Arts, Culture & Heritage

Capital Grants Available for Improvements to Small Theatres (London) 10th August 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...

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...

Capital Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Improve Accessibility of Theatres (UK) 9th August 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 structur...

Grants for Sports, Arts, Leisure and Community Groups (Epping Forest District) 8th August 2018

Local voluntary and community groups providing community services, cultural or sport activities to residents of the Epping Forest district can apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to support their work. Grants can cover up to 50% of the costs of new projects or initiatives or ongoing work. The funding can be used to cover a range of expenditure, for example, equipment, publicity costs, new buildings, building repairs and improvements; vehicles...

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...

Funding for Development Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 3rd 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 for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features and Monuments (UK) 31st July 2018

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

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

Funding to Protect Cultural Heritage in Conflict Affected Countries (UK) 27th July 2018

Grants of up to £300,000are available from UK registered charities and organisations to protect cultural heritage in conflict-affected countries. The Fund is for projects (work or activity that is defined at the outset and will contribute to achieving the outcomes of the Fund) focusing on the protection of cultural heritage at risk due to conflict in one or more of the Fund’s target countries. Eligible organisations will be working, or in...

New Funding to Develop Artistic Practice (England) 26th July 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 16 Augu...

Grants Available to Support the Performing Arts (UK) 25th July 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...

Grants Available for Music Performance and Education Projects (UK) 24th July 2018

Groups and organisations that provide music performances and education which do not readily attract backing from commercial sponsors or other funding bodies, or which are not eligible for public funding have until the 14t September to apply for funding. Priority will be given to those organisations which give opportunities to young professionals and to education projects for young people as well as for new adult audiences. The funding is bein...

New Programme Launched to Use the Arts to Bring About Positive Change in Communities (England) 24th July 2018

A new fund has been launched that will provide funding of between £50,000 and £300,000 to disadvantaged areas in England to use arts and creativity to make positive changes in their community. To qualify, areas must demonstrate need such as having higher levels of unemployment, a higher proportion of children in poverty or lower levels of health compared to the general population. This new programme is a collaboration between the Calouste...

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...

Funding Available to Improve Exhibition Spaces and Accessibility in Museums and Galleries (England) 18th July 2018

Museums and galleries across England are able to apply for a share of £4 million 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 in the past include the Weald and Downland Museum in Chichester which received a grant of £224,500 towards a project to recon...

Grants Available to Restore the UK’s Industrial Heritage (UK) 17th July 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 Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 13th July 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 Japanes...

£4 Million Available to Museums and Galleries to Improve their Displays and Facilities (England) 12th July 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 £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...

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 9th July 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...

Heritage Grants for Larger Projects (UK) 9th July 2018

Not-for-profit organisations and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations looking for funding to support heritage projects have until the 16th August 2018 to apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund. Grants of over £1million and under £5 million are available to support national, regional and local heritage projects that may include for example buildings, collections, sites, cultural traditions or communities. Projects supported in the pa...

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 Links with Japan (UK) 2nd July 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...

Capital Grants of up to £1,000 Available to Arts and Heritage Organisations (UK) 2nd July 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...

Arts Projects Fund (Norfolk) 2nd July 2018

Individuals, community groups, professional and voluntary organisations have until 5pm on the 30th September 2018 to apply for grants of up to £500 for arts projects supporting the development of the arts in Norfolk. The funding can cover, for example, venue and equipment hire, residencies in community settings, commissioning of new work or one-off workshops or masterclasses, where there is wider community and artistic benefit. Norfolk County...

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...

Feature Documentary Development: Call for Applications (Northern Ireland) 21st June 2018

Northern Ireland based production companies have until Friday 28th September 2018 to apply for funding to develop feature documentaries that will deliver unique visions and voices on universal stories from Northern Ireland resident filmmakers. Grants of up to a maximum of £7,500 (based on a budget of £10,000) are available for broadcast hour and feature length projects with two-parters or mini-series also considered where the rationale is co...

Funding to Make Museums More Resilient (Scotland) 21st June 2018

Accredited museums in Scotland can apply for grants of between £5,000 to £40,000 for actions that develop their financial resilience and that make them more sustainable. Projects could relate to developing a more enterprising approach to income generation; developing the skills of staff members and volunteers; and / or raising the museum’s profile. Grants of up to 75% of total project costs are available. Organisations that care for Reco...

Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK) 20th June 2018

Songwriters, composers, or solo artists, bands, producers and performers of all backgrounds have until 1st October 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.

Funding to Develop Music Opportunities for Young People (Scotland) 20th June 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 20th August 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 sect...

Women Make Music Grants Programme (UK) 20th June 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of outstanding women songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at different stages of their career. The funding is available to support touring, recording, promotion and marketing, community projects involving high-quality music creators, music creator residencies and live performances featuring new UK music. The funding is being made available through the PRS for...

Funding for Large Heritage Projects (UK) 19th June 2018

Not-for-profit organisations; and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations have until the 16th August 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 an...

Funding to Support Artists and Bands (England) 15th June 2018

PRS for Music Foundation has announced that the next application deadline for the Momentum Music Fund is 6pm on the 13th August 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 submi...

Small Grants for Museums (Scotland) 15th June 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...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 5th June 2018

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

Funding to Help Regenerate Historic Buildings (UK) 5th June 2018

Charities, not for profit companies, CICs, Parish and Town councils can now apply for funding of up to £30,000 to assist with the costs of developing and coordinating a project which helps to find a sustainable use for an historic building and takes it towards the start of work on site. The grants are intended to support project development costs only and not for on-site capital works. The funding is being made available through the Architect...

Funding to Promote Events in Scotland (Scotland) 1st June 2018

EventScotland, the national events agency which aims to strengthen and promote Scotland's events industry, has announced the National Events Programme round 40 is open to applications for events from May 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 of...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 31st May 2018

The Wingate Foundation has announced that there will be no July meeting of the Trustees in 2018. The next deadline to apply for projects, institutions and activities in three areas: Jewish Life and Learning, Performing Arts and Music, is 5pm on Friday the 14th of September. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High St...

Funding for Schools to Purchase Musical Equipment (UK) 31st May 2018

Schools, teachers and individuals in full time education in the UK gave until the 29th August 2018 to apply for grants of up to £1,500 to purchase or upgrade their musical instruments to improve access to musical education; or for schools that require the funding to improve their music department. The funding has to be made for music education that is beyond statutory national curriculum music teaching. The funding is being made available t...

Irish Language Broadcast Fund (Northern Ireland) 23rd May 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 Developmental Music Making Projects for Children and Young People (England) 18th May 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...

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 Cultural Projects Led by Small Groups (London) 11th May 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...

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

Funding for Music Making Activities (UK) 2nd May 2018

Funding of between £500 and £4,000 is now available for the development of group music making, especially involving young people. Well-planned, aspirational projects delivered in and out of schools or in community situations will be supported by the Michael Tippett Musical Foundation. First-time initiatives and the development of existing projects will be considered for support at the annual meeting of the Trustees. Projects supported can co...

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...

The Radcliffe Trust – Music Grants (UK) 16th April 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...

Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 16th April 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...

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...