Grants will be awarded to events that educate the public in the arts and sciences and in particular the arts and sciences of music, opera, ballet, drama, film, literature, painting, drawing and sculpture by the presentation of concerts, performances, art exhibitions.
Applications must include one or more of these activities in the event.

The applicant should not be a commercial organisation and any profits should be retained by the grantee organisation to support future events.

The event must be held in Saddleworth and sponsorship in addition to that given by this committee should be obtained wherever possible.