Equity Charitable Trust – new fund that does not require to be a current Equity member in order to apply.
Funds are for cultural and creative self-employed/ organisations based in Cornwall. You need a crowdfunding project to apply for funding.
Art Fund – grant programmes are currently still open. Small Project Grants provide funding to test new ways of working that will benefit audiences, whilst Network Grants
provide funding to support professional networks, including SSNs, in sharing expertise and knowledge.
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.
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
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)
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.
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
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.