Mayflower 400 Community Sparks has been set up to support grass-roots community, arts and cultural activity in the city.

Community grants of up to £3,000 (or £5,000 in exceptional circumstances) are available for projects that can be delivered by November 2020. If your group or local community are keen to commemorate the Mayflower 400 year, these grants could help make your ideas a reality.

Two round of Community Sparks funding have already taken place and have green lit a grand total 29 projects so far. They include town criers, street parties, picnics, film festivals, tea dancing and a host of creative projects.

The deadline for the next funding round is midnight on 31 October and the scheme is looking for projects that enhance peoples’ wellbeing and explore at least one of the following elements: fun, adventure, legacy or inclusion.

The overarching themes for Mayflower 400 are imagination, humanity, freedom and futures. You can find out more about the vision for this special moment in time at

To apply for Mayflower 400 Community Sparks funding download an application form here.

For help and support with your project idea email [email protected]

Mayflower 400 Community Sparks is a partnership between Mayflower 400, Plymouth Culture, Plymouth City Council, The Box, Plymouth and Vital Sparks.