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From: Voluntary Arts England <info_at_vaengland_dot_org_dot_uk>
Date: 25 May 2006 15:41:00 BDT
Subject: News from Voluntary Arts England

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Community Dance, call for entries

area: Farnham

dates: 15 July 2006

Enigma Dance presents its Summer Sizzler Community Dance Platform.
2:00pm and 8:00pm, Saturday 15th July
Farnham Maltings, Farnham

Do you run a school, college, youth or community dance group?
Enigma Dance is hosting an open community dance platform for local dance groups to perform at Farnham Maltings on Sat 15th July 2006.
There are 2 performances – matinee at 2:00pm and evening at 8:00pm. You can choose which one you’d like to perform in. 
Your dance can be in any style and up to 6 minutes in length.
If you’d like to take part, please contact Enigma Dance for a form by Friday 16th June. Places are limited, so groups will be selected on a first come first served basis.

Please contact Jo for more information
T: 01483 459 817
E: info_at_enigmadance_dot_org_dot_uk

NRTF Conference

dates: 18-20 July 2006

The focus of this year’s NRTF conference is how rural touring schemes, and those involved in participatory arts activities at a community level, can engage with wider agendas. Rural touring is not just about putting on good shows in community venues, it is also about building the capacity of local communities to shape local arts provision, promoting social inclusion and diversity, and contributing to social and economic agendas. The conference (being held at the University of East Anglia) will feature examples of some of the excellent work already being instigated by members, and opportunities to learn from each other about the realities of developing new audiences and moving into new areas of work.

For more information and to book, go to 
T: 01759 303624 
E: admin_at_nrtf_dot_org_dot_uk



The Foyle Foundation

deadline - No deadlines

Supports charities registered in the UK, the dominant purpose of which is to benefit either Learning, the Arts or Health.

Arts: supports both the performing and visual arts and the main priorities are: to help make the arts more accessible by developing new audiences, supporting tours, festivals and arts educational projects; and by encouraging new work and supporting young and emerging artists. Building and infrastructure projects to construct new arts facilities, improve or reequip existing venues will also be considered. Community arts activity will not generally be supported.

Applications should be for the benefit of people in the UK. Applicants must have charitable status.

Revenue and capital projects considered. 

The majority of grants will be in the range of £10,000 to £50,000. Applications for less than £10,000 will generally not be accepted. The maximum amount of a large grant will not normally exceed £500,000 and may be payable over several years. 

No deadlines for submission. It may take up to four months or more, from receipt of a completed application, to obtain a decision from the Trustees. 

The Foyle Foundation, 
Rugby Chambers, 
2 Rugby Street, 
London WC1N 3QU 
T: 020 7430 9119 
F: 020 7430 9830 
E: information_at_foylefoundation_dot_org_dot_uk 
source: CIB Funding


Paul Hamlyn Refugee and Asylum Seeker Young People Programme

area - UK

deadline - Outlines 29 Sept, Full Applications 1 Nov 2006

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has extended its Refugee and Asylum Seeker Young People Programme. 

Aims: to encourage projects within the UK that help vulnerable 11-18 year olds to become integrated into mainstream provision, and to help build the capacity of organisations that represent such young people. They particularly want to see applications which: focus on the needs of unaccompanied young people in imaginative and practical ways (particularly at the transition ages of 16+ and 18); enable Refugee Community Organisations to work in effective partnerships with other voluntary sector and statutory organisations on behalf of young refugees and asylum seekers through the arts, learning and extra curricular activities; draw public attention to the need to involve young refugees and asylum seekers within the mainstream community and to the importance of integration; offer new approaches to joined up service delivery in a particular locality, and for the families of young refugees and asylum seekers; involve projects that are time limited up to three years; show strong evidence of consultation with, and the involvement of, the young people themselves. 

Grants previously made have varied from £33,000 to £90,000 over the lifespan of the grant.

For further details and application information please see or contact the Foundation on 020 7227 3500. 
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, 
18 Queen Anne’s Gate, 



Global Free Festival
england - kent

england - kent

Penny Allen      /      Anthony John Allen

South East Folk Arts Network:
Charity registered in England and Wales No: 1111883
Company Limited by Guarantee No: 5114495 registered in Cardiff

Meltdown English Ceilidhs:

89 Hollingbury Park Avenue, Brighton,  BN1 7JQ
Tel.  +44 (0)1273 541453
Fax. +44 (0)1273 554189