This years High Sheriff, Alexis Redmond, has decided to setup a grant programme with Cheshire Community Foundation. The fund will run alongside Alexis’ year as High Sheriff and will be looking to support local creative arts and cultural charities, voluntary organisations and community groups delivering activities in Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East, Halton and Warrington.
“As a supporter of culture and the arts, throughout my year as High Sheriff, I will be focusing on Cheshire’s creativity and spirit of community. There is growing recognition of the value of early intervention in mental and social care through social prescribing, engaging people in cultural and local creative arts activity – as a way of combating loneliness and isolation and helping prevent the progression into worsening health and long-term conditions.
We are looking forward to receiving your application and ensuring that the High Sheriff Fund 2018- 2019 can make a difference to lives of people in Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East, Halton and Warrington”
- Applicants can apply for up to £2,000 with a typical grant being in the region of £1,000.
- The fund will support new or extended activities – or activities not currently receiving support.
- Activities must be accessible to diverse communities.