Grant Directories

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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.

National Lottery Grants for Heritage: £10,000 - £250,000 (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. Funding is available for repairs and conservation, digital technology, new staff posts, paid training placements and professional fees. Grants range from £3,000 to £5,000,000.

National Lottery Grants for Heritage: £250,000 - £5million (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. Funding is available for repairs and conservation, digital technology, new staff posts, paid training placements and professional fees. Grants range from £3,000 to £5,000,000.

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

AIM 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.

AIM 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

AIM 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

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.

Henry Smith Charity - Christian Projects

The Henry Smith Charity is one of the largest independent grant making trusts in the UK. The Christian Projects grant programme provides grants in excess of £10,000 per year for up to three years to support projects that explicitly promote the Christian faith in the UK. Funding is available for projects that set out to nurture and grow people's journey in Christian faith and grow churches, and will only support work that comes from a Church of England context. Projects should meet one of the following four priority areas: Meeting the spiritual needs of older people (including those with dementia); Meeting the spiritual needs of those with a learning disability and those who have cognitive impairments; Reaching out to the unchurched - especially young people and young families; Projects which support and care for Anglican clergy at times of acute need.

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.

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.

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.

Hertfordshire Community Foundation (Hertfordshire)

Hertfordshire Community Foundation (HCF) is one of 48 community foundations across the UK. The Foundation manages over 70 different funds including those started by local companies, families and individuals all access through one simple application form. The main area of the Foundation's grant making activity is in the field of social welfare in particular: Disadvantaged children and families: Activities and opportunities for young people: Access to education, training and employment: The quality of life of older people: Other community needs. Generally grants are made for activities that may include but are not limited to: Running Costs e.g. salaries, rent etc.; capital items e.g. new equipment, building work etc. and capacity Building e.g. training, volunteer recruitment etc.

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 Chapman Charitable Trust (UK)

The Chapman Charitable Trust (CCT) is a Grant-giving charity. It concentrates its support in two areas. These are Activity, health and well-being and Culture, the natural environment and heritage. The Trust also makes grants for care, the community and counselling. The Trust mainly support national charities but also support local charities if their beneficiaries or activities are located in North Wales, London or South East England (specifically, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire).

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.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Access and Participation Fund (UK)

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is one of the larger independent grant-making foundations in the UK. The Arts Participation Fund has two streams: Explore and Test grants (up to £60,000) designed to test, implement and develop ambitious plans to widen access to and deepen participation in the arts with the emphasis on addressing inequalities of opportunity. More and Better grants (up to £400,000) offer longer, larger grants to help increase the impact and effectiveness of work that has already shown promise or positive impact. Applications are accepted for work that involves any of the following: crafts, dance, design, digital arts and media, film, literature, music, opera, photography, theatre, the visual arts, and cross-arts practices.