Arts, Culture & Heritage

Funding for Theatre and Dance Companies (Scotland) 15th February 2019

Applications are invited from Scotland based dance and theatre artists, companies and organisations, producers and venues, for the making and touring of new work or the restaging of previous work for touring. Touring must include a minimum of 12 locations across Scotland over a maximum two year period. A total of £2 million is available with no minimum or maximum award levels set. The main aim is to provide greater access to a variety of exp...

Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 14th February 2019

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grant making programme is the 5th September 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, h...

Artistic Career Development Grants (UK) 13th February 2019

Emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for grants of £500 -£1500 to help them access opportunities that will allow them to focus on developing their artistic and professional development at a crucial point in their career. Support may, for example, be needed several years after graduating from conservatoire or being on the road with a band. Eligible artists may be solo instrumentalists, composers, vocalis...

Funding for Urgent Building Projects in Small Theatres (London) 13th February 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to small theatres in London undertaking small building projects that address urgent repairs, improve operational viability, introduce environmental improvements, and enhance physical accessibility. Theatres can also apply for technical equipment and refurbishment of soft furnishings but these are considered low priority by the Trustees. The funding is being made available through the Theatre Trust’s Lon...

Collaborative Research and Development Grants for Emerging Artists (UK) 12th February 2019

Professional and emerging professional musicians of all genres and disciplines are able to apply for a grant of £2,000 to £5,000 to undertake a project that will enable them to develop and test new work, ideas or potential career directions through inspiring periods of collaborative research and development. Eligible musicians will be over 18 and may be a solo instrumentalist, conductor, composer, vocalist, singer songwriter or a multidiscip...

Arts Grants for Voluntary Organisations (Redbridge Borough) 11th February 2019

Voluntary organisations and community groups based or planning to work in the Borough of Redbridge can apply for grants of up to £3,000 (most will be under £2,000) from a total of £27,000 available each year. Projects based around visual arts, dance, music, theatre, combined arts, film or crafts will be innovative, time limited, new ideas that may include events, workshops and activities for people to participate in. Research and developmen...

Funding for Arts and Culture Projects in Disadvantaged Areas (Yorkshire) 8th February 2019

Small, locally based groups or organisations working in areas of disadvantage in York and North Yorkshire can apply for a grant of between £500 and £2,000 to support projects that use arts or other cultural activity to enrich and change the lives of those in need. Applicant groups should be mainly volunteer led and have an annual income of under £200,000. Successful projects have included drop in art sessions for adults with mental health i...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 7th February 2019

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 28th May 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 Community Music Groups and Educational Organisations (UK) 7th February 2019

Community groups, schools and individuals have until the 1st July 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 Prima...

Funding to Promote Events in Scotland (Scotland) 5th February 2019

EventScotland, the national events agency which aims to strengthen and promote Scotland's events industry, has announced the National Events Programme round 42 is open to applications for events from January 2020 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 citie...

Music for Alice – Final Funding Round (UK) 4th February 2019

Music for Alice encourages applications from any UK based group, organisation or charity that has a formerly constituted character and can demonstrate that securing funding will enable them to improve lives through music. Grants of up to £1,000 to purchase musical instruments or equipment are available. There are two categories: "Music for Youth" for applicants focussed on using music to improve lives for 0-19 year olds; "Music for Health" fo...

Grants for Short Film Makers (Northern Ireland) 29th January 2019

A new round of a fund that is aimed at supporting Northern Ireland resident filmmakers has opened. The funding is aimed at filmmakers from groups that are underrepresented in the film and television sector. Applicants must have a proven track record in short film production with one or more writing or directing credits in the past three years and be a resident in Northern Ireland. For this first call of 2019 producer/directors in Northern Irel...

Strengthening Youth Music in Scotland (Scotland) 28th January 2019

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...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation: First Deadline for 2019 Announced (UK) 28th January 2019

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is Friday the 12th April 2019. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in three areas: Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street or their local branch offices.

Funding for Arts, Culture, Heritage and Voluntary Groups (Reading) 28th January 2019

Arts, culture, heritage and voluntary groups are being invited to bid for funding to run activities over 12 months to engage local people, particularly those less likely to access cultural opportunities. There are three grant levels: Up to £15,000 for arts, culture and heritage programmes to work with older people; up to £30,000 for Cultural Short Breaks; and up to £30,000 for Mental Health and Wellbeing projects. All projects will use arts...

Grants for Small Museums for Conservation and Management (UK) 28th January 2019

A grant programme that aims to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections through improvements to collections care within their museum has re-opened with applications invited by 31st March 2019. Grants of up to £10,000 are on offer (the average is the region of £5,000) for work that may include, for example, tailored, specialist advice about care of collections, equipment to imple...

Grants of up to £5000 Available to Support Community Arts and Environmental Projects (Wales) 25th January 2019

Charitable and not for profit, voluntary groups working with local authorities and organisations working with young people can apply for a grant of up to £5,000 for projects that focus on Arts and the Environment. Grants can be used to cover projects costs, volunteer costs, purchase of equipment and training costs that enable the delivery of projects. Bids from organisations presenting projects that are volunteer-based, particularly those fro...

Project Development Funding for Churches (UK) 23rd January 2019

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...

Grant Programme for Arts Award Centre Opens Soon (England) 22nd January 2019

Arts Award Centres working on Arts Award projects with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue will be able to apply for a grant to support their work from 28th January 2019. Grants of between £100-£1500 are on offer. Applications are welcomed from all registered Arts Award centres based in England with priority given to those working with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue and where the grant will be used...

Funding for Artists to Develop their Artistic Practice (England) 22nd January 2019

The next funding round of the Arts Council England's Developing your Creative Practice programme has opened for applications. Developing your Creative Practice makes grants of up to £10,000 and has been designed to support the development of independent creative practioners working in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, combined arts or museums practice. The aim is to offer practitioners the time and space to work on ambitious and...

Grants Available to Celebrate 2020 as Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters (Scotland) 17th January 2019

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 and 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. Application...

John Feeney Charitable Trust (Birmingham) 14th January 2019

The John Feeney Charitable Trust awards grants to registered charities based in or have a working presence in the City of Birmingham. Projects supported will be working in the arts, heritage and open spaces within or near to the City of Birmingham. For example, in 2018, Celebrating Sanctuary Festival – a programme of World Music and Arts involving refugee and migrant artists was awarded £2,000. Most grants are in the range £500 to £2000 w...

Capital Grants of up to £1,000 Available to Arts and Heritage Organisations (UK) 11th January 2019

Small charities and not for profit organisations working in the areas of local heritage and the performing and visual arts can currently apply for funding through the Lady Neville Charity grants programme. Eligible organisations can apply for capital grants of up to £1,000 (e.g. equipment, capital building works, etc). Trustees may also consider funding towards one-off anniversary events that are not part of core activities. In addition, the...

Grants for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features and Monuments (UK) 10th January 2019

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...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support the Performing Arts and he Conservation of Historic Objects (UK) 10th January 2019

UK registered charities, public authorities or institutions active in the areas of the Performing Arts and Conservation can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatre; and projects to conserve historic objects, collections and features of buildings and landscapes which date from the Georgian period or earlier, i.e. pre-1830s. The funding is being made available...

The Open Fund For Music Creators (UK) 4th January 2019

Songwriters, composers, and artists, bands, producers and performers who are writing their own music or commissioning other songwriters or composers can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to support the creation, performance and promotion of outstanding new music in any genre and to enable the UK’s most talented music creators to realise their potential. The funding is being made available through the PRS Foundation’s Open Fund for Music Cr...

Museum Development Fund (Scotland) 21st December 2018

Museums in Scotland that are caring for Recognised Collections can apply for grants of between £5,000 to £40,000 for projects that will help them to make strategic steps towards becoming more resilient organisations. Grants of up to £60,000 are available for projects relating to those collections. Grants will be awarded for discrete projects that are additional to, or will help the museum to strategically develop core work clear and that ha...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 21st December 2018

Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK can apply for a grant to towards the cost of urgent structural repairs. Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available to projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT. Also considered are projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use where the cost is more than £30,000 including VAT. All grants will re...

Postcode Community Trust Announces Funding Round Dates for 2019 (England, Scotland and Wales) 20th December 2018

The Postcode Community Trust focuses on initiatives that benefit communities through grass-roots sports, arts, recreation and wellbeing programmes which improve people’s physical and mental health. Grants of £500 - £20,000 are available to registered charities. Grants of up to £2,000 are available to other not for profit organisations. There are two grant rounds per year and in 2019 Round 1, Stage 1 will be open between 6th - 20th February.

Small Project Grants for Museums (Scotland) 20th December 2018

Any organisation that runs an Accredited Museum in Scotland can apply for a grant of between £500 and £5,000 for small projects that supports their own continuous improvement goals. Projects supported will have demonstrated an enterprising approach, included skills development (for staff and or volunteers) or shown how the project will help to raise the profile of the museum. Non-accredited organisations may also apply for up to £1,500 for...

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...

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 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...

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-...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...