Grant Directories

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The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund – Small Grants Programme (UK)

The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF) is a grant making organisation which aims to transform lives and build sustainable communities across the UK by funding a wide range of good causes within their core funding themes: Heritage & Conservation, Education, Health & Wellbeing, Social Inclusion, Environment and Countryside. Through the Small Grants Programme, the PWCF will award grants of up to £5,000 to not-for-profit organisations with an income of up to £1 million. The average award is £1,500. Priority will be given to organisations of which HRH The Prince of Wales is Patron. Applications can be made at any time and will be considered by the Small Grant committee at their quarterly meetings.

The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund – Major Grants Programme (UK)

The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund is a grant making organisation which aims to transform lives and build sustainable communities across the UK by funding a wide range of good causes within their core funding themes: Heritage & Conservation, Education, Health & Wellbeing, Social Inclusion, Environment and Countryside. The Major Grants Programme will award grants of over £5,000 to not-for-profit organisations. Organisations can apply for major grants by invitation only.

Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe - Museums Collections Management (Europe)

The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe aims to ensure that Jewish culture and heritage are actively supported, valued and looked after for generations to come. Through the Museums Collection Management programme the foundation provides grants of up to £50,000 to support the conservation and/or preservation of individual objects, groups of objects, or the improvement of conservation and/or preservation programmes through the purchase of supplies and equipment, including security measures, insurance, and temperature and humidity controls. Grants are available to museums wishing to develop better and more accessible inventory of collections, particularly digitisation, online cataloguing and other technology-based improvements. 

Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe - Archives and Libraries Digital Humanities Resource Development and Enhancement (Europe)

The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe aims to ensure that Jewish culture and heritage are actively supported, valued and looked after for generations to come. Through the Archives and Libraries Digital Humanities Resource Development and Enhancement programme the foundation provides funding for the digitisation and transcription of Jewish archival or library collections, as well as the creation of accompanying metadata, using techniques such as OCR, TEI, or Linked Open Data. Collections may contain documentary, as well as audio-visual, photographic or born-digital materials. Eligible costs include additional staff hours for the creation, processing and indexing of digital materials, the ongoing development of projects’ technical architecture, equipment costs (no more than 35% of the overall budget), and travel for project partners to meet. 

Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe - Archives and Libraries Inventories and Cataloguing Programme (Europe)

The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe aims to ensure that Jewish culture and heritage are actively supported, valued and looked after for generations to come. Through the Archives and Libraries Inventories and Cataloguing Programme the foundation provides grants of up to £75,000 per year (for a maximum of 3 years) for  the initial sorting and preliminary identification of collection holdings; a detailed analysis and cataloguing of collections; and the preparation, publication and dissemination of finding aids and catalogues. Targeted collections can include manuscripts, documents, all forms of printed materials, and audio, film and video recording. Holding institutions might include – among others – public and private libraries, as well as public, institutional and private archives.

Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe - Archives and Libraries Conservation and Preservation programme (Europe)

The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe aims to ensure that Jewish culture and heritage are actively supported, valued and looked after for generations to come. Through the Archives and Libraries Conservation and Preservation programme the foundation provides grants of up to £75,000 per year (for a maximum of 3 years) for the long-term protection and preservation of specific collections and/or the conservation (treatment and repair) of specific items. Funding is available for the purchase and installation of the necessary storage materials, including acid-free protective folders, envelopes, boxes and other containers, as well as cabinets, shelving, or other necessary storage furnishings. Applications for temperature and humidity controls, fire protection and security systems will also be considered. Digitisation projects will also be considered—provided the application clearly explains the purpose for digitisation.

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.

The Garfield Weston Foundation - Museums and Heritage (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 Museums and Heritage grant scheme, the Foundation supports organisations that conserve and interpret our nation’s heritage for future generations, ensuring it is accessible and available to all.

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 Lottery Grants for Heritage: £3,000 to £10,000 (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.  Grants range from £3,000 to £5,000,000.

Association of Independent Museums - 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.

Association of Independent Museums - 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

PRISM Fund (England and Wales)

The Preservation of Industrial and Scientific Material (PRISM) Fund supports the preservation of items or collections important in the history and development of science, technology and industry. Grants of between £500 and £20,000 are awarded towards the costs of acquisition and direct conservation of such items.

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.

Theatre Protection Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK)

Through the scheme, theatres run by charities and not-for-profit groups can apply for grants of up to £5,000 in order to carry out capital improvements to enhance their work within the local community. The type of works that can be funded include urgent building repairs; environmental improvements; works to enhance physical accessibility, etc. Applicants have to own or manage theatres with titles or signed leases of more than 5 years on buildings in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Applicants also need to clearly demonstrate the value capital improvements to their theatres would make to their work in local communities.

War Memorials Trust (UK)

The War Memorials Trust runs a number of different grant schemes, which provide support to projects that aim to repair, conserve and preserve the war memorials in their existing form as well as reinstate the memorial in its original design. The Trust only offers grants to projects that relate to existing war memorials and not for the creation of new war memorials or projects for which work has already started and/or is completed. Graves of any type are not eligible for support under any of the schemes. The grant scheme applicants will need to apply for will depend on where in the UK the memorial is located and whether it is freestanding or not and what work needs doing.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport / Wolfson Funding for Museums and Galleries (UK)

The Funding for Museums and Galleries programme aims to support museums and galleries undertaking projects to improve the display and interpretation of nationally significant collections for the public. Grants are generally awarded towards refurbishing or creating new galleries and, occasionally, education and learning spaces. Funding of up to £500,000 is available to registered or exempt charities (or equivalent) or local authorities. The project should aim to produce one or more of the following outcomes: Excellent interpretation of permanent collections of national significance; Better public engagement with and understanding of collections; Increased numbers of visitors to museums and galleries; Improved future sustainability of the organisation; Conservation of architectural heritage.

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 £140,000 each year in grants and considers making grants of up to £5,000. In 2020 Idlewild Trust awarded 33 grants totalling £128,055, an average of nearly £3,880.

South Square Trust Grant (UK)

The South Square Trust Fund awards grants for general charitable purposes and supports a number of schools and colleges offering courses in the fine, performing and applied arts as well as individual students. The Trustees assist individuals in two ways, firstly through direct scholarships to a number of Schools and secondly by awarding grants to individuals who apply directly. Individual awards can be used to help with paying fees or for living expenses but no assistance is given for the purchase of equipment, private lessons or travel outside of the UK.   Preference is given to students who have been mainly educated in the UK, those looking for third year undergraduate or post graduate funding and individuals attending a course in the UK.

Rayne Foundation Grants Programme (UK)

The Rayne Foundation offers grants to tackle entrenched social issues through the arts, health, wellbeing, and education. 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 £10,000 to £20,000 per annum for up to three years. Funding is available both for capital and revenue expenditure. 

Repair Grants for Heritage at Risk (England)

This scheme covers grants for the repair and conservation of some of England's most significant historic buildings, sites and landscapes. Grants are primarily offered for urgent repairs or other work required within two years to prevent loss or damage to important architectural, archaeological or landscape features. Most grants will be conditional upon an agreement to provide public access. The amount of public access required will depend on the circumstances of the case and the size of the grant. Applicants must be organisations or individuals who have a legal responsibility for the repair of a historic building, scheduled monument or designed landscape.

Grants to Local Authorities to Underwrite Urgent Works Notices (England)

This grant scheme is designed to encourage and support local authorities in the use of their statutory powers to ensure that work urgently necessary for the preservation of a vacant or partly occupied listed building is undertaken. Under this scheme grants are available to assist local authorities both to Serve Urgent Works Notices under Section 54 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 on owners who allow historic buildings to fall into an unacceptable state of decay; and to carry out the work required themselves if necessary. Projects must involve Grade I or II* buildings, Grade II buildings within a conservation area or any listed building in London.