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Events and Festivals Grant

Southampton City Council is offering grants to support event organisers to hold events and festivals across the city of Southampton. Grants of between £250 and £10,000 are available to support up to 75% of the costs of events and festivals that are accessible to the general public.

In 2018 our theme for this grant is Guildhall Square and the Cultural Quarter.   A grant fund of £35,000 available in total and the council expect to award approximately 50% of it for events and festivals happening in this area, with the other 50% for events around the rest of the city. 

Who can apply?

  • Non-for-profit organisations, including community groups, social enterprises, faith organisations, schools, PTAs and 'Friends of' groups
  • For-profit businesses or sole traders (applications will be considered on a case by case basis)
  • Priority will be given to residents and organisations/businesses based in the City of Southampton

See the applications guidelines about what the Events and Festivals Grant can and can't fund >

Go to Events and Festivals Grant web page to find out more information, grant deadlines and how to apply >