Grant Directories

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Ragdoll Foundation Small Grants Programme (UK)

The Ragdoll Foundation is dedicated to supporting the creation, appreciation and awareness of imaginative and innovative work that reflects the world from a child’s point of view. Through the Small grants programme the foundation provides grants of up to £1,500 to small one-off projects, pilots, or research and development to inform a new project or programme of work. The primary purpose is to make grants for charitable purposes that: Demonstrate how the concerns of children can be heard; Evidence the power of arts and creativity and their transformative power for children and young people; Promote children’s development through their imaginative thinking; Encourage innovative thinking and influence good practice elsewhere; Ensure effective evaluation of projects to promote sharing and learning.

Kent Community Foundation - The Overstone Fund (Kent)

The Kent Community Foundation exists to benefit disadvantaged communities by making grants to support relevant charitable or voluntary organisations, which make a difference to their local communities. Through the Overstone Fund the foundation provides grants of up to £5,000 to support organisations with projects that focus on reducing offending and re-offending rates or encouraging entrepreneurship among young people and the disadvantaged. Projects providing musical opportunities or countryside activities for disadvantaged children. 

D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust - Grants for the Arts (UK)

The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust was established in for the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvement.   Through the Arts programme, the Trust aims to increase access to the arts for young and old people; support performances; and support charities that seek to use the arts to engage with young people on the fringes of society.

The Garfield Weston Foundation - Youth (UK)

The Garfield Weston Foundation is a charitable grant-making foundation, which supports a wide range of causes across the UK, donating over £70 million annually. The Trustees have a preference for charities directly delivering services and activities to those in need and are especially keen to see applications from charities in the Welfare, Youth and Community sectors and also in regions of economic disadvantage.   Through the Welfare grants programme, the Foundation’s support ranges from small local groups, such as girl guides and youth clubs to larger national youth development charities.

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation - The Youth Fund (UK)

The Youth Fund supports organisations whose main purpose is to help young people (aged 14-25) who face complex transitions to adulthood. The Paul Hamlyn Foundation concentrate their support on those experiencing the most challenging circumstances: young people who are socially excluded or marginalised, whose experiences are often hidden or less well known, and whose voices are often erased or ignored.

Hays Travel Foundation (UK)

Hays Travel Foundation was created in 2015. The foundation works with organisations that support people, who for one reason or another need help to achieve their potential. The foundations focus is on the following objectives: Education; Poverty; Health; Art’s and Culture; Sport. Support is provided to registered charities working with young people under the age of 25 in an area where Hays Travel operates.

Arts Council England - Youth Performance Partnership Fund (England)

Local Cultural Education Partnerships can apply for £1 million to provide new opportunities for children and young people (aged 8-18) from areas of low cultural engagement and high levels of deprivation to take part in putting on arts productions as well as developing backstage and technical skills.  The focus of the fund is on dance, drama and theatre in areas where they lack opportunities to get involved in the arts..

Arts Council England - Arts Impact Fund (England)

The Art's Council England support activities across the arts, museums and libraries - from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. The Arts Impact Fund is a £7 million initiative set up to demonstrate the potential for impact investment in arts. The fund provides repayable loan finance of between £150,000 and £600,000 to registered charities or Community Interest Companies for various funding needs including building purchase/refurbishment, purchase of equipment, salaries or to buy in additional services to help the organisation generate more income.

Help Musicians UK - National Grants Programme (UK)

Help Musicians UK (HMUK) is the leading independent charity supporting and empowering musicians to have successful careers and lives. The National Grants Programme offers funding for three years to organisations that help musicians during the course of their careers by investing in artistic practice, talent and professional development. Eligible organisations can apply for funding of £5,000 to £40,000 per year for a maximum of 3 years to deliver a new or existing project or activity that is accessible to all musicians from a diverse range of demographic backgrounds representative of wider society.

Music for Alice (UK)

Music for Alice funds groups and organisations to purchase musical instruments and equipment so that they can improve lives through music. Trustees focus on organisations that support young people and those that use music for health or rehabilitation benefits.  Groups need to demonstrate their need for funding for musical instruments and/or equipment, the impact it will have and how it will create a legacy for the future. Awards of up to £1000 are made twice a year.

Clore Duffield - Poetry and Literature Awards (UK)

The Clore Poetry and Literature Awards fund poetry and literature initiatives for children and young people, under the age of 19, across the UK. Through the programme, schools, FE colleges, community groups, libraries and other arts/cultural organisations can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to support participatory learning projects and programmes focused on literature, poetry and creative writing for under 19s. The aim is to provide children and young people with opportunities to experience poetry and literature in exciting and compelling ways, in and out of school.

Youth Music (England)

The Youth Music Programme makes grants to not for profit organisations and schools to support music-making opportunities for children and young people in England and, in particular, for those in challenging circumstances. The programme aims to remove barriers to music making whether these are economic, related to a life condition, related to a life circumstance or behavioural. The Programme provides funding for organisations enabling them to transform the musical experiences of young people; encouraging their talent, building their confidence, and ensuring an effective and sustainable youth music sector which serves the evolving needs of young people.

Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK)

The Japan Society Small Grants (formerly Japan 21 Awards) are made by the Society to enable small scale projects and events related to Japan to take place in the UK. Applications may be made by organisations as well as individuals who are based in the UK for projects and events related to Japan and Japanese culture.  The maximum award is £1,000 and should not, in principle, cover more than 50% of the total budget. The Japan Society particularly encourages applications from those who are involved in organising grassroots projects and from schools and educational establishments.  Applications can be made at any time.

Old Possums Practical Trust Grant (UK)

The Old Possums Practical Trust Grants aim is to increase knowledge and appreciation of any matters of historic, artistic, architectural, aesthetic, literary, musical or theatrical interest. Grants are more likely to be given for projects that involve: children or young people, disabled or disadvantaged people and communities and those projects which fall within historic, artistic, architectural, aesthetic, literary, musical or theatrical criteria and which enhance the lives of others, rather than the well-being of the applicants themselves. The amount of each grant usually falls within the range of £500 - £5,000. Applications may be submitted at any time.

Skinners Company Lady Neville Charity Grant (UK)

The Skinners' Company Lady Neville Charity aim is to provide grants that will make a clear and significant contribution to grassroots charitable organizations working in designated priority areas. The priority areas are: Local Heritage - projects which help local groups to conserve and restore their landmarks, landscape, traditions and culture; Performing & Visual Arts Groups; Any charitable activity taking place where the Skinners Company has existing works or historical links (The city of London, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Hounslow, West Kent, Romney Marsh). One off capital grants for non-recurring expenditure of up to £1,000 are made to small registered charities and not-for-profit organisations.

William Wates Memorial Trust Grant (London and South East)

The William Wates Memorial Trust focuses on helping the most disadvantaged young people keep away from a life of crime and violence, and to fulfill their potential, to target sport, art and education for children aged between 5 years and 19 years old, to support charities that train the trainer so that a ‘ripple effect' of positive change can happen far beyond the grant and to target charities in London and the South East. To support these aims the Trustees have agreed that we will take on two or three large projects a year and have a total cap of £75,000 per annum set aside for these. They have also agreed to set aside £25,000 a year for smaller projects that they felt were particularly relevant to them. Applications can be submitted at any time.

Children and the Arts Grant Programme (UK)

Through Start, Children & the Arts provides funding and support to a variety of UK-wide arts venues for three years, empowering them to create long lasting and sustainable partnerships with local schools through a tailored arts engagement programme. Built around a model of best practice, which is evaluated and improved on each year, Start ensures children visit their local arts venue at least twice, to see high quality arts performances and exhibitions. It affords children the chance to go behind the scenes to meet artists, directors, actors, choreographers, technicians and dancers. Start also provides an opportunity for pupils to take part in creative workshops, developing their own art works, performances or dance pieces.

John Lyons Charity (London)

The John Lyon's Charity gives grants to groups and organisations for the benefit of children and young adults who are resident in the London boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington and Chelsea, City of London and the City of Westminster. The Charity's mission is to promote the life-chances of children and young people through education, the grant-giving is divided into 9 programme areas: Arts & Science; Children and families; Education and Learning; Emotional Wellbeing; Special Needs and Disability; Sports; Training; Youth Clubs and Youth Activities; Youth Issues.

Ragdoll Foundation Main Grants Programme (UK)

The Ragdoll Foundation's Main Grant scheme has been designed to support the cultural sector's work with children and young people. Resources and funding are directed through three strands with Main Grants supporting organisations working with children and young people using the arts and creative media. Preference is given to innovative projects that share the same values of imagination and creativity as the Ragdoll Foundation i.e. that demonstrate a deep commitment to listening to children and allowing the perceptions and feelings of children themselves to be better understood. The Foundation is mainly interested in applications that involve children during their early years, but appropriate projects for older children (up to 18 years) will also be considered.