External Grants 2018

External Grants 2018

This page is for applications from external organisations.

Application dates, deadlines & timescales

We can only accept online applications.

Spring & Autumn rounds - £150 - £3,000

The deadline for the Autumn 2018 round of Grants is 30th September 2018 00:00 GMT.
To apply for a grant, read through the External Application Guidance Notes, and the information below. If you are sure that you will meet our application criteria, register below to obtain your log in details. When you have received these, complete and submit your application form.
You will be notified of the outcome of your application by the end of October 2018.

2018 – 2021 funding priorities
In accordance with members wishes and the results of the grants consultation, we have the following three priorities for the next three years.
You can still organise projects locally outside of these remits but they will not qualify for a grant.

Young Arts
Young Arts programmes support a wide range of activities to introduce young people to and engage them in artistic experience and practice. They include: artists in residence; art lectures for students; funding visits to art galleries and museums; art exhibitions for young artists; equipment purchases; practical workshops; local Arts Week events; bursaries for individual students; and sponsorship for craft apprentices. 

Skills Development
This area is about projects and programmes that further the development and training of skills in the arts, crafts and heritage. There are no age limits to this as we believe that people of all ages benefit from acquiring and honing their creative and heritage skills.

Regional Museums, Galleries & Arts Organisations
The work of regional and local museums and galleries is important in connecting people with their local heritage and arts; yet these institutions often struggle to raise funds for projects and internships during times of budget cuts. Our grants may support special projects, displays, internship or part-time posts, training and conservation activities. We will also consider applications involving regional and local theatres and performing arts spaces and groups.
What we don’t fund:

  • Organisations that are not registered charities.
  • Capital expenditure.
  • Core costs.
  • Annual turnover greater than £3M
  • Repeat applications. (Applicants that are successful two years in succession must wait a year before reapplying.)
  • Non-compliance with application procedures.
  • Please note, reserves will be taken into account. The Charity Commission defines reserves as "that part of a charity's income funds that is freely available."
  • Schools (Primary, Secondary and 6th Form. This includes parent-teacher associations and friends of organisations) NB- Our member Societies may be able to fund schools arts projects. Please CLICK HERE to find your nearest Society. 
  • We do not accept applications from individuals.
  • Applicant must be a registered UK charity.


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