Arts, Culture & Heritage

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...

New Funding to Develop Artistic Practice (England) 19th June 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. Round 2 will open for applications at 10am on 12 July 2018...

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...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available for Arts Projects that Address the Social Needs of Older People (Northern Ireland) 12th June 2018

Local constituted community and voluntary groups who are working in partnership with relevant age sector organisations and Local Authority initiatives e.g. Health Cities/ Healthy Communities can apply for grants of up to £10,000 arts-based projects that address related social issues of older people. These can include poverty, isolation and loneliness, as well as promoting positive mental health. The funding is being made available through th...

Funding to Help Creative Young People Shine (Scotland) 8th June 2018

Young people or groups of young people who need financial help in developing their talent within the creative industry have until the 27th July 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 funding is...

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...

Crowdfunding Mentoring and Match-Funding Programme Launched for Creative Projects (Scotland) 31st May 2018

A pilot mentoring and match-funding scheme for individuals and businesses based in Scotland and working in the arts, screen and creative industries has just opened. Up to seven projects will be able to access up to 25% match-funding for their crowdfunding campaign (to a maximum of £5,000) and benefit from a programme of support including workshops and one-to-one sessions that complement key milestones through their project. Offered by Creativ...

New Funding Opportunity for Heritage and Environmental Facilities (England & Northern Ireland) 30th May 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...

The Ouseley Trust (England, Wales & Ireland) 28th May 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...

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 to Restore Coastal Heritage Sites (England) 21st May 2018

Local communities, charities and councils can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to fund the repair and restoration of at-risk coastal heritage sites. Examples of projects funded in the past include places like the Pavilion Theatre within the Grade II* Winter Gardens building of Blackpool – and Swanage’s historic Victorian pier in Dorset. restore local heritage and facilities. A total of £1 million is available in this funding round. T...

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 Available to Help Celebrate the Centenary of the End of World War One (UK) 17th May 2018

As part of the centenary of the end of World War One communities across the UK have the opportunity to apply for small grants to purchase up to 10 silhouette Tommies to hold their own remembrance event. The funding is available to schools, registered charities, community organisations and places of worship, etc. As part of the award, successful applicants will need to hold a self-funded event to bring their local community together. The fund...

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...

Arts Projects Fund (Norfolk) 8th May 2018

Individuals, community groups, professional and voluntary organisations have until 5pm on the 31st May 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 Counc...

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 2nd May 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 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...

First World War: Then and Now Grants (UK) 1st May 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...

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

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...

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

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...

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...

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...