Arts and culture

Arts and culture

Introduction

Here you will find funding opportunities from other organisations relating to our universal theme of arts and culture.

Creative Scotland

This fund from Creative Scotland is for organisations and groups based in Scotland whose work or project involves the arts, screen and creative industries. It is designed to support you to sustain your practice in a changing world. Grants of £1000 to £50,000 are available to support activity for up to 12 months and the fund is open all year round.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded grant making trust which has been supporting charities across the UK for over 60 years. From small community groups to large national institutions, the Trustees’ aim is to support organisations that have effective solutions to helping those most in need. The foundation awards grants for capital, project and revenue costs and accepts applications from organisations working in the areas of welfare, youth, community, arts, faith, environment, education, health and museums and heritage.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

Foyle Foundation

The Foyle Foundation is an independent grant making trust that distributes grants to UK charities. They welcome applications from across the country and encourage applications from all areas outside London and the South East. The Main Grants Scheme supports charities registered and operating in the UK with a core remit of the arts or learning. Smaller arts or learning charities with a turnover of less than £150,000 per annum are usually more suited to the Small Grants Scheme.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

National Lottery

The Heritage Fund from the National Lottery prioritises heritage projects that will boost the local economy, encourage skills development and job creation, support wellbeing, create better places to live, work and visit, and improve the resilience of organisations working in heritage. Every project will need to achieve their inclusion outcome, ‘a wider range of people will be involved in heritage’. They will also expect all projects to demonstrate that they are building long-term environmental sustainability into their plans, as appropriate.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

Nesta

The Arts and Culture Impact Fund from Nesta is a £20 million impact investment fund for the UK’s arts, culture and heritage social enterprises. The fund offers loans between £150,000 and £1 million repayable over a period of up to ten years. The fund sets out to achieve several objectives for the arts, cultural and heritage sectors.

Deadline: 2023.

Apply here.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Applications are open annually for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation's Teacher Development Fund Awards, offering six grants of up to £150,000. The fund supports effective arts-based teaching and learning in schools. The fund's priorities include:

  • Primary schools.
  • Children and young people experiencing systemic inequality and disadvantage.
  • Learning through the arts.
  • Long-term, inquiry-based projects supporting teachers’ professional development.
  • Contributions of school leaders and artists as professional learners and supporters of embedded learning through the arts in the curriculum.
  • Approaches involving the following art forms: craft, creative writing, poetry, dance, design, film, music, opera, photography, media, drama, the visual arts and cross-arts practices.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF)

This programme from The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) supports projects that will contribute to the transformation of high streets and town centres in England helping them become thriving places, strengthening local communities and encouraging local economies to prosper. The AHF can provide grants to help with assessing the viability of a project, or to help fund development costs or to match funds raised through crowdfunding and community shares. They will also provide a small number of capital (delivery) grants for transformational projects.

Deadline: see website for further details.

Apply here.

The Baring Foundation

The Baring Foundation has launched a fund to support Global Majority UK arts organisations, including CICs, that would like to develop their offer of creative opportunities to people living with mental health problems. It is hoped that the fund will contribute towards addressing the under-representation of artists from ethnically diverse backgrounds working in arts and mental health. Projects can include partnerships with other arts and mental health organisations or mental health groups or organisations. Grants of £20k-£60k are available for projects taking place over a minimum of two years.

Deadline: 26 July 2022, 12pm.

Apply here.

The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust funds UK registered charities operating in the UK in the fields of the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvement. The majority of the trust’s grants are single grants over a one-year period. The Trustees will consider applications for core costs or projects, and they also consider applications for matched funding. At present, the trust makes grants which are usually in the range of £500 - £5,000 and there are three grantmaking meetings held annually which usually take place in March, July and November.

Deadline: 15 June 2022.

Apply here.

The Dulverton Trust

The Dulverton Trust is an independent grant making charity. They support UK charities and CIOs (charitable incorporated organisations) tackling a range of social issues, protecting the natural world, and preserving heritage crafts. The trust will prioritise organisations that are medium-sized (with an income between £200,000 and £3 million), have a national footprint and do not receive a significant proportion of income from government or local authority contracts.

Deadline: rolling.

Apply here.

The Granada Foundation

The Granada Foundation wishes to encourage and promote the study, practice and appreciation of science and the arts. Organisations (preferably with charitable status) based in the north-west of England are invited to submit imaginative project proposals which support this. The foundation's aim is to make the north-west of England region a richer and more attractive place in which to live and work.

Deadline: 5 July.

Apply here.

The Wolfson Foundation

The Wolfson Foundation's main grants programme provides support for places. These grants are for capital initiatives, for example buildings (new build or refurbishment) and equipment. They fund a broad range of organisations working across the fields of education, science and medicine, health and disability and arts and humanities.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

Creative Scotland

This fund from Creative Scotland is for organisations and groups based in Scotland whose work or project involves the arts, screen and creative industries. It is designed to support you to sustain your practice in a changing world. Grants of £1000 to £50,000 are available to support activity for up to 12 months and the fund is open all year round.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded grant making trust which has been supporting charities across the UK for over 60 years. From small community groups to large national institutions, the Trustees’ aim is to support organisations that have effective solutions to helping those most in need. The foundation awards grants for capital, project and revenue costs and accepts applications from organisations working in the areas of welfare, youth, community, arts, faith, environment, education, health and museums and heritage.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

Foyle Foundation

The Foyle Foundation is an independent grant making trust that distributes grants to UK charities. They welcome applications from across the country and encourage applications from all areas outside London and the South East. The Main Grants Scheme supports charities registered and operating in the UK with a core remit of the arts or learning. Smaller arts or learning charities with a turnover of less than £150,000 per annum are usually more suited to the Small Grants Scheme.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

National Lottery

The Heritage Fund from the National Lottery prioritises heritage projects that will boost the local economy, encourage skills development and job creation, support wellbeing, create better places to live, work and visit, and improve the resilience of organisations working in heritage. Every project will need to achieve their inclusion outcome, ‘a wider range of people will be involved in heritage’. They will also expect all projects to demonstrate that they are building long-term environmental sustainability into their plans, as appropriate.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

Nesta

The Arts and Culture Impact Fund from Nesta is a £20 million impact investment fund for the UK’s arts, culture and heritage social enterprises. The fund offers loans between £150,000 and £1 million repayable over a period of up to ten years. The fund sets out to achieve several objectives for the arts, cultural and heritage sectors.

Deadline: 2023.

Apply here.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Applications are open annually for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation's Teacher Development Fund Awards, offering six grants of up to £150,000. The fund supports effective arts-based teaching and learning in schools. The fund's priorities include:

  • Primary schools.
  • Children and young people experiencing systemic inequality and disadvantage.
  • Learning through the arts.
  • Long-term, inquiry-based projects supporting teachers’ professional development.
  • Contributions of school leaders and artists as professional learners and supporters of embedded learning through the arts in the curriculum.
  • Approaches involving the following art forms: craft, creative writing, poetry, dance, design, film, music, opera, photography, media, drama, the visual arts and cross-arts practices.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF)

This programme from The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) supports projects that will contribute to the transformation of high streets and town centres in England helping them become thriving places, strengthening local communities and encouraging local economies to prosper. The AHF can provide grants to help with assessing the viability of a project, or to help fund development costs or to match funds raised through crowdfunding and community shares. They will also provide a small number of capital (delivery) grants for transformational projects.

Deadline: see website for further details.

Apply here.

The Baring Foundation

The Baring Foundation has launched a fund to support Global Majority UK arts organisations, including CICs, that would like to develop their offer of creative opportunities to people living with mental health problems. It is hoped that the fund will contribute towards addressing the under-representation of artists from ethnically diverse backgrounds working in arts and mental health. Projects can include partnerships with other arts and mental health organisations or mental health groups or organisations. Grants of £20k-£60k are available for projects taking place over a minimum of two years.

Deadline: 26 July 2022, 12pm.

Apply here.

The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust funds UK registered charities operating in the UK in the fields of the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvement. The majority of the trust’s grants are single grants over a one-year period. The Trustees will consider applications for core costs or projects, and they also consider applications for matched funding. At present, the trust makes grants which are usually in the range of £500 - £5,000 and there are three grantmaking meetings held annually which usually take place in March, July and November.

Deadline: 15 June 2022.

Apply here.

The Dulverton Trust

The Dulverton Trust is an independent grant making charity. They support UK charities and CIOs (charitable incorporated organisations) tackling a range of social issues, protecting the natural world, and preserving heritage crafts. The trust will prioritise organisations that are medium-sized (with an income between £200,000 and £3 million), have a national footprint and do not receive a significant proportion of income from government or local authority contracts.

Deadline: rolling.

Apply here.

The Granada Foundation

The Granada Foundation wishes to encourage and promote the study, practice and appreciation of science and the arts. Organisations (preferably with charitable status) based in the north-west of England are invited to submit imaginative project proposals which support this. The foundation's aim is to make the north-west of England region a richer and more attractive place in which to live and work.

Deadline: 5 July.

Apply here.

The Wolfson Foundation

The Wolfson Foundation's main grants programme provides support for places. These grants are for capital initiatives, for example buildings (new build or refurbishment) and equipment. They fund a broad range of organisations working across the fields of education, science and medicine, health and disability and arts and humanities.

Deadline: none currently.

Apply here.