In November 2019, Plymouth will become the UK lead city for the year-long Mayflower 400 commemorations. There are 13 UK and international partners working together on the commemorations, including Boston (USA), Leiden (The Netherlands), Southampton and Southwark (London).

The Mayflower 400 Cultural Fund is specifically for cultural projects for Mayflower 400 in Plymouth, UK. This opportunity will allow new cultural projects to be developed in Plymouth UK which explore the themes and values of Mayflower 400.

The Illuminate festival in 2016 marks the yearly anniversary of the votage of the Mayflower in 1620.

The Illuminate festival marks the yearly anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower in 1620.

Submit an Application

The Mayflower 400 Cultural Fund application is a two-stage process. For stage 1, you will be required to submit an Expression of Interest of up to 500 words which explains the ambitions, scale, dates and basic details of your project. You will also be asked to provide an indicative budget as well.

For full details, please download the application guide below.

Download the application guide

If you have any questions about the Mayflower 400 Cultural Fund, please contact us either by using the contact form on the right or sending an email to