Arts, Culture & Heritage

Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 19th December 2018

Schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstances as well as for projects that support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider music making sector. The funding is being made available through Youth Music, England's largest children's music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects...

Grants for Urgent Maintenance Works and Small Repairs to Churches (UK) 19th December 2018

Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £3,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs. Grants are available for projects costing no more than £10,000 in total and will cover no more that 50% of costs. Applications are excepted from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, but particularly from those in priority areas i.e. North East England, Northern Ireland and Wa...

Project Development Funding for Churches (UK) 18th December 2018

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 (for up to 50% of the project costs) are available to listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK through the National Churches Trust’s Gateway Programme. Grants are offered to fund project development and investigative work up to Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) planning stage 1 to support churches in preparing for a major project and developing it to...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 17th December 2018

Grants of up to £6,000 are available to cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese organisations. Grants are available to support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. In the past the Foundation has made grants towards visits between the UK and Japan by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language a...

Grants for Improvements to Small Theatres (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 17th December 2018

Capital grants of up to £5,000 are available to small Theatres across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to help fund urgent building repairs, environmental improvements or to improve physical accessibility. Applications can be made by small independent, commercial, subsidised and amateur theatres and open-air venues run by charities and not-for-profit groups. Successful bids will show the value the capital improvements will make t...

Grants to Engage Young People in Heritage (UK) 13th December 2018

Organisations working with young people between the ages of 11 and 25 who wish to apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund's (HLF) Young Roots programme have until 18th January 2019 to submit their bids. The Young Roots programme is designed for organisations that want to involve and work with young people to encourage them to develop their own views about the culturally varied Heritage of the UK. Registered Charities and trusts, community, voluntar...

Capacity Building Grants for Heritage Organisations (UK) 13th December 2018

Not-for-profit organisations or consortia led by not-for-profit organisations that want to build the capacity of staff and volunteers to better manage heritage in the long term have until the 18th January 2019 to apply for grants of between £3,000 and £250,000. Grants can fund activities to help organisations acquire new skills or knowledge, or new models of governance, leadership and business to put their organisation in a better position f...

New £5 Million Fund to Safeguard Scotland’s Natural Heritage (Scotland) 11th December 2018

A new £5 million fund is due to open on the 7th January 2019 to support the management and safeguarding of Scottish heritage assets for future generations. Projects funded may include (but are not limited to) visitor centres, cultural centres, digital interpretation and new products or services which promote the region’s natural and cultural heritage. Total eligible project costs must be a minimum of £360,000 with grants of a minimum of £...

Grants for Musicians and Bands (UK) 11th December 2018

Artists and bands that are at a crucial point in their careers have until the 28th January 2019 to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to further develop their growth and progression. Activities eligible for funding include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, for example, a manager, an independent label or publisher. The funding is bein...

Grants for Small Organisations Making Good Use of Volunteers (UK) 10th December 2018

Charities, social enterprises and community interest companies have until the 31st January 2019 to apply to the Woodward Charitable Trust to have their project considered at the next Trustees meeting. Grants from £200 upwards are awarded for projects covering the Arts; Community and Social Welfare; Disability and Health; Education and Summer Schemes. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities with an income of less than £300,000...

Grants for Music Career Development (UK) 3rd December 2018

PRS for Music Foundation has announced that the next application deadlines for the 2019 Momentum Music Fund will be announced in December 2018. Artists or bands at a crucial tipping point in their careers who are showing current progression and growth can apply for a grant of £5,000-£15,000 to significantly develop their careers over the next two years. Activities eligible for support include recording, touring and marketing. Applications ca...

Small Grants for Local Community Projects (Wales) 3rd December 2018

The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust has announced that its Local Grants programme has re-opened for applications. Through the local grants programme, grants of up to £2,500 are available to not-for-profit properly constituted voluntary organisations and charitable organisations working within local communities or within a town in Wales. The funding is available for projects relating to Sport; Arts; Environment; and Community. An applicant...

Funding for Arts Projects that Work with Children and Young People (UK) 29th November 2018

Not for profit organisations in the arts and cultural sector can apply for grants of up to £50,000 for projects that work with children and young people up to the age of 18 using the arts and creative media. Preference will be given to innovative projects which have a deep commitment to listening to children and allow the perceptions and feelings of children themselves to be better understood. Organisations can apply for both one-off short-...

D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust (UK) 27th November 2018

UK Registered Charities can apply to the D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust for a grant of £500 to £5,000 for projects focussing on the arts, medical welfare and the environment. The Trust has a particular focus on organisations supporting disadvantaged and disabled children. Applications for core or project cost are considered. The next deadline to apply is the 7th February 2019.

Grants for Small Organisations Making Good Use of Volunteers (UK) 27th November 2018

Charities, social enterprises and community interest companies have until 31 January 2019 to apply to the Woodward Charitable Trust to have their project considered at the next Trustees meeting. Grants from £200 upwards are awarded for projects covering the Arts; Community and Social Welfare; Disability and Health; and Education. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities with an income of less than £300,000 where small grants ca...

Funding for Schools to Purchase Musical Equipment (UK) 23rd November 2018

Schools, teachers and individuals in full time education in the UK, that wish to purchase musical instruments and equipment can apply for funding of up to £1,500. To date awards have been made awards to over two thousand schools, individual students and teachers improve their access to music through the purchase or upgrade of musical instruments and equipment. The funding has to be made for music education that is beyond statutory national c...

New £600,000 Fund Launched to Celebrate 2020 as Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters (Scotland) 21st November 2018

Organisations that wish to celebrate 2020 as Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters by holding an event can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000. The funding is available to legally constituted organisations can be used to create new, high profile opportunities to celebrate our coasts and waters whilst adding value to the existing calendar of events. A total of £600,000 is available spread over two funding rounds. Round 1 is f...

Funding for Youth Drama and Sports Activities (Bristol) 20th November 2018

Grants of between £1,000 and £2,500 are available to support youth organisations in Bristol that benefit young people up to the age of 25 who face barriers to accessing sport or drama activities. The funding is being made available through the Dan Hickey Fund which is administered by the Quartet Community Foundation and is targeted at local voluntary and community organisations where a small amount of money can make a significant difference....

Strengthening Youth Music in Scotland (Scotland) 19th November 2018

Music freelancers, individuals, networks and organisations working with young people in Scotland have until 5pm on 31st March 2019 to apply for a grant towards training and continuing professional development. The aim of the Fund is to strengthen youth music in Scotland for the benefit of young people. Grants can support a wide range of professional development activity and training including for example: Attendance at conferences; masterclass...

New Funding to Develop Artistic Practice (England) 16th November 2018

From the 17th January 2019, independent creative practitioners working in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, combined arts or museums practice will be able to apply for funding to give them the time and space to work on ambitious and innovative research and development opportunities. Grants of £2,000 - £10,000 are being offered by Arts Council England through Developing your Creative Practice. The closing date for applications w...

Grants to Increase Access to Film Education Provision (Scotland) 12th November 2018

Scottish based organisations and community groups can apply to a new fund set up to increase access to film education in communities across Scotland. The fund is open to local authorities, colleges and universities, cinemas, film festivals and libraries, community film clubs and societies. Funding of up to £15,000 is available for pilot projects and up to £70,000 per year for up to 2-years is available for partnership programmes. Applicants...

Grants for Community Music Groups and Educational Organisations (UK) 9th November 2018

Community groups, schools and individuals have until the 1st February 2019 to apply for a grant to support music making projects that offer experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds. Recent awards include the Inspiring Community project in West Yorkshire, a non-profit group that gives young people the chance to learn new skills, received help to purchase keyboards that could be used to teach the children; and Alderman Richard Hallam P...

Funding to Help Regenerate Historic Buildings (UK) 8th November 2018

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) which supports the conservation and regeneration of historic buildings, has announced that the next closing date for applications to its Project Development Grant scheme (up to £25,000) is the 11th February 2019. Charities, not for profit companies, CICs, Parish and Town councils can apply for funding to assist with the costs of developing and co-ordinating a project which helps to find a sustainable use...

Grants of £50,000 Available for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 7th November 2018

The National Churches Trust has announced that the Cornerstone Grants Programme is now open for applications. The Cornerstone Grant Programme offers grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 towards the cost of urgent structural repair projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT. The Trust will also consider projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use, costed at more than £30,000 including...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Improvements to UK Theatres (UK) 6th November 2018

Theatres across the UK run by charities and not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to address urgent building repairs, improve operational viability, introduce environmental improvements, and enhance physical accessibility. To be eligible the applicant must own or manage theatres with titles or signed leases of more than 5 years on buildings; demonstrate that they run a regular theatre programme of professional, com...

Funding Available to Support Arts Culture and Heritage Projects (London) 5th November 2018

Individuals, groups and organisations based anywhere in Greater London with an annual turnover of less than £50,000 can now apply for funding of between £1,000 and £5,000 to fund arts, culture and heritage projects and activities in and for London’s communities. Priority will be given to small projects which have local people at their heart, that offer shared creative experiences and where the funding will make a big difference. The sche...

Welsh Language Programming Set to Benefit from Multi-million Pound Boost (Wales) 31st October 2018

Additional funding is due to be injected into Welsh language programming as part of a UK Government boost for the independent broadcast sector. A 5% share of The Contestable Fund, which aims to halt the decline of UK produced children’s content, will be used to commission Welsh language programming and content, stimulating the creation of dynamic and distinctive Welsh language productions from the independent sector. Further information will...

Funding to Help Creative Young People Shine (Scotland) 30th October 2018

Young people or groups of young people who need financial help in developing their talent within the creative industry have until the 22nd February 2019 to apply for grants of between £50 and £600. Funding will be awarded to young people who demonstrate enthusiasm, ambition and talent in their chosen field and who would benefit from financial help to develop this further. Individual applicants and groups of individuals can apply. The fundin...

Arts Council England Announces New Funding Programme for Areas Least Engaged with the Arts (England) 30th October 2018

Arts Council England has announced that from January 2019, a new funding round of its Creative people and Places Fund will open for applications. Arts Council England will be allocating £24 million for this new programme of funding between 2019-2023 to places identified as the 'least engaged' in arts and culture across England. The funding will be made available to partnerships led by a consortia of local organisations. To help organisations...

Grants Available to Restore the UK’s Industrial Heritage (UK) 26th October 2018

Grants up to £20,000 are available for the restoration of important industrial buildings, structures, machinery, vehicles and vessels within the UK. Grants can be made to not-for-profit organisations such as trusts, charities and CICs and are for capital funding only. Applications will usually relate to a single, tangible structure or artefact and the grant is to be used as partnership funding, the applicant being in the process of or having...

New Fund Launched to Enhance the Cultural Impact of Arts Organisations (England) 26th October 2018

Arts, cultural and creative organisations in England can apply to a new £3.7 million loan fund to enhance their social impact and to become more resilient. Repayable finance of between £25,000 and £150,000 are available. The Fund will also pioneer the use of financial incentives to help organisations in the investment portfolio achieve their social impact targets. Organisations will be able to get a reduction in the headline interest rate...

Grants for Sports, Arts, Leisure and Community Groups (Epping Forest District) 24th October 2018

Local voluntary and community groups providing community services, cultural or sport activities to residents of the Epping Forest district can apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to support their work. Grants can cover up to 50% of the costs of new projects or initiatives or ongoing work. The funding can be used to cover a range of expenditure, for example, equipment, publicity costs, new buildings, building repairs and improvements; vehicles;...

ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs (England) 17th October 2018

The Church of England has announced that the next deadline for applications to its ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs is the 28th January 2019. ChurchCare supports all those in parishes, dioceses and cathedrals caring for their buildings. The Fabric Repairs programme helps PCCs with the eligible costs of essential fabric repairs in architecturally or historically significant Anglican churches in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Irelan...

Funding to Promote Events in Scotland (Scotland) 12th October 2018

EventScotland, the national events agency which aims to strengthen and promote Scotland's events industry, has announced the National Events Programme round 41 is open to applications for events from August 2019 onwards. The National Events Programme complements the International Funding Programme and is important in developing domestic tourism across Scotland. Through the programme funding is available to support events (outside of the cities...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 9th October 2018

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st February 2019. The Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular Music, including Opera; Lieder; Composition and Dance. The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups such as Colleges; Arts Festivals and other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support.

Grants for Cultural Projects Led by Small Groups (London) 9th October 2018

A new grant scheme has been launched that will support community-led cultural projects in every London borough. Grants of between £1,000-£5,000 will support arts, culture and heritage projects and activities as part of the Mayor of London's Culture Seeds funding programme. The programme aims to help groups that usually miss out on grants because they are too small, too informal or from marginalised communities. Priority is given to projects...

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 4th October 2018

Grants of up to £30,000 are available grants for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England. These grants are intended to help those who are responsible for the upkeep of war memorials. The grants support the care and preservation of war memorials to a high standard, and to prevent the decay of this important part of our built heritage. Grants will normally be for up to a maximum of 75% of eligible costs. The fundi...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 1st October 2018

Grants of £2,000 - £7,000 are available to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and other projects and events. New initiatives are especially encouraged. Projects that have received funding in the past include Beckfoot School (Bingley) which received a grant of £3,000 to support a two-week curriculum-based school exchange visit by ten...

Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 18th September 2018

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grant making programme is the 7th February 2019. The Idlewild Trust is a grant making trust that supports charities concerned with improving opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, particularly at an early stage in their careers; and supporting the conservation of important works of art and objects in museums, galleries, places of worship, hi...

The Radcliffe Trust (UK) 4th September 2018

The Radcliffe Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications to its grants programme is the 31st January 2019. Through its music grant making programme, the Radcliffe Trust supports classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education. Particular interests within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher...

Grants for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features and Monuments (UK) 4th September 2018

The next closing date for applications to the William and Jane Morris Fund is the 31st March 2019. The Fund accepts applications from churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896 for grants of between £500 and £3,000 to carry out small programmes of conservation work to decorative features and monuments. All work funded must be directed by a professional architect or established conservator and completed according to the p...

Royal Victoria Hall Foundation (London) 3rd September 2018

Professional Theatre Companies in London can apply for grants of £250 - £2,000 through the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation. Each year, the Foundation awards between twenty and thirty grants to smaller scale professional theatre projects based in London. There are two rounds of funding, with deadlines in February and August. The Foundation has two major aims: to help professional productions in need of financial support and to introduce high-q...

Grants to Help Museums and Galleries to Achieve Accreditation (Scotland) 3rd September 2018

Museums in Scotland holding the status of ‘working towards Accreditation’ can apply for between £300 and £1,500 to help them to develop the standards necessary to achieve Accreditation. The Accreditation Scheme is a voluntary scheme that sets nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK. It is a baseline quality standard that helps to guide museums to be the best they can be for current and future museum users. Grants can cover the...

Grants to Support the Cataloguing and Scoping of Archives: Round 2 Opens October 2018 (UK) 10th August 2018

A new funding programme launched in February 2018 to support the cataloguing and scoping of archives is due to re-open for a second round in October 2018. 'Archives Revealed' is the only source of funding available in the UK dedicated to cataloguing and unlocking archives and comprises two funding strands: Cataloguing Grants of up to £40,000 and Scoping Grants of up to £3,000 are available. Public sector bodies; registered charities; other...

Grants for Improvements to Small Theatres (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 18th July 2018

Capital grants of up to £5,000 are available to small Theatres across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to help fund urgent building repairs, environmental improvements or to improve physical accessibility. Applications can be made by small independent, commercial, subsidised and amateur theatres and open-air venues run by charities and not-for-profit groups. Successful bids will show the value the capital improvements will make t...

New £600,000 Fund to Support Film Festivals (Scotland) 11th July 2018

A new £600,000 Fund has opened that aims to increase the range and diversity of films available to audiences in Scotland. Grants of between £5,000 - £70,000 per year for up to two years will support new and existing film festivals not currently supported through Regular Funding. Eligible applicants will be based in Scotland and presenting programmes to Scottish audiences. Other constituted groups meeting the aims and criteria of the fund ma...

The Ouseley Trust (England, Wales & Ireland) 6th July 2018

Cathedrals, choral foundations, parish churches, choir schools and other relevant institutions which promote and maintain to a high standard the choral services of the Church of England, the Church in Wales and the Church of Ireland have until the 28th February 2019 to apply for funding from the Ouseley trust. Grants are available in the following areas: Courses for individuals or groups; Endowment grants for scholarships or bursaries; Fees...

Funding for the Restoration of Historic Buildings (UK) 29th June 2018

Funding of up to £5 million is available to restore historic buildings. The programme provides grants to support not-for-profit organisations in partnership with the private sector for the restoration of unused historic building and sites. The programme provides grants where historic buildings have failed to attract enough investment because the cost of their repair has not been commercially viable for private developers. The funding is being...