State primary schools and special schools (primary or secondary) in the nine boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster and the City of London can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to assist school children to access the arts.
The funding is available for activities that could include visits to the theatre, a musical experience or to a museum or art gallery. To be eligible the school must provide a clear rationale for the activity, explain how it will add value to the school experience and demonstrate an existing commitment to the Arts. There is no restriction on which institution schools can visit, but the activity must enhance the current activities of the class or year group and be the kind of experience that the children do not normally have access to.
The funding is being made available through the John Lyon's Charity's Explorer Fund and applications can be made at any time.