Creativity Collaboratives funding – deadline 10 June 2021

Arts Council England is offering funding of up to £360,000 for schools to lead a Creativity Collaborative to test a range of innovative practices in teaching for creativity, sharing learnings to facilitate system-wide change. Working alongside existing school structures, teachers and educators will co-develop creative strategy and pedagogy, test out approaches to teaching and learning, and evaluate their impact on pupils, schools and communities.

Find out more in the guidance for applicants

Inspiring London through Culture grant – deadline 5 November 2021

The City of London Corporation is offering grants of between £500 and £10,000 to organisations that further enrich the Square Mile’s cultural offer and who may benefit from additional support or sponsorship to help initiatives to develop.

Proposals submitted must deliver some (or all) of their benefits within the Square Mile or among communities from the Square Mile, as well as meet with at least one of the following core criteria:

Funding for creativity, mental health and people from ethnically diverse backgrounds – deadline 21 April 2021

The Baring Foundation has launched a new fund to support activity to redress the under-representation of participatory artists from ethnically diverse communities in arts and mental health. This funding round is being launched together with our new report – Creatively Minded and Ethnically Diverse – in which experts and practitioners with personal and professional experience explore the challenges and barriers in this field and draw out good practice.

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


The Paul & Nick Harvey Fund

The Utley Foundation has announced the launch of the £500k Paul & Nick Harvey Fund. Donated by The Hunter Foundation, the money will build on the work The Utley Foundation is doing to support people living with dementia through music. The opportunity is open for organisations who deliver musical services to people living with dementia anywhere within the UK.

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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.

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Developing your Creative Practice fund – deadline 5 November 2020

Practitioners looking for funding to focus on their creative development are invited to apply for Arts Council England’s (ACE’s) Developing your Creative Practice fund. ACE has increased the budget of the fund to £18m. It’s now easier to apply to; ACE has made sure it’s useful for creative development right now, during the pandemic; and the fund’s eligibility has been expanded so more people can apply.

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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

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.

Explore early stage digital funding and tailored support – deadline 22 June 2020

Explore is an early stage digital funding opportunity funded by Comic Relief and Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and delivered in partnership with CAST. UK charities and non-profits who wish to scope how a digital solution can improve outcomes for the people they support, and build the skills to develop a strong, user-led approach to digital service delivery can apply for grant funding and a 12 week support programme.


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