Arts, Culture & Heritage

Grants to Help Children & Young People Make, Learn & Earn in Music (England) 24th May 2024

Grants of up to £30,000 are available to organisations in England for projects that support disadvantaged and disabled children and young people in making, learning, and earning in music. This funding is provided through the Youth Music Trailblazer fund, which supports organisations looking to trial new work, test innovative methods, or challenge the status quo. Eligible projects could, for example, include a new community organisation explor...

Funding to Support Young Creatives to Launch a Project, Idea or Business (UK) 23rd May 2024

Youth Music, a national charity funded by the National Lottery, has announced that round 9 of the NextGen Fund will re-open for applications on the 31st of May, 2024. The fund supports emerging musicians and behind the scenes creatives aged 18-25 (and under-30s who identify as d/Deaf or Disabled) from across the UK to launch a creative project, idea or business. Grants of up to £2,500 could help people, including singers, songwriters, produc...

Funding to Support the Promotion of the Arts for Public Benefit (UK) 22nd May 2024

Grants are available to UK arts-based organisations for activities and projects that promote the arts for public benefit. These grants are provided by the Jerwood Foundation, which expects to award up to £2 million annually to support excellence and emerging talent in the arts and crafts. While no specific grant amount is given, previous awards have ranged from £1,000 to £150,000 to support artists and arts organisations to continue to deve...

Grants to Help Museums Become More Resilient (Scotland) 21st May 2024

Organisations in Scotland that are running accredited Museums can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £60,000 for projects that will help them to become more resilient. The Museums, Galleries Scotland Museum Development Fund aims to support museums in delivering medium-sized, strategic, sustainable development projects in line with their business plans and Scotland’s museums and galleries Strategy. Projects can run over 2 years. Appli...

Funding to Support Traditional Arts (Scotland) 20th May 2024

Creative Scotland has launched the latest round of its Tasgadh—Small Grants for Traditional Arts fund, which provides support for traditional artists and organisations to create, perform, tour, and showcase their work. The Fund, managed by Fèisean nan Gàidheal, will provide grants of between £250 and £1,000 to organisations and individuals involved in Scottish Traditional Arts, including dance, music, and storytelling. The fund can als...

Funding to Support Arts and Music Projects (UK) 17th May 2024

The Fidelio Trust is offering grants of up to £5,000 to talented early-career individuals and groups in the arts, particularly music, who couldn't pursue their project or activity without financial support. Individuals and groups must be recommended by an appropriate institution, college, Arts Festival or similar organisation. Funding is available towards special tuition or coaching costs, to participate in external competitions, support for...

£3 Million Support Package to Scale Up Creative Businesses (UK – Various Regions) 17th May 2024

UK-registered micro, small and medium enterprises in the creative sector can apply for a share of £3 million in government funding for innovation projects to grow their business. The Create Growth Programme offers grants of between £10,000 and £30,000, alongside targeted business support packages to support creative businesses to scale and become investment ready. Eligible businesses include those operating in advertising and marketing; arc...

Funding to Create Opportunities for Young People to Engage with Arts (London) 14th May 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to state schools (including special and nursery schools) in Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, and the Cities of London and Westminster to collaborate with arts organisations to expand young people's access to the arts. Priority is given to collaborations focusing on young people from underrepresented backgrounds. The funding, made available through the John...

Grants to Help Creative Individuals & Organisations Engage with the Public (Wales) 13th May 2024

The Arts Council Wales is making grants of up to £50,000 available for developing and creating high-quality arts experiences that help creative individuals and organisations in Wales engage with and connect to the wider public. “Create”, a National Lottery Arts Funding programme, will provide opportunities for individuals and organisations, including festivals, to produce and present their best work. Applications of up to £10,000 can be...

Funding to Support the Maintenance and Sustainability of Historic Places of Worship (Northern Ireland) 9th May 2024

The National Churches Trust has re-opened the Treasure Ireland grants programme. The programme aims to support improved maintenance and sustainability of historic places of worship in Northern Ireland. Grants ranging from £500 to £10,000 are available for urgent and essential maintenance and repair projects costing up to £100,000 at listed and unlisted churches, chapels, and meeting houses of any Christian denomination originally built as...

New Fund to Support Early Career Music Promoters (England) 9th May 2024

The PRS Foundation has launched a new fund to support the career development of music promoters in England. The Early Career Promoter Fund offers grants of up to £3,500 and capacity-building support to help early career independent promoters of all genres with the booking, programming and promotion of gigs, concerts, showcases, tours and other performances, and the costs associated with these activities, as well as helping promoters build the...

Student Opportunities in Public Museums & Galleries (UK) 8th May 2024

Funding is available to help public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries, and visual arts organisations in the UK to provide meaningful paid work experience opportunities for full-time university students that enable them to explore further their interest in the arts and related future career options before they graduate. Through Art Fund’s Student Opportunities programme, organisations can apply for up to £10,000 towards the cost...

Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust Announces Funding Round (Wales) 8th May 2024

The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust has announced that it is now accepting grant applications from registered charities, community groups, and other not-for-profit organisations in Wales. The Trust's aim is to improve the quality of life for individuals who reside and work in Wales, by investing in inspirational sporting, arts, environmental, and community-based projects. The Trust generates its income through a levy on every ticket purcha...

Funding Opportunities for Musicians (UK) 1st May 2024

Grants of up to £500 will soon be available to support UK musicians at pivotal stages in their career. The Help Musicians Fast Track Awards programme aims to help musicians grow or sustain their income, or participate in something that could take their career to the next level. The funding can go towards anything from courses, networking opportunities and equipment to recording, releasing and performing costs. To be eligible, applicants must...

Music Hub Investment Programme 2024 (London South West & South Yorkshire) 25th April 2024

Arts Council England is seeking applications for new Hub Lead Organisations (HLO) to deliver high-quality music education in London, South West, and South Yorkshire. Each new HLO will receive grant funding to coordinate and support the delivery of music education provision through a Music Hub partnership. This includes a core revenue grant for the Music Hub and a capital grant for musical instruments. The aim is to ensure all children and youn...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Enable Museums to Better Engage with the Public (UK) 24th April 2024

Accredited museums or partnerships of museums and other organisations can apply for grants of up to £100,000 for projects lasting up to two years that aim to bring their collections closer to people by enhancing accessibility and engagement with the public. The funding, which is being provided through the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation’s Collection Fund aims to award approximately 12 grants per year, distributed across two funding rounds. The...

Funding to Increase the Use of Gaelic (Scotland) 24th April 2024

Public and local authorities can apply for grants of up to £25,000 to support projects that promote the National Gaelic Language Plan in Scotland. The funding is made available by Bòrd na Gàidhlig though the Gaelic Plans Fund, which aims to increase the learning and use of Gaelic, and promote a positive image of the language. Two funding streams are available: the Strategic Stream which is open to applications from six identified local auth...

Grants of up to £70,000 Available for Film Festivals (Scotland) 22nd April 2024

New and existing organisations based in Scotland that are producing film festivals and/or curated screening programmes can apply for a grant of between £10,000 and £40,000. Activities supported by the fund should increase the reach, impact and diversity of film screenings and events for communities that reflect the diversity of Scottish audiences. The grant is provided by Screen Scotland’s The National Lottery Film Festival and Screening P...

Music for All Opens New Funding Round (UK) 19th April 2024

Music for All has opened a new round of Community Project Funding for projects and initiatives across the UK seeking to bring music to their community. Grants are available to community groups, schools and individuals under a number of different categories, each with their own criteria and award amounts. This round will support projects working with underprivileged children aged 4-11 years; people with chronic diseases and conditions; groups w...

Capital Grants for Theatre Improvements (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 11th April 2024

Theatre Operators can apply for grants of up to £20,000 to improve the environmental sustainability of their theatres. The Theatre Improvement Scheme can support a range of projects that consider different ways theatre buildings or equipment can reduce their environmental impact. This might range from building management systems to more efficient water heaters, or a green roof to new windows. The funding is being made available through the Th...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Not-For-Profit Theatres to Carry Out Essential Works (UK) 9th April 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available through The Theatres Trust's Small Grants Programme for UK non-profit theaters. This initiative, backed by The Linbury Trust, aims to support projects aimed at ensuring the future viability and success of non-profit theaters in the UK, including essential small capital works, digital upgrades, and crucial machinery installations. The deadline for applications in this round is 12 noon on the 7th June 2024.

Grants for Cultural Organisations Working to Create Social Justice (UK) 9th April 2024

Grants ranging from £90,000 to £300,000 are available to build the capacity of cultural organisations that use art to create positive social change, particularly amongst historically underfunded communities across the UK. The Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Arts Fund provides core funding to arts organisations over three years, to increase their sustainability and to deepen the impact of their work. The Foundation will fund up to 50% of an organisa...

Grants for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features and Monuments (UK) 4th April 2024

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available to churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896 to carry out small programmes of conservation work to decorative features and monuments. Eligible work includes, but is not limited to, stained glass windows, sculpture, furniture, internal monuments, tombs, and wall paintings. All work funded must be directed by a professional architect or established conservator and completed...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 2nd April 2024

Grants are available to schools, cultural organisations and universities; to develop a greater understanding of Japanese culture. Grants of up to £5,000 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 and cultural s...

Funding to Encourage Participation in Folk Singing (England) 2nd April 2024

Groups and individuals in England can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to deliver events and activities that encourage participation in folk singing. The funding will support new organisers as well as existing groups who are interested in making changes to the events they already run to increase and diversify participation, particularly amongst groups that are currently marginalised or underrepresented in England's folk scene. The types of co...

Irish Language Broadcast Fund Opens for Applications (Northern Ireland) 27th March 2024

Northern Ireland based independent production companies can now apply for funding for the development and production of Irish language content for television. The funding is being made available through the Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) which will invest a maximum of £400,000 in a project, up to a ceiling of 75% of the overall agreed project costs. This funding can be used for a variety of purposes, including production costs, script...

Funding to Support the Historic Environment Sector (Scotland) 8th March 2024

Third sector organisations across Scotland can apply for multi-year funding to support projects and activities delivering national impact for Scotland’s historic environment sector. The funding, which is made available through Historic Environment Scotland’s Partnership Fund, will support the costs of delivering up to three different areas of activity for up to three years. Activities could include professional or volunteer training progra...

Funding for Smaller Scale Professional Theatre Projects (London) 7th March 2024

Professional Theatre Companies in London can apply for grants of £250 - £2000 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-qu...

The Ouseley Trust (England, Wales & Ireland) 7th March 2024

Cathedrals, choral foundations, parish churches, choir schools, and other relevant institutions that promote and maintain the choral services of the Church of England, the Church in Wales, and the Church of Ireland can apply for funding from the Ouseley Trust. Grants are available for various purposes, including courses for individuals or groups, endowment grants for scholarships or bursaries, fees for individual choristers attending recognise...

Funding to Support Crafts, Heritage & Classical Music Projects (UK) 1st March 2024

The Radcliffe Trust is offering grants to UK charities and other not-for-profit organisations for projects in traditional crafts, heritage, and classical music. The funding supports training, education, and skill development in these areas through two schemes: the Music Scheme which supports classical music performance and training, particularly for those with special needs, youth orchestras, and projects at secondary and higher levels; and th...

PRS Music Foundation Composers’ Fund (UK) 20th February 2024

The PRS for Music Foundation, a major funder of new music in the UK, has reopened its Composers' Fund for applications. The fund provides grants of up to £15,000 to composers with a strong record who are at a stage in their career where funding can help them progress. revious projects have included recordings, the promotion and performance of existing works, international co-commissions and development, performer collaboration, residencies, s...

Funding for Activities to Improve People’s Lives (UK) 9th February 2024

Grants are available for UK registered charities seeking to enhance and improve people’s lives through the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare, and the environment. The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust typically awards grants of between £500 and £6,000 for projects and core costs, with a preference for small-scale, locally based initiatives. The types of services provided to communities could include promoting access to the ar...

Grants for the Restoration of Historic Country Buildings (England & Wales) 9th February 2024

Grants of up to £250,000 are available for the restoration and conservation of rural historic buildings and structures in England and Wales, including their gardens, grounds and outbuildings. The funding is made available by the Historic Houses Foundation to owners (charities, institutions, local authorities, and individuals) who are committed to the sustainable care, management, and public access of historic country houses. The funding is in...

Funding to Support Classical Music Performance & Training (UK) 1st February 2024

UK charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding to support classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education. The Radcliffe Trust Music Grants programme generally awards grants in the region of £2,500 to £7,500, and is particularly interested in supporting music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels, includi...

The Foyle Foundation to End its Grants Giving Programme (UK) 12th January 2024

The Foyle Foundation has announced that after 25 years, it will end its Grants Giving Programme in 2025. The Foundation currently awards funding in the areas of the Arts, Learning, Community, School Libraries and Health. Arts and learning charities can apply for grants through the Main Grants Scheme. This can include major building projects. Small charities can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 via the Small Grants Scheme; and...

Interest-Free Loans for the Purchase of Musical Instruments & Equipment (England and Northern Ireland) 13th December 2023

Interest-free loans are available to musicians at all stages for the purchase of musical instruments and equipment, to help ensure that more people across England and Northern Ireland can access instruments and learn to play music. The loans which are made available through the Take it Away Scheme works with 130 music retailers to allow applicants to buy almost any musical instrument and can also be used for musical equipment, software and tu...

Funding to Support Arts, Library & Museum Projects (England) 6th November 2023

Grants of up to £100,000 are available to support arts, library and museum projects. The funding is being made available through the National Lottery Project Grants programme, which aims to support thousands of individual artists, community and cultural organisations to create and sustain quality work and help people across England to engage with arts and culture. Priority is currently being given to supporting the grassroots live music secto...

Grants for Talented Musicians and Groups (UK) 13th October 2023

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to support the careers of talented artists and groups working in music of black origin. The funding is available for recording and releasing music; helping to build creative portfolios and get music out into the world. The funding is being made available through the MOBO Help Musicians Fund. As well as the funding the scheme also offers one-to-one business advice and one-to-one health consultation coverin...

£5 Million Fund to Support New Video Game Ideas (UK) 25th September 2023

Creative developers and start-up studios are invited to bid for a share of £5 million in government funding to turn their new video game ideas into market leaders. The UK Games Fund (UKGF) Content Fund will provide UK games studios with grants of between £50,000 and £150,000 to support games in development and ready them for market. The funding, which will be available over the next 18 months, will support the development of intellectual pr...

Funding to Help Musicians Develop their Skills (UK) 4th August 2023

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to support musicians to develop their skills or artistic practice. The funding is available to help solo artists, composers, group members, songwriters, producers, or multidisciplinary artists aged 18 and over with no significant backing to reinvigorate and sustain their careers as music creators through training, mentorship or other learning opportunities. This could be a conference to learn more about th...

Funding for National Events (Scotland) 4th August 2023

The National Events Programme is now open for applications for Round 49. The programme provides funding of between £5,000 and £25,000 for live public facing sporting and cultural events that take place outwith the local authority areas of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Events must have a delivery budget of more than £20,000 and attract over 1,000 in-person attendees. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 30 August 2023.

Funding Package to Help Musicians Record & Release Music (UK) 1st August 2023

Independent music creators of all genres and disciplines can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to record and release their music. The funding is available from Help Musicians, and it can be used to cover the cost of studio hire, merchandise, PR and marketing, and software. Applicants must be aged 18 or over and have no significant backing. They must also be controlling one or more aspects of their career (e.g., self-managing, self-releasing, s...

Arts-Based Learning Fund (UK) 10th July 2023

Not for profit organisations and charities that are working with schools, colleges and other formal education settings can apply for grants of between £30,000 and £400,000 to enhance the lives, development and achievements of children and young people through high quality arts-based learning activities. Projects can last for two to three years. The funding is being made available through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Arts-based Learning Fu...

Funding to Support Music Creators to Perform at International Showcasing Events (UK) 23rd June 2023

The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation is offering funding support to UK-based artists, bands, songwriters and producers who have been invited to play at international showcasing festivals and conferences. The International Showcase Fund awards grants of up to £4,500 to cover costs such as travel costs, visas and accommodation, marketing and promotion, equipment, and venue hire. Applicants can also apply for grants of up to...

International Opportunities Fund for Arts Organisations & Creative Professionals (Wales) 15th May 2023

Grants of up to £7,500 are available to support the development of relationships, collaborations and networks between creative professionals and arts organisations in Wales and international partners. The funding is being made available through the Arts Council of Wales International Opportunities Fund. The Fund will support activity taking place in person, digitally or both, and could be used to cover costs such as artists fees, activity cos...

Creative Scotland Launches Two New Funding Programs for Scottish Cultural and Creative Organisations (Scotland) 21st February 2023

Creative Scotland has launched two new funds supported by The National Lottery to help cultural and creative organisations in Scotland currently not in receipt of regular funding. The National Lottery Open Fund for Organisations offers funding of between £1,000 and £100,000 for projects or programmes lasting up to 18 months, while the National Lottery Extended Programme Fund provides funding of between £100,000 and £200,000 for programmes...

Historic Environment Scotland Launches New Funding Programme (Scotland) 25th January 2023

Historic Environment Scotland has announced a new funding programme to support not-for-profit organisations such as charities, local authorities, and religious bodies for historic environment projects. The Historic Environment Grants Programme replaces previous funding programmes, and will focus on Scotland's historic environment, from historic buildings, ancient monuments, and archaeology, to stories and traditions. Grants ranging from £1,00...

Funding to Help Musicians Develop their Skills (UK) 3rd November 2022

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to support musicians to develop their skills or artistic practice. The funding is available to help solo artists, composers, group members, songwriters, producers or multidisciplinary artists aged 18 and over with no significant backing to reinvigorate and sustain their careers as music creators through training, mentorship or other learning opportunities. This could be a conference to learn more about the...

Funding to Increase Film Audience Choice & Engagement (UK) 25th October 2022

UK-based organisations with experience of film distribution, exhibition and audience development (such as film distributors, cinemas, and film festivals) will soon be able to apply for funding to increase audience choice and engagement across the UK. The British Film Institute National Lottery Audience Projects Fund will support the delivery of audience development activity with awards of up to £200,000 for multi-year and short-term projects...

Funding to Help Talented Young People Reach their Potential (Scarborough Borough, the North York Moors National Park, & Redcar & Cleveland) 29th March 2022

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to support talented children and young people who face barriers to reaching their potential due to a lack of funding. The Sirius Foundation’s Young and Talented Fund will help disadvantaged young people up to the age of 18 (up to 25 for care leavers and those with special educational needs and disabilities) living in Scarborough Borough, the North York Moors National Park, and Redcar and Cleveland to pro...

Student Opportunities in Public Museums & Galleries (UK) 3rd March 2022

Funding is available to help public museums, galleries and visual arts organisations in the UK to provide meaningful paid work experience opportunities for full-time university students that enables them to further explore their interest in the arts, and related future career options before they graduate. Through Art Fund’s Student Opportunities programme, organisations can apply for up to £10,000 towards the costs associated with paying st...

Funding to Help Musicians Develop their Skills (UK) 20th January 2022

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to support musicians to develop their skills or artistic practice. The funding is available to help solo artists, composers, group members, songwriters, producers or multidisciplinary artists aged 18 and over with no significant backing to reinvigorate and sustain their careers as music creators. Groups of six members or less can also apply. The funding is being made available by Help Musicians, the indep...

Funding to Support Freelance & Self-Employed Artists & Creative Practitioners (Scotland) 23rd August 2021

Grants of between £500 and £100,000 are available to support the creative development of individual practitioners working in the arts and creative industries in Scotland. The Open Fund for Individuals will support creative activity such as a specific project, production or a period of research and development for up to 24 months. It can support an individual’s time where this is related to specific creative outcomes. Creative Scotland is m...