. As Mayor I have made it a priority to support London’s creative potential. Whether you need help to put on an art workshop, grassroots drama shows or start a new singing group to bring your neighborhood together, the possibilities are endless. My new Culture Seeds fund are small grants which will make a big difference to projects across the capital.”
Further projects to benefit will be announced in the coming months.