Slough to receive £750,000 to help put creativity at the heart of local communities

Arts Council England has announced that HOME Slough will receive £750,000 from a total of £38.3 million to be invested in Creative People and Places projects over the next three years. Made possible thanks to National Lottery players, the aim is to deliver more grassroots-led cultural experiences in areas across England where involvement in arts and culture is low.

HOME Slough, a project hosted by Slough Council for Voluntary Service, is about more people choosing, creating and taking part in brilliant art experiences in Slough. HOME Slough is helping to revitalise arts and culture in Slough, providing new and innovative opportunities for people to both experience and express creativity, all with the aim of making our town a more vibrant and creative place to live, work and visit.

HOME Slough’s programme is co-designed, co-commissioned and co-created with our Community Programming Board, an open group made up of residents and creatives.

Darren Henley, Chief Executive of Arts Council England, said:

“These projects change villages, towns and cities for the better, helping people to lead happier, healthier lives.  Our new investment means more people in more places across England will benefit from that magical spark of possibility, innovation and invention that only happens when culture and creativity becomes part of their daily lives.”

Councillor Sabia Akram; Deputy Leader of Slough Council and Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture & Communities

“This has made me so happy for Slough. It has been a really bad year for many people, and this has made my year.  I’m sure this money will  go on to create a fantastic legacy for all involved and for generations to come.”

Although exact funding amounts for each Creative People and Places (CPP) programme will not be confirmed until Spring 2022, each CPP will benefit from a funding amount between £750,000 and £1million up to 2025.

Read the HOME Slough newsletter – November 2021