Creative Communities Programme

The Hull 2017 Creative Communities Programme aims to fund projects that inspire individuals and groups to produce new work and events for 2017. We accepted applications for projects which are creative at heart, transformational in effect and that celebrate arts and culture. We want to champion ideas large and small, that are adventurous and unique and (most importantly) connect communities to create incredible experiences and iconic memories.

The programme offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 to fund activity as part of Hull’s UK City of Culture year in 2017. There may be requests that exceed this upper limit; these projects may be considered for an exceptional award.

Please note – applications are no longer being accepted. 


Download the Creative Communities Guidance Notes (PDF)

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Arabic: Download Guidance Notes [PDF]

Polish: Download Guidance Notes [PDF]

Russian: Download Guidance Notes [PDF]

Hull’s Event Safety Advisory Group (ESAG) is a partnership working group involving Hull City Council (events, local area teams, traffic management, health and safety, public nuisance and licensing) and emergency services (Humberside Police, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service). It allows the collective knowledge and experience of these organisations to come together to help, assist and advise event organisers. The group is able to provide support to people organising public events in the city and meets monthly to discuss applications. Visit their website for more information and guidance.

May 2016 – Application deadline: 27 May 2016
Jun 2016 – Decisions made on successful projects
Jul 2016 – Applicants notified of outcome and successful projects confirmed in a contract
Sep 2016 – First wave of projects announced to the general public