Arts & Culture

The Woodward Charitable Trust

Arts & Culture Education & Employment Health & Social Care Youth

The Woodward Charitable Trust award grants (typically around £3,000) towards the core costs for small charities, CIOs and CICs. Please note that the Trust does not fund unsolicited applications from charities whose annual income exceeds £300,000 or an organisation that has more than six months running costs in its unrestricted reserves.  Trustees will consider applications…

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The Skinners’ Company The Lady Neville Charity

Arts & Culture Heritage

The Skinners’ Company The Lady Neville Charity provides grants that make a clear and significant contribution to grass-roots charitable organisations working in designated priority areas. They offer grants to registered charity or not-for-profit organisation, and will support only capital projects with a grant of up to £1,000. In order to be eligible for a grant…

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Cottam Will Trust

Arts & Culture Religion

The Cottam Will Trust, administrated by Friends of Friendless Churches, awards grants for new or salvaged works of art in medieval churches. This has previously included statues, murals, paintings, stained glass, altars and altar frontals. Anyone can apply but the Trust encourages applications from Parochial Church Councils (PCCs), or artists themselves with the backing of…

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Idlewild Trust: Conservation Grant – Objects and Works of Art

Arts & Culture Heritage Religion

The Idlewild Trust awards grants of up to £5,000 to UK registered charities and churches that are excepted as charities (income is under £100,000 per annum) with projects that aim to conserve historic or artistically important objects and works of art including artefacts, textiles, furniture, metalwork, manuscripts, wall paintings, tombs and stained glass of high quality.…

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Idlewild Trust: Arts Grants – Nurturing Young Professionals

Arts & Culture

The Idlewild Trust awards grants of up to £5,000 to UK registered charities with programmes that encourage and nurture the talent of young professional musicians, dancers, actors, writers and artists in the performing, fine and applied arts aged 18 and over. Programmes need to be run by professional organisations that are UK registered charities with a…

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The Golsoncott Foundation

Arts & Culture

The Golsoncott Foundation awards grants (normally up to £3,000) to arts organisations with projects that demonstrate and deliver excellence in the arts, be it in performance, exhibition, artistic craft, or scholarly endeavour. The Foundation’s objective is to promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of the public in the arts generally and in particular the fine arts and…

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Music for All: Community Project Funding

Arts & Culture

Music for All’s Community Project Funding awards up to £2,500 to not-for-profit organisations, VCSEs, registered charities and schools that aim to bring musical projects to their local communities. Funding is available for musical instrument costs, associated equipment or for teaching costs for projects that aim to bring music to their community. The main things that the…

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The Gisela Graham Foundation

Arts & Culture Education & Employment Health & Social Care Youth

The Gisela Graham Foundation awards grants of up to £10,000 to UK registered charities that support the Foundation’s aims. They are: Further advancement of public health and safety through the research and treatment of chronic illnesses and conditions. Alleviate poverty and deprivation amongst children in less developed countries through care, education, and family support. Assist the…

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Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Arts & Culture Community Buildings/Halls Education & Employment Health & Social Care Heritage

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation awards grants to small, well-established charitable organisations (annual income under £500,000) who address local issues in areas of extreme urban deprivation, or in remote and fragile rural communities. Rural Issues Projects that look to support communities in cities, towns, villages and areas with 10,000 or less inhabitants which are classified in the latest…

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Arts Council England: Developing your Creative Practice

Arts & Culture

Arts Council England’s (ACE) Developing your Creative Practice awards grants of between £2,000 to £10,000 to support the development of independent creative practitioners. This programme allows individuals, of any of ACE’s supported disciplines, the opportunity to take a dedicated period of time to focus on their own creative development, and take them to the next stage in their practice.  This…

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The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

Arts & Culture Community Buildings/Halls Health & Social Care Older People Youth

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust award grants to UK registered charities or organisations that are exempt from registration with projects that address specific categories set out by the Trust each year. The Trust operates on a three-year rotation of categories for grant applications. The upcoming categories are as follows: 2020 Rounds 1 and 2: Music…

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Brett Landscaping

Arts & Culture Community Buildings/Halls Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage Local Grants Older People Sports Youth

Brett Landscaping’s Community Engagement scheme supports small charities and community and voluntary groups with cash (up to £250) and product donations, such as concrete, bricks or paving slabs. Organisations wishing to apply must be working within the vicinity of a Brett Landscaping plant (Cliffe or Sturry, Kent). Projects renovating public outdoor spaces are favoured, but…

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Arts Council National Lottery: Project Grants

Arts & Culture National Lottery

Arts Council England (ACE) have launched their new Arts Council National Lottery: Project Grants open-access programme offering grants of between £1,000 – £100,000 for arts, museums and libraries projects, replacing Grants for the Arts. The programme sets out to achieve ACE’s mission, ‘great art and culture for everyone’. Project Grants supports a broad range of not-for-profit…

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Donald Forrester Trust

Arts & Culture Environmental Health & Social Care Local Grants Older People Youth

The Donald Forrester Trust target their support where they believe it is most needed and are increasingly look towards UK registered charities that are dependent upon volunteer support and a small amount of money will go a long way. The Trust also favours organisations where both overheads and fund raising costs are kept to a minimum. Grants are made twice yearly…

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William Brake Charitable Trust

Arts & Culture Health & Social Care Heritage Local Grants Older People Sports Youth

The William Brake Charitable Trust provides funding to registered charities which are based and working in Kent. Typically the Brake family suggest charities which are known to them to be considered for funding from the Trust. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. Trustees meet twice per year. For more information and how to apply please contact: Mr…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation

Arts & Culture Heritage

The objects of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation are to promote the arts, culture and heritage for the public benefit. As well as providing Musical Theatre scholarships and supporting projects through The Architectural Heritage Fund, the Trustees welcome applications to support projects in the areas of culture, heritage and the arts. The Foundation wishes to…

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The Wolfson Foundation

Arts & Culture Health & Social Care Heritage

The Wolfson Foundation awards grants to support and promote excellence in the fields of science and medicine, the arts and humanities, education and health and disability. Charities and organisations with charitable status (or equivalent) can apply for grants to fund capital projects, such as buildings or refurbishment and equipment. The Foundation does not specify a maximum…

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Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK

Arts & Culture Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage

The Trustees welcome applications from charities, CICs and Registered Societies. Grants are provided for projects relating to the following charitable purposes: Education (organic farming, animal husbandry, veterinary science, animal welfare and animal surgery) The visual and performing arts Medical research The relief of disability and severe illness The preservation of buildings of architectural or historical…

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The Fore

Arts & Culture Community Buildings/Halls Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage Older People Social Enterprise Sports Youth

The Fore is the only open-access funder in the UK offering development funding and strategic support to early-stage charities and social enterprises. Unrestricted grants of up to £30,000 over one to three years and access to business expertise are available to any UK registered charity, social enterprise or community interest company with an annual income less than £1m.…

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The Robert Gavron Charitable Trust

Arts & Culture Health & Social Care

The Robert Gavin Charitable Trust gives financial support, for the public benefit, to a range of charitable causes. Principal fields of interest include the arts, education, social policy and research and charities for the disabled. The Trustees prefer to make grants to organisations whose work they personally know and admire. This does not, however, mean that…

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The John Coates Charitable Trust

Arts & Culture Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage

The John Coates Charitable Trust mainly makes grants to large national charities or to small charities that are of personal or local interest to the trustees, typically in London, the South East, South West of England, and East Anglia. Grants are made to those working in the following areas: Education The Arts Medicine and healthcare…

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Garfield Weston Foundation: Regular Grants

Arts & Culture Community Buildings/Halls Education & Employment Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage Religion Youth

The Garfield Weston Foundation’s Regular Grant programme awards grants of up to £100,000 to UK registered charities, CIOs, schools, faith-based organisations that are either exempt under the Charity Commission guidelines or are registered charities, housing associations or museums and galleries with activity in the following areas of Welfare, Youth, Community Arts, Faith, Environment, Education, Health…

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GC Gibson Charitable Trust

Arts & Culture Environmental Health & Social Care Older People Youth

The GC Gibson Charity offers grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 (averaging around £4,000) to a wide range of UK registered charities, preferably those with annual charitable donation of less than £1 million. The Trustees are all highly involved in various philanthropic activities and priority for support is given to charities that the Trustees have previously…

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The Mackintosh Foundation

Arts & Culture Environmental Health & Social Care

The Mackintosh Foundation gives priority to: the theatre and the performing arts medical aid particularly research into cancer and HIV and AIDS homelessness community project the environment refugees The Foundation is looking to award grants to the following requests: Financing education in the UK and abroad by making grants to schools’ core costs and assisting the…

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The Lynn Foundation

Arts & Culture Health & Social Care Youth

The Lynn Foundation supports a variety of charitable causes. Their annual report published in March 2017 stated: All our other grants would be small (around £500). The grant budget for next fiscal year would be £280000 broken down as follows: Disabled Children: £82,500 Disabled Adults: £80,000 Music: £20,000 Arts: £27,500 Youth Sponsorship: £20,000 Medical Research: £20,000…

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Foyle Foundation: Small Grants Scheme

Arts & Culture Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage Local Grants Older People Youth

The Foyle Fondation’s Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller charities in the UK, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. Please note the Foyle Foundation are not able to support individuals. Applications are welcomed from charities that have an annual turnover…

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The Hillier Trust

Arts & Culture Health & Social Care Religion

The Trust’s objects are supporting organisations involved with education, social welfare, the arts and religion, with a preference for those working with children and young people and older people. The trustees have a preference towards funding organisations that have a Christian ethos and usually awards a substantial grant each year to The Family Trust, a…

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The Foyle Foundation: Main Grants Scheme

Arts & Culture Youth

The Foyle Foundation is an independent grantmaking trust that distributes grants to UK charities. The Foundation does not support applications from individuals. The Foundation’s Main Grants Scheme supports charities whose core work covers Arts and Learning. Arts The Foundation seeks applications that make a strong artistic case for support in either the performing or visual…

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The Enid Linder Foundation

Arts & Culture Health & Social Care

The Enid Linder Foundation will only consider applications from UK registered charities or organisations with exempt status. The Foundation’s grant making policy is to improve the lives of sufferers of a wide range of disease and illnesses and promoting illustrative and musical talent. The Foundation carries out these objectives by awarding grants in the following categories:…

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Chapman Charitable Trust

Arts & Culture Environmental Health & Social Care Local Grants

The Chapman Charitable Trust awards grants of either £1,000 or £2,000 to UK registered charities which: promote physical and mental wellbeing; conserve our natural environment and promote the sustainable use of resources; or increase the accessibility of the arts, especially for young people. The Trust prefers to support charities which address the root causes of…

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The Elephant Trust

Arts & Culture

The Elephant Trust was created in 1975 by Roland Penrose and Lee Miller with a view to develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts in the UK. The Trust aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by the…

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The Boris Karloff Charitable Foundation

Arts & Culture Sports

The Boris Karloff Charitable Foundation issues grants to charitable organisations with particular emphasis on those connected with the performing arts and the promotion of cricket. There is no minimum or maximum amount you can apply for. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. For more information and how to apply please contact: Mr Andrew Studd Russell Cooke Solicitors 2…

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Parabola Foundation

Arts & Culture

The Parabola Foundation’s objectives are to further charitable and cultural projects that will bring benefit to the public. It has been particularly keen to support music and the arts in a way that benefits the community. There is no minimum or maximum amount you can apply for. For more information and how to apply please…

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Khoo Teck Puat UK Foundation

Arts & Culture Health & Social Care

The Khoo Teck Puat UK Foundation makes grants to charitable organisations for the purposes of achieving the charity’s aims of the relief of sickness and preservation and advancement of health, the prevention or relief of poverty or financial hardship of the public, the promotion and advancement of the arts, culture or science, and the advancement…

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Backstage Trust

Arts & Culture

The Backstage Trust’s main focus is to support projects in the performing arts, however the Trust is open to hear from arts organisations with projects in which the arts touch society in other ways. For example, the Trust recently supported the national tour of two great installations of ceramic poppies: Wave and Weeping Window. The majority of…

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Old Possum’s Practical Trust

Arts & Culture

Old Possum’s Practical Trust makes grants to projects which fall within artistic, aesthetic, literary, musical and theatrical criteria. All applications must demonstrate a high level of sustainability and contextual impact. Priority will be given to those which have an impact on future literary work and display enterprise in their artistic endeavour. Grants typically fall within £500…

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The February Foundation

Arts & Culture Health & Social Care Heritage

The February Foundation makes grants to a range of charities and charitable causes in particular, the relief of those in need by reason of youth, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage, the advancement of education and  the advancement of the arts, culture and heritage. The Foundations grant making policy states their support to: charities…

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The Eranda Rothschild Foundation

Arts & Culture Health & Social Care Youth

The Eranda Rothschild Foundation makes donations to registered charities (including CIOs) and universities working in the fields of medical research, education and the arts. Education The Foundation considers applications from universities and other charities to support young professionals in fields including medicine, science and business. We support disadvantaged young people and apprenticeships. Medical Research The Foundation…

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Antony Hornby Charitable Trust

Arts & Culture Community Buildings/Halls Environmental Health & Social Care Older People Youth

The Antony Hornby Charitable Trust makes general charitable donations to organisations working in the following causes: education, training and employment; medical, health and sickness; Arts and culture; animals and environment; and community development. Grants are typically around £1,000 and rarely over £5,000, however no maximum amount you can apply for is stipulated. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme.…

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Schroder Charity Trust

Arts & Culture Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage Youth

The Schroder Charity Trust awards grants up to £5,000 (average £2,500) to UK registered charities working in: Education and Young People; Communities; Environment and Conservation; Health; Arts and Culture; International Development; Heritage; and Supporting our Armed Forces. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. Applications reviewed bi-annually. For more information and how to apply please click here.

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The Lawson Trust

Arts & Culture Education & Employment Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage

The Lawson Trust awards grants to national and regional charities whose work benefits the communities of Kent and Sussex where the Founders of the Trust lived and worked. The Trust’s key five priorities are: Arts and Heritage Education Environment Health Social and Economic Disadvantage Although there is no maximum grant size set that you can…

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The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund

Arts & Culture Heritage

The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, run by the Museums Association, funds projects which develop collections to achieve social impact. Museums, galleries and heritage organisations from across the UK can apply for a grant of between £20,000 and £120,000 for a project lasting up to three years. The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund are looking for high quality…

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Youth Music

Arts & Culture Youth

Registered charities and not-for-profit organisations that are based in the UK and delivering projects to residents in England can apply for the following two funds: Fund A (£2,000 – £30,000) awards smaller grants for high-quality projects that will help to achieve a musically inclusive England. Fund B (£30,001 – £150,000) awards medium-sized grants for high-quality, sustained projects…

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The Taylor Family Foundation

Arts & Culture

The objectives of the Taylor Family Foundation are to help and support children and young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, in the areas: Education The Foundation wishes to advance the education of children at school, playgroups and colleges by working with approved agencies, charities or statutory bodies by offering facilities and resources not normally provided…

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Miss Hazel M Wood Charitable Trust

Arts & Culture

The Miss Hazel M Wood Charitable Trust has the following guidelines: Applications from individuals are not entertained and, in particular, those individuals seeking funding for postgraduate study. The trustees do not restrict themselves geographically within the UK although London, south east of England and Edinburgh tended to receive the bulk of the income distributed. The trustees…

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Association of Independent Museums

Arts & Culture

The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) administers grants for museums to help AIM members with a variety of needs including training, conservation, development and exhibitions. There are different eligibility criteria and closing dates for each grant scheme, so please check each grant programme for further information about how to apply and the priorities for funding…

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Arts Council England: Strategic Touring Programme

Arts & Culture

Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Programme funds touring work, focusing especially on areas where people have low engagement with the arts and those that rely on touring for much of their arts provision. It also seeks to extend the reach of high-quality work by broadening the range of venues presenting it, as well as forging…

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The Allen Lane Foundation

Arts & Culture Health & Social Care Older People

The Allen Lane Foundation funds small registered charities, voluntary groups, and charitable organisations that work particular beneficiary groups: Asylum seekers and refugees Gypsies and Travellers Migrant communities Offenders and ex-offenders Older people People experiencing mental health problems People experiencing violence or abuse The Foundation aims to fund work which: will make a lasting difference to…

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Marsh Christian Trust

Arts & Culture

The Marsh Christian Trust’s grant-making programme aims to support small registered charities through long-term core funding, in an attempt to assist these organisations to maintain their current and on-going activities. The Trust itself supports roughly 250 different charities per annum across various fields in the charity sector. The main causes supported by the Marsh Christian…

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Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund (MMBF)

Arts & Culture

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to schools and not-for-profit organisations within the performing arts and film industry around the UK. The aim of the fund is to assist aspiring actors and filmmakers in the start-up and expansion phases of their career. The Fund also forms partnerships with organisations in the performing arts and…

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