Two small grants schemes to support organisations wishing to participate in this year’s To Absent Friends festival.
To Absent Friends is an annual people’s festival of storytelling and remembrance, taking place across Scotland between 1 and 7 November.
It offers people across Scotland a chance to celebrate and remember those who have died, through stories, celebrations and acts of reminiscence. In previous years, events at the festival have included concerts, music nights, exhibitions, immersive theatre and spoken word performances.
The festival now welcomes grant applications from any group that wishes to hold an event for the festival. Approaches to the concept are likely to be varied, and are not restricted to the types of events held in previous years. We encourage creative and innovative ideas that provide public opportunities for storytelling and/or remembrance within local communities.
There a two small grants funds:
1. Small grants scheme for To Absent Friends Concerts
This small grants fund has been established to enable community music groups to put on To Absent Friends concerts. The maximum sum available through this programme is £350 and the deadline for applications is 23 August 2017.
2. Small grants schemes for organisations
A small grants fund has been set up to support organisations to participate in To Absent Friends, with a particular focus on supporting small organisations to undertake local activities that provide public opportunities for storytelling and/or remembrance of people who have died. The maximum sum available through this programme is £250 and the deadline for applications is 23 August 2017.
More information on both grant schemes is available on the Good Life Good Death Good Grief website. https://www.goodlifedeathgrief.org.uk/news/news/small-grants-schemes-2017/