Scotland’s Winter Festivals aim to mobilise the people of Scotland and those with an affinity to Scotland to join in the St Andrew’s Day, Hogmanay and Burns celebrations, boosting Scotland’s key tourism and events sectors and the wider economy, enhancing community engagement and raising Scotland’s international profile.
Our diverse ethnic and cultural minority communities are key elements of Scotland’s past, present and future so we want to ensure that your story, history, and narrative plays a full part in Scotland’s Winter Festivals.
The 2020/21 SWF programme will be a bit different to previous years due to the extraordinary events of this year.
For St Andrew’s Day 2020, we are encouraging local community groups to come together and celebrate Scotland’s national day by performing an act of kindness in their community – something that celebrates and promotes inclusion, diversity, and togetherness.
- Monday 25th January 2021 – Burns Day.
- Proposed activities can take place from Friday 22 January to Sunday 31 January.
- Deadline for applications: Friday 22 January – or 7 days before your proposed event.
BEMIS Scotland are calling on our communities to begin 2021 with a positive celebration of Burns Night on January 25th 2021. Burns Night offers us the opportunity to share food together – in person if restrictions allow in tier 1 and 2 areas, or online if in tiers 3 or 4. Alongside food, music, poetry, and storytelling are all parts of a multicultural Burns night and can form part of any event. So please, consider joining us and others across the country by taking part in our Scottish Winter Festivals small grants scheme and bring multicultural Burns Nights to homes across the country
How much funding is available?
Constituted, charitable and non-profit organisations or community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to hold an appropriate event around Burns Night.
It is very important that in your budget response in the application form you outline clearly what each cost is related to. We expect that this programme will be over-subscribed, and we will need to prioritise what we can fund for each project.
How to apply
Read the full Guidelines document, then complete the application form, and return it to email@example.com
The deadline for applications is Friday 22 January 2021