Creative Ideas Fund 

 The Creative Ideas Fund is an ongoing small start-up grant from EDC to help stimulate community-led creative activities, projects, and groups. Information about how to apply is here. You can still apply and  we’re offering up to £500 towards activity start up costs – just email us on

See the flyers below for full details.

Ideas we have funded so far include: 

Academy of Dance, Northfleet Veterans Club. A new ‘Street Dance’ class for younger children aged 2–5-year-olds. This class will be aimed at children who are from lower income families, giving them the opportunity to try new activities which they may not get the chance to normally, allowing them to get out and meet new friends, building confidence and keeping them off the street.
Contact / 07905 269586 

My Butterfly, Swanscombe Church Hall. Art and train workshops for children with Autism and their parents & carers. The class will create a platform for children who need to develop communication skills, socialise freely, make new friends & enjoy their favourite activities. The class will also act as a place for parents to communicate & support each other. 

Contact Diana:  / 07403 220532 

Walk Tall, Heritage Community Hall, Swanscombe. Performance Group for adults in Swanscombe. Encourage participation in musical performance and a choir/singing group.  Aim to attract adults (especially older adults) to come together to socialise and create great performances. The aim is to rehearse and then go out to perform community entertainment for local community venues and groups. 

Contact / 07831 764995 

Castle Hill Book Club, Castle Hill Community Centre. Book Club for adults in Castle Hill to meet once a month. A book will be chosen, and members have a month to read it and then discuss in a meeting. 

Contact Sevgi:  

Blueprint Arts, Castle Hill Community Centre. Community Film Screening
The idea is to bring the community together, to meet new people and to have fun. Family event which will (hopefully) going forward take place monthly.

Contact Laura:  

Toddler Time, Castle Hill Community Centre. Yoga, music, movement and games for toddlers and parents and carers.
 Contact Julianne: 07983662512 

 Boogie Bops Creative music and movement, Castle Hill Community Centre including Baby Bops for under 18 months to promote attachment, bonding and early baby brain development and Boogie Bops for 18 months plus to promote creative movement and being active, for both child and carer. 

Contact Kelly: / 07767210198 

 YGM Dance Academy, Eastgate Community Centre. Weekly street and contemporary dance class for 9–18-year olds. The class is for boys & girls and aims to encourage all young people to keep active through dance. 

Contact / 07891 159554