If you’re looking to raise money for your arts project or event, then we hope these links below will help point you in the right direction and get you started.
Please contact the organisation directly to find out their funding criteria and the correct application procedure.
Arts Council England, East – Grants for the Arts
Arts Council England is the national development agency for the arts in England, distributing public money from Government and the National Lottery. You can apply for grants for arts-related activities running for a limited time, such as projects and events, commissions and productions and research and development.
For enquiries, phone 0845 300 6200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.artscouncil.org.uk
Heritage Lottery Fund
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) gives grants to a wide range of projects involving the local, regional and national heritage of the United Kingdom.
Funding streams include: Heritage Grants (grants of more than £50,000),Your Heritage (grants of between £3,000 and £50,000) and Young Roots (grants of between £3,000 and £25,000 for young people celebrating heritage).
The Big Lottery Fund gives out millions of pounds from the National Lottery to good causes. Funding goes to community groups and to projects that improve health, education and the environment.
For enquiries, phone 0845 410 2030, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.biglotteryfund.org.uk
Youth Music works alongside the formal and community-based sectors to support music-making and training. Organisations and schools can apply (not individuals). Grants are available between £1,000 and £20,000.
Nesta are the largest single endowment devoted exclusively to supporting talent, innovation and creativity in the UK. Their mission is to transform the UK’s capacity for innovation.
For enquiries, phone 020 7438 2500, fax 020 7438 2501 or visit www.nesta.org.uk
Esmee Fairbairn commit approximately £25 million annually towards a wide range of work. Their primary interests are in the UK’s cultural life, education, the natural environment and enabling people who are disadvantaged to participate more fully in society.
For enquiries, phone 020 7812 3700, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk
Aims to support organisations that maximise opportunities for individuals to experience a full quality of life. Supports arts projects which address inequality of access for young people, including those at risk.
For enquiries, phone 020 7227 3500, fax 020 7227 3575, email email@example.com or visit www.phf.org.uk
Main grants programme and Clore Performing Arts Awards. Main grants programme will match lottery funding, fund capital developments, provide project, programme and revenue funding. Grants range form £5000 to £1 million.
For enquiries, phone 020 7351 6061, fax 020 7351 5308, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cloreduffield.org.uk
Grants of between £2,000- £50,000 to boost access for audiences to a wide range of film content in the English regions outside of London, to enrich audience experiences through educational opportunities and to bring unique resources of regional screen heritage into wider film provision.
For enquiries, phone 0844 824 6041, email email@example.com or visit www.creativeengland.co.uk/film-support/film-culture
Music Funding for Individuals Organisations & Groups (UK)
Through this programme individuals as well as a wide range of organisations and groups such as bands; ensembles; collectives; charities; local authority and schools; etc working in any genre of new music can apply for grants of up to £25,000 (£5,000 for first time applicants). Music Industry Talent Development Fund opens in May 2013 with grants of up to £15,000 available to support emerging and mid career artists to develop their recording, writing, performing and touring ambitions over the next two years.
Called Supporting Excellence through Group Singing, grants of up to £50,000 are available to develop the singing and personal skills of children and young people from all backgrounds through high quality group singing opportunities.
A £7 million Digital R&D Fund for the Arts is a partnership between the Arts Council England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Nesta. Funding can support research and development projects that use digital technology to enhance audience reach and/or explore new business models for organisations with arts projects. The Fund is open for application 2012-15.
For enquiries, go to www.artsdigitalrnd.org.uk/
Arts Libraries Fund
The Grants for the Arts Libraries Fund has been established to help support public library-led projects that stimulate partnerships between libraries and artists and arts organisations, and which encourage communities to participate actively in artistic and cultural activities.
For enquiries, go to http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/apply-for-funding/grants-arts-libraries-fund/