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Apply for funding now: ‘Join the Docks’ summer festival

Applications for Join the Docks funding have now closed.

Join the Docks this summer, and discover somewhere different! From July until September, everyone is invited to explore the area’s beautiful water, parks, venues, and outside spaces through three months of special events.

Spanning 4km of London’s historic docklands, this curated cultural programme will nurture connections between neighbours, Londoners, and the communities that make up this part of Newham, East London.

Want to get involved? If you're an individual, community group or arts organisation, apply now for a small grant of up to £5,000 or flagship event funding of up to £50,000. Existing events and new activities are both eligible.

Apply now for small grant funding of up to £5,000 or flagship event funding of up to £50,000.
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From dance performances and poetry readings to film screenings and beatboxing classes, we are interested in receiving applications from the widest range of organisations. Large or small, if you can help to bring new life to the Royal Docks, we’d love to hear your ideas! Attend one of our partner briefings or drop the festival team a line on jointhedocks@london.gov.uk and we'll help answer any questions.

For more information and to apply for funding, download the documents below. To apply, please submit Appendices B and C to jointhedocks@london.gov.uk by Friday 24 May.

Summary: Join the Docks
Appendix A: Location information
Appendix B: Activity Proposal Form
Appendix C: Flagship & Small Grant Application Form

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