The Patricia Fay Memorial Fund is open for applications
from Societies until 5pm on Friday, 15th June 2018.

It will re-open for external applications in the summer.

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.

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 June 2018

Applications for the June 2018 round of grants . 

The deadline for completed applications is 15th June 2018. 

The Grants Committee will then consider the applications and applicants will be informed of their decision in July.

Details for the Autumn 2018 round of grants will be updated in July and the Autumn round 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 £3,000 (external) or £1,500 (internal - Societies)
NB For the June round the limit is £500

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