Arts, Culture & Heritage

Grants for Cultural Projects Led by Small Groups (London) 18th April 2019

Community-led cultural organisations in London can apply for grants of between £1,000-£5,000 to support arts, culture and heritage projects and activities. The funding 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 that support people on lower incomes and connect communities that lack access to cultural resources and funding. The f...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 16th April 2019

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is Friday the 7th May 2019. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in three areas: Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street or their local branch offices.

Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 15th April 2019

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...

Capital Grants for Arts and Cultural Organisations (England) 15th April 2019

Arts and cultural organisations have until the 14th May 2019 to apply for capital grants of between £100,000 and £499,999 to improve their buildings and equipment as well as their capacity to engage with digital audiences. The funding is available to properly constituted arts and/or cultural organisations based in England. This includes but is not limited to National Portfolio Organisations, National Portfolio consortium partners, arts organ...

PRS Music Foundation Composers’ Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 12th April 2019

The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation, the UK's leading funder of new music across all genres, has announced that a new round of applications to its Composers' Fund has opened for applications. Grants can be for up to £10,000 and it is anticipated that the Foundations will make 10 - 15 awards a year. The fund is open to composers with a strong track record in their field who are at a point in their career where access to fu...

New £60 Million Fund to Support Young Peoples TV Programming (UK) 11th April 2019

The hunt for the next big thing in radio and young peoples television has begun, applications are now open for a share of a £60 million fund which has been set up to provide a boost to the UKs Radio and Television sector. The fund aims to reverse the trend that now see’s a significant amount of programming on children’s channels consisting of repeats. This is the first fund to specifically focus on television for young people under the ag...

Grants of up to £25,000 for Theatres at Risk (UK) 10th April 2019

Theatres at Risk can now apply for up to £25,000 of funding from the Theatres Trust, Theatres at Risk Capacity Building Programme. The funding will support the early stage concept and viability works and is also available for organisational support. These first stages of a project provide the foundations for both the organisation and the project and enable progress on the long journey to restore, reopen or revitalise theatres. The programme i...

Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK) 9th April 2019

Community radio stations can apply for funding 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; etc. Although there is no minimum or maximum grant level specified, the average grant awarded in 2017 was £14,292. The closing date for applications will be 5p...

Grants for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features and Monuments (UK) 5th April 2019

Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available to churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896 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 principles of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). The funding is being made available through the...

Grants for Small Museums for Conservation and Management (UK) 5th April 2019

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections. This could include funding towards tailored, specialist advice about care of collections, equipment to implement that advice, staff or volunteers training, display cases and picture framing. The funding is being made available through the Association of Independent Museums (AIM), and is available t...

Grants of up to £1,500 Available for the Professional Development of Musicians (UK) 5th April 2019

Emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for grants of £500 -£1500 to help them access opportunities that will allow them to focus on developing their artistic and professional development at a crucial point in their career. Support could include short courses, workshops, training and time limited periods of coaching with an expert in the artists chosen field. Eligible artists may be solo instrumentalists,...

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 3rd April 2019

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 Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 3rd April 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 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...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 2nd April 2019

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) 1st April 2019

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 Tourism Marketing Projects (Scotland) 29th March 2019

VisitScotland has announced that it is accepting expressions of interest from groups of tourism businesses for the next round of the VisitScotland Growth Fund. Grant awards from £10,000 to a maximum of £40,000 are available for up to 50% of approved marketing activity. Of particular interest are applications that have a strong focus on content creation that is created for online use i.e. that is high quality and sharable on digital channels....

Collaborative Research and Development Grants for Emerging Artists (UK) 26th March 2019

Professional and emerging professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for a grant of £2,000 to £5,000 to undertake a project that will enable them to develop and test new work, ideas or potential career directions through inspiring periods of collaborative research and development. Eligible musicians will be over 18 based primarily in the UK and be in financial need and without significant backing. Solo instrumentalists, c...

The Ouseley Trust (England, Wales & Ireland) 22nd March 2019

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 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 for in...

Royal Victoria Hall Foundation (London) 20th March 2019

Professional Theatre Companies in London can apply for grants of £250 - £2000 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-qu...

Collaborative Research and Development Grants for Emerging Artists (UK) 18th March 2019

Professional and emerging professional musicians of all genres and disciplines are able to apply for a grant of £2,000 to £5,000 to undertake a project that will enable them to develop and test new work, ideas or potential career directions through inspiring periods of collaborative research and development. Eligible musicians will be over 18 and may be a solo instrumentalist, conductor, composer, vocalist, singer songwriter or a multidiscip...

Artistic Career Development Grants (UK) 18th March 2019

Emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for grants of £500 -£1500 to help them access opportunities that will allow them to focus on developing their artistic and professional development at a crucial point in their career. Support may, for example, be needed several years after graduating from conservatoire or being on the road with a band. Eligible artists may be solo instrumentalists, composers, vocalis...

Small Project Grants for Museums (Scotland) 14th March 2019

Any organisation that runs an Accredited Museum in Scotland can apply for a grant of between £500 and £5,000 for small projects that supports their own continuous improvement goals. Projects supported will have demonstrated an enterprising approach, included skills development (for staff and or volunteers) or shown how the project will help to raise the profile of the museum. Non-accredited organisations may also apply for up to £1,500 for...

Grants to Cover Running Costs for Small Charities (UK) 14th March 2019

Grants of £300 to £1,500 are available to small charities to help them to pay for with running and core costs. The funding is available to registered charities (Community Interest Companies are excluded) working in the areas of literature, arts and heritage; social welfare; environmental causes and animal welfare; education and training; and healthcare. The funding is being made available through the Marsh Christian Trust. There are no appli...

The Open Fund For Music Creators (UK) 12th March 2019

Songwriters, composers, and artists, bands, producers and performers who are writing their own music or commissioning other songwriters or composers can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to support the creation, performance and promotion of outstanding new music in any genre and to enable the UK’s most talented music creators to realise their potential. The funding is being made available through the PRS Foundation’s Open Fund for Music Cr...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 8th March 2019

Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK can apply for a grant to towards the cost of urgent structural repairs. Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available to projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT. Also considered are projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use where the cost is more than £30,000 including VAT. All grants will re...

ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs (UK) 5th March 2019

The Church of England has announced that the next deadline for applications to its ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs is the 29th July 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 Ireland....

Finnis Scott Foundation (UK) 28th February 2019

Charities and charitable organisations - including school Parent Teacher Associations – are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 to support horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history projects. Grants awarded may cover capital or revenue expenditure. Preference is given to smaller organisations where the grant will have a significant impact. Apply by the 7th July 2019 for the next trustees meeting of the Finn...

Women Make Music Grants Programme (UK) 25th February 2019

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 M...

Grants for Musicians and Bands (UK) 22nd February 2019

Artists and bands that are at a crucial point in their careers have until the 28th May 2019 to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to further develop their growth and progression. Activities eligible for funding include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, for example, a manager, an independent label or publisher. The funding is being ma...

Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK) 21st February 2019

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support new music projects led by promoters, talent development organisations, venues, festivals, curators and large performance groups. Projects must involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music and enable songwriters, composers, or solo artists, bands, producers and performers of all backgrounds to develop creatively and professionally. The funding is being made available through the...

Heritage Community Development Grant (Scotland) 19th February 2019

Thanks to additional funding from Historic Environment Scotland, projects that are community-led are now eligible to apply to the Architectural Heritage Fund’s Community Development Grant Programme for up to £50,000. Charities, not for profit companies, CICs, Parish and Town councils can apply for funding to assist with a project which helps to find a sustainable use for an historic building and takes it towards the start of work on site. A...

Funding to Help Regenerate Historic Buildings (UK) 18th February 2019

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 23rd April 2019. Charities, not for profit companies, CICs, Parish and Town councils can apply for funding to assist with the costs of developing and co-ordinating a project which helps to find a sustainable use for...

D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust (UK) 18th February 2019

UK Registered Charities can apply to the D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust for a grant of £500 to £5,000 for projects focusing on the arts, medical welfare and the environment. The Trust has a particular focus on organisations supporting disadvantaged and disabled children. Applications for core or project cost are considered. The next deadline to apply is the 18th June 2019.

Grants for Improvements to Small Theatres (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 18th February 2019

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 £7 million Heritage Impact Fund Launched (UK) 18th February 2019

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has announced the launch of its new £ 7 million Heritage Impact Fund. The Heritage Impact Fund is a partnership between the Architectural Heritage Fund, Historic England, Historic Environment Scotland and Rathbone Greenbank Investments. The fund offers tailored loan finance of up to £500,000 for charities, social enterprises and community businesses across the UK seeking to acquire, reuse or redevelop buil...

Funding for Theatre and Dance Companies (Scotland) 15th February 2019

Applications are invited from Scotland based dance and theatre artists, companies and organisations, producers and venues, for the making and touring of new work or the restaging of previous work for touring. Touring must include a minimum of 12 locations across Scotland over a maximum two year period. A total of £2 million is available with no minimum or maximum award levels set. The main aim is to provide greater access to a variety of exp...

Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 14th February 2019

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grant making programme is the 5th September 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, h...

Funding for Urgent Building Projects in Small Theatres (London) 13th February 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to small theatres in London undertaking small building projects that address urgent repairs, improve operational viability, introduce environmental improvements, and enhance physical accessibility. Theatres can also apply for technical equipment and refurbishment of soft furnishings but these are considered low priority by the Trustees. The funding is being made available through the Theatre Trust’s Lon...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 7th February 2019

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 28th May 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 Community Music Groups and Educational Organisations (UK) 7th February 2019

Community groups, schools and individuals have until the 1st July 2019 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 Prima...

Funding to Promote Events in Scotland (Scotland) 5th February 2019

EventScotland, the national events agency which aims to strengthen and promote Scotland's events industry, has announced the National Events Programme round 42 is open to applications for events from January 2020 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 citie...

Project Development Funding for Churches (UK) 23rd January 2019

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 (for up to 50% of the project costs) are available to listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK through the National Churches Trust’s Gateway Programme. Grants are offered to fund project development and investigative work up to Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) planning stage 1 to support churches in preparing for a major project and developing it to...

Grants Available to Celebrate 2020 as Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters (Scotland) 17th January 2019

Organisations that wish to celebrate 2020 as Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters by holding an event can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000. The funding is available to legally constituted organisations and can be used to create new, high profile opportunities to celebrate our coasts and waters whilst adding value to the existing calendar of events. A total of £600,000 is available spread over two funding rounds. Application...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support the Performing Arts and he Conservation of Historic Objects (UK) 10th January 2019

UK registered charities, public authorities or institutions active in the areas of the Performing Arts and Conservation can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatre; and projects to conserve historic objects, collections and features of buildings and landscapes which date from the Georgian period or earlier, i.e. pre-1830s. The funding is being made available...

Museum Development Fund (Scotland) 21st December 2018

Museums in Scotland that are caring for Recognised Collections can apply for grants of between £5,000 to £40,000 for projects that will help them to make strategic steps towards becoming more resilient organisations. Grants of up to £60,000 are available for projects relating to those collections. Grants will be awarded for discrete projects that are additional to, or will help the museum to strategically develop core work clear and that ha...

Grants for Music Career Development (UK) 3rd December 2018

PRS for Music Foundation has announced that the next application deadlines for the 2019 Momentum Music Fund will be announced in December 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 ca...

Funding for Arts Projects that Work with Children and Young People (UK) 29th November 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-...

Grants to Increase Access to Film Education Provision (Scotland) 12th November 2018

Scottish based organisations and community groups can apply to a new fund set up to increase access to film education in communities across Scotland. The fund is open to local authorities, colleges and universities, cinemas, film festivals and libraries, community film clubs and societies. Funding of up to £15,000 is available for pilot projects and up to £70,000 per year for up to 2-years is available for partnership programmes. Applicants...

Funding Available to Support Arts Culture and Heritage Projects (London) 5th November 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...

Welsh Language Programming Set to Benefit from Multi-million Pound Boost (Wales) 31st October 2018

Additional funding is due to be injected into Welsh language programming as part of a UK Government boost for the independent broadcast sector. A 5% share of The Contestable Fund, which aims to halt the decline of UK produced children’s content, will be used to commission Welsh language programming and content, stimulating the creation of dynamic and distinctive Welsh language productions from the independent sector. Further information will...

New Fund Launched to Enhance the Cultural Impact of Arts Organisations (England) 26th October 2018

Arts, cultural and creative organisations in England can apply to a new £3.7 million loan fund to enhance their social impact and to become more resilient. Repayable finance of between £25,000 and £150,000 are available. The Fund will also pioneer the use of financial incentives to help organisations in the investment portfolio achieve their social impact targets. Organisations will be able to get a reduction in the headline interest rate...

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...

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...