Grant Directories

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PRS Foundation – The Writer Producer Fund (UK)

The PRS Foundation is the UK’s leading funder of new music and talent development across all genres. The Writer Producer Fund offers an opportunity for songwriters and writer-producers working in popular music genres to further develop their careers and writing/production credits with grants of up to £10,000. The Writer Producer Fund is delivered by PRS Foundation in association with the BASCA Trust.   The BASCA Trust provides education and grants, and raises public awareness about songwriters and composers

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.

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 - 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.

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.

MOBO help musicians fund (UK)

Help Musicians UK is the leading UK charity for professional musicians of all genres. They are working together with MOBO to offer grants of up to £2,000 to support exceptionally talented artists with their career ambitions. Funding is available to artists who are performing or creating great music and show potential to build a long-term professional career and who can demonstrate: exceptional ability; high quality musical output; dedication towards their career; the potential to achieve a national or international impact; an impressive track record. Funding can be used for developing skills (vocal coaching sessions or learning software); development of live acts; development of your ability to make and record music; creation of promotional materials; access to recording studio facilities; funding support for touring.

Lab:time (UK)

Lab:time is the National Centre for Circus Arts programme for innovation and experimentation in the Circus Arts, funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Through Lab:time individual artists and companies can secure research and development time in the Creation Studio at the National Centre for Circus Arts. In addition, small but significant amounts of seed funding to support the first stages of exploration. Grants up to a maximum of £1500 for outstanding projects are available.

Theatres Trust Urgent Repairs Scheme (UK)

Theatres Trust's Urgent Repairs Scheme has been set up in partnership with the Wolfson Foundation. Both organisations are aware of the challenges facing theatres today and the difficulties faced for both urgent and preventative maintenance. Theatres in need of immediate repair and maintenance, and which could otherwise face closure, are able to apply for grants of up to £15,000. Theatres that are not statutory listed will need to demonstrate the architectural significance of their building. Priority will be given to projects that deliver urgent building repairs, and which can demonstrate that without such repairs the viability of the theatre and its future as a place presenting live work to audiences is at risk.

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.

Millward Charitable Trust

Millward Charitable Trust makes grants to organisations involved with community buildings, facilities and open spaces, social welfare projects, for the performing arts, medical research and animal welfare.

PRS Foundation - Women Make Music (UK)

The PRS Foundation are the UK’s leading funder for new music across all Genres, it aims to stimulate and support the creation and performance of new music throughout the UK. The Women Make Music programme aims to: break down assumptions and stereotypes within the music industry by encouraging role models for future generations, raise awareness of the gender gap and to ensure that women are aware that support for new music is available to them, increase the profile of women who are creating new music in the UK and stimulate new collaborations between organisations and female music creators. Grants of up to £5,000 are available and can be used to assist with the costs of the first performance and/or the fee for the music creator working in any music genre.

PRS Foundation - International Showcase Fund (UK)

The PRS Foundation are the UK’s leading funder for new music across all Genres, it aims to stimulate and support the creation and performance of new music throughout the UK and to ensure that this music is enjoyed by a wide audience. The International Showcase programme offers funding support to artists based in England who have been invited to play at international showcasing festivals and conferences. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help cover the costs of travel, visas and accommodation. The kinds of events and festivals that are covered by the funding are those that have a mostly music industry audience or delegation. The fund cannot support artists to play at festivals for the general public. 

Foyle Foundation - Main Grants Scheme - Arts (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 - Arts programme aims to help charities with projects that make a strong artistic case for support in either the performing or visual arts, it has a twofold purpose; to help sustain the arts and to support projects that help to deliver artistic vision. Typical areas that are supported by this funding include: helping to make the arts more accessible by developing new audiences, supporting tours, festivals and arts educational projects; supporting young and emerging artists; building projects to improve or re-equip existing arts venues; projects that encourage sustainability. The majority of grants will be in the range of £10,000 to £50,000

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.

The Ouseley Trust (England, Wales & Ireland)

The Ouseley Trust is a registered charity set up to promote and maintain to a high standard the choral services of the Church of England, the Church in Wales and the Church of Ireland. It does this by making grants of up to £5,000 towards fees to cathedrals, choral foundations, parish churches, choir schools and other relevant institutions. The largest grant was for ₤50,000 for the endowment of a cathedral choristership bearing Ouseley's name.

Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation (UK)

The Foundation provides grants of between £250 and £1,000 for registered charities undertaking music and recreation projects for young people in the UK. Grants of up to £2,000 may be available in exceptional circumstances.

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.

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.

Take It Away (England)

Take it away aims to make musical instruments and tuition more affordable for aspiring musicians, especially younger people and those on lower incomes.  The scheme allows individuals to apply for a loan of between £100 and £5,000 for the purchase of any kind of musical instrument, completely interest free. Take it away loans are now available through a network of over 300 +  musical instrument retailers across England. All instruments are included in the scheme and, to help musical development and manage costs, equipment and services such as amplifiers, sheet music and tuition can be included within the loan where available. The scheme is only open to individuals so schools or organisations cannot use it for multiple purchases.

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK)

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is a charitable foundation based in Portugal and the UK with a special interest in supporting those who are most disadvantaged; in particular with an emphasis on encouraging cross-border exchanges of lessons and experiences.  Grants of between £10,000 and £30,000 are available to not for profit organisations to support a small number of innovative projects that fit well with the Foundations strategic priorities which for 2014 - 2019 are: Transitions in later life: Participatory/socially-engaged performing arts: Influencing the marine environment and protection of the oceans.  The Open Fund is currently suspended.

Awards for Young Musicians (UK)

Through the Awards for Young Musicians, grants of between £200 and £2,000 are available to support major costs of the musician's training such as; lessons; buying instruments; travel; specialist's courses. Grants will be made directly to institutions, music organisations music teachers and other suppliers. The Awards for Young Musicians programme supports young people aged between 5 and 17 living in the UK and who are instrumentalists, are in financial need or have exceptional musical talent and potential.

Beyond Borders Grants Programme (UK)

The PRS for Music Foundation is the UK's leading funder of new music across all genres. The Beyond Borders grants programme provides grants up to £15,000 for projects that include new commissions, recordings and repeat performances of music written in the past five years. The programme stimulates collaboration between organisations and bands/ensembles in England, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales and enables music creators to produce exceptional new material to be performed in at least three of these countries. Launched in 2010, the scheme has supported over 40 projects, bringing together organisations and music creators across the UK, Ireland and abroad.

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.

The Idlewild Trust (UK)

The Idlewild Trust is a grant making organisation that supports registered charities concerned with the encouragement of the performing and fine arts and crafts, the advancement of education within the arts and the preservation for the benefit of the public of lands, buildings and other objects of beauty or historic interest in the United Kingdom. The Trust awards around £120,000 each year in grants and considers making grants of up to £5,000. In 2016 Idlewild Trust awarded 39 grants totalling £141,091, an average of nearly £3,618.

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 between £500 and £1,000 are made to small registered charities and not-for-profit organisations.

Fenton Arts Trust Grant (UK)

The Fenton Arts Trust's aim is to give encouragement and financial support to those actively contributing to the creative arts in the U.K. The Trust has three objectives : To support final year or postgraduate students through the award scholarships or bursaries, To provide grants which will support or reward work or performance by individuals early in their careers, and to provide grants for institutions or organisations which have the same aims. The Fenton Arts Trust Grants are available to support individual works, activities, performances or prizes in the fields of drama, painting, sculpture, ballet, music and poetry. 

The Leche Trust (UK)

The Leche Trust is a grant making charity that provides funding in the following areas: Historic buildings - the repair and conservation of buildings, artefacts and important historic gardens of the Georgian period or earlier; Church furnishings - the conservation of church features and furnishings of the Georgian and earlier periods, including monuments, tombs, wall paintings, historically-important glass, and furniture and fittings such as pulpits, fonts and pews; Museums and other institutions with historic collections - the conservation and acquisition of items for historic collections, with preference given to objects of the Georgian period or earlier; Arts - projects that promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatre, with particular emphasis on new works. Under a separate programme, Trustees also provide hardship grants to Overseas PhD Students.

Sylvia Waddilove Foundation (UK)

The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation focuses on providing grants to charities CICs and Registered Societies for projects relating to the following purposes: Education (organic farming, animal husbandry, veterinary science, animal welfare and animal surgery); The visual and performing arts; Medical Research; The relief of disability and severe illness; The preservation of buildings of historical or architectural significance; The accommodation of those in need; The skills based training of young people. Applications are considered in January, April, July, and October. Funding amounts vary dependent on the project type, please see funders website for details.

Radcliffe Trust - Music Grant (UK)

The Radcliffe Trust supports classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education. Particular interests within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels, including academic research. Applications are considered under the following headings: composition and contemporary music, bursaries for courses and summer schools; limited to U.K. based students, music therapy / special needs, academic research / projects, youth orchestras, performance projects and educational projects. The funding amount is discretionary.

Colwinston Charitable Trust Grant (UK)

The Colwinston Charitable Trust distributes grants to UK Registered charitable organisations working predominantly in the areas of Opera, Classical Music and the Visual Arts. The Trust does give priority to high quality projects, and to projects that help young people to better appreciate the possibilities the arts can offer, especially in Wales. Applications for grants to enable organisations to achieve higher standards of performance and/or presentation are of particular interest. The Trust will not consider applications for capital building projects, for general appeals, for retrospective funding, for conferences and seminars, websites, publications, or from individuals. The Trust concentrates its funding on project grants and favours applications for projects that benefit the people of Wales. Grant applications should be received by the Trust in the period 1st - 30th September, for consideration at the November meeting, or in the period 1st – 31st March for consideration at th...

Wingate Foundation - Performing Arts (Excluding Music) Grant (UK)

The Wingate Foundation has been a consistent supporter of the performing arts. The Trustees intend to maintain that policy with particular emphasis on financial support for not-for-profit companies with a record of artistic excellence that require additional funding, not available from public sources or commercial sponsorship, to broaden their repertoire or develop work of potentially outstanding interest which cannot be funded from usual sources. Assistance will also be considered for training and professional development for creative talent or the technical professions.

Wingate Foundation - Music Grant (UK)

The Trustees recognise that music is seriously under-funded in the UK and will consider applications for support in those areas of music performance and education which do not readily attract backing from commercial sponsors or other funding bodies, or which are not eligible for public funding. Priority will be directed towards supporting the work or education of musicians based in, or wishing to study in, the UK, but by no means exclusively so. An important criterion will be whether, in the opinion of the Trustees, the funding sought will make a significant difference to the applicant's prospects.  The Foundation will be prepared to consider applications for support for on-going expenses and will be willing to consider such support for a period up to three years. Priority will be given to those organisations which give opportunities to young professionals and to education projects for young people as well as for new adult audiences. This would include direct assistance as well as ...

Philip Bates Trust Arts Grant (UK)

Philip Bates Trust Arts Grants provides grants of up to £500 to charitable and not for profit organisations as well as individuals for the provision of creative and artistic projects and workshops. The scheme aims to allow young people up to the age of 25, to develop artistic skills and encourage creativity. The Trusts main objectives are to advance the education of young people in the arts by the provision of awards to encourage and support their pursuit of creative and artistic achievement, and the provision of financial support to projects or workshops. Applications from individuals and organisations within the West Midlands or from organisations undertaking activities in the West Midlands are particularly welcome. The Trustees meet three times a year - usually in February, June and October to assess applications.

Michael Tippett Musical Foundation Grant (UK)

The Foundation makes grants for group music making, especially involving young people in projects incorporating composition and creative ideas. Projects in and out of schools or in community situations will be considered. Grants are likely to be in the region of £500 - £4,000. Grants awarded will be made towards creative musical activity, not instruments or equipment. Projects might be first-time initiatives or the development of existing projects and must be based in the UK. The Trustees will consider applications for first-time initiatives as well as the development of existing projects. The Trustees generally hold one meeting a year, in the autumn

Hinrichsen Foundation Grant (UK)

The Hinrichsen Foundation Grant is intended to support organisations undertaking projects to promote music. In particular, the programme is keen to assist contemporary composition, musical performances and musical research. The Trustees of the Hinrichsen Foundation will be pleased to receive applications from individuals, organisations, or other charities. However, they do not wish to consider applications for which there are existing official schemes of help, but rather to devote their efforts to areas at present neglected. The Trustees do not consider applications for assistance in purchasing musical instruments or equipment including the electronic or computer variety. And they do not as a general rule finance degree courses. Their aim is to encourage composition and research, but not to finance the acquisition of basic skills in these subjects.

PRS Foundation - The Open Fund for Organisations (UK)

The PRS for Music Foundation is the UK's leading funder for new music across all genres; their mission is to stimulate and support the creation and performance of new music and to ensure that this is enjoyed by a wide audience. The Open Fund for Organisations supports new music projects led by promoters, large performance groups, talent development organisations, venues and curators. Projects must involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music and enable songwriters, composers, solo artists, bands and performers of all backgrounds to develop creatively and professionally. Funding of up to £10,000 is available.

Rayne Foundation Grants Programme (UK)

The Rayne Foundation offers grants to registered charities in the areas of the arts, education, health and medicine and social welfare and development. Within each of these sectors the Foundation has an evolving list of areas of special interest. The foundation has a particular focus on connecting communities, building bridges between marginalised groups and mainstream society, and enabling individuals to reach their full potential. The annual grant making programme is in the region of £1.5 million and grants typically fall in the range of £8,000 to £25,000 per annum for up to three years. Funding is available both for capital and revenue expenditure. Applications can be made at any time.

Garfield Weston Foundation (UK)

The Garfield Weston Foundation is one of the largest grant making foundations in the UK. Each year the Foundations makes around 2,000 one-off grants a year ranging from £1,000 to £1 million. The Trustees make grants across the UK to organisations in the following categories: Arts; Education; Youth; Health; Community; Environment; Religion; Welfare; Museums and Heritage.The Foundation will consider requests for specific activities or programmes, for Capital projects (i.e. buildings and equipment) and also towards an organisation's core costs (salaries and running costs).

Britten Pears Foundation (UK)

The Britten-Pears Foundation is a grant making trust that currently has the following funding programmes; the Britten Awards, New Music Commissions, Local Grants and Composer Retreats. Britten Awards support the promotion of the music of Benjamin Britten, New Music Commissions support the writing of new works by British and British based composers, Local grants provide funds for community projects in Aldeburgh and surrounding villages and Composer Retreats grants enable composers to stay and work at Imogen Holst's former home in Aldeburgh. The foundation also provides annual funding to Aldeburgh Music.

The Brit Trust (UK)

The Brit Trust Fund was conceived in 1989 by a collection of leading music industry individuals with a mission to give young people a chance to express their musical creativity regardless of race, class, sex or ability. The Brit Trust makes grants towards projects 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". Applications can be submitted by any organisations with a charitable status pursuing the educational, cultural or therapeutic benefits of music. Applications can be submitted at any time, and will be considered annually at a Trust meeting in September, all applications should be received by The Trust no later than August and should be for projects planned for the following year.

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.