Telford at 50 – YOU come up with the idea, we could help with funding

If YOU have a great idea for a celebration for Telford’s 50th birthday in 2018 but don’t quite have the budget, you can now apply for funding to help make this happen.

Telford at 50 – YOU come up with the idea, we could help with funding

The Telford Pride @ 50 Celebration Grant is open to community/voluntary groups, neighbourhood groups, faith groups, charities, other not for profit organisations, Town or Parish Councils, schools, businesses or individuals.



This grant is available through the Council’s Pride in Our Community programme to help you organise celebration events during Telford’s 50th anniversary. You can apply for up to £2,000 towards your celebration event.


Events must be distinct and different to those usually carried out over the course of a year and must be open, allowing the whole community to get involved. All events must celebrate Telford’s 50th anniversary and fall under at least one of the following themes: People and places, Culture and communities, Green spaces, Get active.


Applications are open until Monday, 23 October, 2017. Guidance about the grant, how to apply and application form is available on the new www.telford50.co.uk website in the Funding section.

To help you plan your event during the application process, the Council has produced a communication and events toolkit, and these are also available on the Telford 50 website in the Resources section.


Cllr Rae Evans, Cabinet Lead for Partnerships, said: “We want to help as many people as possible get involved in celebrating Telford’s 50th anniversary. 

“So, any ideas you have for a celebration event could be eligible for funding to help make these happen.

“We will guide you through the application process, it’s easy and straightforward – through the new website, www.telford50.co.uk


The Council has put a £50.000 fund together to support these community–led events for Telford 50.


If you want to receive more news on Telford 50 anniversary, please register here. You can also join the conversation in our dedicated Facebook groups on Council’s pages, on Telford 50 and Pride in our Community.




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