Untold Stories Funding Available

18th October 2021

A mural of musician Evelyn Dove by Carleen De Sozer

The Mayor of London is offering community-led organisations funding and support to make a change in our public spaces.

Whether this is creating something new, highlighting something missing or hidden, or presenting a different story to what already exists, they want to hear from you. You can apply for grants from £1,000 to £25,000 and there is a programme of workshops and extra support to help you apply.

This new £1m fund comes as Art UK publish the first comprehensive audit of public sculpture across the capital, revealing huge disparities in representation. Conversations with community groups showed that Londoners want support and resources to develop grassroots ideas that make an impact through multiple means, from audio tours that highlight invisible heritage to new objects and artworks that celebrate important themes, events, everyday Londoners or historical figures.

Untold Stories is your opportunity to test, develop, grow and create projects which share your community’s stories with the city.

The Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm is the Mayor of London’s initiative to help ensure our shared public spaces reflect the richness and diversity of London’s achievements.

Are you considering a WAF project that might be eligible for this funding? Find out more, sign up for support workshops, and apply for a grant here.

The deadline to apply is midday on 12 January 2022.