Arts, Culture & Heritage

Heritage Lottery Fund Final Deadline to Apply Under Current Guidelines (UK) 25th April 2018

Not-for-profit organisations and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations looking for funding to support projects relating to national, regional and local heritage have until the 16 August 2018 to apply to Heritage Lottery Fund under the current guidelines. Grants of over £100,000 and up to £5 million are available for projects that may include for example buildings, collections, archaeological sites, cultural traditions or communiti...

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...

New Funding Opportunity for Heritage and Environmental Facilities (England & Northern Ireland) 23rd April 2018

A new funding opportunity offering grants of £250,000 – £750,000 to not for profit organisations working in partnership to restore, modernise and improve facilities such as cultural, heritage or visitor centres has been announced. Projects should be of national or regional significance and make a significant impact on the quality of life and may be, for example, a theatre, gallery, museum, concert hall, arts or heritage centre, lighthouse...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 19th April 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 the between the UK and Japan between by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japane...

£4 Million Available to Museums and Galleries to Improve their Displays and Facilities (England) 19th April 2018

Museums and galleries across England can apply for a share of £4 million to improve displays and facilities. Funded through a partnership between the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and the Wolfson Foundation, these grants will be used for renovation and improvement projects in 39 museums and galleries. It will allow museums and galleries to increase access, improve displays and enhance public spaces. To date, the partnership has com...

New Funding to Develop Artistic Practice (England) 17th April 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 the 16th May 2018.

Career Development Grants for Artists and Bands (England) 17th April 2018

Artists or Bands based in England who are at a crucial tipping point in their careers can apply for a grant of £5,000 to £15,000 to help them to break through to the next level. Activities eligible for support include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitted by artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, for example a manager, an independent label or publisher. The funding is being made available thr...

Grants Available to Restore the UK’s Industrial Heritage (UK) 16th April 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...

Funding for Developmental Music Making Projects for Children and Young People (England) 13th April 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...

Capital Grants of up to £1,000 Available to Arts and Heritage Organisations (UK) 10th April 2018

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...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 9th April 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...

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

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

The Skinners’ Company Lady Neville Charity (UK) 5th April 2018

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 a one-off capital grant 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. To be...

Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK) 4th April 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 & reporting; community outreach; volunteer organisation and support. Grants ca...

Funding for the Restoration of Historic Buildings (UK) 28th March 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 Large Heritage Projects (UK) 28th March 2018

Not-for-profit organisations; and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations have until the 14th June 2018 to apply for grants of up to £100,000 to support larger heritage project. This can include for example archaeological sites; collections of objects, books or documents in museums, libraries or archives; cultural traditions such as stories, festivals, crafts, music, dance and costumes; historic buildings; histories of people and co...

The Ouseley Trust (England, Wales & Ireland) 26th March 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 30th June 2018 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 for...

Additional Funding for Music-Making Projects for Children and Young People (England) 26th March 2018

Arts Council England has announced that an additional £38.6 million of funding is being made available to fund music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstances. In a programme running from 2018 to 2022, will award grants of £2,000 to £160,000 to charities, not for profit organisations and schools for diverse, creative and inclusive music-making projects involving children and young people. The funding is bei...

Irish Language Broadcast Fund (Northern Ireland) 23rd March 2018

Northern Ireland based production companies have until 12 noon on the 7th September 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 I...

Funding for Schools to Purchase Musical Equipment (UK) 22nd March 2018

The EMI Music Sound Foundation' has announced that its Instrument and/or Equipment Awards will re-open for applications in April 2018. Through the awards, Schools in the UK, that wish to purchase musical instruments and equipment can apply for funding of up to £2,000 for music education that goes beyond the statutory national curriculum requirements for music teaching. To date the Foundations has made awards to over two thousand schools, in...

Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK) 21st March 2018

Songwriters, composers, or solo artists, bands, producers and performers of all backgrounds have until 11th June 2018 to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to help them to deliver high quality new music projects. The funding is being made available through the PRS Foundation’s Open Fund for Organisations and can cover activities such as touring, recording, promotion and marketing and commissions of new music by UK-based creators.

Small Grants for Museums (Scotland) 12th March 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...

Royal Victoria Hall Foundation (London) 8th March 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...

Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales) 28th February 2018

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...

Capital Grants for Theatre Improvements (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 27th February 2018

Owned or managed theatres of all sizes in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are invited to apply for capital grants of up to £20,000 to improve the accessibility of the venue either through changes to the building or its systems. Priority will be given to projects that potentially represent best practice case studies and those that serve the needs of the audience and include evidence of consultation with users and potential users...

Capital Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Improve Accessibility of Theatres (UK) 23rd February 2018

Capital grants of up to £20,000 are available to make Theatres more accessible. To be eligible to apply to the scheme, applicants must demonstrate that they own or manage theatres with titles or signed leases of more than 15 years on buildings in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; run a year-round programme of live performance, of no less than 30 performances a year; have a bona fide UK charitable or not-for-profit legal structure...

ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs (England) 22nd February 2018

The Church of England of England has announced that the next deadline for applications to its ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs is the 30th July 2017. ChurchCare supports all those in parishes, dioceses and cathedrals caring for their buildings. The Fabric Repairs programme helps PCC's with the eligible costs of essential fabric repairs in architecturally or historically significant Anglican churches in England, Wales, Scotland and Northe...

Capital Grants Available for Improvements to Small Theatres (London) 21st February 2018

Capital grants of up to £5,000 are available to small Theatres in London 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. Open-air venues are also eligible. Priority is given to projects that address urgent building repairs, improve operational viability, introduce environmental improvements and en...

Funding to Help Regenerate Historic Buildings (UK) 20th February 2018

Charities, not for profit companies, CICs, Parish and Town councils have until the 11th May 2018 to apply for grants of up to £30,000 to assist with the costs relating to developing a project which helps to find a sustainable use for an historic building. Grants are for project development costs only and not for on-site capital works. To qualify, an organisation must have established that the end use of the project is likely to be viable and...

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...

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 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...

First World War: Then and Now Grants (UK) 1st February 2018

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...