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Grants galore in Goole

The Council is set to award a number of Active Creative Grants to events and projects in Goole and the East Riding.

A number of groups and organisations in Goole will be awarded Active Creative Grants from East Riding of Yorkshire Council, in support of Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

Grants ranging between £900 and £2,500 are being awarded – subject to conditions being met by the applicants – to allow a range of groups and organisations to develop arts and cultural opportunities for residents and visitors.

Among the successful applicants are Goole Civic Society for the Goole Festival of Water – a grant for a day-long festival on a route using the Aire and Calder Navigation from the Waterways Museum to Ouse Dock in the town centre. It will be a public history project, exploring how two centuries of innovation, change and migration have formed the identity of the town.

East Riding Regional Cinemas will receive a grant towards the ‘On Film Festival’ which will be spread over 2017 and will see personalities introduce films they have a particular interest in. Junction in Goole is one of the venues the festival will visit.

In total, over £32,000 will be awarded in Active Creative Grants by the council to 17 applicants and organisations. Some of the other projects receiving the grants are; Castaway, Goole – Sing across the East Riding; Junction with Goole/Goole Town Council – The Gravy Project and The Shire Hall Trust, Howden – Children’s Festival.

Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for civic wellbeing and culture, said:  ‘The council is a principal partner in Hull UK City of Culture 2017, and we were keen to offer additional funding for projects in our area that are creative at heart, transformational, and celebrate arts and culture in the East Riding.

‘I am delighted that we are able to award these grants – subject to final conditions being met – to such a wide range of applicants. The projects that these grants will help to fund will add enormously to the cultural offering right across the East Riding next year and add a whole new element to Hull 2017. We also wanted to reward applications that will have a legacy after 2017, and I am confident that all these successful applicants will do just that.’

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