Arts & Culture Funders

Funding opportunities for arts and culture

NEWS AND UPDATES

The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation offers grants to small charitable organisations who are working in Jewish Life and Learning, Performing Arts, Music and Medical Research Travel Grants. For this round of funding the Foundation would like to see evidence on how you are working under current Covid-19 restrictions. The deadline to apply is Sunday 21st February for outcomes at their March Trustee meeting.

The Culture Recovery Fund offer grants from £25,000 to £3 million for CIOs, CIC, Community Benefit Societies, Heritage Organisations with accreditation, and statutory bodies with responsibilities for cultural services to enable culturally significant organisations to recover from the impacts of Covid-19 and return to a more sustainable business model. The deadline to apply is Tuesday 26th January.

The Amazon Literary Partnership supports non-profit literary organisations that empower writers to create, publish, learn, teach, experiment, and thrive. The deadline to apply is Friday  29th January 2021.

Music for all Community Project Grants offer awards up to £2,500 for community and voluntary  groups, schools and other charitable organisations to bring music projects into their local communities. The next deadline for submission is Monday 1st February, with following deadlines in July and November.

The Radcliffe Trust offers grants ranging from £2,500 to £7,500 to registered charities supporting heritage and crafts and music, with an emphasis on music education, composition and chamber music. The deadline to apply is Sunday 31st January 2021 with outcomes due in June 2021.

The Clore Foundation offers grants from £10,000 to £1million to registered charities and local authority cultural organisations. The Foundation will focus its support on: the arts, cultural leadership training, education, gallery education, health and social care and museums. Applications can be submitted at any time.

The Sterry Foundation offer grants ranging from £500 to £3,000 to registered charities working within sport, arts, culture, education, health and disability. The Foundation doesn't operate a website, applications can be submitted in writing at any time. Contact details can be found on the charity commission site.

The Archie Sherman Charitable Trust offers grants ranging from £1,000 to £260,000 to registered charities supporting the arts and culture, education and training, health, Jewish causes and overseas aid. Applications can be submitted at any time in writing. The Trust doesn't operate a website, contact details can be found on the Charity Commission Site.

The John S Cohen Foundation offers grants to registered charities working in the areas of the arts, conservation, education, the environment. music, and social and medical causes. Grants previously awarded are around £3,500. Applications can be submitted at any time in writing. The Foundation doesn't operate a website, contact details can be found on the Charity Commission site.

The Elmgrant Trust offers small grants (around £1,000) to local voluntary and community organisations in the South West of England. Projects should aim to improve the lives of locak people. The Trust has a focus on projects working around education, the arts and social sciences. Grants can be used for core costs and project costs. There is seen to be favour for projects in Devon and Cornwall. Applications can be submitted at any time.

The February Foundation offers grants around £8,700 to registered charities supporting; arts, culture, disability, education, end of life care, financial hardship, healthcare and patient support and heritage. Applications can be submitted at any time.

The Marsh Christian Trust offers grants between £300 to £2,000 to registered charities (not CICs ) with annual incomes under £25,00. The grant can be used for core costs, such as volunteer expenses, training days, equipment maintenance and other core outgoings. Areas funded by the Trust include: arts and heritage, education and training, environmental causes and animal welfare, healthcare and social welfare. Applications can be submitted at any time.

The Jeremy and John Sacher Charitable Trust offers grants between £1,000 to £22,900 (average award was £7,000) to registered charities across a wide range of issues. They have previously funded a Literacy Festival, Community Choir, Counselling Trust and Theatre Trust. The Trust does not operate a website, more details can be found on the Charity Commission site.

The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust offers grants between £500 and £5,000 to registered charities working in the fields of the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvement. Single grants over a one year period. The Trustees meet three times a year, the next deadline for applications is Wednesday 10th February 2021 for their meeting in March 2021.

The Woodward Charitable Trust offers core funding up to £3,000 for small charities working in the areas of arts, disability, disadvantaged women and families, isolated children and young people, minority groups and prisoners and ex-offenders. Registered charities, CICs and CIOs with an annual income of less than £200,000 are invited to apply. The deadline to apply is Thursday 28th January 2021.

The Ralph Levy Charitable Company Limited offers grants up to £6,000 for registered charities working in the areas of the arts, education, medicine and social welfare. The trust does not operate a website, for details of how to apply please contact: A J Terroni, Company Secretary, The Ralph Levy Charitable Company Limited, 116 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7BJ. Email: charity@ralphtrustees.co.uk.

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation have reopened their small grants programme. From Monday 12th October charitable organisations, registered charities, voluntary organisations, CICs, social enterprises and not for profit registered companies can apply for grants between £2,000 to £7,5000 for one year. Themes include: arts, heritage, education and community support projects. The small grants come under two areas, revenue costs or capital costs. The programme is rolling with no application deadlines.(Their Major grants programme is set to open on the 9th November, grants between £7,500 to £60,000 for either revenue or capital costs)

The Graff Foundation are a general grant making charity that has previously awarded grants between £500 to £80,000. Although their outcomes state that they will provide capital funds to organisations in which the Trustees discretion think fit, they have shown a favour to art-based initiatives in the past. The Foundation does not operate a website. Applications can be submitted in writing. More details can be found on the charity commission website.

The Steel Charitable Trust offers grants between £2,500 to £25,000 to registered charities, CICS and CIOs. They have 7 key areas of interest: arts, economic disadvantage, education, environment, health, heritage and social disadvantage. Grants can be used for projects, capital and core costs. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 20th January 2021.

The E S G Robinson Charitable Trust offers grants around £1,000 to registered charities, with a preference for the West Country. Areas supported include: music and the arts, numismatics, older people, people who are disadvantaged, the environment, conservation and young people. The Trust does not operate a website, more information is available on the Charity Commission website.

The Fat Beehive Foundation is offering small charities grants up to £2,500 to help improve online digital presence. Funding will help organisations build websites and apps, digitise services and purchase digital products. Priority will be given to projects that focus on: environmental protection, human rights, international development, equality and diversity, social justice, education, arts and culture, health and wellbeing and prisioner rehabillitation. Applications can be submitted at anytime with quarterly Trustee meetings.

The Denise Coats Foundation (previously the bet365 foundation) provides grants to registered charities to support local work within communities. Grants between £20,000 - £250,000 for charitable projects within arts and culture. The trust does not maintain a website, to apply a formal application and presentation will need to be made to the Trustees. Telephone 08564 000365 to find out more.

The Elephant Trust offers grants up to £2,000 to artists in the fine arts, small organisations and galleries with new and imaginative ideas for making or producing new work or exhibitions. Deadline of Monday 25th January 2021.

 

Follow the links below for the most up to date information.

Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants

Arts Award Access Fund

Clore Duffield – Main Grants

Cultural Impact Development Fund 

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

The Fidelio Trust 

Finnis Scott Foundation

Foyle Foundation

Garfield Weston Foundation

The Golsoncott Foundation 

The Idlewild Trust 

John Ellerman Foundation

Music for All

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Arts Access and Participation Fund

Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Arts-based Learning Fund

PRS - Open Fund for Organisations

The Radcliffe Trust  

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

The UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme