The Arts Council has in the past received a grant from the London Borough of Bromley which has been used to fund grants or guarantees to amateur arts societies within the Borough. This grant has been withdrawn, but we have taken action to make available a small sum which can be used to provide emergency funding only by way of a grant, guarantee or loan to societies.
Societies awarded funding will be required to become affiliated members of the Arts Council (the annual subscription is currently only £20). Affiliated members receive a number of important benefits whether or not they receive financial aid from the Grants and Guarantees Fund, including but not limited to publicity opportunities and preferential charges for hiring of the meeting and concert rooms at the Ripley Arts Centre.
For more information please contact the Arts Council’s Administrator, Thelma Richardson, at Ripley. Applications may be made at any time.