Funding

Help London recover from the Covid-19 crisis – deadline 28 January 2021

The Mayor of London’s ‘Make London’ initiative wants to support creative, locally-led proposals which bring people together, improve public spaces and support community hubs and high streets. This is an opportunity for you to pitch new ideas – big or small – to fund community-led projects to help your local area recover from the Covid-19 crisis.

Find out more and explore helpful resources and past projects

 

East London Dance Open Door sessions – from 26 November 2020

East London dance are holding drop-in sessions for those who would like support with Arts Council England funding applications. The sessions will provide a digital space to come together to chat through applications, ask questions and share advice and expertise to support each other. They are open to people at any stage of the application process, will be hosted via Zoom and will take place on 26 November, 10 December and 21 January.

Find out more and register for the session

British Council digital collaboration fund – deadline 18 November 2020

The British Council has launched a new fund, offering grants of up to £50,000 to organisations in the UK and selected countries overseas to collaborate digitally on international projects. The grants will support organisations to devise new virtual ways of working internationally, creating a climate-friendly approach to international collaboration and artistic exchange.

Find out more

 

Culture Mile Imagine Fund micro-grants – deadline 26 October 2020

Culture Mile is offering ten micro-grants to support local people to develop ideas for the area which will help create a better future in light of the global pandemic.

These ideas can be creative, cultural or community and involve anything you’d like to spend some time exploring. They are open to all and any projects – community gardening, workspace, food events, creative workshops, arts projects, local radio – anything you’d like to have a go at with your friends & neighbours.

Find out more and apply

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

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