Haverhill Cultural Council
The Haverhill Cultural Council is an LCC (Local Cultural Council) that is made up of volunteers appointed by Mayor James J. Fiorentini and is part of the largest grass roots cultural funding network in the nation supporting thousands of community based projects in the arts, humanities and sciences annually. The program promotes the availability of rich cultural experiences for every Massachusetts citizen. LCC projects take place in schools, community centers, libraries, elder care facilities and wherever communities come together
Nathan Webster, Chair
10 Welcome Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
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FY22 Local Priorities
Haverhill Cultural Council Funding Priorities
The Haverhill Cultural Council gathers input from the community yearly and develops funding priorities based on this feedback.
The Haverhill Cultural Council will give PRIORITY to projects that generate:
Community support and involvement
Documented experience that leads the Council to believe the applicant has the support and ability to complete the project
Projects that offer cultural diversity to our community (cultural here refers to arts, humanities and interpretive sciences)
Promotion of a mix of opportunities to reach and engage all ages, ethnicities, races, genders, abilities, and demographics
The presentation of the City of Haverhill in a positive, respectful, and inviting way that entices people from outside the community to experience what Haverhill has to offer
In addition to the state criteria, applications will be evaluated using the following:
How well the program meets our local priorities
Demonstrated planning abilities
The Council will only fund one grant per organization or individual per grant season.
The following FOUR criteria MUST be met to qualify for a Haverhill Cultural Council Grant:
All projects (other than field trips) must take place within the city of Haverhill and be sponsored by a Haverhill resident or business.
Field trips must enhance the experience of Haverhill students in the areas of the Arts, Humanities or Interpretive Sciences.
A specific DATE and VENUE (e.g. 10/21/2021 at Haverhill Historical Society) must be included in the application.
Confirmation letter from the local venue must be provided with application.
General guidelines for Haverhill Cultural Council grants include:
All grants will be scored on a 100 point scale.
Grants do not exceed $3,000.
Not all grant requests can be fulfilled at 100%. Our scoring process, using the above criteria, allows us to provide meaningful funding to as many applicants as possible.
Marketing plan MUST include the Haverhill Cultural Council and Mass Cultural Council logos.
Marketing plan must include at least THREE of the following FIVE areas.
Website (include link)
Social media (include link)
Printed materials (brochures, flyers, posters, programs, etc.)
Broadcast media (radio/TV – list stations)
Grants are not expected to fully fund projects or field trips.
Clearly show all budgeted expenses and funding including non-monetary donations (time, labor, etc..) which are assisting you in the completion of your project.
Non-monetary donations must be listed as in-kind matches on your budget.
Tickets, travel, chaperones, guide fees all will be considered on field trip grant applications.
Capital expenditure requests will be considered with appropriate supporting documentation.
Weighted consideration is given to new projects or field trips over those that have been funded within the last three years.
Grant monies cannot be used to pay for food.
FY22 Local Guidelines
to be amended
How Grant Recipients Are Paid
Review Complete LCC Program Guidelines