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Published: Thursday, 10th June 2021

New funding is available to help organisations mark Black History 365 with a range of events and activities in Royal Greenwich from 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2022.

Black History Month has been observed in Royal Greenwich for many years, recognising the achievements and contributions of people from the African and Caribbean diaspora have had in our community. Black History 365 (BH365) recognises black history throughout the year.

In support of the Black Lives Matter movement and BH365, we want to provide a series of cultural events to connect our diverse communities and celebrate our black residents’ heritage. Up to £6,000 funding per organisation is available to help put on events across the year, such as:

  • Music, dance and theatrical performances and workshops
  • Historical and factual events
  • Art installations, exhibits and craft workshops
  • Poetry and spoken word

Councillor Danny Thorpe, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, said: “We have an amazing, diverse and passionate community in our borough, and that diversity enriches our events, cultural activities and all our lives. This funding helps to bring culture and community together.”

Councillor Adel Khaireh, Cabinet Member for Culture, Communities and Equalities, said: “We believe it is not enough to celebrate black history on just one month of the year, so we created a new BH365 grant programme to support arts and community groups to bid for funding to put on activities and events throughout the year. Passionate about bringing your heritage and the community together? - funding is open now, please take a look, and bring on your culture!” 

The aim of the grant programme is to:

  • support organisations and groups to create a range of culturally engaging performances, activities and events that highlight our black communities
  • deepen our understanding of black history and the role of people from the African and Caribbean diaspora have had in shaping Royal Greenwich and the UK 

To apply to deliver an event from 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2022, visit www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/bh365

For questions about your BH365 application, please contact artsgreenwich@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Applications close Friday 20 August 2021. 

If you need help writing funding bids, we have a online sessions on 17 June, with our bid writing advisor. To register for this free event go to Writing Successful Funding Bids Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite