Funding

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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Facing the Future

To kick-start the autumn, LAHF has commissioned a series of blogs about the future of arts and health which we will be publishing daily over the next 2 weeks. The blogs, from leading practitioners working across the spectrum of creativity and wellbeing ask where this work is heading and what challenges and opportunities might open up in the year ahead. The blog series will begin on Monday 10th September and a new blog will be published each weekday until 21st September.

Celebrating involvement in healthcare grants – deadline 20 September 2018

NHS England is offering grants of up to £2,500 to voluntary, community or social enterprise groups, to showcase good practice around patient and citizen involvement in healthcare.

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New Centre for Cultural Value to be established

The Centre is being created to advance understanding of the value of arts and culture in the UK and abroad.

It will synthesise existing research and bring together organisations and sectors with an interest in using evidence about cultural value in their work.

The Centre will be funded jointly by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) and Arts Council England (ACE), with a major investment of around £2.5 million over five years.

Creative Civic Change fund launched

A new partnership between the Big Lottery Fund, Local Trust and the Calouste Gulbenkin Foundation is designed to support empowerment through the arts and creativity. The fund is targeted at areas of England experiencing deprivation in terms of unemployment, poverty or poor health outcomes.

Alongside direct funding, the programme will offer mentoring, coaching and peer-to-peer support, networking and guidance.

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New £250m Fund to Test New Health Research

The Wellcome Trust has announced a new fund to invest in areas of research in health which do not conform to traditional research protocols. The Leap Fund will launch in 2020 and will focus on new areas of research and “left-field ideas”.

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