The Patricia Fay Memorial Fund is now closed for applications.

Please read the guidance sheet that is appropriate for you as this contains all the questions you need to answer and a worked example to help you in your application.

Please note that you must be logged into the members’ area if you are applying on behalf of a Society or Area.

We advise you to create your application in Word following the guidance notes and then copy and paste it into the online form. This will allow you to edit the application and check word counts much more easily. 

You can save your application and return to it at a later date. You can also navigate back and forward in the online form. 

Who can apply?

/ Societies and Areas of The Arts Society
External organisations can apply as long as they are not-for-profit organisations who are registered companies or charities, or exempt charities. If you did not apply in a previous round of grants then please click on the link on the end of page to register and we will be in touch about next steps.

NB: We regret we will be unable to provide feedback to external organisations whose applications are unsuccessful.

Who cannot apply?

Overseas organisations excepting branches of The Art Society in Europe and ROW.
Charitable appeals or endowment funds.

Applications for spring 2018

Applications for the spring 2018 round of grants have now closed. 

The deadline for completed applications was 30th March 2018. 

The Grants Committee will meet in April and applicants will be informed of their decision at the beginning of May.

Details for the autumn 2018 round of grants will open over the summer.

What are the criteria?

Your project or activity must have an arts and/or heritage focus (this is an essential criteria). 

It must also meet one or more of the following criteria:-

Reaching out to new audiences
Delivering high standards
Encouraging public engagement 
Investing in specialist skills
Working through partnerships
Promoting well-being, fun and friendship.

NB. We expect to see evidence of match funding for your project or activity (not applicable for bursaries, scholarships, apprenticeships, internships).

What can you not apply for?

Spending on building projects (see FAQs for definition)
Core and operational costs 
Any project that has been completed
/Grants above £5,000.

Download an information sheet on finding alternative funding please click here.