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Northborough Cultural Council

Northborough Cultural Council’s Vision Statement:

The Northborough Cultural Council supports diversified programs in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences for the cultural benefit and enrichment of its citizens.

We accomplish these goals by:
* Establishing funding priorities that aim to bring community-oriented arts, music, humanities and science projects to Northborough
* Forging partnerships that create and expand opportunities for the arts
* Cultivating new resources needed to promote the arts in Northborough
* Using the arts as a means for understanding among cultures
* Advocating for increased awareness and access to the arts


Terry Underwood

Town Hall
63 Main Street
Northborough, MA 01532-1994

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

2023 Local Council Granting Priorities & Criteria supporting the 2023-2024 Grant Cycle
NCC Funding Priorities:
1.Programs that have the maximum impact in terms of amount granted per number of Northborough residents served.
2.Programs serving Northborough residents, and programs by Northborough based organizations and individuals.
3.Programs that take place within the town of Northborough.
4.Programs that have alternative funding sources to complete the project in case of only partial funding from NCC.
5.Additional consideration given to programs that bring new community-wide activities to Northborough.
6.Additional consideration given to programs that seek to enhance the vitality of Northborough’s downtown public spaces and support/align with Northborough’s Master Plan as posted on
7. Additional consideration given to programs that support the most current NCC community survey as posted on
Before you apply:
• Make sure you read Eligibility & Criteria on and note that incomplete applications may be denied funding.

FY24 Local Guidelines

1. The venue should comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility requirements
2. Grant restrictions: refreshments and scholarships. Individual students are not eligible to apply for scholarships.
3. Applicants should seek multiple sources of funding for their project
4. Incomplete grant applications may be denied funding
5. Applicant must be a Massachusetts resident

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Algonquin Regional High School MFA Field Trip for English Language Learners $275
Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Inc. Brahms “A German Requiem” Concert $425
Charles River Sinfonietta, Inc. Performing Chamber Music for. Northborough Applefest and for Cable TV stations in the towns that support us and our other summer/fall concerts in Brockton, Millis and other towns We plan to have 7 programs , each performed in 3 or 4 towns $350
Charles, Meredith Social Emotional Learning Support Through Drama Enrichment $325
Hayden, Lisa Expressions of Nature $200
Hundredth Town Chorus Sentimental Journey Celebrating 75 $250
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $275
Mankita, Jay Maker Space Build Along: Chain Reactions $350
Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School PTO, Inc. Science Made Fun $350
Marguerite E. Peaslee School Peaslee Perennial Flower garden $300
Marion E. Zeh Elementary School 23-24 Drama Club Production $350
Northborough Area Community Chorus Inc NACC 2024 Spring and Christmas Programs $400
Northborough Community Affairs Committee 2024 Summer Concert Series $600
Northborough Free Library Reading is Magic $300
Northborough Historical Society, Inc. Historical Lecture on "The Blizzard of 78" $300
Northborough Town Common Committee Applefest Farmers Market Family Music $350
Phillips, Gary native plant winter sow method workshop $297
Robert E. Melican Middle School Todos Dance Studio at Melican School $350
Rockin' the Boroughs Rock 'n Roll Is Here to Stay $350
Women of Note, Inc. Women of Note Northborough events $400

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