Community festivals

Applications are now open for 2017-18!

Camden's community festival grants scheme, administered by Voluntary Action Camden, is now open. If you are a community festival organiser based in Camden and would like to apply for a grant click here.

Important dates:

  • 16 January, 2017 18:00 to 20:00 – grant and event information night at the Camden Centre.
  • 13 February, 2017 18:00 to 20:00 – grant and event information night at the Camden Centre.
  • 28th February, 2017 at 23:59 - applications close.
  • 31st March, 2017 – grant recipients are announced.

Information nights 

Our information nights are aimed to give you all the knowledge you need to apply for a Community Festival Grant. Camden Events Service will run through the grant application process step by step to give you the best chance of securing a grant. The team will also run through all event aspects from the online event application, risk assessments and general event procedures. To attend one of the information nights please contact the Camden Events Service to reserve a place, call 020 7974 5366 or email

More information 

If you can’t attend one of the information nights but need more information on the grant application process please call the VAC office on 0207 284 6550 or email If you have an event related enquiry for example, road closures, health and safety or anything else event related contact the Camden Events Service on 020 7974 5633 or email

Funded community events 2016-17

In 2016-17 the scheme provided funding for 42 local festivals and events taking place in the borough.  For more details about these events see the festival list below.

Download: List of community festivals 2016 (PDF)

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