Herefordshire's Hidden Gems

My Place

From the Elmley Foundation & Herefordshire's a Great Place

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Grants of up to £2,000 for new artwork or arts activity that celebrates Herefordshire places


This grant scheme, from Herefordshire’s a Great Place and the Elmley Foundation, has been created to help Herefordshire communities work with artists and celebrate local places.

It is open to all types of community groups based in Herefordshire. Your group can apply for a grant of up to £2,000 to commission an artist/s to create new artwork or arts activity. The new work or activity must celebrate an aspect of your community’s history or culture, and communicate what makes ‘your place’ special.

Your chosen artist/s can work in any medium (photography, sculpture, animation, spoken word, film, graphic design, performance, music, etc.) and must finish producing/presenting the new work within 9 months of My Place funding being awarded.

My Place grants are being administered for Herefordshire’s a Great Place and the Elmley Foundation by Community First. There are 30 grants of up to £2,000 available until March 2020.

For advice and more information about the grant scheme please email or call 01432 344039.

Who can apply?

Community groups in Herefordshire can apply for My Place grants. Our definition of a community group is a group of any size whose members share locality and/or common goals, passions or plans that will be of public benefit. This includes charities.

My Place funding cannot be awarded to statutory bodies or local authorities.

We want to see a range of diverse groups delivering quality and innovative arts projects across Herefordshire.

How to apply

Please read the grant guidelines in full before filling out the My Place application form.

When you're ready you can email your completed form and any supporting documents to

Or to apply by post, send your form to: My Place grant administrator, Herefordshire’s a Great Place, Rural Media, Packers House, West Street, Hereford, HR4 0BX.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with funding awarded every quarter.

Decision dates for 2018/19 are:

  • Round 1: closes 29 October 29 2018. Apply by 5pm on 29 October 2018 for decision by 23 November 2018
  • Round 2: closes 14 January 2019. Apply by 5pm on 14 January 2019 for decision by 8 February 2019
  • Round 3: closes 1 April 2019. Apply by 5pm on 1 April 2019 for decision by 26 April 2019
  • Round 4: closes 17 June 2019. Apply by 5pm on 17 June 2019 for decision by 12 July 2019
  • Round 5: closes 2 September 2019. Apply by 5pm on 2 September 2019 for decision by 27 September 2019
  • Round 6: closes 18 November 2019. Apply by 5pm on 18 November 2019 for decision by 13 December 2019

These dates are subject to change following review & feedback on Round 1


My Place grants are co-funded Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England, and the Elmley Foundation.

For more information on the Elmley Foundation, an independent grantmaking charity which supports the arts in the counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, please visit

For more information on the 16 Great Place Schemes taking place around England, visit

Read more about the Herefordshire project here.