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HCF - Award - 1

Creative Place Award and Huntly Cultural Fund

Huntly won the Creative Place Award for places with up to 10,000 residents, find out how you can benefit

The Huntly Cultural Fund has been made possible through Huntly being recognised as the most creative place in Scotland for its size in Creative Scotland's 2013 Creative Place Awards.

Part of the award is being used for the Huntly Cultural Fund to help local groups and individuals make Huntly and district an even better place to live, work and visit by showcasing the creative talents of the area and encouraging even more creative activities. The fund has been designed specifically to support cultural activities by local organisations and individuals which are linked to the Year of Natural Scotland 2013 and the Year of Homecoming 2014.

The Huntly Cultural Fund had attracted 68 applications by the closing date of 29th April and the funds available were almost 3 times oversubscribed. The seven-strong community evaluation panel met recently to decide on the applications received. The standard of applications was high and only after a rigorous scoring and ranking process against the scheme criteria did the winners emerge. 

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The largest single award of £2,000 went to the proposal by Huntly and District Pipe Band to host a Massed Bands event as a centrepiece of the town's Homecoming 2014 celebrations. £1,500 was awarded to the Huntly Summer School, a classical and traditional music educational initiative. A proposal by local artist Anne Murray to develop a Huntly and District tweed was also successful in obtaining £1,500. Projects to develop much-need infrastructure to support creative projects, such as a web-portal to promote the area's events and portable community sound equipment, were awarded £1,500 and £1,367 respectively. A plan by Inspire, an organisation working with adults with learning disabilities to develop a 'Garden of Earthly Delights' was awarded £1,260.

Many other projects received the guideline figure of £1,000, and several others received less than that, mostly because they had applied for these lower amounts.

The fund has supported a variety of infrastructure and events across the AB54 area, meaning that the community of Huntly and District is set to have feast of entertainment - with legacy - in 2013 and 2014. Applicants were asked to link their proposals to the Year of Natural Scotland 2013 and the Year of Homecoming 2014, and consider how legacy and local partnerships could be encouraged through their initiatives. All projects have to be complete by the end of 2014.

The Creative Place Award, and Huntly's Cultural Fund within that, was made possible by CreativeScotland, Big Lottery and The Herald.

A list of the successful projects can be found here.

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