Decision details

Borough of Culture Bid

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure, Arts & Sports

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Barnet is bidding for the London Borough of Culture in 2027 through the Greater London Authority (GLA). This is a key part of the Council’s aspirations to become a Borough of Fun as outlined in Our Plan for Barnet and the Council’s emerging Culture Strategy.


If successful, the Council will receive a grant from the GLA. As part of Barnet’s bid submission, the council must provide match funding for either the title award or a Cultural Impact Award.


This report authorises the release of that match funding to support the council’s bid and to put culture at the heart of communities in Barnet. This funding, along with the GLA grants, will deliver an extensive programme of culture across Barnet.

Publication date: 30/11/2023

Date of decision: 29/11/2023

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