Name Usu. Size of Grants Your income range Can your running costs be covered too? Type of project sought Closing Dates Weblink
Arts Council England £20,000 – £750,000 ? Yes Various programmes for organisations, including:

Grants for the arts are for activities carried out over a set period and which engage people in England in arts activities, and help artists and arts organisations in England carry out their work.

NEW – Creative Local Growth Fund

Ongoing Link
BFI Film Funding £? ? Yes We provide funding for feature film development and production, which includes international co-productions and completion funding. Ongoing Link
Golsoncott Foundation £5,000 (max) ? ? To promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of the public in the arts generally and in particular … the fine arts and music. February, May, August, November Link
Quercus Trust (UK) £? ? ? Performing arts in particular. ? 01727 869141
Garrick Club Trust £2,500 n/a Yes We focus on helping professional organisations in need of financial support. We have a particular interest in helping actors, directors, writers, musicians, composers and choreographers in the early stages of their careers.

We will only consider applications from organisations which are involved in theatre, music, dance or literature.

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John Thaw Foundation £? ? ? Helps disadvantaged and underprivileged youth, with a particular emphasis on doing so through the arts where possible. ? Link
Mackintosh Foundation £discretionary ? ? Grants are available to registered charities with the majority of funding given to projects in the UK in support of theatre and the performing arts. Other areas of support include the homeless, children and education, medical, community and the environment. ? info AT
Fidelio Trust £? ? No For individuals or groups of exceptional ability, whom they have been responsible for selecting, to enable them.

  • to receive special tuition or coaching (e.g. in the case of musicians to attend Master Classes)
  • to participate in external competitions.
  • to be supported for a specially arranged performance.
  • to receive support for a special publication, musical composition or work of art.
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Grand Order of Water Rats £? ? ? General Monthly Link
Elephant Trust £2,000 – £5,000 n.a ? Priority is given to artists in the fine arts and small organisations and galleries who should submit well argued, imaginative proposals for making or producing new work or exhibitions. ? Link
Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust £1,000 group size Yes The awards may be made to deserving artists of any kind, whether writers, painters, sculptors, musicians, dancers, actors, craftsmen or artists of any comparable nature or description who are unable effectively to pursue their vocation by reason of their financial difficulties. December Link
Wrightson Trust £? n/a n/a Prefer to support those studying music from the age of 10 to 18 years old in the United Kingdom. Ongoing Link
Foyle Foundation Arts Main £10,000 to £100,000 n/a Yes Helping to make the arts more
accessible by developing new audiences, supporting tours, festivals and arts
educational projects;
encouraging new work and supporting young and emerging artists;
building projects that improve or re-equip existing
arts venues (rather than construction of new facilities, although this will
not be excluded);
projects that encourage sustainability by reducing overheads or which help
generate additional revenue.
All year Link
Jerwood Charitable Foundation Unknown Unknown no We are dedicated to imaginative and responsible
funding of the arts across the UK, with a particular focus on supporting
emerging talent and excellence. We aim for our funding to allow artists and
arts organisations to thrive; to continue to develop their skills,
imagination and creativity with integrity.
Ongoing Link
The Wingate Foundation Unknown Unknown yes Particular emphasis on financial support for not-for-profit companies with a record of artistic excellence
that require additional funding, not available from public sources or
commercial sponsorship, to broaden their repertoire or develop work of
potentially outstanding interest which cannot be funded from usual sources.
January, April, July, October Link