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.

Northamptonshire Community Foundation - The Compton Fund (Northamptonshire)

The Northamptonshire 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 Compton Fund the foundation provides grants of between £500 and £5,000 to support arts, culture and heritage projects across Northamptonshire.

Prince Philip Trust Fund (Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead)

The Prince Philip Trust Fund operates across the area of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Established in 1977 as a grant-giving trust, the Trust are particularly focused towards disability, health, the elderly, families, children and young people, those in social need and the arts.

Schroder Charity Trust

The Schroder Charity Trust is an independent grant-making Family Trust that has been supporting the charitable and voluntary sector for over 70 years.   The Trust makes grants in the areas of Education & Young People; Communities; Environment & Conservation; Health; Arts & Culture; International Development; Heritage; Supporting the Armed Forces.

NESTA - Arts & Culture Impact Fund (UK)

The Arts & Culture Impact Fund brings together public, private and charitable funding to provide affordable repayable finance to the UK’s arts, culture and heritage organisations able to demonstrate measurable positive social impact. The funding could be used, among other things, to acquire new assets, improve built infrastructure, develop new ventures or scale up existing revenue streams.

Milton Keynes Community Foundation - Community Grants (Milton Keynes)

The Milton Keynes 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 Community Grants programme the foundation provides funding of up to £5,000 to  organisations looking to address new, emerging, and/or unmet needs, those working collaboratively or in partnership, and/or those working to improve the efficiency and capacity of the local voluntary sector.

Milton Keynes Community Foundation - Small Grants (Milton Keynes)

The Milton Keynes 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 Small Grants programme the foundation provides funding of up to £1,500 to  support Milton Keynes to grow and thrive, through strong communities, a healthy voluntary sector and engaged individuals. Projects may benefit Milton Keynes generally, or individual estates and areas of need.

Milton Keynes Community Foundation - Micro Grants (Milton Keynes)

The Milton Keynes 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 Micro Grants programme the foundation provides funding of up to £200 for small projects. Applications should be for all or a significant proportion of projects costs, and are not intended to cover budget shortfalls. 

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation - Dayas Music Scholarship (Hampshire)

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight 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 theDayas Music Scholarship programme the foundation provides funding of up to £600 to enable individuals to undertake studies or projects in connection with composition, conducting, instrumental performance, singing, music in education and musicology.

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.

Pilgrim Trust - Preservation and Scholarship Programme (UK)

The Pilgrim Trust gives grants totalling approximately £2million each year to charities and other public bodies. Through the Preservation and scholarship programme the Trust provides funding for projects that preserve the United Kingdom’s unique heritage for the benefit of future generations. Part of that heritage lies in physical objects such as buildings, artifacts and recorded information such as manuscripts or books. The main emphasis is on projects that conserve historical buildings, monuments and collections. 

Help Musicians - Pop Awards (UK)

Help Musicians is an independent charity who for almost 100 years have provided a broad spectrum of help, support and opportunities to empower musicians at any stage of their career. The the Pop Awards programme the charity help popular music students with the costs of postgraduate study.

Help Musicians - Opera Awards (UK)

Help Musicians is an independent charity who for almost 100 years have provided a broad spectrum of help, support and opportunities to empower musicians at any stage of their career. Through the Sybil Tutton Opera Awards programme the charity help opera students with the costs of postgraduate study.

Help Musicians - Musical Theatre Awards (UK)

Help Musicians is an independent charity who for almost 100 years have provided a broad spectrum of help, support and opportunities to empower musicians at any stage of their career. Through the Ian Fleming Musical Theatre Awards the charity help musical theatre students with the costs of final year undergraduate or postgraduate study.

Help Musicians - Do it Differently Fund (UK)

Help Musicians is an independent charity who for almost 100 years have provided a broad spectrum of help, support and opportunities to empower musicians at any stage of their career. Through the Do It Differently Fund the charity helps independent, entrepreneurial music creators build their career by providing grants of £500 - £3,000 to fund professional development opportunities and creative projects at a crucial point in their career. Support is also available for opportunities relating to Recording & Releasing and Touring & Live Development including time to create, access to creative spaces and content creation.

PRS Foundation – Lynsey de Paul Prize (UK)

The PRS Foundation is the UK’s leading funder of new music and talent development. The aim of the foundation is to invest in the future of music by supporting talent development and new music across the UK; enabling songwriters and composers of all backgrounds to realise their potential and reach audiences across the world. Through the Lynsey de Paul Prize the foundation supports women songwriters and musicians by providing a bursary and mentoring support.

PRS Foundation – Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award (UK)

The PRS Foundation is the UK’s leading funder of new music and talent development. The aim of the foundation is to invest in the future of music by supporting talent development and new music across the UK; enabling songwriters and composers of all backgrounds to realise their potential and reach audiences across the world. Through the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award the foundation provides an opportunity for emerging artists that make outstanding music to receive support through expert mentorship and vital bursaries. This award is a partnership between the PRS Foundation and the Steve Reid Foundation.

British Council - Connections through Culture: Taiwan (UK)

Connections through Culture: Taiwan is an arts mobility grant scheme which aims to develop exciting cultural collaborations between artists and arts organisations, also to support long-lasting relationships between Taiwan and the UK.  The programme offers support, information, advice, networking opportunities and development grants to artists and arts organisations. 

British Council - Connections Through Culture: UK-Southeast Asia (UK)

Connections Through Culture: UK-Southeast Asia aims to develop exciting cultural exchanges and collaborations between artists, arts professionals and arts organisations, and to support long-lasting relationships between people from East Asia and the UK.

British Council - Short Film Travel Grant Fund (UK)

Short filmmakers and filmmakers producing virtual reality / immersive storytelling experiences and installations can apply for travel grants to attend international film festivals and events where their work is being screened.

British Council - Connections Through Culture: China and the UK

Connections through Culture is a long-term programme to develop exciting cultural collaborations between artists and arts organisations, supporting long-lasting relationships between China and the UK. The programme offers support, information, advice, networking opportunities and development grants to artists and arts organisations in China and the UK.

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation - Arts Programme (UK)

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for people and communities throughout the UK. The Foundation does this by funding the charitable work of organisations that are building an inclusive, creative and sustainable society.  Through the Arts programme the Foundation wants to support projects that use the power of culture to bring communities together and give opportunity and visibility to people who may otherwise be marginalised.

The Garfield Weston Foundation - Arts (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 its Arts programme, the Foundation supports a range of organisations ranging from small community theatre groups to national art galleries.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Arts-based Learning Fund (UK)

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation aims to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives. The Arts-based Learning Fund aims to support arts organisations working with schools, colleges and other education environments to improve the evidence base for their work, so that they can do more to enhance the lives, development and achievements of children and young people.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Teacher Development Fund

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation aims to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives. The purpose of the Teacher Development Fund is to support delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the primary classroom, and to embed learning through the arts in the curriculum. It aims to do this through supporting teachers and school leaders to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, confidence and experience.

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.

Denise Coates Foundation (England)

The Denise Coates Foundation was previously known as the bet365 Foundation and provides grants to registered charities in England to support their work locally, nationally or internationally. The Foundation provides funding of between £20,000 and £250,000 for charitable projects in the following areas: Health and Wellbeing; Education and Training; Medical research and development; Disaster recovery and emergency relief; Community Development; Arts and Culture. The trust does not currently maintain a website or email account.  To apply, a formal application and presentation will need to be made to the Trustees.

John Ellerman Foundation – Museums and Galleries Fund (UK)

The John Ellerman Foundation aims to advance the wellbeing of people, society and the natural world, by focusing on the arts, environment and social action. The Museums and Galleries fund aims to strengthen regional museums and galleries in the UK. A total of £500,000 of funding is available each year for applications which enable new ways of working both for established curators and those just starting out; and ensure organisations are able to safeguard and advance curatorial skills through a time of development or change. The average grant size is approximately £86,000 over a period of 2 to 3 years.

PRS Foundation – Resonate (UK)

The Resonate programme is a new fund from the PRS Foundation which encourages professional orchestras to programme into their repertoire the best pieces of British Music from the past 25 years. The programme aims to inspire more performances, recordings and broadcasts of outstanding contemporary repertoire, as chosen by UK orchestras, whilst strengthening approaches to programming this music for the benefit of audiences, composers and players in the UK and overseas. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to orchestras who commit to exploring contemporary UK repertoire as part of a season/tour and longer-term audience development programme.

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 England – Developing your creative practice (UK)

The Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. The Developing your Creative Practice programme has been designed to support independent artists and creative practitioners, allowing them the time and space to undertake ambitious research and development opportunities, to build new networks and create new work. The Fund aims to create more pathways for individuals looking to make a step change in their practice and ensure excellence is thriving in the arts and culture sector. A total of £3.6 million will be awarded each year for four years. Individual grants are available of between £2,000 and £10,000

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..

Association of Independent Museums - Collections Care Scheme (UK)

The Association of Independent Museums supports independent museums, galleries and heritage organisations in the UK. The AIM Collections Care Grant Scheme which is funded by the Pilgrim Trust has been set up to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of their collections through improvements to collections care within their museum. Grants may enable museums to receive tailored, specialist advice about care of collections, equipment to implement that advice, training of staff or volunteers to use new equipment. The maximum grant available is £10,000.

Association of Independent Museums - Training Grants (UK)

The Association of Independent Museums support and champion independent museums, galleries and heritage organisations in the UK. The AIM Training Grants Programme helps to support member museums in developing the skills and expertise of their staff and trustees. Grants of up to £300 are available for course fees, conferences, museum study visits and mentoring placements. Priority will be given to smaller museums receiving fewer than 20,000 visitors per year. Funding can be used for fees, accommodation and travel costs

Association of Independent Museums - Collections Care Audits (UK)

The Association of Independent Museums support and champion independent museums, galleries and heritage organisations in the UK. The Collection Care Audits programme is designed to enable small museums to undertake a basic professional collections care audit. Audits will be carried out by an accredited conservator to help smaller AIM members identify key issues and priorities for their museum. Funded by the Pilgrim Trust, the scheme will support museums to care for their collections more effectively and efficiently in the long-term, to meet the standards required for Accreditation and will give museums the option to undertake an audit before making a full application to the AIM Collections Care Grant Scheme. The funded support will be £1,050 (£350 per day) plus travel and VAT if necessary to cover the costs of the accredited conservator undertaking the audit

Arts Council England - 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.

Scottish Power Foundation (UK)

The Scottish Power Foundation provides support for charities and not for profit organisations across the UK. Funding is available for the following purposes: the advancement of education; the advancement of environmental protection; the advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science; the prevention or relief of poverty and the relief of those in need by reason of disability or other disadvantage; the advancement of citizenship and community development.

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 - Transmission Fund (UK)

Help Musicians UK is the leading UK charity for professional musicians of all genres. The Transmission Fund is designed to provide grants of between £500 and £1,500 to musicians to support opportunities such as short courses, workshops, training and time limited periods of coaching with an expert in their field. The aim is to allow musicians to focus on their artistic and professional development at a crucial point in their career. Funding is for those who already have an active career performing or creating great music and applications should include evidence of prestigious performances, engagements or commissions; most recent releases; examples of critical acclaim; evidence of their growing fanbase and notable collaborations.

Fusion Fund (UK)

Help Musicians UK is the leading UK charity for professional musicians of all genres. The Fusion Fund offers grants of between £2,000 and £5,000 for professional musicians to undertake UK-based projects that develop and test new work, ideas or potential career directions through periods of collaborative research and development. The fund aims to support projects that create work across art forms, creative sectors and other disciplines. Applications must be music-focused, and should include contributions from at least one non-music discipline for example storytellers, lighting designers, choreographers, technologists, scientists, gaming designers, theatre directors, visual artists etc. There should be tangible results of the collaboration, such as a body of work created for an upcoming recording or a new performance and projects should push the boundaries of what you do as a music creator or performer

Peter Whittingham Jazz Award (UK)

Help Musicians UK is the leading UK charity for professional musicians of all genres. The Peter Whittingham Jazz Award has helped to launch the careers of some of the UK's top jazz stars, including Soweto Kinch, Errollyn Wallen MBE, Empirical, Phil Meadows, Led Bib and Roller Trio. The fund is open to emerging jazz musicians and groups who can demonstrate that they have the talent, innovative approach and commitment to make a sustainable impact on the sector. The award of £5,000 is to be put towards creative development opportunities including recording, filming, touring, mentoring, showcasing, performances, collaboration and promotion. Applications that incorporate a range of activities are encouraged.

The Cruach Trust (UK)

The Cruach Trust is a small Scottish charity that aims to make a difference with its donations. Although the Trust has a preference for supporting gardeners, retired gardeners and for preserving gardens throughout the United Kingdom, donations can be made to a wide range of organisations with charitable objectives in the UK and abroad. Previous grants have been awarded to support horticultural apprenticeships; gardens, wildlife and the natural environment; music, the arts and cultural charities; medical research and support and to organisations working with children, the elderly and vulnerable.

Prosper (England)

Prosper is an Arts Council England-funded business support programme for the arts, museums and libraries. Prosper offers the opportunity for arts and cultural organisations, companies or individual entrepreneurs in England to participate in nine months of free, dynamic and impactful business support activities to improve resilience, commercial capacity and investment readiness. The programme will deliver 1-to-1 business advice, masterclasses, workshops, webinars and meetups.

National Manuscripts Conservation Trust (UK)

The National Manuscripts Conservation Trust is the only UK grant-giver that focuses solely on the care and conservation of manuscripts in the UK. Grants of £1,000 to £10,000 are available for the cost of repair, binding and other preservation measures, including reprography. Grants may also cover the cost of conservation by commercial conservation studios or the salaries and related expenses of staff specially employed for the project and expendable materials required for the project.

Customer Donation Fund (UK)

Organisations that have a Community Directplus account with the Co-operative Bank can apply for funding from the Customer Donation Fund. Grants can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities. The fund grows in relation to the deposits made; for every £100 increase in collective deposits across Community Directplus accounts the Co-Operative Bank adds 20p to the fund and promises to distribute a minimum of £5,000 twice a year.

Arts Award Access Fund (UK)

The Arts Award Access Fund provides grants of between £100-£1500 to Arts Award centres working on Arts Award projects with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue. Applications are welcomed from all registered Arts Award centres based in England, but priority will be given to centres that are working with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue; and will use the grant to support them to pilot, embed or develop their Arts Award work with these groups. Grants can be used, for example, to produce Arts Award booklets, logs and certificates, hire of specialist equipment, staff time, tickets for events and travel.

H&M Conscious Foundation Global Change Award

The H&M Conscious Foundation Global Change Awards fund early stage ideas that present new environmentally friendly approaches that reinvent the fashion industry. This means changing the way garments are designed and produced, shipped, bought, used and recycled. The competition has three categories: circular business models, circular materials and circular processes. Global Change Award is open for anyone over 18 to apply. It is also open for institutions, organisations and social businesses. Five winners, will share a €1 million grant and get access to an innovation accelerator provided by H&M Foundation, Accenture and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Rhododendron Trust (UK)

The Rhododendron Trust makes grants of £500 to £1500 to registered charities supporting the disadvantaged in the developing world and the UK and to those supporting the arts and wildlife. Smaller Charities are prioritised. In the developing world, the Trust prefers to support charities benefitting people affected by poverty and, for example, disability, age, gender, ethnic status, poor medical, welfare or educational infrastructure. In the UK, support is given to charities working with those disadvantaged by disability or mental illness; prisoners and ex-offenders; drug addiction; homelessness; carers; the elderly; disadvantaged children. Arts and Nature funding is mainly through the National Churches Trust and Fauna and Flora International, however proposals for small theatre and music projects, for the protection of cultural and natural heritage or environmental sustainability are accepted.

Sussex Community Foundation (Sussex)

Sussex Community Foundation (SCF) is one of 48 community foundations across the UK. The Foundation's aim is to provide funding that will directly address the needs of Sussex's most vulnerable people and communities. Support generally falls under the broad heading of social welfare; small charities are prioritised. Applications must demonstrate a strong case for support, have clear aims and objectives, and, wherever possible, the applicant organisation or project will be user led and make a real difference to people within the community. SCF is able to fund a wide range of activities with eligible project costs including capital purchases or revenue i.e. from a new tea urn for a village hall and kit for a local football team to food banks and homeless shelters.

Oxfordshire Community Foundation (Oxfordshire)

Oxfordshire Community Foundation (OCF) is one of 48 community foundations across the UK. The Foundation's aim is to provide funding that will directly address the needs of Oxfordshire's most vulnerable people and communities. Support generally falls under the broad heading of social welfare. There should be a genuine need for the project, and its purpose and benefit to the community in Oxfordshire must be clear. OCF prefers to award funds to projects that will leave a permanent legacy and will continue after the grant is spent. OCF is able to fund a wide range of project costs including capital purchases or revenue costs such as venue hire, promotional costs, start-up expenses, activities or training. Applications for core costs will be considered.

Milton Keynes Community Foundation (Milton Keynes)

Milton Keynes Community Foundation (MKCF) is one of 48 community foundations across the UK. The Foundation's aim is to provide funding that will directly address the needs of Milton Keynes most vulnerable people and communities. MKCF especially welcomes grant applications for projects that address community priorities revealed in the Vital Signs initiative, which includes poverty, employability and children's education. Grant awards cover a wide range of project costs including revenue costs e.g venue hire, rent, wages, training, materials, travel; capital costs e.g equipment, building modifications; new organisation start up costs; programmes, projects or special events e.g. community festivals, arts workshops or lunch clubs; pilot projects and continuation costs after a successful pilot; volunteer training, community development and education costs of conservation projects.

Kent Community Foundation (Kent)

Kent Community Foundation (KCF) is one of 48 community foundations across the UK. The Foundation's aim is to provide funding that will directly address the needs of Kent's most vulnerable people and build strong and vibrant communities throughout the county. Most awards are made to small community and voluntary groups that are charitable in purpose and are working for the benefit of people in Kent and Medway. Projects generally fall under the broad heading of social welfare. Some funds for individuals in very specific circumstances are also available as are loans to support existing and newly created social enterprises that benefit the local community and enhance the economic, social and environmental vibrancy of Kent.

Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Community Foundation (Hampshire and Isle of Wight)

Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) is one of 48 community foundations across the UK. The Foundation's aim is to provide funding that will directly address the needs of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight's most vulnerable people and communities. HIWCF specialises in awarding grants to smaller, lesser known charities and community groups who offer the support, services and activities that can really make a difference to local people's lives. Applications must demonstrate a strong case for support, have clear aims and objectives, and, wherever possible, the applicant organisation or project will be user led and make a real difference to people within the community. HIWCF is able to fund a wide range of capital or revenue project costs.

Community Foundation for Surrey (Surrey)

Community Foundation for Surrey (CFS) is one of 48 community foundations across the UK. CFS awards grants to community and voluntary groups for projects generally falling under the broad heading of social welfare. Surrey based community/voluntary groups who have a clear understanding of the needs of their community and are making a real difference can apply for funding to support changes that improve the quality of people's lives, build community capacity and empower local communities. Preference is given to projects working to become self-sustaining; and wherever possible, are user led. CFS is able to fund a wide range of project costs including core, revenue and capital costs for either new or existing projects or one-off initiatives.

Heart of Bucks (Buckinghamshire Community Foundation, Buckinghamshire)

Buckinghamshire Community Foundation (Heart of Bucks) is one of 48 community foundations across the UK. The Foundation's aim is to provide grant and loan funding that will directly address the needs of Buckinghamshire's most vulnerable people and communities. Support generally falls under the broad heading of social welfare and, wherever possible, the applicant organisation or project will be user led and make a real difference to people within the community. BCF is able to fund a wide range of costs for new and existing projects e.g. core running costs and capital expenditure. Loans of between £1,000 and £25,000 are also available with applicants required to submit a project/business plan to demonstrate community benefit to Buckinghamshire residents and the ability to repay the loan.

Northamptonshire Community Foundation (Northamptonshire)

Northamptonshire Community Foundation (NCF) is one of 48 community foundations across the UK. The Foundation is dedicated to funding community-based action, which improves the lives of the county's most disadvantaged people and communities. Child poverty, unemployment, homelessness, domestic violence and social isolation are just some of the issues NCF strive to tackle each year. NCF manages a range of funds from Northamptonshire County Council grants to wind farm community benefit funds and is thus able to fund a wide range of project costs including capital purchases and revenue costs.

Greenham Common Trust (Newbury)

The Greenham Common Trust is a grant making organisation that supports local charities, community organisations and projects in Newbury and the surrounding areas. A wide range of charitable causes are supported including but not limited to: community development, amateur sport, human rights, arts, culture, heritage, and science, health and animal welfare. The trust operates the following programmes, details of which are available on the funder's website: Reactive Grants, Major Funding, Partnership Projects,Community Buildings Improvement Programme, Sports Activities Building Programme, Vibrant Villages, Trust Top Up, Pitch to the Panel. The trust provides around £4.5million of funding each year to local good causes through The Good Exchange online matching service for funders and fundraisers.

The Golden Bottle Trust (UK & International)

The Golden Bottle Trust is a charitable foundation which was established by C Hoare & Co Bank in 1985. The trust provides funding to support registered charities working in the following areas: Arts, Education, Environmental Sustainability, Health and Social Investment. In 2015 £2million of funding was available, and the trusts focus was: The relief of those in need, Arts Culture and Heritage, Health and Saving Lives Some of the projects supported include: Intermission Youth Theatre - £30,000 to help engage with young people from London's inner-city communities who are at risk of offending or who lack opportunity; Ashoka Support Network - £18,000 to support social entrepreneurs who are trying to solve complex social problems; Media Trust - £15,000 to help give a voice to charities through connections with the media industry. The Trust doesn't generally respond to unsolicited appeals.

Gatwick Airport Community Trust (East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent)

The Gatwick Airport Community Trust is an independent charity that awards grants annually for deserving projects within the area of benefit covering parts of East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent. In particular, funds are channelled to those areas where people are directly affected by operations at Gatwick Airport. It supports schemes that are targeted towards the development of young people, the arts, sporting facilities, environmental improvement and conservation, improvements to community facilities, volunteering, the elderly and the disabled. The normal level of grants is from £1,000 to £5,000.

 

 

Didymus (England, Wales & International)

Didymus is a small, grant-making charity which supports organisations and individuals whose work is based in England, Wales, Africa and South America and fulfils the charity's aims which are to: encourage social inclusion; advance education; develop the arts; advance equality and diversity by creating opportunities for women; promote religious understanding. Funding is available up to a maximum of £5,000 and cannot be used for ongoing recurring expenses. Applications from large national charities or for issues deemed by the Trustees to be already well funded within the UK are not normally accepted.

Foyle Foundation - Main Grants Scheme - Learning (UK)

The Foyle Foundation is an independent grantmaking trust that distributes grants to UK charities. It provides grants primarily in the areas of Arts and Learning. The Main Grants Scheme - Learning programme supports charities with projects that facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and which have a long term strategic impact. Key areas for support are: libraries, museums and archives; special educational needs; projects that encourage sustainability by reducing overheads or which help generate additional revenue. Examples of previous funding include: Imperial War Museum - redevelopment of First World War galleries; Lakeland Arts Trust, Kendal - replacement facilities for the Windermere Steamboat Museum and re-open it to the public. The majority of grants will be in the range of £10,000 to £50,000.

Arts Council England Creative Local Growth Fund (England)

The aim of the fund is to support arts and cultural projects that contribute to local economic growth. In order to maximise the local economic impact of the fund and to draw in European funding such as European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Arts Council will work in partnership with Local Economic Partnerships (LEPs); outside of London.

Arts Council England - Small Capital Grants (England)

Arts Council England supports a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries - from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. The Small Capital Grants fund must be for capital expenditure ie money spent on the purchase, improvement, restoration, construction or creation of an asset (such as buildings, etc), including expenses or costs that are directly attributable to delivering the capital project. For the 2015-18 period they will be prioritising the consolidation and improvement of the existing arts infrastructure, rather than investing in significant expansion or new buildings. This could include environmental improvements and enhancing use of digital technologies.

The Finnis Scott Foundation (UK)

The Finnis Scott Foundation was established under the Will of Lady Montagu Douglas Scott (Valerie Finnis) in 2009. Lady Scott held a lifelong interest in charity, horticulture, arts and culture. and the foundation now aims to support and fund artistic, art historical, horticultural or botanical projects. Grants are available of between £500 and £10,000 for UK Charities or individuals that support these aims. Previous organisations who have received funding include: Bristol Museums Development Trust; Milton Keynes Gallery; Martineau Gardens; Batsford Foundation and Alnwick Garden Trust. Funding can be used for both capital and revenue projects.

Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation (England & Wales)

The Foundation’s primary objective is to support the work of UK registered charities by awarding grants that benefit the disadvantaged and promote the advancement of the arts and education.  It awards grants that will make a difference in a particular field, especially for the vulnerable, the young, and the elderly.

Calmcott Trust (UK)

The Calmcott Trust offers grants to charitable organisations active in the UK, particularly Yorkshire. The Trust supports organisations undertaking projects in the areas of Health; Education; Social welfare; and the arts. Eligible organisations must be based in the UK. Priority is given to organisations operating in Yorkshire.

The David and Elaine Potter Foundation (UK & International)

The David and Elaine Potter Foundation is a charitable family foundation established in 1999 to encourage a stronger, fairer civil society. It has granted more than £19 million to registered charities in the UK and abroad. The Foundation's funding is divided into two main categories: Education and Civil society. The trustees are interested in lasting social change, and in forming long-term partnerships with the organisations the Foundation supports. Grants in the past have ranged from several hundred pounds to grants of up to £2 million.

Esmee Fairbairn Merger Fund (UK)

The Merger Fund supports organisations in the early phases of thinking about a merger.  Applicants to the fund need to be at, or close to, the preliminary stage of discussions with an identified potential merger partner (or partners ). The fund is not intended to meet any costs associated with a merger once a firm decision is made to proceed.  It is for organisations uncertain about what the decision might involve or those who need reassurance that a proposed merger makes sense.   Please note that the focus of the merging organisations must come under the Foundation’s areas of interest.

Creative Europe (UK)

Creative Europe is a new €1.46 billion support programme to support European culture.  Operating between 2014 and 2020, Creative Europe will provide funding for at least 250 000 artists and cultural professionals, 2 000 cinemas, 800 films and 4 500 book translations. It will also launch a new financial guarantee facility enabling small cultural and creative businesses to access up to €750 million in bank loans.  The areas supported include European  cinema, television, music, literature, performing arts, heritage and related areas.

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation (UK)

The objects of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation are to promote culture, heritage and the arts for the public benefit. As well as providing Musical Theatre scholarships and supporting projects through The Architectural Heritage Fund, the Trustees welcome applications to support projects in the areas of culture, heritage and the arts and will consider funding towards projects that make a real and ongoing difference to people’s lives.

Arts Council England - Artists International Development Fund (England)

Grants are available for artists in England to develop links with artists, organisations and/or creative producers in other countries. Freelance and self-employed artists can apply for small grants of £1,000 to £5,000 to spend time building these links to broaden their horizons and open their work to other perspectives. The programme is open to emerging and mid-career artists working in combined arts, literature, music, theatre, dance, visual arts and crafts and design.

Daiwa Foundation Art Prize (UK)

The Daiwa Foundation supports closer links between Britain and Japan in all fields of activity including the visual arts.  The Art Prize aims to offer a British artist a first solo exhibition in Japan. The Prize is open to British artists resident in the UK who have neither had nor are planning a solo exhibition in Japan. The Prize is open to artists working in any medium including painting, photography, print, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, installation and moving image. The winner will be awarded a £5,000 participation fee and a period of support and introductions to key individuals and organisations in the Japanese contemporary art world.

The Fidelio Trust Grants Programme (UK)