Our Big Gig is an annual event that brings communities together to improve community cohesion and inspire people to take part in music making opportunities in their local area. The event is funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government and organised and run by Superact, a not-for-profit music and arts organisation.
Some 150 community groups are being offered the chance to run an Our Big Gig event. Those selected will receive a grant of £400 towards their event, plus publicity materials, resources and access to free event management training. Events must be at least four hours long, free to attend and present opportunities for people to participate in a range of musical activities.
To be eligible, community event organisers must:
• Be linked with a community group with its own bank account.
• Have their own Public Liability Insurance or plans to secure the insurance by July 2014.
• Have the ability and commitment to organise an event and confidently take care of licensing and logistics such as risk assessments.
The deadline for applications from England is March 31 2014.