Decision details

Delegated Officer Decision: Application to the Arts Council England for Strategic Major Funding

Decision Maker: Executive Director Place

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Major Projects strand of National Lottery Project Grants is designed to support cultural projects of scale and ambition that will help to deliver Arts Council England’s third Outcome, A Creative and Cultural Country.


An application to be made for funding which will be used towards significant project development and delivery, including:

·       A Cultural Step Change project in Crewe that will bring together key partners to deliver a programme of activities and events in Crewe.

·       A programme that will deliver long lasting positive change through creating opportunities for artists, creative businesses, young people and families to experience high quality culture and access creative skills development.

·       Specific activity will include development of a visual arts hub, utilising empty space in Crewe Town Centre to provide much needed exhibition, workshop and selling space for artists, a maker festival and support for further events in the Town.


That an application be made to the Arts Council England for Strategic Major Funding of c£200,00 and up to a maximum of £300,000, to support the development of a significant culture led partnership project in Crewe.


Publication date: 03/05/2024

Date of decision: 03/05/2024

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