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Colwinston Charitable Trust - deadline 30 September

The Colwinston Charitable Trust was established in 1995 and distributes grants to organisations working predominantly in the areas of opera, classical music and the visual arts. Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available for registered charities to achieve higher standards of performance and presentation and for projects that assist the appreciation of the art form and attract a wider audience.

The Trust is especially keen to support projects based in Wales, but does have a UK-wide remit.

w: www.colwinston.org.uk

Call for Papers for Australian Arts and Health Conference

The Third Annual International Arts and Health Conference will take place from 14 – 18 November 2011 at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. The deadline for papers to be presented to the conference is 29th July.

w: www.artsandhealth.org/

ISAN national evaluation of outdoor arts audiences project

ISAN is commissioning the Centre for Research on Socio-cultural Change at the University of Manchester, under the direction of Senior Research Fellow Dr Andrew Miles, to conduct a national evaluation of outdoor arts events over a three year period and is seeking festival and carnival partners interested in being part of the project.

New Creativity and Ageing Partnership launched by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and the Baring Foundation

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and the Baring Foundation have launched a partnership to offer Travelling Fellowships, under the theme of Arts and Older People, to those with an interest in the field of arts/creativity and older people to experience, observe or research best practice and inspiring programmes in other countries.

Arts & Minds: Artists for 3 Year Project 'Inside Out'

Arts and Minds has secured funds for a three year project working with children and families at The Croft and in partnership with Anglesey Abbey.

The Croft Child and Family Unit provides intensive assessment and treatment for children with complex emotional, behavioural and social difficulties, as well as working intensively with parents to develop their parenting skills. It is currently a unique service in the area.

BBC Performing Arts Fund – Community Dance – deadline 12 July

The BBC Performing Arts Fund is now accepting applications for community dance projects. The scheme has up to £200,000 to award, with grants of £500 - £5,000 available.

IdeasTap and Sky Arts launch £30,000 bursary - deadline 19 September

IdeasTap, the online arts and funding organisation, in conjunction with Sky Arts has launched a new bursary for young artists. The Sky Arts Ignition: Futures Fund will offer five young artists £30,000 each to fund their work for a year. The fund is open to artists aged 18-30 living in the UK and Ireland, and is designed to bridge the gap between formal education and becoming a working artist.

Grass Roots Grant Programme for 2011-12 – Liverpool – deadline 4 July

The Grass Roots Grant Programme is a joint initiative of Liverpool City Council and Liverpool Primary Care Trust as part of the Decade of Health and Wellbeing. Applications are invited from organisations sharing cultural activities with communities to improve health and wellbeing.

w: www.liverpool.gov.uk/acip

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity – Funding Announcement

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity’s funding programme is now ready to receive applications for funding in line with a new mission and strategic priorities. Funding guidance and application forms are available now to download from the Charity’s website.


Ford Britain Trust – deadline 1 June

The Ford Britain Trust provides grants for the advancement of education and other charitable purposes beneficial to those areas where the Ford Motor Company Limited has its present activities and a long standing association with local communities. These local communities are Essex, South Wales, Southampton and Daventry.

Grant applications supporting the following activities will be considered:

• work that has clear benefits to the local community / environment

• work with young people / children

• education / schools (mainstream)


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