Issue details

Changes to the Culture and Communities Grants

It is recommended that:
The Activity Grants Scheme is renamed Culture and Community Activity Grants.
Culture and Recreation Investment Fund grants will not be awarded to the following organisations after 2019/20:-
•Forest Forge Theatre Company, Ringwood
•Gilbert White and the Oates Collection Museum and Field Studies Centre, Selborne
•Making Space (Leigh Park Craft Initiative), Havant
•Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Bordon
•Proteus Theatre Company, Basingstoke
•QE2 Activity Centre, Bursledon
•The Anvil, Basingstoke
•The Point, Eastleigh
A Culture and Recreation Investment Fund grant is not awarded to Whitchurch Silk Mill after 2020/21.
Discussions are held with Winchester’s Theatre Royal and The Spring about future grant funding beyond 2020/21 and 2021/22 respectively.
From 2020/21 onwards Community Associations will only be eligible for a grant from the Community Investment Fund if they are also in receipt of funding from their District or Borough Council.
A new Culture Project Fund is set up for 2019/20, as detailed in 8. below

Decision type: Non-Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Decision due: 14 Jan 2019 by Executive Member for Recreation and Heritage Decision Day

Contact: Nicola Horsey Email:


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