Our Place Fund

The Glasgow 2018 European Championships is a moment of great inspiration and achievement. We want to use this opportunity to celebrate local cultural projects and arts activity. What will your community do? 

The Festival 2018 Our Place Fund has £120,000 available for community groups to put on cultural events and arts activities in their own area before and during the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.

£60,000 has been allocated for cultural events and arts activity within Glasgow, and will be distributed through a participatory budgeting process – people across Glasgow will vote to choose which events are funded. An additional £60,000 has been devolved to other host local authorities across Scotland for distribution locally.

Festival 2018 encourages proposals that provide opportunities to bring people together to celebrate our diverse communities and places, and we welcome your inspirational ideas. You might want to hold a family fun day for little ones and their parents or guardians. Other ideas might involve working with local groups to put on art workshops, concerts or street theatre events.

Apply to the Festival 2018 Our Place Fund to make it happen. 

Proposals can be for any amount from £100 up to £5000.

The information and Proposal Form below are only for activities which take place within Glasgow City council area. Links to the funds in other local authority areas will be placed on this website when available.

Apply Now

Applications are now open, please click on the links below to find out more and to access the application form. The form should be printed or downloaded when complete and returned to us by email at [email protected] or by post to: Festival 2018 Our Place Fund, 32 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1LH.

Festival 2018 Our Place Fund Proposal Form (PDF)
This form is also available in Word
Applicant Guidance and Criteria (PDF)
Festival 2018 Our Place Fund Overview (PDF)

Applications close on Monday 29 January 2018 at 5pm. We are unable to accept late applications.

Online Voting

Project proposals received by the deadline will be shared on this page. Everyone in the community will be welcome to vote for their chosen proposals. You will need to give your name and postcode to vote.

Share & Decide events

All the Share & Decide events will be held in City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow. See all the proposals for your area and vote for your favourites.

View and Vote from 11am – 3pm. Decision at 4pm! Refreshments and entertainment will be provided.

  • Saturday 10 March 2018 Share & Decide – Glasgow North East
  • Saturday 17 March 2018 Share & Decide – Glasgow South
  • Saturday 24 March 2018 Share & Decide – Glasgow North West

All the online votes and Share & Decide votes will be combined to determine which proposals are supported. The proposal with the most votes will be funded, followed by the next most popular, until the Festival 2018 Our Place Fund is completely allocated.