Bellingham Cultural Council
The goal of the council is to provide the residents including schoolchildren of Bellingham to the arts, sciences, humanities, culture and heritage in the most positive manner available. We do this by exposing children and adults to different types of programs that enhance their expertise and knowledge. This is accomplished through performances, exhibits, workshops, lectures, and creative activities held within schools, public buildings, park like settings or taking participants to another venue.
44 Mechanic Street
Bellingham, MA 02019
FY22 Local Priorities
The Bellingham Cultural Council would like as much support material as possible when applicants are applying for a grant. Please include this material in the “Supplementary Materials” tab of the application.
It is important that there be local support for their program. The applicant must have arranged for a possible venue in the town of Bellingham. (example: library, school, senior center)
We look for large numbers that will benefit from a program especially when we do not have a lot of money to expend and community benefit for all ages.
We do not limit the number of applications from a single applicant.
If an application or project will be partially funded, we require proof that there will be another source so that the program can be successfully completed.
We limit the number of years any one applicant can come back consecutively for funding for the same project or program to 3 years.
For applicants applying for field trip expenses, we will only cover ticket expenses.
We will not allow capital expenditure requests.
The number of grant applications that we receive, along with the state allocation, will be primary factors in determining which, if any, grant applications will be funded fully or if all funding will be partial.
Each application will be viewed and judged independently.
FY22 Local Guidelines
The Council presents a training in early September to inform potential applicants about changes in policy and to train any new representatives about what the Council expects in their applications.
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
Review Complete LCC Program Guidelines