The Glasgow City Centre Team are really keen to activate the lanes in the City Centre. To help this achieve this grants of up to £5,000 are available to people or groups that want to hold events in city centre lanes.
Each lane has three principal stakeholders: the owners, the occupiers (be that businesses or communities) and artists or those from the creative industries. While full guidance is available at https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/laneactivation a minimum of two of these three groups needs to come together to apply. The level of funding (maximum award £5k) means that the fund will not provide all the answers, nor is it really intended to do that. What it will do is help businesses and communities to think differently about their lanes. For those who live, work or are visiting Glasgow it creates a sense of something discovered, something reclaimed. Glasgow has lanes which are attractions in their own right and this grant fund creates an opportunity to take a step to become one of them.
To make a successful application you need a good idea, the support of the people who live or work in the lane and the permission of the owners. The application process is short and the decision to fund will be made quickly. So essentially it is over to you, is it a family event, a community event, a music event, a performance, a heritage event, a market, or an art project? It can be anything you thing that makes sense to the location and the community (either business or residential) which uses the lane.
The grant fund is open for applications now. If you have any question please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.