Community groups in Halton are being invited to be at the heart of the Eurovision celebrations this May.

 Following on from EuroFest, the two-week cultural festival, and EuroLearn, the education programme, EuroStreet, will make sure that communities across the Liverpool City Region get the chance to bask in Eurovision’s sparkle.

And not only that – there is now a chance for everyone to bring their brilliant Eurovision ideas to life with EuroGrants of up to £2,000.

A detailed EuroStreet programme will be released soon but events will focus on:

  • Festival of Europe – Celebrating the cultures and heritage of all Eurovision nationalities in the city region
  • Songs for Europe – Live participatory performances touring residential care settings
  • Solidarity Disco Banquets – Food, music and crafts at community-based feasts.
  • Chess for Everyone – A huge pastime in Ukraine, celebrated with in-person and online games.

EuroGrants are supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Community organisations and groups as well as schools from across the city region are now invited to apply to fund projects which will take place in May or June.

Projects should use Eurovision as their inspiration, focusing on local cultures, memories and the heritage of the region’s communities.

Applications from not-for-profit organisations will take precedence and projects and events should be free or low cost to attend.

Applications for grants of up to £2,000 must be received by 5pm on Wednesday, 29 March.

Culture Liverpool will be joined by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in deciding which projects are successful with decisions being made by the end of the first week of April.

To apply and for a full list of conditions visit the Culture Liverpool website.

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