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Culture, Heritage and Events Fund now open

The Culture, Heritage and Events Fund is funded by Renfrewshire Council in partnership with OneRen as part of the Future Paisley programme.

The Fund is open to organisations and individuals based or working in Renfrewshire, who wish to create or develop cultural or heritage activities. The purpose of the Fund is to raise cultural ambition and stimulate new cultural, heritage and events activity, aiming to create long-lasting cultural, economic and social transformation throughout Renfrewshire.

Full details of the CHEF fund, including information on the application process, key dates, assessment criteria and FAQs can be found on Renfrewshire Council’s website here.


We’ll be running a series of Information sessions, both in person and online, as an opportunity for all applicants to receive more information about the process of applying for Culture, Heritage and Events funding and to discuss potential application. Tickets are FREE but please book your space in advance via the Eventbrite links below.


Cultural Organisations Information Session (in person)

Monday 13th June 2022, 7pm - 8pm

5 High Street, Paisley, PA1 2AE

Book your place here


Artists & Creative Freelancers Information Session (in person)

Tuesday 14thJune 2022, 7pm - 8pm

5 High Street, Paisley, PA1 2AE

Book your place here


General Information Sessions (Online)

Tuesday 21th June, 9:30am - 10:30am and 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Book your place here

The application deadline is 26 July 2022 

For more information and to apply please head to Renfrewshire Council webpage here


Future Paisley is a far-reaching cultural regeneration programme that harnesses the power of the arts, heritage and culture for social and economic change. Future Paisley draws on the rich heritage, cultural strengths and creative potential of Paisley and wider Renfrewshire to shape the area's future.

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