Funding

Creative People and Places Fund 2019-2023

This Arts Council England funding stream is for consortia of local organisations in parts of the country where involvement in arts and culture is significantly below the national average; register your interest in the programme to make contact with other groups or organisations in your area who are also interested in applying.

Wellcome Trust engagement fellowships – deadline 7 February 2019

Engagement Fellowships develop emerging leaders from a range of backgrounds so they can engage the public with health research.

The fellowships are open to a wide range of people, including (but not limited to):

Social Movements for Health – deadline 21 December 2018

NESTA has launched a new fund to support support up to seven emerging social movements to grow their influence and impact on health and care. The deadline for expressions of interest is 21 December.

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Tampon Tax fund – deadline 20 January 2019

Charities working with vulnerable women can now bid for grants of £1m or more from the latest round of the government’s Tampon Tax Fund. The fund gives out £15m of grant funding each year to women’s health and support charities from the proceeds of the VAT charged on women’s sanitary products, which are taxed as luxury items.

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‘Inspiring London through Culture’ grants – deadline 11 January 2019

Inspiring London through Culture is part of a central grants programme offered by the City of London Corporation. Applications for grants of up to £10,000 (£15,000 in exceptional circumstances) are currently being invited for cultural projects, with the next application round closing on 11 January 2019. Projects supported are those that take place in the City of London (in part at least) or engage City of London communities, and which deliver at least one of the following:

New Nesta fund for arts organisations demonstrating social impact

Nesta's new £3.7m fund will make small repayable loans to English arts, cultural and creative organisations to support increased social impact and resilience.

The Cultural Impact Development Fund will offer unsecured loans of between £25,000 and £150,000 to help organisations “articulate, monitor and evaluate their social impact”. Recipients of longer term loans that can demonstrate they are achieving their goals will be rewarded with lower interest rates.

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Creative People and Places scheme opens to new projects

Arts Council England is investing £24million over the next four years in its Creative People and Places scheme, to support work in those areas of the country falling into the bottom third in terms of engagement with creative and cultural practice. Please share information about this opportunity amongst your networks. ACE is looking for community groups, cultural organisations or other organisations, such as clubs or local businesses. 

Magic Little Grants – deadline 31 October 2018

Localgiving has teamed up with the Postcode Community Trust to provide over 400 grants of £500 to small charities and community groups. The Magic Little Grants Fund provides small charities and community groups the opportunity to access funding to deliver engaging physical activities, which help to overcome barriers to participation.

To benefit from funding, projects need to meet either of the following themes:

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Arts Grants Scheme – deadline 1 November 2018

RBKC is now accepting applications for grants of up to £3000 for projects starting on or after 1 December 2018.

GSK Impact Awards – deadline 20 September 2018

The Impact Awards are open to charities working to improve people's health and wellbeing. They include funding, training, publicity and development. 

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