Grant Directories

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National Lottery Grants for Heritage: £3,000 to £10,000 (UK)

The National Lottery Heritage Fund uses money raised by players of the National Lottery to fund projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. This could include oral history; cultural traditions; nature; natural and designed landscapes; community archaeology; historic buildings, monuments and environments; collections of objects, books or documents in museums, libraries or archives; etc.  Grants range from £3,000 to £5,000,000.

NESTA – Cultural Impact Development Fund (England)

The Cultural Impact Development Fund will provide a total of £3.7 million of small-scale repayable Finance to socially driven arts and cultural organisations between 2018 and 2021. Cultural Impact Development Fund will pioneer the use of financial incentives to drive the achievement of social impact targets in its investment portfolio. Unsecured loans are available of between £25,000 and £150,000 with repayment terms of one to five years and interest rates ranging between 5.5% and 8.5%. The fund aims to: Enable risk taking, ambitious organisations in the arts and cultural sector to take on small-scale repayable finance in order to achieve social outcomes; Increase the capability of arts and cultural organisations to articulate, achieve, monitor and evaluate their intended social impact.

Arts Council - National Lottery Project Grants (England)

Music For All (UK)

Music for All is a charity that believes that music is an extremely powerful means of communication, can help to break down cultural barriers and that everyone should have the opportunity to learn to play music. The charity provides funding for individuals to help them to access both musical instruments and lessons to help them to fulfil their musical dreams. It also provides funding for community music groups and educational organisations who have projects that aim to bring music to their community. Grants to groups aim to help them to fulfil their potential and become truly sustainable music programmes. Typical grants for groups are normally in the region of £2500, there are no maximum grant amounts detailed for individuals. There are normally three rounds of funding each year.

Baring Foundation - Arts Programme (UK)

The Baring Foundation is an independent grantmaking trust that distributes grants to UK charities. The Arts Programme is aimed at engaging the talent, experience and enthusiasm of older people in the creative arts and since 2010 has focused on participatory arts with people over 60 and usually those facing disadvantage or discrimination. The Foundation believes that everyone has a right to take part in cultural activities and that these also bring benefits in terms of personal health and well-being, as well as community development. Grants under this programme are made by invitation, unless an open programme is advertised on the website.

The Frazer Trust (England and Wales)

The Frazer Trust makes grants in a wide range of areas including special/primary and secondary schools. In recent years almost a quarter of funding has gone to medical and other research. During 2010/2011 the Trust awarded 311 grants with a total value of £417,100 to organisations in the UK. 90 of these were for £2,000 and the remainder for less than this.

P Leigh Bramwell Trust (UK)

P Leigh Bramwell Trust provides grants for the advancement of the Christian religion, education, the RNLI, the advancement of health or saving lives and any other legal charitable institutions. Grants are made across the UK but priority is given to North West of England especially Bolton and Manchester

Edina Trust - Science Grant Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales)

The Edina Trust provides grants, for state primary schools in certain regions of the UK, to be used to promote the teaching of science and gardening. The Science Grant Scheme provides grants of up to £550 for full-school science weeks; scientific visits - for trips out of, or visits to the school; purchase of science equipment (but not ipads); school gardening clubs; and improving school grounds for science; etc.

Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation - Education Grants (UK)

The aim of the Foundation is to help raise the quality of life in England and Wales, particularly for the young, disadvantaged and older people. Under Education, the Trustees focus on assisting those with special educational and learning needs. Under Community Trustees consider applications for two main themes, the ‘village hall', particularly in isolated rural areas where facilities are often very limited and Youth Activity Centres, uniformed youth groups and youth clubs. They also help those who are young ex-offenders, ‘at risk' or in danger of exclusion. Under Health, the focus is on building projects for residential care housing, treatment centres and the provision of equipment to enhance medical treatment and care. Under Social Welfare applications for capital projects are considered ranging from residential housing for the homeless, many of whom suffer from drug/alcohol abuse and mental health issues, to ‘day centres' providing support, training and education facilities...

First World War: then and now (UK)

First World War: then and now is a Heritage Lottery Fund Scheme (HLF)  that provides grants of £3,000 to £10,000 for communities to mark the Centenary of the First World War. HLF want to fund projects which enable communities to understand more about the heritage of the First World War and benefit a wide range of people. In particular,  HLF would like to help young people aged 11–25 to take an active part in the  Centenary commemorations.

Sports Wheelchair Sponsorship Scheme (UK)

Individuals, sports clubs, associations and schools who cater for young people up to the age of 25 who have a physical/ sensory/ learning disability can apply for financial support through the Lords Taverners Sports Wheelchair Sponsorship Scheme. The scheme helps to encourage many young wheelchair athletes in pursuit of their love of sport. Lord's Taverners sports wheelchairs are donated to disabled young people who require a multi-sports starter chair, clubs can also apply for up to five multi-sports starter chairs to enable even more youngsters to try new sports.

 

The Creative People and Places Fund (England)

The Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places Fund will support projects in places where involvement in the arts is significantly below the national average. The Creative People and Places Fund will operate over three years and will invest in around 15 programmes of activity that use radical new approaches to developing excellent, inspiring and sustainable arts experiences for communities not currently engaging with the arts.  The Arts Council is keen to encourage long-term collaborations between local communities and arts organisations, museums, libraries and local authorities. 

Armourers & Brasiers Gauntlet Trust - Grants for School Science (UK)

The Armourers & Brasiers' Company is one of the leading charities in the UK supporting metallurgy and materials science, the modern discipline most closely aligned with the Company's ancient trade of working with metal. The Company gives financial support to schools to nurture achievement, enthusiasm and interest in science among primary and secondary schools students. Funding is available of up to £600 for primary schools and £1,000 for secondary schools. The Armourers and Brasiers' Company also work in partnership with universities, the leading scientific institutions and industrial partners to ensure that support for materials science components of the school science curriculum is readily available to teachers and students.

JMK Young Director's Award (UK)

Each year, the JMK Trust provides talented young and emerging theatre directors with awards, guidance and development opportunities. Applicants must be UK residents under 35 years of age, must not have directed more than two professional productions, including fringe, have professional training in performing arts and must not be a student. As the basis of their proposal, applicants must choose one play from a new list of plays available by emailing jo@jmktrust.org. The Award constitutes a production budget of £25,000 plus space for your production at the Young Vic. Runner up prizes of £2,500 may also be awarded.

British Record Industry Trust Grant (UK)

The British Recording Industry Trust is entirely funded by the music industry. Its mission is to give young people a chance to express their musical creativity regardless of race, class, sex or ability. The BRIT Trust considers all applications, which meet the criteria within its mission statement; To encourage young people in the exploration and pursuit of educational, cultural or therapeutic benefits emanating from music. The BRIT Trust does not consider individual grants, scholarships or capital grants or grant donations outside the UK. The funding amount is discretionary and applications are only considered annually at a trust meeting in September, all applications should be received by The Trust no later than August.

Alan Babette Sainsbury Charitable Fund Grant (UK)

The Alan Babette Sainsbury Charitable Fund Grant provides grants to registered charities that focus on: arts and education projects which help young people to achieve their potential, particularly within Southwark, from where proposals are particularly encouraged; support for UK charities which defend civil liberties and human rights; projects in the developing world, especially Africa, which maximise educational and employment opportunities for young people; areas of scientific and medical research on Type 1 diabetes. The funding amount is discretionary and applications can be submitted at any time.

Kids Fund Grant (UK)

The Field Studies Council is an independent educational charity committed to raising awareness about the natural world. They work through a network of 17 residential and day Centres in the UK providing courses for schools and colleges at all levels in addition to adult Individuals & Families courses, outreach education, training and consultancy. The Kids Fund aims to bring environmental understanding to disadvantaged young people by attending a course at a Field Studies Council centre. It helps disadvantaged young people to attend a course who may otherwise be excluded due to some form of disadvantage - health, mobility, deprivation or financial. Funding will normally be up to 80% of the cost of your group's course to an FSC Field Centre. Applications can be submitted at any time with decisions being made in February, June and October.

The Edward Gostling Foundation Grant (UK)

The main objective of The Edward Gostling Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for people in need, (specifically the mentally and physically disabled).  The Foundations grants generally fall into the following areas. Funding to support the modifications to homes, schools, hospices etc.  The provision of specialist equipment such as the provision of specialised wheelchairs, other mobility aids and equipment including medical equipment to assist independent living, and financial assistance towards the cost of short-term respite breaks at a registered respite centre.  Grants for individuals are available up to £2,500, for organisations grants will not normally exceed £10,000.  Applications can be made at any time.

Westhill Endowment Grant (UK)

Westhill support projects with strong underlying Christian Values that transform peoples lives, foster empathy between communities and build bridges between people of diverse backgrounds and cultures. Grants have been made to a very wide range of successful projects in local communities in churches and cathedrals, hospitals and hospices; and in higher and a wide range of further educational institutions both in the UK and overseas. Most grants range between £1,000 and £20,000. Larger sums for projects running over two years are considered but matching funding is sometimes advised. Applications can be submitted at any time and these are assessed on a quarterly basis.

MSE Charity Grants (UK)

The charity aims to fight financial and consumer illiteracy and is dedicated to educating and informing adults and children about consumer and debt issues. It provides grants of up to £500 to help individuals to eradicate this illiteracy through self-development or innovative projects. Eligible groups can apply for grants of up to £5,000. Using funding provided by annual donations from the MoneySavingExpert.com website and proceeds from sales of books written by the website's founder Martin Lewis, MSE Charity aims to help communities break the cycle of debt by helping people to become more financially aware.

Baily Thomas Charitable Fund - General Grant (UK)

The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund is a registered charity which provides funding to voluntary organisations, special schools and PTAs working in the field of learning disability. They consider projects concerning children or adults with severe learning difficulties, together with autism. They do not give grants for research into or care of those with mental illness or dyslexia. Funding is available only to organisations within the UK and grants will not normally be awarded to individuals. Grants are awarded for amounts from £250 and depend on the purpose, the total funding requirement and the potential sources of other funds. Application for funding is normally considered for capital and revenue costs and for both specific projects and for general running/core costs. Meetings of the Trustees are usually held in June and early December each year and applications should therefore be submitted no later than 1 March or 1 August for consideration at the next relevant meeting.

Awards for All (England)

Awards for All, England offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 for projects that improve communities, and the lives of people within them. It is for voluntary and community groups, schools and health organisations, parish and town councils.  To do this Awards for All fund projects that meet one or more of the following outcomes: People have better chances in life - with better access to training and development to improve their life skills; Stronger communities - with more active citizens working together to tackle their problems; Improved rural and urban environments - which communities are better able to access and enjoy; and Healthier and more active people and communities.

John Ellerman Foundation Grants Programme (UK)

Within the UK, the Foundation provides grants to registered charities doing work of national significance that make a practical difference to people, society and the natural world.  Grants are made for projects in three categories: Welfare;Arts; Environment.  The Foundation distributes around £4 million in grants every year and the minimum grant that a charity can apply for is £10,000. A small number of Environment grants are made to projects in UK overseas Territories and exceptionally for marine projects outside UK waters.