Arts, Culture & Heritage

New Funding to Develop Artistic Practice (England) 22nd October 2018

Independent creative practitioners working in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, combined arts or museums practice can apply to a new initiative aimed at giving 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 is 12pm (noon) on 14th No...

Made in Scotland Opens for Application (Scotland) 18th October 2018

Applications have opened for Made in Scotland 2019 - the annual curated showcase of music, theatre and dance taking place as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Made in Scotland celebrates the wealth and diversity of work being produced in Scotland, and through being presented at the world’s largest arts festival provides a range of artists and companies working in this country with invaluable international profile. Dance, theatre, and mu...

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 for the Professional Development of Musicians (UK) 15th October 2018

Grants of £500 - £3,000 are available to professional musicians to fund professional development opportunities and creative projects at a crucial point in their career. The funding can support opportunities relating to Recording & Releasing and Touring & Live Development including PR & marketing costs, time to create and access to creative spaces. In addition, successful applicants will be able to access a suite of wellbeing and development...

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...

Grants Available to Support the Performing Arts (UK) 11th October 2018

Charities with a record of artistic excellence that require additional funding, not available from public sources or commercial sponsorship can apply for funding 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 wish...

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...

Museums and Galleries can now Apply for a Share of £500,000 of Funding (UK) 8th October 2018

Regional museums and galleries in the UK with an income of between £100,000 and £10 million can now apply for a share of £500,000 of funding which has been made available to enhance and sustain curatorial development and attract a broader public. Grants are available for a period of two to three years and should support work that will enable new ways of working both for established curators and those just starting out; or ensure organisatio...

Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK) 8th October 2018

The next round of Ofcom's Community Radio Fund has re-opened for applications. Funded by the UK Government's Administered by Ofcom, the Fund has been established to help support the core costs of running licensed community radio stations. Grants can be awarded to support management costs; fundraising to support the station; administration costs; financial management and reporting; community outreach; volunteer organisation and support. Grants...

The National Archives – Cataloguing Grants (UK) 5th October 2018

The National Archives, which is a non-ministerial department, and the official archive and publisher for the UK Government has announced that grants of up to £40,000 are available to not for profit organisations that hold archives to create catalogues of archival collections. These grants are designed to support the transformation of archive services; help archives to improve access to collections; and help archives to increase public engagem...

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 Ideas from the UK’s Cultural and Creative Community (UK) 4th October 2018

Cultural and creative organisations, not-for-profit or commercial can get funding of up to £10,000 and mentoring support to develop a digital idea that addresses a social challenge and produces a social benefit. The ideas can be anything from a game to an interactive installation, as long as it seeks to generate a direct social outcome. The social outcomes can be anything from increasing community cohesion to reducing the consumption of sing...

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...

The Finnis Scott Foundation (UK) 19th September 2018

The Finnis Scott Foundation has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 14th December 2018. Grants are available of between £500 and £10,000 to UK charities and individuals in the areas of horticulture and plant sciences, as well as fine art and art history. The funding can be used for both capital and revenue projects. In the last five years, over one million pounds has been awarded in grants to a great variety of proje...

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...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 18th September 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 of up to £5,000 Available for Improvements to UK Theatres (UK) 17th September 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...

Grants of £50,000 Available for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 17th September 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...

Access to Music Making Grants (Scotland) 6th September 2018

Organisations and individuals based in Scotland delivering music making programmes within the country for the benefit of for young people aged 0-25 years, have until 14th November 2018 to apply for funding. Projects supported will particularly focus on those young people who would not normally have the chance to participate, propose specific actions and partnerships to engage these young people and support the development of the youth music se...

Funding to Improve Youth Music Infrastructure (Scotland) 6th September 2018

Individuals, organisations and networks looking to undertake strategic action or training that will strengthen the youth music sector in Scotland for the benefit of young people have until 14th November 2018 to apply for funding. Projects supported will particularly focus on improving the youth music sector infrastructure and the services that organisers offer through strategic action, research or training. Grants of £1,000 to £20,000 for up...

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...

Funding for Development Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 31st August 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 of £50,000 Available for the Repair and Adaptation of Scotland’s Historic Buildings (Scotland) 31st August 2018

Not-for-profit organisations and Community Councils in Scotland have until the 29th October 2018 to apply for grants of up to £50,000 to take ownership, repair and adapt historic buildings and places for new sustainable uses. The funding is being made available through the Scottish Community Development Grant which aims to attract more investment for the conservation and sustainable re-use of Scotland’s architectural heritage; to inspire th...

Funding to Help Regenerate Historic Buildings (UK) 31st August 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 29th October 2018 to be considered at the 26th March Grant Panel meeting. Charities, not for profit companies, CICs, Parish and Town councils can apply for funding to assist with the costs of developing and co-ordin...

Grants of up to £15,000 Available to Support Artists and Bands (England) 31st August 2018

PRS for Music Foundation has announced that the next application deadline for the Momentum Music Fund is 6pm on the 5th November 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 subm...

Funding to Develop Music Opportunities for Young People (Scotland) 24th August 2018

Organisations and individuals based in Scotland delivering music making programmes within the country for the benefit of for young people aged 0-25 years, have until 14th November 2018 to apply for funding. Projects supported will particularly focus on those young people who would not normally have the chance to participate, propose specific actions and partnerships to engage these young people and support the development of the youth music se...

Grants for Organisations to Help Develop Film Audiences (UK) 22nd August 2018

Organisations with experience of film distribution, exhibition and audience development in the UK are being invited to apply for Awards of between £50,000 and £200,000 to develop audiences for film. Aiming to grow the diversity of audiences engaging with film especially amongst the 16 to 30 age group, awards can be used to support a range of audience orientated activities such as such as film festivals and ambitious film programmes particula...

Grants to Support Touring for Theatre and Dance Performances (Scotland) 21st August 2018

Applications are invited from Scotland-based dance and theatre artists, companies and organisations, independent dance and theatre producers and venues, for the making and touring of new work or the restaging of previous work for touring to a minimum of 12 locations across Scotland. A total of £2m is available with no minimum or maximum award levels set. The main aim is to provide greater access to a variety of experiences for a diverse aud...

Funding to Help Local Communities to Flourish (Scotland) 17th August 2018

Grants of between £500 and £2,000 are available to constituted community groups, individuals or sole traders with an income of under £100,000 per year working in Scotland. Grants support a broad range of activities including: Public art (e.g sculptures in open spaces); children's play areas; local activity programmes; and projects that increase participation in sport and physical activity. Sports events and outreach programmes can also be f...

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...

Funding to Help Creative Young People Shine (Scotland) 6th August 2018

Young people or groups of young people who need financial help in developing their talent within the creative industry have until the 26th October 2018 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...

Grants for Community Music Groups and Educational Organisations (UK) 6th August 2018

Community groups, schools and individuals have until the 1st November 2018 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...

Strengthening Youth Music in Scotland (Scotland) 20th July 2018

Music freelancers, individuals, networks and organisations working with young 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; masterclasses or m...

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...

Grants for Community Music Groups and Educational Organisations (UK) 10th July 2018

Community groups, schools and individuals have until the 1st November 2018 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...

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...

Funding for Arts Projects that Work with Children and Young People (UK) 16th May 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 Fund Launched to Support Arts Culture and Heritage Projects (London) 16th May 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...

Grants for Environmental Projects (North Devon Coast AONB) 25th April 2018

Grants of between £100 and £5000 are available to communities, agencies and businesses to help them to get a great, sustainable project off the ground. Projects supported will take place within the North Devon Coast AONB and address themes of health and wellbeing or Historic Environment and Local Heritage. Grants of of between £100 and £5000 will be awarded at two levels: Up to £500 – via a short application form and Over £500 – vi...