Creatives in Halton are being invited to apply for specialist grants to help turn their ideas into reality.

Made in Halton small grants are open to creatives of all kinds who live in the borough. This includes artists, musicians, singers, dancers, performers and small groups involved in artistic activity of any kind.

The grants can go towards things such as staging a play, putting on a gig, curating an exhibition or themed event, or even towards making a short film.

Organisers said location isn’t important and even the back garden can be used to stage an event which could qualify for funding.

A council spokeswoman said: “We are keen for individuals or small groups to come forward and apply for the grants which could really help them out.”

Grants can be used to fund the total cost of the project or as seed funding for further grant applications made by applicants.

Selections will be made via a panel of people from key cultural organisations in the borough.

Made in Halton is a small grant commissioning programme for arts, culture and heritage projects created by artists, creatives and community groups, living or based in the borough, as part of the Celebrate Halton Borough of Culture 2021.

The Borough of Culture initiative aims to celebrate Halton’s past, present and future through a programme ranging from small community-led activities, to large-scale events.

Applications for the grants are open until November 30 and can be made via the form at