Events and Festivals Grant

We are offering grants to support event organisers to hold events and festivals across the city of Southampton. Grants of between £250 and £10,000 are available to support up to 75% of the costs of events and festivals that are accessible to the general public.

In 2019 our two themes are the Cricket World Cup (between April and October 2019) and Mayflower 400 celebrations (between November 2019 and March 2020). We also expect to split the funding evenly between events and festivals in Guildhall Square/Cultural Quarter and the rest of the city.

Who can apply?

Non-profit organisations such as voluntary and community groups, social enterprises, faith organisations, schools, PTAs and ‘Friends of’ groups For-profit businesses or sole traders (applications will be considered on a case by case basis) Priority will be given to residents and organisations / businesses based in the City of Southampton

Please see our application guidelines for more information about what the Events and Festivals Grant can and can't fund.

Closing date

You can apply anytime between now and Thursday 31 October 2019, at midday. Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

How to apply

  1. Read the application guidelines to ensure your group and project are eligible for funding.
  2. Download and save the MS Word application form to your computer.
  3. Submit the application form and the supporting documents to the email address on the form. You can also submit the supporting documents by post if you need to.

The application form is available in other formats if you are unable to use the MS Word version of the form. Please contact us to request an alternative format or if you have any queries about the grant scheme or application form: grants@southampton.gov.uk