opportunities

‘Hey Clay! workshop at Sunken Studio, Leeds’ – credit Joanne Crawford

opportunities

our special interest research groups (SIGs) have moved to the culture health and wellbeing alliance. join now to get involved:
 

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Nature, Outdoors and Mental Health

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Digital Community Assets and Mental Health

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Hip Hop, Spoken Word and Mental Health

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Singing and Mental Health

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Shared Reading: Literature, Libraries and

Mental Health 

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Arts & Health Practitioner Support 

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Arts, Crafts and Mental Health

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Evaluation and Ethics in the Arts and Mental Health 

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Archaeology and

Mental Health

funding

These are a sample of upcoming research funding opportunities - further details can be found on our website.
If you're interested in applying and would like help finding collaborators, please contact Vas. 
nesta culture impact development fund

Deadline: 

ongoing

Up to £150K in blended loan and grant financing for arts and culture organisations

nesta

Deadline: 

Applications assessed quarterly

£150k-£1 million to help arts, cultural and heritage organisations innovate and grow

Medical research council

Deadline: 

pre-call

Pre-call announcement for the MRC/AHRC/ESRC Adolescence, Mental Health and the Developing Mind initiative

AHRC / wellcome trust 

Deadline: 

ongoing

£5k prizes for research and practice in the arts, humanities, health and medicine

healthy communities together fund

Deadline: 

ongoing

Preliminary information has been made available about this major new programme to support local areas to improve their communities’ health and wellbeing

Volunteering Matters’ Action Earth

Deadline: 

ongoing

Up to £250 to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces, including improving community gardens and woodlands

The Heritage Fund 

Deadline: 

ongoing

Up to £5M for collaborative community heritage projects in the UK

Asda Foundation 

Deadline: 

ongoing

Up to £30K for significant local community projects

Grocer's charity memorial grants

Deadline: 

ongoing

Up to £5K for UK registered charities working in heritage and the arts.

paul hamlyn foundation arts access

Deadline: 

ongoing 

Up to £40K grants are available for not-for-profit organisations to test, implement and develop ambitious plans to widen access to and deepen participation in the arts. Priority will be given to projects working in areas of social and economic deprivation outside of London.  

Garfield Weston Foundation

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • Up to £100K for small community groups, to large national institutions that have effective solutions to helping those most in need.

National Lottery Awards for All

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • Up to £10K for local communities. There are different schemes for each of the four countries of the UK.

The Backstage Trust

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • Funding to support arts groups working with disadvantaged children and young people.

Sport England Community Asset Fund

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • From £1K to 150K from this programme dedicated to enhancing the spaces in your local community that give people the opportunity to be active

The Tudor Trust

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • £10K + supporting voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK, particularly those organisations who are supporting those at the margins of society. 

The foyle foundation

Deadline: 

ongoing

  • Up to £50K for charities working at grassroots or local community level in arts and learning

John Moores Foundation

Deadline: 

ongoing

  • Up to £15k supporting local community groups/projects in disadvantaged areas run by and for local people, including support and self-help groups, tenants’ associations, and community action

Edith Mellis Charitable Trust

Deadline: 

ongoing

  • Up to £10K for UK registered charities, NGOs, public bodies and social enterprises

Clore Duffield FouNdation

Deadline: 

ongoing

  • Up to £1M particular to cultural learning and to museum, gallery, heritage and performing arts learning spaces

National Lottery Awards for All

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • Up to £10K to support what matters to people and communities. 

D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

Deadline: 

ongoing

  • Up to £5K for United Kingdom registered charities in the fields of the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvement

City of London Central Grants Programme

Deadline: 

ongoing, 2x per year

  • For developing stronger neighbourhoods and communities, and promoting community health and wellbeing

Esmee fairburn

Deadline: 

ongoing

  • A range of arts-focused grants that support creative approaches to difficult social issues, and projects that build engagement with culture where there is low provision

Arts Impact fund

Deadline: 

ongoing

  • £150-600k for projects that bring together public, private and charitable funding to demonstrate the potential and impact of social investment in the arts.

national lottery open grant programmes

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • £3k to £5m for projects focusing on heritage in the UK

The Mickel fund

Deadline: 

March 2020

  • Donations of up to £10 twice a year for advancement of the arts, heritage, culture and science, and participation in sports  

AHRC

Deadline: 

ongoing

  • AHRC Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme (FoF)

  • £30K-100K to support innovative and creative engagements with new audiences and user communities which stimulate pathways to impact

heritage impact fund

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • £25,000 to £500,000 of tailored finance for charities, social enterprises and community businesses across the UK to develop sustainable heritage at the very heart of vibrant local economies

GLL Community foundation 

Deadline: 

ongoing 

  • up to £5,000 worth of cash and in kind support to community projects across the UK -  local projects with funding, facilities and support that encourages people to be active, to learn and to play together. 

The Allen lane foundation 

Deadline:

ongoing 

  • Funding for projects that will proactively work towards building better community cohesion and trust, and encouraging respect and understanding in the local area

reaching communities england 

Deadline:

ongoing 

  • Flexible funding over £10,000 for up to five years to organisations in England who want to take action on the issues that matter to people and communities.

the chapman charitable trust

Deadline:

ongoing 

  • £1-2K grants for organisations working in Hertfordshire, Essex and Kent that work to increase the accessibility of the arts, especially for young people.

arts council

Deadline:

ongoing 

  • The Creative People and Places fund focuses on parts of the country where involvement in arts and culture is significantly below the national average.