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Arts & Cultural Grants

Details of the grants available for projects involving Art and Cultural activities.

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PRS Music Foundation

Supporting a wide range of activities associated with music with funding available for Bands, orchestra, festival promoters, charities and local authorities etc. Deadline 8th May 2017

The Leche Trust

Historic Buildings & church furnishings of the Georgian period or earlier; Historic collection conservation in museums & other institutions; Prof. Performances (theatre/music/dance). Deadline 20/04/17

The Elephant Trust

The Elephant Trust was created to develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts in the United Kingdom. Closing date: 10 April 2017

The Idlewild Trust

The Idlewild Trust is a grant making trust that supports registered charities concerned with the encouragement of the performing and fine arts and crafts. Next deadline is 7th September 2017

Fidelio Charitable Trust

Fidelio welcomes applications for grants in support of the Arts, in particular the dramatic and operatic arts, music, speech and dance. Next Deadline: 1st June 2017

The Architectural Heritage Fund

The AHF is a registered charity, working to promote the conservation and sustainable re-use of historic buildings for the benefit of communities across the UK. Next deadline is 10th May.

Iranian Heritage Foundation

The Iran Heritage Foundation is a non-political UK-registered charity founded in 1995 to protect and promote Iranian cultural heritage. The grant program for 2017 awards is now closed.

D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

The Trust funds UK registered charities in the fields of the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvement. Next deadline:19th June 2017

The Philip Bates Trust

The Philip Bates Trust aims to advance the education of young people under the age of 25 in the arts. Next Deadline is end of May 2017.

Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust

The Trust funds about 100 charities each year. Recipients must be registered charities but the trustees have complete discretion as to the type of charitable work supported. Next deadline 1st Jun 2017

Postcode Community Trust - Community Grants

The 2017 Grants scheme will focus on grass-roots community sports, arts, recreation, physical and mental health projects across Great Britain. First stage applications close on Feb 10th 2017.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Arts Open Grant Scheme

No minimum or maximum grant stipulated however in 2008/9 grants range from £5,000 to £240,000. Grants can be up to 3 years. Projects targeting young people, inter-generational groups & communities.

Finnis Scott Foundation

The Trustees can make grants for any charitable purpose, focusing grant-making in the areas of horticulture and plant sciences, as well as fine art and art history. Next Deadline 24th Mar 2017.

Laura Ashley Foundation

The Foundation awards grants to projects that fit with the family ethos of protecting rural communities and encouraging participation in the arts.

Momentum Music Fund

The Momentum Music Fund offers grants of £5k-£15k for artists/bands to break through to the next level of their careers. Next Deadline for application will be in Feb 2017.

The Radcliffe Trust

The Radcliffe Trust supports the development of the skills, knowledge and experience that underpin the UK’s traditional cultural heritage and crafts sectors.

Ashley Family Foundation

The Foundation will consider requests from the following organisations: Charities, Unincorporated organisations and community groups with a constitution or terms of reference. Reopens Feb 17.

The Rhododendron Trust

The Trust's grants are focused mainly on the welfare of the disadvantaged in both the developing world and the UK, but also supporting a several arts and wildlife charities

The Henry Moore Grants Programme

Concentrating its support on sculpture. Achieving its aims through specific projects initiated by the Foundation and by giving grant aid to primarily not-for-profit organisations. Quarterly deadlines

Michael Tippett Musical Foundation

When he set up the Foundation, Tippett said he wanted the funds to go towards young musicians and composers, not towards promoting his own works.