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Rushmoor Arts Hub

Rushmoor Arts Hub


We are deligted to announce that Arts Council England, Rushmoor Borough Council and Hampshire Cultural Trust have all contributed funding for us to:



  • Provide inspirational training and development opportunities for key arts organisations facilitated by pioneers of various artistic disciplines
  • Host at least two networking events for local arts organisations and artists to meet together to share ideas and develop partnerships – we’re planning the first one for February
  • Produce a  Rushmoor Arts Hub website and regular e-newsletter, listing arts events and activities in the area, providing a database of provision and updating on training and development opportunities
  • Manage a grants application scheme for young people in Rushmoor to be involved with the arts.

As part of the Rushmoor Arts Hub we are running a grant scheme to help young people make waves in the arts. Grants of between £50 and £1,000 are available to young people aged between 13-25 who live or study in Rushmoor.

The Rushmoor Arts Hub grant is to help young people who want to do great things in the arts. Musicians, artists, writers, photographers, dancers, singers, filmmakers, etc. – in fact any young person involved in the arts who needs help making the next step is eligible for support.

The list of ways a grant might help is endless, and we want young people to be creative and ambitious in their ideas, but examples might include; attending professional training; putting on an exhibition of work or a performance; buying materials for costumes and props; rehearsal space, experiencing great art, etc., etc.

Is there anything the grant cannot be used for?

The grant cannot be used to pay yourself or a member of your group. or to fund projects that form part of a higher education course.

How do I apply?

To apply for the grant you will need to complete the Rushmoor Arts Hub Young People’s Grant application. The application form is quite short and straightforward but there is help available completing it should you need it.

With the question ‘What will you spend the grant on?’ please let us know exactly what you will buy and how much it costs.  For instance, if you are attending some training, tell us where, who is organising it and the cost. If you’re organising an event tell us where, when it is, who it’s for, the costs, etc.

Under 18s will need to name a Supporter for their application in Part D. This could be a parent, or a teacher / lecturer, youth worker or another adult who knows you well. This person will need to know about your plans and how you will benefit, and be willing for us to contact them to discuss it.

All completed applications need to be sent by mail to Tony McGovern, Rushmoor Arts Hub, Rushmoor Borough Council, Farnborough Road, Farnborough, GU14 7JU. Tony will let you know by email that he has received your application, so if you do not hear from him within two weeks please contact him (details below).Grant applications will be considered by the panel at a monthly meeting and the decision will usually be made straight away, so you will never have to wait long to find out if you’ve been successful. But please note, the Hub’s decision on every application is final and we will not enter into any correspondence regarding that decision.

What will happen if I get a grant?

If the panel agrees to fund your request we will let you know within 2-3 days of the panel meeting and you will receive payment for the full amount of your grant within 14 days.

You might also be offered support throughout the creative process and be paired with a professional mentor who will offer you advice and guidance on the development of your work and future opportunities.

You need to wait until we have given you a decision before you go ahead with the activity that’s being funded. In the meantime it’s a great idea to carry on planning your project. We’d expect the grant to be used within three months of you receiving it. If you think your project or activity might take longer, please make this clear in your application.

What will be required of me if I get a grant?

You will need to do whatever you’ve told us about in your application! We will be interested to hear about your progress and development and we will contact you or your Supporter at some point to talk about how the grant is being used. Please keep receipts for any spending over £25 that the grant paid for, and it will be great if you can record your activity in some way, e.g. photos, video, press coverage, blog, etc. We might ask you to attend one of our meetings to talk to us about your project or activity.

How can I find out more?

If you need any further information about the grant scheme, or want to discuss an idea you’ve got ahead of making an application please email tony.mcgovern@rushmoor.gov.uk Tony McGovern or telephone 01252 398 740.