This is a shout out to anyone who wishes to be considered for the Speaker’s ‘Democracy For All’ Small Grant Scheme!

The Grants Scheme is funded by the Speaker’s Art Fund to contribute to delivering local arts and educational projects with a focus on increasing the understanding of Parliamentary democracy across the UK.

The Art Fund isn’t funded through the taxpayer but through income from the sales of Christmas cards and tours of the Speaker’s House. This initiative will offer an opportunity to bid for £500 to deliver your project. The first round of applications is open until the 12th of  January 2024. I would suggest that you get in touch with me no later than the 31st of December to get applications in order!

What can I get a Speaker’s Art fund ‘Democracy For All’ grant for?

The grant can be used to fund art and education projects and activities which improve the understanding of democracy including but not limited to:

  • Heritage projects, including working with local libraries and archives
  • Filmmaking and film screening
  • Digital art
  • Literature and reading groups
  • Cultural events and festivals
  • creative writing
  • faith based activities
  • Supporting UK Parliament Week –

I know that we have so many incredible causes worthy of this grant across our area so please spread the word and contact me if you have any questions!

To be considered you will need a letter of recommendation from me and one entry from each constituency will be successful. If you would like to be considered read more about eligibility by clicking here and get in touch with me at 

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