Funding

Arts Council's National Lottery Project Grants reopen

Following suspension due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Arts Council England (ACE) has reopened its National Lottery Project Grants, with a budget of £59.8m to allocate until April 2021.

ACE has declared it is particularly keen to support:

Funding for arts and mental health organisations – deadline 18 August 2020

The Baring Foundation has opened its first funding round to support arts and mental health organisations. This fund is designed to support established organisations in the UK that focus solely on offering creative opportunities to people of any age living with mental health problems using the skills of professionally trained artists.

The grants are unrestricted and the foundation expects to award grants of £12,000 - £15,000 depending on the level of demand.

UK government announces long-awaited arts, culture and heritage coronavirus rescue package

The UK government has announced a £1.57bn rescue package for Britain’s arts, culture and heritage industries, to aid recovery from the impact of COVID-19.

Emergency grants and loans will be made available to thousands of organisations across a range of sectors including the performing arts and theatres, heritage, historic palaces, museums, galleries, live music and independent cinema will be able to access.

The package includes:

Report tracking health of arts and culture in England ‘makes for shocking reading’

The National Campaign for the Arts (NCA) has launched its new Arts Index, a snapshot report of the health of England’s arts and culture. The latest edition covers ten years of austerity and reveals how the arts sector’s entrepreneurial response to a decade of decline in public funding, philanthropy and business support is now the very thing that threatens its future.

The report’s key findings include:

Funding to support our community during the coronavirus crisis

We will aim to update this page as funding is announced.

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. 

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