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21 Feb 2022
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Hospice UK: Dying Matters Community Grant Programme

The Dying Matters Community Grants Programme – a fund supported by Dignity Funerals - brings new ideas to life.

At Dying Matters, we believe that conversations start in communities. We all know that the difficult bit is getting the conversation started – and that’s why, through our new Community Grants Programme, we are looking for new and creative ways to spark those important conversations in communities across the UK.

About the Grant

The grants are aimed at community-led arts and culture projects, with a focus on equality and inclusion, and which approach the subject of dying in an innovative or creative way. We're looking for activities which take place in communities, outside of formal healthcare settings, which help make it easier for people to talk about death and dying.

We welcome applications from community arts and culture groups, as well as organisations who want to use arts or culture to engage their service users or audience. Applicants will need to:

  • Demonstrate that they reach defined groups who are less likely to be reached by hospice care and the Dying Matters campaign (see FAQs for more information)
  • Demonstrate how a proposed project will approach the subject of death in an innovative and culturally relevant way through arts and culture.
  • Be a registered charity, a Charitable Incorporate Organisation (CIO) or Community Interest Company (CIC)
  • Commit to providing a statement of use of funds, relevant monitoring and evaluation feedback, and communications and campaigns collateral (photos, video, etc)

You can apply for:

  • Small workshop grants up to £999
  • Project grants between £1,000 and £5,000

You can apply for the amount that you need for your project. Larger grants would enable larger scale community projects such as a theatre production, photography exhibition or community mural. Smaller grants would enable and encourage smaller organisations to apply to run smaller scale workshop activities, such as one-off workshops of poetry, singing or art.

The programme opened in late November 2021, with the deadline for submissions on 21 February 2022.

You will find out if you are successful in your application by 31 March 2022.