The Foundation behind the project to illuminate 15 bridges along the Thames has launched a Community Fund for local community groups close to Phase 1 of Illuminated River, to enable more people to enjoy the Thames by night.
The Fund will support community-initiated projects, events and activities that relate to the project and are local to the first four bridges, in the boroughs of Southwark and the City of London. Four Thames bridges - London, Cannon Street, Southwark and Millennium, have already been transformed with the launch of the first phase of the 10-year artwork project.
Through the Community Fund the Foundation aims to ensure that the artwork’s impact is translated into meaningful public engagement by supporting community-initiated projects, events and activities that relate to the project and are local to the first four bridges, in the boroughs of Southwark and the City of London.
The Foundation is particularly keen to hear about projects which engage with Illuminated River, delve into the history of the bridges and their local areas, and will enable local residents to access the river and its banks”. It also welcomes applications that engage young people, families, older people and those who are unwaged or on low incomes.
There are two categories of funding: registered charities can apply for project funding of up to £1,500 and non-registered groups can apply for project funding of up to £750.
For more information and to check your eligibility please visit the Foundation’s website
Deadline: 13 September 2019 (but if you get in touch with Ciron email@example.com it may be possible to extend this deadline).