Equity Charitable Trust – new fund that does not require to be a current Equity member in order to apply.
Fund offering short and long-term support to backstage and front of house workers
The fund supports imaginative cultural initiatives that, in the midst of the global pandemic crisis reinforce European solidarity and the idea of Europe as a shared public space.
Small Project Grants provide funding to test new ways of working that will benefit audiences, whilst Network Grants provide funding to support professional networks, in sharing expertise and knowledge.
The grant provides local councils with one-off grant funding to support to hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses, in recognition that the rise of the Omicron variant means that some businesses are likely to struggle.
Eligible businesses may apply for up to £6,000, with applications to Plymouth City Council expected to open from week beginning 10th January 2022.
The £5million programme will support community and voluntary organisations in England to develop creative and cultural activities as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022.
The Let’s Create Platinum Jubilee Fund will provide grants of between £750 and £10,000 for activities which celebrate the Jubilee whilst also involving local people and communities.
Projects must engage with at least one of the artforms supported by Arts Council England.
The New Ideas Fund aims are to support growth of the screen sector in England. The New Ideas fund is a programme of small grants for creative entrepreneurs and companies working in moving image for storytelling.
Grants of between £1000 and £25,000 are available.
The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting is an opportunity for writers of any background and experience to enter unperformed plays for chance to win a financial prize.
All plays are submitted anonmously.
The 2022 prize fund totals £40,000, with a first prize of £16,000.
All projects are expected to be environmentally sustainable and to have environmental considerations embedded in their planning.
Applications open: 09.05.2022
The Authors’ Foundation and K Blundell Trust award grants twice yearly to writers whose book project is for a commercial UK publisher.
These grants assist writers with research costs or by buying them time to write, helping them to bring exciting new work into the world.
Deadlines: 1st February annually (Funds in May) and 1st July annually (Funds in October)
Learning disability England are awarding small grants of up to £5,000 with money from the Department of Health and Social Care.
The money must be used to help organisations who support people with autism, people with learning disabilities and people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, and their families and carers.
now accepting nominations for awards recognising individuals or groups in the following categories:
Arts, education, health, environment, sport, heritage, community/charity and young hero (under 18s).
One winner from each category will receive a £5,000 cash prize along with a National Lottery Awards trophy.
Projects can include partnerships with other arts and mental health organisations or mental health groups or organisations.
Deadline: 26.07.22 (12pm)
Music creators can apply for financial support of up to £3,000 towards recording and releasing music; helping to build creative portfolios and get music out into the world.
To help musicians build long-term, sustainable plans around their creativity, Help Musicians also facilitate one-to-one advice sessions from professionals in the music industry on topics chosen by you in your application.
Activities should provide innovative volunteering opportunities for young people or people facing loneliness or isolation, as well as contribute positively to participants’ wellbeing.
The Youth Music NextGen Fund offers young creatives grants of up to £2,500 to make their ideas happen.
Built for creatives with a stack of ideas but a lack of finance, the fund is open to 18–25-year-olds (and under-30s who identify as Disabled).
Deadline: 23.05.2022 (5pm)
Supporting Grassroots Live Music forms part of the wider Project Grants programme with its own ring-fenced budget of £1.5 million in 2022/23.
Grants of £1,000 to £40,000 are on offer for projects lasting up to three years, providing applicants can provide at least 10% of the total costs in match funding.
The below opportunities have now closed.
Grants from £10,000 to £50,000 to help museums, galleries and cultural organisations respond to immediate challenges connected to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, and offer support to adapt and reimagine ways of working for the longer-term future.
Aviva Community Fund
The Fund has broadened its criteria to include applications for projects that enable causes to adapt or continue their vital services by covering core running costs
The discretionary fund will support businesses who have fixed costs and have been affected by COVID-19. The intention of the grant is to support small businesses with high premises-related costs that fell outside of the original grant scheme.
Ideate Plymouth can help you to implement immersive technology to grow your business. Successful applicants will receive one to one mentoring and community building and commercialisation support. This programme is completely free to businesses in and around Plymouth.
ACE Developing your Creative Practice – a new development fund designed to support independent creative practitioners to ensure excellence is thriving in the arts and culture sector.
Culture Recovery Fund – Grants and repayable finance of between £50,000 and £3 million will be awarded from a budget of up to £500 million to organisations affected by the Covid-19 crisis that are at risk of no longer trading viably by the end of this financial year.
Round 1: 10.08.20 – 21.08.20
Round 2: 21.08.20 – 04.09.2020
Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage will support organisations across the heritage ecosystem that were financially sustainable before COVID-19, have exhausted all other financing options, and are now at risk of failure.
Community Investigations fund aim to support and explore the consequences and impact of COVID 19, and particularly encourage applications that will attempt to delve beneath the surface and ask more radical questions of the UK society dynamics.
The International Dylan Thomas Prize is an annual competitive prize awarded to the single author aged 18-39 who has written the best literary work.
The main prize for the winner is £20,000 with runners-up Awards of £500.
Set up to provide emergency support for theatre workers and freelancers across the UK. It is for theatre professionals who are in need of urgent and critical financial support due to the devastating impact of Covid-19 on the theatre sector. The fund offers easy access individual grants of £1,000 for freelance professional theatre workers.
The aim of this competition is to find women with exciting, innovative ideas and ambitious plans that will inspire others. The awards are for female founders, co-founders or senior decision makers working in businesses that have been operating for at least one year.
Ten established disabled artists will be commissioned from across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to create new video or audio works to be published on BBC platforms in 2021.
New Grant Fund: Art Fund Respond & reimagine grants
Aim to help museums, galleries & cultural organisations respond to immediate challenges connected to the Covid-19 crisis, and offer support to adapt and reimagine ways of working for the future £10-50k
Available for UK public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries, visual arts agencies or festivals
The fund aims to address the challenge of continuing to support international artistic collaboration during COVID-19 restrictions.
Applications must be a partnership between at least one UK organisation and one organisation based in one of the selected ODA-eligible countries.
Projects must take place between 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021
To be eligible for funding, organisations must have had an annual income of over £500,000 in their pre-COVID-19 audited accounts. Smaller organisations can apply for the Foundation’s regular grants programme. Grants of between £100,000 and £2 million will be awarded, with the size of the grant depending on the annual income of the applicant.
The Jerwood/FVU Awards provide an opportunity for UK-based moving-image artists in the first five years of developing their professional practice. The call invites artists to make proposals for ambitious new works, two of which will be chosen for financial support.
Help Musicians’ second wave of financial hardship support will help those ineligible for government emergency safety nets or unable to survive on what they receive.
Phase 2 Deadline: 31.10.2020
Designed to support independent creative practitioners to ensure excellence is thriving in the arts and culture sector. This fund will create more pathways for individuals from a range of creative practices and backgrounds.
The fund supports individual cultural and creative practitioners to take time to focus on their creative development with grats fro £2,000-£10,000
Round 9 deadline: 21.12.2020
Further rounds throughout 2021
The opportunity will be open to everyone and will give ten filmmakers, and their teams, the chance to make a short documentary film with a budget of between £20,000 and £40,000 each. All teams will be under the guidance of Netflix and other filmmaking professionals, to ensure that filmmakers and everyone involved in the production are fairly paid, and in a bid to open doors to those most under-represented in the industry.
Applications are welcome for a bursary up to £1250 to support research project linked to the Box’s art collections.
The successful applicant will be expected to produce a project summary and a 1,000+ word article on their findings. They will also be offered the opportunity to present their research as part of The Box’s events programme in 2021.
Funding of between £25,000 and £3 million available in this round of funding.
Open to cultural organisations (both profit and not for profit) based in England or who can demonstrate that the majority of their work takes place in England.
A new initiative which will support Black music creators and industry professionals and executives, as well addressing anti-Black racism and racial disparities in the music sector. In partnership with YouTube Music, Beggars Group and the Black Music Coalition, the Power Up initiative has been launched to bring together music industry partners across all sectors to accelerate change and remove barriers.
Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas in England will enable non-profit and independent cinemas to transition back to a viable and sustainable operating model, following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Applicants will be able to explore, develop and establish their creative ideas into sustainable ventures – through business planning training, mentoring and capital funding for starting-up.
The Creative Enterprise* Business Planning Support – will pay grants of up to £5000 to support companies who work in moving image for storytelling, spanning film television, games and immersive, to build meaningful connections and create opportunities for business growth.
Providing grants of up to £5,000 for essential works to enable not-for-profit theatres across the UK to be viable and thrive in the future.
This scheme will prioritise improvements to buildings that protect theatre use and remove barriers to participation and attendance.
DCMS has provided £400,000 for grants for the 2021-22 financial year.
The Fund will support the core costs of running Ofcom-licensed community radio stations.
Licensees that hold a Community Digital Sound Programme (C-DSP) licence are eligible to apply for the Fund if the station is broadcasting on a digital radio multiplex at the date of their application.
Deadline Round 1: 5pm on 25.06.2021
Committed to helping artists and art institutions and galleries that depart from the routine and signal new, distinct and imaginative sets of possibilities.
Funding priority is given to artists in the fine arts and small organisations and galleries within the United Kingdom.
Grants are usually limited to £2,000, but larger grants of up to £5,000 may be considered.
The £7m UKGSF will support content made by independent UK film and screen companies exporting to markets around the world. It will provide grants for business development, co-production, and international distribution.
The new Restart Grants are designed to help businesses reopen safely. Eligible businesses including will receive a one-off grant to help their business as Covid-19 restrictions are gradually lifted.
Businesses must complete an application form in order to claim their Restart Grant. With payments aiming to be made within 2 weeks.
Devon County Council and Crowdfunder have teamed up to award £10,000 to three incredible projects who are crowdfunding in 24 hours tackling the climate emergency.
There will also be chance for 10 projects in Devon, aiming tackle climate change, can get their hands on a share of a further £30,000 for their projects.
The Youth Music NextGen Fund offers young creatives grants of up to £2,500 to make their ideas happen.
Built for creatives with a stack of ideas but a lack of finance, the fund is open to 18–25-year-olds (and under-30s who identify as Disabled).
Phase 2 is now open with grants of £10k, £50k or £100k to be awarded.
This phase is ‘actively championing innovation, giving charities the backing they need to propel their plans forward and turn creative ideas into practical solutions that benefit society’.
Business Initiative Funding for Smaller UK Heritage Organisations to help turn a new business idea into reality.
Programme participants receive:
A 15-month package of support to develop their income generating idea.
Access to funding of up to £10,000.
The fund provides awards of between £30,000 and £120,000 to projects of up to 15 minutes in length.
The fund can support narrative short form projects in any animated technique or genre (including immersive content and documentary) and for any platform e.g. cinema, online or TV; however, the fund does not support work intended primarily for broadcast television.
Comic Relief and Walkers are seeking proposals from organisations who share their belief that the arts and comedy can help start conversations and support positive outcomes for people’s mental wellbeing.
This programme is designed to support organisations at imminent risk of failure and will provide emergency funding to help them return to financial viability.
Organisations who were financially sustainable before Covid-19 but are now at imminent risk of failure and have exhausted all other options for increasing their resilience.
Grants between £25,000 – £3m (£1m for for-profit organisations)
Deadline: 30.09.2021 (midday)
Available to independent early career artists, curators and producers to connect, develop their practice and generate new ideas after the isolating impact of COVID-19.
The fund offers awards for pairs of independent early career practitioners who want to work together, learn from each other and share new ideas.
The funding available for each awarded pair is £2,000.
Deadline: 04.10.2021 (midday)
This new fund aims to help build a ‘fit for the future’, to support cultural organisations to adjust buildings and equipment so that they can operate safely post-pandemic and improve access, seize on technological opportunities, and reduce environmental impact, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy high-quality cultural experiences.
Cultural organisations can apply for grants between £100,000 and £750,000.
Applications open: 12pm 05.10.2021
Supporting new music projects led by promoters, talent development organisations, venues, festivals, curators and large performance groups with grants up to £10,000.
Projects must involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music and enable songwriters, composers, or solo artists, bands, producers and performers of all backgrounds to develop creatively and professionally.
Deadline: 6pm 18.10.2021
Plymouth businesses that have been forced to close due to the national COVID-19 restrictions will now be able to apply for financial support through Plymouth City Council.
The Government’s Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) scheme is available to support businesses that have been legally required to close and occupy a rateable property.
A £3.5m programme of grants now available to support UK and overseas organisations to collaborate internationally on digital, face-to-face, and/or hybrid artistic projects.
Small grants of £5-20k and large grants of £20-75k are available now to UK and international organisations.
The prize will be awarded to the single author who has written the best literary Work – a commercially published original volume of English language poetry, collection of short fictional stories, fictional novel or novella, radio script or screenplay.
The main prize for the winner is £20,000. Each shortlisted entrant will receive a Runners-up Award of £500.
A limited number of grants are available to charities across the UK for new high quality projects that provide opportunities for people from all backgrounds to access, enjoy and participate in the arts.
Funding for UK-based curators in the early stages of their career or with limited opportunities to collect, to pursue new avenues of collecting for their museums and build critical professional skills.
The Recovery Loan Scheme supports access to finance for UK businesses as they grow and recover from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Up to £10 million is available per business.
The scheme is open until: 31.12.2021
A brand-new exhibition opportunity celebrating art and football, and giving artists from around the world the chance to show their work to a prestigious panel of judges, including artists, curators and football players; exhibit on a tour to three venues, Touchstones Rochdale, Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery and Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens and win cash prizes.
Deadline: 19.11.2021 5pm
Individual grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available for talented artists and bands to help further their careers.
Grants can be used to assist with any activity that significantly contributes to the development of an artist or band.
Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, eg a manager, an independent label or publisher.
Deadline: 6pm 16.11.2021
Volunteering Futures is a time limited priority with a total funding pot of £4.7 million available. Groups may apply for grants of £100,001 and above.
Applications will be accepted from community and cultural organisations across England. Consortia and partnership bids comprising a diverse range of organisations are encouraged.
Activities must start no earlier than 1 April 2022 and finish no later than March 2024.
Part of the £1.57 billion rescue package announced by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to safeguard cultural and heritage organisations across the UK from the economic impact of COVID-19.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund is distributing £40 million of this third round of the Culture Recovery Fund, in partnership with Historic England, based on criteria set by DCMS.
Funding for Black, Asian and ‘Global Majority’ Artists to Perform at Edinburgh Fringe, provided by the Pleasance Theatre Trust.
The scheme will provide financing, mentorship and programming opportunities. In 2022, there is £10,000 available, with productions receiving investment of up to £5,000 to support projects that would otherwise not be able to come to the Fringe.
Deadline: 17.01.2022 (10am)
Aiming to champion the voices of underrepresented writers with an eye to encourage writing and reading about a greater variety of perspectives on the world in which live today.
Applications will be accepted from not-for-profit organisation in the UK, whose core mission is to develop emerging writers, support diversity, celebrate storytelling, and/or build authors’ careers.
The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) Hallmarks Grants will support accredited museums in England, with grants totalling £55,000 each year for the next two years. Grants of up to £10,000 will be available to support projects addressing AIM’s new Tackling Inequality Hallmark.
Inspired by the late journalist and broadcaster, Alan Whicker. The programme aims to encourage documentary filmmakers and audio producers to tell original and authored stories with honesty, professionalism and wit.
In celebration of what would have been his 100th Birthday, the main award is £100,000 and the runner-up contribution £20,000.
Rounds 1-2: Focus’ on people in the early stages of their career, specifically performers and creatives.
Rounds 3-4: Focus on projects and organisations that are working to change the underrepresentaion of BAME people in the arts.
The Trust awards grants of either £1,000 or £5,000 depending on the grant round. The first round of 2022 offers grants of £1,000.
Round 1 will open on 1 February 2022 and close on 28 February 2022.
Hospice UK is providing grants to support community-led and culture projects which aim to open up conversations about dying, death and bereavement in new and creative ways at a grassroots level.
Two types of grants are available:
– Small grants up to £999 to run smaller scale activities such as a one-off workshop of poetry, singing, art, crafting, etc.
– Larger project grants between £1,000 and £5,000 to enable larger scale community projects such as theatre productions, community murals or photography exhibits.
The programme is provided by a-n The Artists Information Company with funding support from Arts Council England. The programme offers grants in the form of bursaries of £500 to £1,500.
Eligible bursary activity includes meeting outgoing costs, skills development, research, and networking.
At least £1m is available to be distributed to musicians whose needs are deemed greatest.
This new round will see a one-off payment of at least £250 made to those eligible, with higher amounts available to those in the most challenging financial conditions if we have sufficient funds.
Grants of upto £5k to support the development of ‘outstanding’ UK songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds, at different stages of their career.
The fund can support projects by songwriters, composers, artists, bands, producers and performers who are writing their own music or commissioning others.
Deadline: 6pm 15.03.2022
Intended for organisations that have been awarded a capital grant from the Wolfson Foundation before January 2020 and who need to improve the environmental and financial sustainability of their buildings.
The grants can cover refurbishment, maintenance works and equipment that have environmental benefits.
Grants will be awarded in the range of £10,000 to £50,000 with up to 100% of funding offered, including irrecoverable VAT.
Deadline: 25.04.2022 (5pm)
The Arts Society is offering grants of up to £3,000 for UK-registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £3 million to deliver projects and activities that engage young people with the arts, support skills development and training in the arts and heritage sector and support local and regional art organisations and museums.
The award is for debut and emerging writers of all ages who have not yet had a full-length professional production.
Winners will receive £3,000 in prize money and £3,000 as an advance against 8% of the gross box office, to grant Theatre503 the exclusive license to produce the play for up to 18 months after the announcement of the award.
Debut and emerging playwrights from across the world may apply.
Deadline: 21.03.2022 (12pm)
Grants of £5,000 to £30,000 are available to businesses, collectives, and not-for-profits working in the music industries.
The fund is designed to create sustainable, meaningful career opportunities for young people aged 18-25, particularly those who are currently unrepresented in the sector and to support creative employers to innovate and incubate new and diverse talent.
Deadline: 22.04.2022 (5pm)
Scoping Grants of up to £3,000 are open to registered charities, public sector bodies and other not-for-profit organisations across the UK.
The grants fund an assessment report incorporating expert advice on a range of areas relating to collections management and the development of your collection. This is a rolling programme with decisions made on a quarterly basis.
Round 15: 24.05.2022
Grants of up to £30,000 to registered charities, and other constituted, not-for-profit organisations, to deliver projects and activities that give people of all ages a better quality of life by enabling them to understand, participate in, and enjoy the arts.
Deadline: 26.04.2022 (12pm)
Two separate funding programmes, intended to support ACE’s 10-year strategy, Let’s Create:
- National Portfolio Organisations (NPO)
- Investment Principles Support Organisations (IPSO)
Open to arts organisations, museums, local authorities and libraries, with successful applicants receiving a minimum of £50,000 a year for three years.
Applications: 14.02.2022 – 26.04.2022
To support the film and television industry restart production in the UK, by making direct compensation available to eligible film and television producers.
EXTENSION ANNOUNCED to enable approximately 400 additional productions to benefit from its support.
Supported by The Linbury Trust, to fund small projects that make a big impact to a theatre’s resilience, sustainability or accessibility.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available for essential works to enable not-for-profit theatres across the UK to be viable and thrive in the future.
Deadline: 03.05.2022 (12pm)