Monday 26 February 2024

RBCN Small Grants Fund

Rochdale Borough Culture Network

Small Grants Fund


Calling artists, organisations, voluntary and faith groups and social enterprises! 


Could you use some funds / resources to develop an idea or your artistic practice?

Do you want to develop a creative project in the borough of Rochdale? 


Our Small Grants, of up to £500 per applicant, are now open, and we are looking to fund activity that meets the following aims:


Does your idea support one of the following aims: 

  • Funding to support Rochdale based artists / arts organisations to develop an idea or a project.

  • Projects that widen access to the arts, and engage traditionally under-represented groups including, but not exclusive to: ethnically diverse, disabled, LGBTQ+ individuals / communities and those experiencing poverty.

  • Projects that support Rochdale’s visitor economy and promote Rochdale’s vibrant arts, culture, and events to external audiences.

If so, why not apply for a grant to support your project? 



Deadline: Monday 25th March 2024 at 5pm

Results: Mid-April 2024

All activity should be completed by 31st December 2024


Application process 

To apply, please complete the attached application form and return it to Cartwheel Arts, who are administering this Small Grants Fund.  

You can apply in any of the following ways:

Online: Complete the application form online here:

Word Document: If you would prefer to complete a word document, this can be accessed by emailing  

You can either return via email to, including ‘RBCN Small Grants Fund’ in the email subject line or return via post to Cartwheel Arts Ltd, 110 Manchester Street, Heywood, OL10 1DW 


WhatsApp Voice Note Application: You can complete the application form via WhatsApp Voice-note. To do this, please first telephone 01706 361300 and ask to speak to Hebe Reilly, and we will provide you with a mobile number to send Voice Notes to for this application. 

Video Application (via YouTube): You are welcome to apply via video.  We recommend creating one that is no longer than 5 minutes long, that answers all the questions in the application form.  Please upload your video to YouTube via an ‘unlisted’ link and forward the web-address to  Please clearly state ‘RBCN Small Grants Fund’ in the subject line of the email, and include your name and contact details within the email itself.  


If you require any additional support with the application, please contact Hebe on or telephone 01706 361300. 


Terms & Conditions

Each applicant can apply for a maximum of £500.  We have a total of £5,000 in the Small Grants Fund to distribute. 

Applicants may only submit one application to the Small Grants Fund at any time.  We will not fund the same project twice.  

Applicants may only receive one successful grant per year, this includes both the Small Grants Fund and the Arts Council Project Match Funds.  

Deadline: Monday 25th March 2024 at 5pm

Results: Mid-April 2024

All activity should be completed by 31st December 2024


Cartwheel Arts
110 Manchester Street
OL10 1DW


T: 01706 361300 

Company number: 2161995
Charity number: 519394

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