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Funding for Youth-Led Creativity Programmes (UK)

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has announced that their Youth-Led Creativity Programme will re-open to applications with a revised funding strategy to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people across the UK. 

The programme has been co-designed with Esmée's Involving Young People Collective.

The programme will support work led by and for young people who are underrepresented in arts and culture, encouraging them to use their creativity to improve their lives, careers, and the world around them.

This includes young people who are:

  • D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent
  • experiencing racial inequity
  • economically or educationally disadvantaged
  • have migration or care experience
  • identify as LGBT+

Requests for multi-year grants of up to £120,000 will be considered for project/core costs. The Foundations expect to make 8 to 12 grants.

A Learning Programme will run alongside the funding to support organisations to develop and share their models of practice.

Partnerships are welcomed.

Expressions of interest will be accepted from the 14th February 2024 until the 15th March 2024.


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7th February 2024