County looking for applications for ‘creative’ projects

Creative County FundIndividuals or organizations with a heritage or arts-related project idea are again invited to submit funding applications to Lambton’s Creative County Committee.  The fall intake of 2014 is now open, with applications being received until 4 p.m. Thursday, October 9.

Funding guidelines and mandatory application and budget forms can be found by clicking on the “Creative County” tab under the “Residents” heading at www.lambtononline.ca.  The Committee invites project proposals that:

  • are offered for the first time, or add new features;
  • enhance the cultural life and vitality of Lambton County;
  • involve two or more partners;
  • include signed letters of support to confirm funding from other partners;
  • provide a fundraising plan targeting corporate, Trillium, or other grant sources.

Before applying, applicants must consult with staff and review the online resources to ensure their proposal matches the funding criteria.

Available funds for fall 2014 are limited to:

  • Central Lambton (Enniskillen, Oil Springs, Petrolia, Point Edward):             $16,250
  • South Lambton (Brooke-Alvinston, Dawn-Euphemia, St. Clair):                         $18,500
  • County-wide (of cultural benefit to all areas of Lambton County):                         $22,375

“We’re excited to see the creativity of the community, in this our fourth funding intake,” says Creative County Committee Chair Bev MacDougall.  “We’re coming off a successful spring intake in which we supported the highest number of community projects in our brief history and are looking to build upon that momentum.”

The Creative County Committee was established by Lambton County Council in 2012 and carries an annual budget of $75,000 to award to projects, events, activities or workshops that will complement or build upon the heritage, arts, and cultural offerings in Lambton County.  The Committee advanced $49,000 to 12 community projects in its spring 2014 intake.

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