Funding

Developing Your Creative Practice funding, ACE – rolling deadlines

Arts Council England’s Developing your Creative Practice awards grants of between £2,000 to £10,000 to support the development of independent creative practitioners

Applications open for Phakama’s Young Artist Bursary – deadline 28 October 2019

Phakama, the youth arts organisation in residence at Queen Mary, University of London, is offering a yearly bursary of £1,000 to young people aged 16-25.

MARCH Network announces successful Plus funding events

The funding is for sandpit events to support teams in coming together and developing research proposals on social, cultural and community assets and mental health.

Agency to offer support for arts and older people

The Baring Foundation has awarded a partnership led by Manchester Museum £250K to create an agency that will advocate for and support the cultural sector to be more age friendly.

Derwent London Tech Belt autumn 2019 funding round – deadline 8 November 2019

Derwent London has a dedicated voluntary Community Fund, as part of its ongoing sustainability programme and commitment to developing community engagement. 

Funding Opportunity The Fore - from 1 April 2019

The Fore provides funding to UK-registered charities, community interest companies, charitable incorporated organisations and community benefit societies with an annual income of less than £500,000. They make unrestricted grants which have the potential to have a transformational impact on an organisation, whether by unlocking exponential growth, sustainability, efficiency or some other major step forward. Applications open 1 April 2019. 

Opportunity: bid to support creative ageing - deadline 14 May 2019

The Baring Foundation is currently seeking applications to undertake work as the future sector support body for arts and older people activity in England. This body will act as an advocate, encouraging awareness and innovation. Up to £250,000 is available over three years for this work.
Applications are encouraged from organisations or groups of organisations with a strong reputation in the field of creative ageing.

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. 

New Health and Social Care Sustainability Research Centre

The Health Foundation is to establish a new Health and Social Care Sustainability Research Centre to develop long-term thinking about health services in the UK. 

The Centre will provide independent projections, research and analysis with a network of academic partners and expects to provide around £10 million of funding over the next five years through an open and transparent commissioning process in 2019.

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