Grant Directories

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The British Academy - Neil Ker Memorial Fund (UK)

The British Academy is the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences – the study of peoples, cultures and societies, past, present and future. Through the Neil Ker Memorial Fund programme the British Academy provides financial support to promote the study of Western medieval manuscripts, in particular those of British interest; that is enabling investigation of their production (including decoration), readership and use in particular.

The British Academy – Stein-Arnold Exploration Fund (UK)

The British Academy is the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences – the study of peoples, cultures and societies, past, present and future. Through the Stein-Arnold Exploration Fund the British Academy provides financial support to encourage the research on the antiquities or historical geography or early history or arts of those parts of Asia which come within the sphere of the ancient civilisations of India, China, and Iran, including Central Asia.

Dulverton Trust - Community Foundations Grant (UK)

The Dulverton Trust is an independent grant-making charity that supports UK charities and Charitable incorporated Organisations tackling a range of social issues, protecting the natural world, and preserving heritage crafts.  The Foundation makes available grants of up to £5,000 to local UK charities with an income below £200,000 administered by elected Community Foundations.

The Dulverton Trust - Preservation Grant (UK)

The Dulverton Trust is an independent grant-making charity that supports UK charities and Charitable incorporated Organisations tackling a range of social issues, protecting the natural world, and preserving heritage crafts.  Through its Preservation funding strand, the Trust supports the development of craftsmanship in the traditional techniques of repair and restoration and have a strong interest in heritage skills training, particularly where it may benefit a disadvantaged group; Cathedrals (Trustees generally make one award to a cathedral per year).

Wolfson Foundation – Funding for Public Engagement with Science Organisations (UK)

The Wolfson Foundation awards grants to support and promote excellence in education, science & medicine, the arts & humanities and health & disability. Through its Funding for Public Engagement with Science Organisations funding stream the Foundation aims to support organisations that are in possession of significant scientific or natural history collections to improve public engagement with science through projects related to the history of science. Grants are generally awarded towards refurbishing or creating new galleries and, occasionally, education and learning spaces.

Wolfson Foundation – Funding for Libraries and Archives (UK)

The Wolfson Foundation awards grants to support and promote excellence in education, science & medicine, the arts & humanities and health & disability. Through its Funding for Libraries and Archives funding stream the Foundation aims to support organisations caring for nationally significant collections and which have a clear emphasis on public access and engagement. Grants are generally awarded towards collection storage facilities and research, education or interpretation spaces.

Wolfson Foundation – Funding for Historic Buildings and Landscapes (UK)

The Wolfson Foundation awards grants to support and promote excellence in education, science & medicine, the arts & humanities and health & disability. Through its Funding for Historic Buildings and Landscapes funding stream the Foundation aims to support organisations managing sites of outstanding historic, architectural and cultural significance and that have a clear emphasis on public access and engagement. Grants are awarded towards conservation and restoration work, interpretation, and education spaces.

National Lottery Grants for Heritage: Grants of £5million and over (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. The Heritage Horizon Award is for transformative, innovative and collaborative projects that show clear ambitious plans for how the project will bring positive changes and benefits to people, places and wider heritage. The priorities for funding are landscapes and nature and heritage at risk.

National Lottery Grants for Heritage: £10,000 - £100,000 (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.

National Lottery Grants for Heritage: £100,000 - £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.

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.

National Churches Trust – Cornerstone Grants (UK)

The National Churches Trust is the national charity dedicated to supporting and promoting places of worship of historic, architectural and community value used by Christian denominations throughout the UK through advice, support and funding. The Cornerstone Grant Programme offers grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 towards the cost of urgent structural repair projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT. The trust will also consider projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets (costed at more than £30,000 including VAT) to enable increased community use.

National Churches Trust – Gateway Grants (UK)

The National Churches Trust is the national charity dedicated to supporting and promoting places of worship of historic, architectural and community value used by Christian denominations throughout the UK through advice, support and funding. The Gateway Grant programme offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 towards project development and investigative work up to RIBA planning stage 1, providing support to churches preparing for a major project, and in developing the project to the point at which major grant funders can be approached. Grants will never exceed 50% of the project costs for this phase. Grants are also available to local church trusts to fund projects that support organisational development, increase their capacity to churches in their area or that deliver new ways of supporting churches in their area.

National Churches Trust – Foundation Grants (UK)

The National Churches Trust is the national charity dedicated to supporting and promoting places of worship of historic, architectural and community value used by Christian denominations throughout the UK through advice, support and funding. The Foundation Grant Programme offers grants of up to £5,000 towards urgent maintenance works and small investigative works costing up to £10,000. Grants will never exceed 50% of the project costs.

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.

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 - Sustainability Grant Scheme (UK)

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.

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.

British Council - Cultural Protection Fund (UK)

The British Council's Cultural Protection Fund aims to protect cultural heritage in conflict-affected countries. The Fund is designed with UK organisations in mind, but any organisation is eligible to apply. Organisations must be working with; or be in the process of developing partnerships with local partner organisations in one or more of the Fund's current target countries within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, specifically: Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Palestinian Territories, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and Yemen. Application for Small Grants will be assessed on a quarterly basis.

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.

Heart of England Community Foundation (Coventry, Warwickshire, Solihull, Birmingham and the Black Country)

Heart of England Community Foundation (HECF) is one of 48 community foundations across the UK. The Foundation's aim is to provide funding that will directly address the needs of Coventry & Warwickshire's most vulnerable people and communities. Support generally falls under the broad heading of social welfare. Funded projects will have demonstrated: A wider community benefit and an identified need e.g. health, young people, elderly, community cohesion etc; the Involvement of local people; that they are locally based and support self help and voluntary efforts; are neighbourhood or grass roots based projects that aim to tackle isolation and exclusion and offer help for vulnerable people. A broad range of funding opportunities is available to cover capital, revenue, activity and core 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 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.

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.

Heritage Lottery Fund Start Up Grants (UK)

Start-up grants are for anyone thinking about creating a new organisation to look after or engage people with heritage, or existing groups taking on new responsibilities for heritage.  Start-up grants can support the early stages of planning your activities. If you are not yet formally constituted, a Start-up grant can help you to adopt the right governance structure for your organisation.

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.

Sharing Heritage (UK)

Sharing Heritage is a Heritage Lottery Scheme that provides grants of up to £10,000 to any not-for-profit group wanting to explore, share and celebrate their community’s heritage. Activities that can be supported include events, exhibitions, festivals and celebrations, or producing local history publications, conservation of individual heritage items, volunteer training and support.

The Steel Charitable Trust (UK)

The Steel Charitable Trust is a grant-making trust supporting general charitable purposes. The trustees make grants where they believe that their contribution will make a real difference, grants are made to registered charities in the UK within the areas of; arts and culture; environment; health; education; disadvantaged. Grants are made at regular intervals during the year and the total level of grants is approximately £1,000,000, 30% of these grants will be made to organisations in the Luton and Bedfordshire area. Grants are generally made as single payments between £2,500 and £25,000.

Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK)

The Drapers' Company aims to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities within the UK, particularly those disadvantaged or socially excluded. Most of the support is focused in Greater London and covers the following areas: Social Welfare - including homelessness, prisoners, ex-service personnel, support for the elderly, carers, community and family services, disabled adults; Education and Training - projects which raise the aspirations or help to realise the full potential of disadvantaged young people under 25 years old; Textiles and Heritage - including textile conservation, projects within the textile industry, museums, memorials and monuments relating to the armed forces, history of London or the textile trade. There is no minimum or maximum grant; grants are normally awarded for sums up to £15,000.

Old Possums Practical Trust Grant (UK)

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

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.

Charles and Elsie Sykes Trust Grant (UK particularly Yorkshire)

The Charles and Elsie Sykes Trust Grant focuses on projects for the relief of need, particularly those related to youth, old age, welfare and medicine. It is available to Third Sector Organisations throughout the UK, but with a preference for those benefiting the people of Yorkshire. Applications from schools, playgroups, cadet forces, scouts, guides, and churches must be for outreach programmes, and not for maintenance projects. The categories to which monies have been distributed in 2008; all to registered charities were: Social and moral welfare, Medical research, People with disabilities, Children and youth, Cultural and environmental heritage, Medical welfare, Mental health, Hospices and hospitals, Blind people and those who are partially-sighted, Older people and their welfare and Deaf people and those who are hard of hearing or speech impaired. The grant amounts range from £3,000 - £93,000. Applications can be submitted at any time.

Headley Trust Grant (UK)

The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts is the operating office of 18 grant-making trusts established by three generations of the Sainsbury family. Each trust works autonomously as an independent legal entity with a separate board of trustees, actively led by an individual member of the family.
The Headley Trust Grant funds many areas such as Arts, heritage and conservation projects in the UK of outstanding creative or architectural importance. They are also keen to help with repair work to cathedrals, restoration of buildings and development projects in sub-Saharan Anglophone Africa, and Ethiopia (This is not an exhaustive list, please see website). The amount of funding is discretionary and applications can be submitted at any time.

Clore Duffield Foundation Main Grants Programmes (UK)

The Clore Duffield Foundation is a grant making charity which concentrates its support on cultural learning, creating learning spaces within arts and heritage organisations, leadership training for the cultural and social sectors, social care and enhancing Jewish life. Through its main grants programme, the Foundation makes grants of between £10,000 to in excess of £1 million to registered charities; the majority of support under this programme is directed towards the cultural sector. Funding is available for capital re-developments as well as project, programme and revenue funding. There is no deadline for the Main Grants Programme and applications are accepting on a rolling basis.

War Memorials Grant Scheme (England)

War Memorials Trust is a charity that works for the protection and conservation of war memorials across the UK. The trust provides grants for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England. These grants are intended to help those who are responsible for the upkeep of war memorials. The grants are designed to support the care and preservation of war memorials to a high standard, and to prevent the decay of this important part of our built heritage. Grants will normally be for up to a maximum of 75% of eligible costs, with a maximum grant of £30,000

Charles Hayward Foundation Grant Programme (UK)

The Charles Hayward Foundation is a grant-making charitable Trust that makes grants to charities and charitable organisations which are registered in the U.K. The Foundation runs two grants programmes: Main grant programme, this focuses on Social & Criminal Justice, Heritage & Conservation and Overseas (UK registered charities undertaking projects in the Commonwealth countries of Africa) and is aimed at charities with an income of more than £350,000; Small Grant Programme, this focuses on Social & Criminal Justice, Heritage & Conservation and Older People and is for charities with an income of less than £350,000.

Our Heritage Grants (UK)

The programme offers grants between £10,000 and £100,000 for projects that make a lasting difference for heritage , people and communities in the UK. Applications that help people to learn about, look after and celebrate heritage in a fun and enjoyable way are particularly welcome. Projects could focus on anything from personal memories and cultural traditions to archaeological sites, museum collections and rare wildlife. Under Our Heritage The Heritage Lottery Fund can accept applications from not-for-profit organisations, private owners of heritage and partnerships. If individuals or for-profit organisations are involved, the public benefit from the project must be greater than any private gain.