Grant Directories

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The Victoria Wood Foundation (UK)

The Victoria Wood Foundation was set up after the death of Victoria Wood. It seeks to supports all aspects of the arts across the UK, particularly in and around London and the North of England. Arts organisations and groups are encouraged to apply for funding. The Foundation meets twice a year, in July and December to consider applications. Applications should be received at least two weeks before the following meeting.

Youth Music - Incubator Fund (UK)

Youth Music are a national charity supporting young people's lives in music. Through the Incubator Fund the charity provides grants of £5,000 to £30,000 to businesses, collectives, and not-for-profits working in the music industries. The fund is designed to help open up access to sustainable careers in music for people aged 18-25, particularly those who are underrepresented; and to support creative employers to innovate and incubate new and diverse talent.

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.

Sussex Community Foundation - Westdene Fund (Sussex)

The Sussex 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 Westdene Fund the foundation provides funding of up to £1,000  to provide one-off financial support to students in need displaying outstanding musical talent. Awards will be made to support a specific activity or object e.g.: consultation lessons, a masterclass, participation in a National Youth Orchestra, a County music tour, or a contribution to the cost of a better grade instrument.

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.

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. 

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.

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 - 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.

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

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 - 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

BlueSpark Foundation (England)

BlueSpark Foundation is a registered charity which supports the education and development of children and young people by providing grants for educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. Community groups, colleges and schools in England can apply for grants for relatively small-scale projects which are for the public benefit and which otherwise might not happen or would only happen on a lesser scale. In schools, the projects which are supported may relate to intra or extra-curricular activities. The foundation is particularly keen to support projects which the Trustees consider will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people.

Help Musicians UK - 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.

Jerwood Charitable Foundation Small Grants (UK)

The Jerwood Charitable Foundation is dedicated to imaginative and responsible project funding of the arts, with a particular focus on supporting emerging talent and excellence. Through its small grants programme awards of up to £10,000 are available for projects benefiting artists or arts professionals who are not currently in formal education or training and who are based in the UK.

Jerwood Charitable Foundation Large Grants (UK)

The Jerwood Charitable Foundation is dedicated to imaginative and responsible project funding of the arts, with a particular focus on supporting emerging talent and excellence. Through the large grants programme, the Jerwood Foundation funds professional development programmes for artists run by established arts organisations. The Foundation also funds new collaborations and commissions research and development initiatives that either enable experimentation or generate new work. Occasionally, investigation into sectoral and/or policy provision which affects artists may be funded, although these projects tend to be developed proactively or through ongoing conversation with potential applicants.

Creative Skillset TV Skills Grants (UK)

Creative Skillset's TV Skills Fund supports training organisations to deliver courses and development activities that will benefit the industry. The Fund aims to help ensure that the UK's TV industry has a freelance workforce of the right size and with the right level and range of skills to meet its current needs and secure its future competitiveness. Training that is supported by the fund must show benefit to the television industry across the UK and respond to the needs of the industry in addressing skills gaps and shortages.

Creative Skillset Film Skills Grants (UK)

Creative Skillset's Film Skills Fund invests in the skills and training of the UK film industry to secure its growth and sustainability. The aim is to strengthen and build skills and develop roles for the future, ensuring UK film remains world-class. Applicants can benefit directly through grants of money towards the costs of training courses in priority skills areas that are identified by the film industry through research and by the senior employers on the Film Skills Council.

Creative Skillset Diversity Fund (UK)

Creative Skillset's Diversity Fund (England) provides funding within the creative industries for training for employees and freelancers residing in England who are under-represented in the workforce. Grants are available to individuals from at least one of the following under-represented groups: women, disabled, or black, Asian and non-white minority ethnic (BAME). Grants can be spent on training - primarily short courses and bespoke training solutions - to enable individuals already working in the creative industries to take the next step in their careers, and progress in their chosen field.

Foyle Foundation Small Grants Programme (UK)

Small charities operating in the areas of community development that have an annual turnover of less than £150,000 per annum can apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000 through the Foyle Foundation's Small Grants Programme. The Foundation which is one of the largest grant making trusts in the UK provides grants that support smaller charities in the UK, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities.

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.

Skillset - Management and Leadership Bursaries for TV (UK)

Management and Leadership Bursaries are funding for training grants of up to £1,000 for film professionals to spend on training and professional development in the area of management and leadership.