The Patricia Fay Memorial Fund is currently open for grant applications from Societies and Areas of The Arts Society only.

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.

Who cannot apply?

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

Deadlines for 2017

For Societies and Areas of The Arts Society

Closing dates for grant applications for £400 and under are:

9 June 2017
29 September 2017

The next round of grant applications will open in May 2017 for applications from Areas and Societies over £400 and up to £5,000. The closing date will be 29 September 2017.

For external applicants

The next round of grant applications will open in May 2017. Please email if you would like to be added to the mailing list for notification. The next closing dates for grants up to £5,000 will be 29 September 2017.

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.