Celebrate with a Cultural Diversity Grant
We are inviting local voluntary and community groups to apply
for funding to help them celebrate their cultural diversity this
By awarding such grants, we hope this will help raise knowledge
and understanding of the different cultures that can be found
within Worcestershire and encourage interaction amongst our
So, if you are planning a cultural celebration this year and you
would like to share parts of your culture with the rest of the
County then why not read on and see if a cultural diversity grant
is for you.
Download the Diversity Grants Poster (PDF 340 KB)
For the latest information about Worcestershire County Council's
Voluntary and Community Grants Scheme, follow the link to the
Council's Voluntary & Community Sector web
What are we Aiming to do?
The overall aim of the Scheme is to promote a sense of belonging
for all our communities and build strong and positive relationships
between people with different backgrounds to strengthen social
We want to create opportunities for communities to experience
and participate in creative activities around cultural
How to Apply
Application forms can be downloaded or you can
request a copy from Suzie James, VCS Unit Coordinator on 01905
Good luck to everyone who decides to apply and we look forward
to receiving your applications soon.
Funding can be used in a variety of ways as long as it is
focuses on celebrating cultural diversity. For example, groups
could host a celebratory event around festivals, special holidays,
food, music, dance, cultural preferences, traditions, or different
experiences in history.
As part of the application process, groups will have to provide
details of what they intend to do with any funding they receive
Any group awarded a grant will only be permitted to spend our
funding on the event outlined in their application form.
We are offering grants of up to £1,000. Funding can support an
entire project or contribute towards jointly funded projects. We
are also offering support to help groups fill in the application
There are usually two funding rounds each year. To find out more
please go to the Voluntary and Community Sector Grants
What to Expect
As well as providing funding, we will be on hand to provide
advice and guidance on both the application process and the
planning of your event. We will promote your event on our webpage
and in return we ask that our logo is visible on any promotional
material that you produce.
If you are unsuccessful, we will suggest other organisations
which may be able to provide funding.
Cultural Diversity - Definitions
A group of individuals who share cultural and social experiences
within a common geographic or political jurisdiction.
Cultural Diversity -
Differences in race, ethnicity, language, nationality, or
religion among various groups within a community, organization, or
The values, traditions, norms, customs, arts, history, folklore,
and institutions that a group of people, who are unified by race,
ethnicity, language, nationality, or religion, share.
Communities are complex and multi-layered, meaning that a
particular community is made up of many 'cultures'. These may be
apparent through arts and cultural activities, which are already
happening and many more that, are less visible to people outside
Community culture might also include expressions of identity
such as language, dress, cuisine, sporting activities and more in
addition to what is narrowly termed 'arts'.
These things are part of most communities in some form or
another, and they are usually of great value to those communities,
even if they are not prominent aspects of some communities' lives.
In the context of CCD activities, wider definitions of 'culture'
are often used to identify communities and bring them together,
although project activities tend to be limited to art aspects of
Cultural practices -
May relate to language, shared sense of history, religious and
spiritual observances; protocol, eating and drinking habits;
prohibitions and taboos; forms of artistic expression.
Cultural Diversity -
The mosaic of individuals and groups with varying backgrounds,
experiences, styles, perceptions, values and beliefs.
Cultural Group -
Individuals who share a common culture, including certain
behaviours, knowledge, values, assumptions, expectations and
Any patterned set of behaviours, knowledge, values, beliefs,
experiences and traditions shared by a particular group of
Faith Community -
A community that includes religious groups or churches.
A behaviour or belief that is considered typical of a
A socially defined population based on visible, genetically
transmitted physical characteristics
A concept which focuses on differences in humans based on
- Equality and Human Rights
Works to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human
rights and to build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a
fair chance to participate in society.
- Plain English
A website of an organisation who have been fighting for
crystal-clear communication since 1979.
Worcestershire Racial Equality Council (WREC)
The WREC assists people who believe they have been discriminated
against, or who experience difficulty in using mainstream services
because of language and cultural differences.
- BBC Interfaith
Interfaith holy days and festivals Calendar.
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