Untold Stories: grants by the Commission for Diversity in Public Realm

How do you feel when you’re in London’s streets, parks, waterways and squares?

Are you, your community, your faith or culture represented?

What would you like to be represented in London’s public spaces?

What would you add if you could?

What extra stories could you share?

The Mayor of London is offering community-led organisations funding and support to make a change in our public spaces.

Whether this is creating something new, highlighting something missing or hidden, or presenting a different story to what already exists, we want to hear from you. You can apply for grants from £1,000 to £25,000 and we have a programme of workshops and extra support to help you apply.

This new £1m fund comes as Art UK publish the first comprehensive audit of public sculpture across the capital, revealing huge disparities in representation. Our conversations with community groups showed that Londoners want support and resources to develop grassroots ideas that make an impact through multiple means, from audio tours that highlight invisible heritage to new objects and artworks that celebrate important themes, events, everyday Londoners or historical figures.

Untold Stories is your opportunity to test, develop, grow and create projects which share your community’s stories with the city.

The Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm is the Mayor of London’s initiative to help ensure our shared public spaces reflect the richness and diversity of London’s achievements.

The deadline for applying to Untold Stories is midday on Wednesday, 12 January and we’ll let you know the outcome by April 2022.

You can find out more information on the Untold Stories Grants Prospectus. This includes links to the BSL, audio and Easy Read versions of the document.Untold Stories: Grant Prospectus.

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