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.
For enquiries, phone 01473 734127, email email@example.com or visit www.suffolkfoundation.org.uk/home.htm
The High Sheriff of Suffolk is inviting applications from local charities, community groups, and schools operating throughout the county who are working with young people (aged 8-25) to improve their communities and lives.
Grants of up to £1,500 are available for work with young people that addresses citizenship, community safety and crime prevention.
For enquiries, phone 01473 734123 or go to www.suffolkfoundation.org.uk
Awards grants to worthy causes within 25 miles of Southwold.
For enquiries, go to www.adnams.co.uk/about/what-were-about/the-adnams-charity
Awards For All
Awards For All give grants of between £300 and £10,000 for people to take part in art, sport, heritage and community activities, and projects that promote education, the environment and health in the local community.
For enquiries, phone 08454 10 20 30 or visit www.awardsforall.org.uk
Suffolk County Council Member Locality Budgets
Suffolk’s county councillors each have a county locality budget which is divided between them according to the number of people they represent.
To find out who your local county councillor go to www.suffolk.gov.uk/your-council/councillors/locality-budgets or phone 01473 265119.
Film Culture Fund
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.creativeengland.co.uk/film-support/film-culture
Mid Suffolk Small Arts Grant
Mid Suffolk District Council are offering Small Arts Grants of up to £250 to individuals or community/arts organisations that are delivering work within their district for more details see the Small Arts Grants page.
Several parishes in Suffolk have specific trusts, set up to support local residents and community activities. To search go to Infolink for a full list of parish council, www.suffolk.gov.uk/your-council/councillors/locality-budgets
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 4 10 20 30, 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.
For enquiries, phone 020 7902 1060, fax 020 7902 1061, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.youthmusic.org.uk
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 email@example.com or visit www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.phf.org.uk
The Clore Duffield Foundation
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 email@example.com or visit www.cloreduffield.org.uk
BBC Performing Arts Fund – Community Music SchemeThe scheme aims to help not for profit community music groups, the length and breadth of the UK, to carry out training, attract new audiences, encourage new members and raise their profile in their community.
For enquiries, go to www.bbc.co.uk/performingartsfund/grants/community-music
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust – Arts and Older People Travelling Fellowships
The scholarships enable individuals to travel overseas to identify stimulating and engaging programmes enabling older people to access, and benefit from, high quality arts.
For enquiries, go to www.wcmt.org.uk/report-categories/the-arts-older-people.html
PRS for Music Foundation
The Performing Right Society (PRS) has announced that its Women Make Music grant scheme is now open for applications. Through the programme, financial support of up to £5000 is available to women musicians; and new music in any genre is welcome, from classical, jazz and experimental, to urban, electronica and pop.
For enquiries, go to www.prsformusicfoundation.com/Partnerships/Flagship-Programmes/Women-Make-Music
Wingate Foundation Music Grants Programme
The Music Grants programme supports those areas of music performance and education which do not readily attract backing from commercial sponsors or other funding bodies, or which are not eligible for public funding.
For enquiries, go to www.wingatefoundation.org.uk/sc_music.php
The Prince’s Foundation
Opening for applications in December 2012, the Start programme offers children a chance to engage with the very best of the arts, giving them a chance to get to know their local venues and to develop their own artistic understanding.
For enquiries, go to www.childrenandarts.org.uk/our-projects/start/get-involved
Foyle Foundation Small Grants Programme (UK)
Small charities operating in the areas of the arts and learning that have an annual turnover of less than £100,000 per annum can apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000 through the Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants Programme.
For enquiries, go to www.foylefoundation.org.uk/small-grants-scheme/
The Elephant Trust – Innovative Visual Arts Projects
The Elephant Trust offers grants to artists and institutions (priority is given to small organisations and galleries) for new, innovative visual arts projects based in the UK. The Trust normally awards grants of up to £2,000, but larger grants may be considered.
For enquiries, go to www.elephanttrust.org.uk/docs/intro.html
Santander have launched a new grants fund worth £1.23 million. Just visit any Santander branch and complete a simple nomination form.The completed form should be dropped into the box provided in your local branch. There are no closing dates and entries will be regularly considered by a panel of staff drawn from across the region.
The grant needs to fund something specific. It must also directly help disadvantaged people in your local area.
Ideas Fund Innovators
Awards of up to £1000 are available to assist groups and individuals who have projects that are inspiring, original, innovative and that can be delivered in all creative disciplines in the UK. The fund is open to all.
In the past everything from dance and film projects to music videos and photography collectives have been funded. Applications from all creative fields will be considered.
For enquiries, go to www.ideastap.com