Arts, Culture & Heritage

Museums, Galleries Scotland Announces Extra Capital Funding Round (Scotland) 19th February 2018

Museums, Galleries Scotland has announced a one-off funding round for capital grants of between £5,000 and £40,000. Applications will need to be submitted by the 8th March 2018 to be considered. The fund is to support museums to deliver capital projects that will support the strategic development of the museum and contribute to the delivery of the aims of the National Strategy. The capital funding can be used to pay for new constructions; r...

Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 16th February 2018

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grant making programme is the 6th September 2018. 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...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 16th February 2018

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st June 2018. 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.

The Radcliffe Trust – Music Grants (UK) 14th February 2018

The Radcliffe Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications to its Music masking grants programme is the 31st August 2018. 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 seconda...

Small Project Fund for Museums and Galleries (Scotland) 14th February 2018

Any organisation that runs an Accredited Museum in Scotland can apply for up to £5,000 towards up to 75% of the cost of a small project that will help the museum to develop. Supported projects should demonstrate an enterprising approach either with an innovative way of solving a problem or involving income generation, offer skills development for staff and/or volunteers) and help to raise the museum’s profile. Non-profit, non-Accredited org...

Funding to Promote Events in Scotland (Scotland) 13th February 2018

EventScotland, the national events agency which aims to strengthen and promote Scotland's events industry, has announced the National Events Programme round 39 is open to applications. 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 of Edinburgh 1st June 2018.

Funding to Help Creative Young People Shine (Scotland) 12th February 2018

Young people or groups of young people aged between 14 and 20 who need financial help in developing their talent within the creative industry can apply for grants of up to £600. The will be awarded to those 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. Funding is available to young...

Funding to Support Artists and Bands (England) 8th February 2018

PRS for Music Foundation has announced that the next application deadline for the Momentum Music Fund is 6pm on the 29th May 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 can be submitte...

Grants to Support Digital Publishing - Deadline Approaching (Scotland) 6th February 2018

Scottish-based book publishers aiming to bring their books to a new digital audience have until Friday 23 February 2018 to apply for a grant of up to £1,000. Spread over two funding rounds annually and with a total of £8,000 available, the fund aims to help publishers to access digital matters training or consultancy, attend digital events overseas or to help market their digital books and content.

New Funding Programme Announced for the Arts (England) 2nd February 2018

From 1st March 2018 the Grants for the Arts fund will become Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants. Project Grants is a new open access programme for arts and museum projects and for arts projects in and with libraries. An increased budget means that additional funding will be available to support museums and libraries and offer more support to creative and digital media projects. The fund will also continue to help support thousands...

Grants of £150,000 Available to Support Effective Arts Based Learning in Primary Schools (UK) 1st February 2018

Partnerships consisting of arts/cultural organisations and primary schools have until the 23rd March 2918 to apply for grants of up to £150,000 to support the delivery of effective arts-based teaching and to embed learning through the arts in the curriculum. The aim of the funding is to fund projects that help teachers and school leaders to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, confidence and experience to deliver effective arts-based lear...

Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund (Birmingham) 31st January 2018

The Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 23rd February 2018. The Trust makes grants of up to £3,000 to locally managed, constituted community groups in areas most affected by the Airport's operations. Since the Trust's inception in 1998 over £1.5 million has been invested in over 600 local projects. The Trust will support projects relating to: Heritage conservation: Environm...

Grants Available to Restore the UK’s Industrial Heritage (UK) 31st January 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...

Hanfod Cymru Small Grant Scheme Now Open for 2018 (Wales) 30th January 2018

Registered Charities can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 to deliver projects that address the educational, artistic, cultural and social needs of people living in Wales. Supported projects will include (but not exclusively support) those that encourage the usage or acquisition of the Welsh language. Grants of a few hundred pounds up to £10,000 are available for up to 100% of project costs. Priority is given to practical initiatives rooted...

Wingate Foundation Music Grants Programme (UK) 26th January 2018

The Wingate Foundation has announced that its Music Grants programme is open to applications. The Music Grants programme supports those areas of music performance and education which do not readily attract backing from commercial sponsors or other funding bodies, or which are not eligible for public funding. Priority will be given to those organisations which give opportunities to young professionals and to education projects for young people...

Funding for the Repair and Conservation of Churches (Yorkshire) 26th January 2018

Christian churches of any denomination that are used for public worship and situated in Yorkshire have until the 2nd March 2018 to apply for funding to the Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust for repairs to the church fabric; the conservation of fixtures and fittings; or repairs to bells, clocks and organs. In the last 10 years, grants to individual churches have ranged in size from £250 up to £112,492.  In order to be eligible for funding a...

Wingate Foundation - Performing Arts Grant (UK) 25th January 2018

Funding is available for charities with a record of artistic excellence that require additional funding, not available from public sources or commercial sponsorship, to broaden their repertoire or develop work of potentially outstanding interest which cannot be funded from the usual sources. Assistance will also be considered for training and professional development for creative talent or the technical professions. The Trustees additionally w...

Irish Language Broadcast Fund (Northern Ireland) 25th January 2018

Northern Ireland based production companies have until 12 noon on the 2nd March 2018 to apply for funding to promote the broadcast and production of quality Irish language content for an audience in Northern Ireland and beyond and to help grow the Irish language production sector in Northern Ireland. To be eligible for funding broadcasts and productions need to have an Irish language minimum content of 75% and should appeal to a Northern Irela...

Wingate Foundation - Jewish Life and Learning Grant (UK) 24th January 2018

The Wingate Foundation has announced that its Jewish Life and Learning Grants Programme is open for applications. Through this grants programme, the Foundation aims to encourage Jewish cultural, academic and educational life in a manner that enhances the Jewish contribution to the life of the wider community. In particular, applications are invited from academic institutions specialising in Jewish subjects and from bodies promoting Jewish cult...

Funding for Library Innovators Re-Opens for Applications (UK) 22nd January 2018

The Carnegie UK Trust has launched the third funding round of the ‘Carnegie Library Lab' programme. The Library Lab programme is designed to support and develop innovation and leadership in the public library sector across the UK and Ireland. The Trust are looking for applications from individual library staff working in early and mid-management roles across the UK and Ireland. Successful applicants will work with the Trust as Carnegie Pa...

National Churches Trust Project Development Grants (UK) 19th January 2018

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help churches of any Christian denomination develop high quality sustainable repair and community projects. Priority in this round will be given to applications from the North East of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as from Baptist and Presbyterian churches. Buildings must have been built as churches originally and 50% of the funds needed must be in place. The funding can be used...

Gatwick Airport Community Trust 2018 Now Open for Applications (East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent) 16th January 2018

The Gatwick Airport Community Trust Grants Programme is now open for applications. Grants of £250 to £5,000 are available for community projects in East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent. In particular, funds are focused on those areas where people are directly affected by operations at Gatwick Airport. It supports schemes that are targeted towards the development of young people, the arts, sporting facilities, environmental improvement and...

Museums & Galleries Scotland - Small Project Fund 2018 Round Dates Announced (Scotland) 12th January 2018

Any organisation that runs an Accredited Museum in Scotland can apply for a grant of between £500 and £5,000 for up to 75% of the costs of a small, discrete project that supports their own continuous improvement goals and fits in with the aims of the National Strategy for Scotland's Museums and Galleries. Projects supported will have demonstrated an enterprising approach, included skills development (for staff and or volunteers) or shown how...

New Application Deadline for War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 11th January 2018

The War Memorials Trust is providing 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, with a maxim...

Funding for Developmental Music Making Projects for Children and Young People (England) 9th January 2018

Youth Music, England's largest children's music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects, has announced new application deadlines for its grant making programmes. Grants are available to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people up in challenging circumstances as well as projects that support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider sector. Youth Making's funding programme is m...

£60 Million Boost to UK Children's Television (UK) 8th January 2018

The UK Government has announced the development of a new £60 million pound pilot fund to help increase the range of children's television in the UK. The fund is still in development, but would be available for content broadcast on commercial Public Service Broadcasters (PSBs), as well as for other free and widely available channels and on-demand platforms, and potentially also online. The proposal is that content creators should receive up...

Artists International Development Fund (England) 4th January 2018

The next application deadline for the Arts Council England's Artists International Development Fund is the 7th March 2018. This funding stream is for artists to develop links with artists, organisations and/or creative producers in other countries. Freelance and self-employed artists can apply for small grants of £1,000 to £5,000 to spend time building these links to broaden your horizons and open their work to other perspectives. The progra...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support the Performing Arts and he Conservation of Historic Objects (UK) 4th January 2018

The Leche Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 20th April 2018. The Leche Trust is a grant making charity that provides funding of up to £5,000 to UK registered charities, public authorities or institutions in the areas of the Performing Arts and Conservation. Through the Performing Arts funding strand the Trust supports projects that promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatr...

The ScotRail Cultural and Arts Fund - New Closing Date Announced (Scotland) 3rd January 2018

Foundation Scotland has announced that the closing date for the next round of The ScotRail Cultural and Arts Fund is the 26th March 2018. Funding of between £500 and £2,000 is available to individuals/sole traders and constituted community groups working in Scotland with an income of no more than £100,000 per year. The fund aims to support arts, community recreation, and sports activities near a train station or with a travel or safety the...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 2nd January 2018

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation has announced that the next applications deadline for its grants making programme is the 31st March 2018. Through its grant making programme cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese schools are able to apply for funding. The Foundation's grants average £1,500 to £2,000 and do not normally exceed £5,000-£6,000 for larger-scale projects. Gra...

Historic Scotlands Organisational Support Fund (Scotland) 21st December 2017

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has announced that its Organisational Support Fund is open for applications. The Organisational Support Fund can provide financial support to organisations responsible for the operation, management or safeguarding of historic environment assets. Funding is available for the operation, management or safeguarding of historic environment assets; to assist in the delivery of defined projects/ activities; and/or...

Grants for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features and Monuments (UK) 21st December 2017

The next closing date for applications to the William and Jane Morris Fund is the 31st March 2018. 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...

New £4 Million Funding Round Announced to Improve Exhibition Spaces and Accessibility in Museums and Galleries (England) 19th December 2017

Museums and galleries across England will be able to apply for a share of £4 million from Spring 2018 to improve exhibition spaces and increase accessibility. Funded through a partnership between the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and the Wolfson Foundation grants of up to £300,000 per project will be available. Projects funded include the Weald and Downland Museum in Chichester which received a grant of £224,500 towards a proje...

Funding for Large Heritage Projects (UK) 14th December 2017

Grants of over £100,000 are available to support a wide variety of larger heritage projects. The Heritage Lottery Fund's Heritage Grant Scheme provides grants of over 100,000 to not-for-profit organisations; and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations for any project relating to national, regional and local heritage. This can include archaeological sites; collections of objects, books or documents in museums, libraries or archives; c...

Funding for Community Projects (North East) 14th December 2017

The next closing date for applications to the Sir James Knott Trust is 1st March 2018. The Trust supports community projects in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham, including Hartlepool, that help improve the conditions of people living and working in the North East of England. A range of projects can be supported and the areas under which community groups can apply are: Arts and Culture; Community Issues and Events; Educat...

Grants to Protect and Share Local Heritage (UK) 12th December 2017

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced that the final deadline to apply to the Our Heritage programme under the current funding arrangements is 18th January 2019. Our Heritage grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 can be awarded to protect anything from personal memories and cultural traditions to archaeological sites, places of worship, museum collections and rare wildlife. Not-for-profit organisations, private owners of heritage (i...

Support of up to £1,000 for Community Based Crowdfunding Projects (North London & Hertfordshire) 11th December 2017

Community groups in North London (Watford, Camden, Enfield) and Hertfordshire that wish to raise funding via the Crowdfunding website "Crowdfunder" can receive additional support of up to £1,000 through Origin Housing. Crowdfunding is a relatively new concept where community groups and charities etc, post projects on one of several crowdfunding websites and raise donations from friend, supports and members of the public. Origin Housing, whi...

Grants to Engage Young People and Adults in Science and the Arts (North West of England) 11th December 2017

Organisations (preferably with charitable status) based in the north-west of England are invited to approach the Granada Foundation with imaginative proposals for projects that will encourage and promote the study, practice and appreciation of science and the arts. The Foundation aims to make the region a richer and more attractive place in which to live and work. Currently, applications from projects that will engage and inspire people of all...

First World War: Then and Now Grants (UK) 11th December 2017

To apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund's (HLF) First World War:Then and Now grants programme under the current arrangements bids should be submitted by the 18th January 2019. Grants of £3,000-£10,000 are available for projects that help communities to understand more about the First World War and the impact the conflict had on local communities. Schools and colleges, Registered Charities and trusts, community and voluntary groups, community/P...

Capacity Building Grants for Heritage Organisations (UK) 8th December 2017

The Heritage Lottery Fund is offering grants of between £3,000 and £250,000 to not-for-profit organisations or consortia led by not-for-profit organisations that want to build the capacity of staff and volunteers and achieve strategic change to improve the long-term management of heritage. Grants can be used to fund a range of activities that will take no more than 18 months to complete and could include (but are not limited to) support for...

Heritage Lottery Fund Announces Final Deadline for Sharing Heritage Applications (UK) 7th December 2017

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced that it will be launching its new Funding Framework early in 2019 and that the final deadline for applications to the Sharing Heritage Programme is the 18th January 2019. Through the programme, registered charities, community groups and other not for profit and statutory organisations can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 for projects that help local people discover and share their...

Grants to Engage Young People in Heritage (UK) 7th December 2017

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...

Arts Funding for Libraries (England) 6th December 2017

The Arts Council England has announced that its Arts Funding for Libraries programme is currently open for applications. Through the programme public libraries and organisations / local authorities managing public libraries can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 for projects that stimulate ambitious and innovative partnerships between libraries and artists and/or arts organisations to encourage library users and those living lo...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 5th December 2017

The Classical Association (CA), which awards grants to support classical projects and conferences has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st March 2018. The Association will consider applications for summer schools and to institutions offering courses in Greek, Latin and classical civilisation; and bursaries for teachers attending courses abroad to support their professional development. The Association will also supp...

Daiwa Foundation Funds Projects Ranging from Fish Rubbing to Rugby Tours (UK) 5th December 2017

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation has published details of grants awarded in its latest funding round (September 2017) to support UK-Japan projects. Grants of £2,000 to £7,000 (with £3,000 being the typical award made) are available to individuals, societies, associations or other bodies, including schools, in the UK or Japan to promote and support interaction between the two countries. In this latest round awards were made to a range of...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 4th December 2017

£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 students...

Go-Digital Fund Round 2 Deadline Announced (Scotland) 4th December 2017

The deadline for applications for Round 2 of the Go-Digital Fund for 2017/18 is Friday 23 February 2018. is Administered by Publishing Scotland with the help of funding from Creative Scotland, the Go-Digital fund supports Scottish-based book publishers in bringing their books to a new digital audience. The total sum available is £8,000 which is spread over two funding rounds annually with eligible publishers able to claim up to £1,000. The f...

Grants for the Arts Libraries Fund (England) 30th November 2017

The final closing date for applications for funding through the Arts Council England's Grants for the Arts Libraries fund is the end of March 2018. Through the programme public libraries and those manging public libraries can apply for grants of between £1,000 and 100,000 to inspire innovative partnerships between libraries and art organisations to help engage people in England in art activities and help artists and arts organisations in car...

Greater London - Royal Victoria Hall Foundation (London) 28th November 2017

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...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 28th November 2017

Schools, colleges and community groups in England can apply for grants to BlueSpark Foundation to support the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. BlueSpark is particularly keen to support projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people. In most cases grants will be made on a relatively...

The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation (London) 27th November 2017

The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation is offering grants of between £250 and £2,000 to small scale professional theatre projects based in London. The aim of the Foundation is to; help professional productions in need of financial support, and introduce high quality live performance to groups who are not traditional or regular theatregoers. Projects supported in the past include; Coup de Theatre towards Bluebeard at the Brompton Cemetery; The Na...

First World War: Then and Now – Community Groups and Schools Can Apply at Any Time (UK) 23rd November 2017

Grants from £3,000 to £10,000 are available for community projects that explore, conserve and share the heritage of the First World War. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) want to fund projects that enable communities (geographic, cultural or those linked by experience or interest) to understand more about the heritage of the First World War and that make a difference for a wide range of people. In particular, HLF would like to help young peop...

National Churches Trust Repair Grants (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) 20th November 2017

The next closing date for applications to the National Churches Trust Repair Grants programme is 5th March 2018. Grants of £5,000 to £40,000 are available for urgent and essential structural repair projects to listed and unlisted buildings that were originally built as places of worship and are still open for regular public use. Applicants must have 50% of the total project costs funded already and the project must cost at least £100,000 (i...

Music Training and Continuing Professional Development Fund (Scotland) 15th November 2017

Music freelancers, individuals, networks and organisations working with young people both in and out of school settings in Scotland have until 5pm on Friday 30th March 2018 to apply for a grant towards training and continuing professional development. Provided by Youth Music Initiative and administered by Scottish Music centre, the aim of the Fund is to strengthen youth music in Scotland for the benefit of young people. Grants can support a wi...

Arts Access and Participation Fund (UK) 10th November 2017

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced the latest grants to be awarded through its Arts Access and Participation fund. Projects that have been awarded grants include the Action Transport Theatre Company Ltd a professional theatre company making work 'for, by and with' children and young people which received a grant of £56,000 to develop a digital arts outreach programme, using technology such as mobile phones and tablets; and the Freedom...

Funding to Help Creative Young People Shine (Scotland) 10th November 2017

Young people or groups of young people who need financial help in developing their talent within the creative industry have until the 26th January 2018 to apply for grants of between £50 and £600 through the Nurturing Talent - Time to Shine Fund. Funding will be awarded to those young people who demonstrate enthusiasm, ambition and talent in their chosen field and who would benefit from financial help to develop this further. Individual appl...

Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales) 1st November 2017

The registered charity, Concertina which makes grants of up to £250 to charitable bodies which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 30th April 2018. The charity is particular keen to support smaller organisations which might otherwise find it difficult to gain funding. Concertina has made grants to a wide range of charitable organisations nationwide i...

Arts Award Access Fund (England) 27th October 2017

The Arts Award Access Fund is due to re-open for applications on the 29th January 2018. Grants of £100 to £1500 will be available to Arts Award centres in England that are working with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue. This can include young people with a disability; learning difficulties; and special educational needs; etc. The aim of the grants is to enable Arts Award Centres to pilot, embed or develop their Arts Awar...

Vocational Pathways Fund for Museums Launched (Scotland) 17th October 2017

Accredited museums in Scotland or organisations working in partnership with organisations running Accredited museums in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £20,000 to introduce good quality, affordable vocational training.  The aim of the Vocational Pathways Fund is to  increase access to the Scottish museum sector and to develop progression routes for existing staff.   Funding is available for projects that either build the infrastruc...