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Norwell Cultural Council

The mission of the Norwell Cultural Council (NCC) is to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences in order to improve the quality of life for all Norwell residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.


Cynthia Wright

Norwell Town Hall
345 Main Street
Norwell, MA 02061-2449

Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

Grants are considered on the basis of clarity of purpose, community involvement, financial need and those with a strong focus on the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences.
Grants are considered that are strongly based in support of the Norwell community and its programs. Programs outside of the Norwell community will be evaluated as to the extent that said program serves a significant portion of our town population.
Grants are not to be used to fund projects of a continuing nature unless content/audience varies.
All applications must have a confirmed supporting venue in place, date may be flexible. However the evidence of this set venue is necessary to grant approval. Letter, email of intent from venue acceptable.
Grants are accepted that support K-12 field trips to attend programs in the arts, sciences, humanities.
Further eligibility information is available at under Communities Link NORWELL

FY24 Local Guidelines

Applications are available online at NO HARD COPY grants are accepted
One completed and signed grant application per program must be submitted by October 17, 2023 , 11:59 PM to the council electronically as instructed at
If applying for funding for more than one program you must submit and application for each program
Applications will be reviewed during an open meeting , the date which is posted with Town of Norwell
Applicants will be notified in writing ( email) of the council’s decision. Applicants who are denied will be given Fifteen (15) days to apply in writing for reconsideration.
Payments are made on a reimbursement basis only. Link to the forms and instructions for reimbursement requests are sent in the approval email. Awards range from 100.00-500.00. Projects and requests for payment must be completed within one year of final award notification.
In all published materials and announcements regarding programs supported by the NCC funds, the sponsoring group or individual must acknowledge this support with a written or verbal credit or by using the MCC/NCC logo. The credit statement is as follows “This program is supported in part by a grant from the Norwell Cultural Council , a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.” The logo for MCC is available online and the logo for NCC will be included in your award email. This credit us REQUIRED by the MCC and failure to comply may jeopardize future funding.
In addition there are posters of the NCC logo available for display at your venue upon request from the NCC.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Applefield, Janet Combating Hate and Prejudice $350
Grace Farrar Cole School Northeast Passage - Similarity Awareness Program $580
Grace Farrar Cole School Matilda $500
Grace Farrar Cole School Franklin Park Zoo - Educational Program $300
Johnston, Jessica Reading about Happiness from a Holocaust Survivor $500
North River Arts Society, Inc. 2023 Festival of the Arts $200
North and South Rivers Watershed Association, Inc. WaterWatch Talks and Walks $250
Norwell High School Norwell Cares Day $850
Norwell Middle School 7th grade short plays field trip $1,850
Norwell Middle School Kindness Ninja $1,725
Norwell Public Library Creating Community with Rockabye Beats $400
Norwell Public Library "Together They Lived and Together They Died"-The Tragic Story of Bonnie and Clyde $400
South Shore Art Center, Inc. The Inspired I $500
South Shore Young Men's Christian Association Corn Festival performers $100
South Shore Young Men's Christian Association Maple Day $100
The James Library & Center for Arts Charitable Trust Norwell High School AP Art Show $250
The James Library & Center for Arts Charitable Trust Spring Juried Art Show $100
The James Library & Center for Arts Charitable Trust Actor JT Turner Portrays Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol $100
The James Library & Center for Arts Charitable Trust Harvery Leonard--The Blizzard of ‘78 $100
William G. Vinal Elementary School Bash the Trash presents "Found Sound Science" $1,380

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