Funding sources

Sources of funding and support for the North West

Details correct August 2018

Please refer to websites for up to date information on deadlines, timetabling and grant conditions. Some funders, particularly charitable organisations, proactively seek museums to work with and do not accept unsolicited applications. These funding streams have not been listed here. 

Anna Plowden Trust

www.annaplowdentrust.org.uk

Grants to support the development of skills in conservation

  • Anna Plowden/Clothworkers’ Foundation Continuing Professional Development Grants – contribute to the cost of short courses and conferences
  • Conservation Training Scholarships – contribute to the cost of attending full-time conservation training courses

Architectural Heritage Fund

www.ahfund.org.uk

To promote the conservation and sustainable re-use of historic buildings for the benefit of communities across the UK, particularly in economically disadvantaged areas. Where a building is listed, scheduled, or within a conservation area or of acknowledged historic merit – and potentially involves a change of ownership and/or use – it can help with advice, development grants or loans

  • Project Viability Grant – to fund studies to look at potential uses for a building and at its current condition. Used to judge whether applicants can then apply for AHF’s Project Development Grant
  • Project Development Grant – to cover some costs of developing and coordinating a project and taking it towards the start of work on-site
  • Heritage Projects Fund – loan facilities open to UK-based organisations with a built heritage focus, which operate on a not-for-private profit basis, to support projects which involve a change of ownership and/or bring about the beneficial re-use of historically important buildings
  • Community Heritage Support Fund – supportive social investment into enterprises which benefit from the UK’s architectural heritage and consequently seek to improve the lives of people in their communities
  • Heritage Mortgage Programme – allows for earlier, longer-term financial planning, potentially reducing the annual costs upon a borrower; the mortgage is available either pre- or post-completion of a capital project

Art Fund

www.artfund.org

Providing museums and curators with funding for acquisitions, training and development, and the display of art through tours and exhibitions

  • Acquisitions Programme – purchase of works of art and other objects of aesthetic interest, dating from antiquity to the present day
  • Main Grants – grants of £7,500 and above and/or where the total cost of the work is more than £15,000
  • Small Grants – grants of £7,500 or less where the total cost of the work is £15,000 or less
  • Auctions – time critical applications of any size for works coming up for sale at auction
  • Weston Loan Programme – grant programme to provide regional museums and visitors with increased access to national museum and gallery collections, made possible by the Garfield Weston Foundation. Next deadline 11th September 2018
  • Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants Programme – funding for travel and other practical costs to help curators, scholars and researchers undertake collection and exhibition research projects, including temporary administrative cover
  • Headley Fellowships with Art Fund – programme to provide experienced curators with the time and resources to carry out research projects deepening specialist knowledge and expertise around their collections, made possible with support of the Headley Trust
  • Art Happens – crowdfunding platform for UK museums and gallery projects. Free of charge to any Accredited museum or gallery
  • New Collecting Awards – enables promising and ambitious curators to build critical professional skills by pursuing new avenues of collecting for their museums

Arts Council England

www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding

Supporting a range of activities across arts, museums and libraries

  • Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants – open access programme for arts, museums and libraries projects, funded by the National Lottery. In March 2018 the Grants for the Arts fund became the new Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants, supporting the integration of museums and libraries into ACE’s total investment approach and more open to supporting those working in creative and digital media than the previous Grants for the Arts. As well as being able to apply for arts-focused projects, Accredited museums can now also apply for non-arts museum projects. Museum projects are focused on museum practice (in other words, a museum’s collections, or other activities linked to its core mission or on developing the museum or its staff’s expertise). To be eligible for Project Grants, any museum project must have a long- or short-term public engagement outcome as part of its project aims. By funding museum activity in Accredited museums ACE want to enable high quality public engagement with museums and their collections:
  • £15,000 and under – decision in 6 weeks
  • Over £15,000 – decision in 12 weeks

Some aspects of the Strategic Touring and Ambition for Excellence funds have been absorbed into Project Grants

  • Developing Your Creative Practice – a new development fund designed to support independent creative practitioners to ensure excellence is thriving in the arts and culture sector. This fund will create more pathways for individuals, from a range of creative practices and backgrounds

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy

http://artsfundraising.org.uk

England’s national arts and cultural fundraising programme, dedicated to transforming the sector’s knowledge, skills and success in fundraising. Currently running four training programmes. Details below including dates of North West-based workshops:

  • Essentials series – aimed at equipping participants with fundraising essentials
  • Fundraising – 8th November 2018, People’s History Museum
  • Individual giving – 26th September 2018, People’s History Museum
  • Leadership series – aimed at equipping participants to succeed in fundraising as managers and leaders
  • Governance series – designed for current trustees or those who would like to become a trustee
  • Fundraising skills for trustees – 22nd November 2018, People’s History Museum
  • Specialist series – dedicated to specific fundraising needs and skills based on demand in the sector
  • Major donors and legacy giving – 12th February 2019, People’s History Museum
  • Free e-learning courses – supported by Arts Council England, Cause4Advance’s short, on-the-go learning courses bring you the latest thinking about arts fundraising. The latest e-learning courses will be available from September 2018, https://advance.cause4.co.uk

Special discounted rate for workshops available to members of AIM, Arts Marketing Association, Engage and NMDC


Association for Industrial Archaeology

http://industrial-archaeology.org/aia-awards/restoration-grants/

Restoration Grants – grants of up to £20,000 for a range of historic and industrial archaeology purposes


Association of Independent Museums (AIM)

www.aim-museums.co.uk

Membership network for independent museums, galleries and heritage organisations across the UK. Administers grants for museums to help AIM members with a variety of needs including training, conservation, development and exhibitions

  • Biffa Award History Makers Programme – People Who Shaped Our World – to fund museums to create new exhibitions that will inspire the public through the lives and achievements of extraordinary, historical figures who have made a significant impact on the industrial, scientific, commercial or social history of the UK, shaping the world we live in today. The final round is now open for applications, deadline for expressions of interest is 1st October 2018
  • AIM Hallmarks Awards (funded by Arts Council England) – support museums to begin to use the principles in the ‘AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums’ to improve the way they work
  • Main Grants – grants from £4,000 to £12,000 to enable museums to implement the key ideas within AIM Hallmarks, supporting projects that have an impact on museums’ way of working, culture, strategy or business model
  • Small grants – grants from £3,000 to £6,000 to support museums to improve their financial sustainability through cost saving or income generation

The closing date for the first round of both strands is 20th November 2018

  • Training Grants – support member museums in developing the skills and expertise of their staff and trustees. Currently allocated for 2018 but AIM are investigating the possibility of reopening it before the end of the year
  • Collections Care Audits (in partnership with ICON and funded by the Pilgrim Trust)to enable small museums to undertake a basic professional collections care audit. Applications close 30th September 2018
  • Remedial Conservation Grant Scheme (funded by the Pilgrim Trust) – funds conservation of accessioned objects in any media. Applications close 30th September 2018
  • Collections Care Grant Scheme (funded by the Pilgrim Trust) – supports projects to help museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections through improvements to collections care. Applications close 30th September 2018
  • Also see Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy
  • Also see Charity Finance Group

Beecroft Bequest

www.museumsassociation.org/funding

Administered by trustees appointed by the Museums Association, provides funding for acquisition of pre-19th century works


Big Give

www.thebiggive.org.uk

Supports charities by showcasing their work to supporters and philanthropists, allowing charities to take online donations, increase online visibility, and offering opportunities to take part in match funding campaigns

  • Christmas Challenge Funding – match funding challenge, double donations during a specified time; encourages larger donations from new, current and lapsed donors. Encourages charities to use new ways of fundraising e.g. through social media
  • Match Funding – the Big Give sources Champions to provide match funds towards a charity’s project. Champions are trusts, foundations and corporations who promise to match the online donations the charity receives, allowing it to maximise its fundraising potential

Big Lottery Fund

www.biglotteryfund.org.uk

  • Awards For All – grants from £300 to £10,000 for grassroots and community activity that aims to improve life for local people and neighbourhoods
  • Reaching Communities England – 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
  • Partnerships – grants over £10,000 for organisations who share responsibility and influence with others, who have a shared set of goals and values, and achieve their mission by starting with the bigger picture rather than just what their organisation can do on its own
  • Building Connections – (partnership between Government, Big Lottery Fund and the Co-op Foundation set up in response to the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness) grants from £30,000 to £100,000 to support projects that are able to prevent or reduce loneliness
  • Main Fund – funding to organisations with existing projects that are already helping to build connections to prevent or reduce loneliness and want to do more to build on this work
  • Youth Strand – open to organisations with existing youth-focused activities that could be effective at helping young people avoid long-term loneliness
  • See also The Fore Trust

Bulldog Trust

www.bulldogtrust.org

See The Fore Trust


Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund

http://www.grantscape.org.uk/fund/burbo-bank-extension-community-fund/

Supports community and environmental projects along the North Wales and English coast off the Irish Sea within a defined area. Grants are available for community building provision and improvements, environmental and wildlife projects, marine and coastal improvement projects, social and community enterprise initiatives


Charity Finance Group

www.cfg.org.uk

Through funding from Arts Council England, AIM has purchased bulk membership of CFG for all AIM members to support them to develop better financial management and governance. Members receive member rates and discounts for CFG’s programme of events, training and members’ meetings, specifically designed for a range of different sized charities and organisations; networking with peers and online forums; publications; access to specialist finance helplines, and the chance to impact on CFG’s policy work. Northern-based workshops include:

  • Northern members’ meeting – implementing a finance strategy, 9th October 2018, Leeds
  • Advanced charity finance – 22nd November 2018, Manchester
  • Financial strategy & governance workshop – 7th February 2019, Preston, hosted by AIM, CFG and MDNW

Charles Hayward Foundation

www.charleshaywardfoundation.org.uk

Grants for protecting, restoring and interpreting past inventions, discoveries, industrial sites and defining moments that have shaped our history and identity, and displaying them in a modern context for public engagement, use and learning. Will fund adaptation of former industrial heritage sites to creative and educational spaces, development of museums and galleries, conservation and preservation of pictures, manuscripts, books and objects for public display, use and interest

  • Main Grant Programme – for UK-registered charities with an annual income of more than £350,000, grants awarded of £20,000 to £50,000 

Cheshire Community Action

www.cheshireaction.org.uk/our-services/grants-funding/

Database of Cheshire-specific funding


 Cheshire Community Foundation

www.cheshirecommunityfoundation.org.uk

Central point of information for sources of funding in Lancashire. Part of a national movement of Community Foundations that undertake strategic grant-making, facilitate philanthropy and contribute to achieving positive social change in local communities


Clore Duffield Foundation

www.cloreduffield.org.uk

Provides support for cultural learning, creating learning spaces within arts and heritage organisations

  • Main Grants Programme – open to registered charities and local authority run museums and galleries, mainly for capital projects
  • Main Grants Programme: Learning Spaces – funds museum, gallery and heritage learning spaces

The Clothworkers’ Foundation

https://foundation.clothworkers.co.uk

See Anna Plowden Trust


Community Foundation for Lancashire

www.lancsfoundation.org.uk

Central point of information for sources of funding in Lancashire. Part of a national movement of Community Foundations that undertake strategic grant-making, facilitate philanthropy and contribute to achieving positive social change in local communities


Community Foundation for Merseyside

www.cfmerseyside.org.uk

Central point of information for sources of funding in Merseyside. Part of a national movement of Community Foundations that undertake strategic grant-making, facilitate philanthropy and contribute to achieving positive social change in local communities


Co-op Foundation

www.coopfoundation.org.uk

See Big Lottery Fund


Country Houses Foundation

www.countryhousesfoundation.org.uk

Grants for the repair and conservation of rural historic buildings and structures, including where appropriate their gardens, grounds and outbuildings. Usually listed or scheduled buildings. Usually make grants to projects which are ready to begin but will also consider seed funding to kick start a project.


Cumbria Community Foundation

www.cumbriafoundation.org

Central point of information for sources of funding in Cumbria. Part of a national movement of Community Foundations that undertake strategic grant-making, facilitate philanthropy and contribute to achieving positive social change in local communities


Daphne Bullard Trust

www.museumsassociation.org/funding

Run by the Museums Association, provides grants for textile conservation and display


DCMS/Wolfson Foundation Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund

www.gov.uk/government/publications/dcms-wolfson-museums-and-galleries-improvement-fund-2018-20

The fund is open to bids from museums, museum services and galleries in England which are museums/museums services with Designated collections, Designated university-based collections, museums/museum services that are or have been members of an ACE development scheme (National Portfolio Organisation, Major Partner Museums, Renaissance), museums and galleries sponsored by DCMS. Funding is available for material improvements to the display and interpretation of collections, improvements to access and/or interpretation for visitors with disabilities, physical improvements to public spaces to enhance visitor experience, and improvements to environmental controls, collections storage and conservation facilities to enhance the care of collections. Deadline for applications 31st August 2018


Drapers’ Charitable Fund

www.thedrapers.co.uk

Provides grants to support textile conservation, particularly textiles of national importance, plus supporting museums related to former exploits of the armed forces or the textile trade


Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk

Current priorities for arts funding are art with a social impact, supporting emerging talent, and organisations at a pivotal point in their development. Other priorities are children and young people, environment, food and social change

  • Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund (administered by the Museums Association) – funds collections work outside the scope of an organisation’s core resources. Between 2017 and 2019 it is offering a total of £3.5m in grants, as well as providing events and resources for the whole sector. Deadline for applications for current round is 12th September 2018. See museumsassociation.org/funding for further details

The Fore Trust

www.thefore.org

Make grants of up to £30,000 over one to three years and provide access to business expertise to help grantees achieve their goals. Offering development funding and strategic support to early-stage charities and social enterprises. A partner of the Big Lottery Fund


Foyle Foundation

www.foylefoundation.org.uk

Independent grant making trust for UK charities

  • Main Grants Scheme: Arts – support projects to help deliver artistic vision and help sustain the arts
  • Main Grants Scheme: Learning – support museum projects which facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and learning and which have a long-term strategic impact
  • Small Grants Scheme – to support smaller charities, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities

Friends of National Libraries

www.friendsofnationallibraries.org.uk

To help libraries, record offices and museums acquire rare books, manuscripts or archives that organisations would not be able to purchase with their own resources


Funding Central

www.fundingcentral.org.uk/default.aspx

Provides access to thousands of grants, contracts and loan finance opportunities from local, national and EU funding sources


Garfield Weston Foundation

www.garfieldweston.org

Revenue, project and capital grants in the following categories

  • Museums and Heritage – support organisations that conserve and interpret our nation’s heritage for future generations, ensuring it is accessible and available to all
  • Arts – support organisations that delight and inspire audiences across the UK
  • Major Grants – £100,000 and above
  • Regular Grants – under £100,000
  • See also Art Fund’s Weston Loan Programme

Golsoncott Foundation

www.golsoncott.org.uk

Arts-funding trust to support projects that demonstrate and deliver excellence in the arts


Granada Foundation

www.granadafoundation.org

Provides grants to encourage the study and appreciation of fine arts and sciences in the North West – website currently under redevelopment and no details of funding available


GRANTfinder

www.grantfinder.co.uk

UK’s leading grants and policy database


The Grocers’ Charity

http://grocershall.co.uk/the-charity/memorial-grants/heritage-the-arts/

Memorial Grants programme – grants of up to £5,000 for UK charities for conservation of historic buildings, conservation of historic objects or paintings, and improving accessibility to arts projects, performances or exhibitions


Headley Trust

www.sfct.org.uk/Headley.html

One of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. Trustees are prepared to consider unsolicited proposals so long as they closely match one of the following areas of interest:

Arts & Heritage UK

  • Regional museums and galleries, with special consideration for curatorial support and acquisitions
  • The display, study and acquisition of British ceramics
  • Conservation of industrial, maritime and built heritage
  • Archaeology
  • Major museums and galleries (not normally large capital projects)
  • Arts education/outreach and access to the arts for disabled and disadvantaged people
  • Headley Museums Archaeological Acquisition Fund

Education

  • Bursaries for vocational training in traditional crafts, conservation and heritage skills

Health & Social Welfare

  • Projects to improve older people’s quality of life in residential care homes, including supporting people with dementia
  • Support for carers of older people (local & national)
  • Projects that support disadvantaged families and young people

See also Art Fund’s Headley Fellowships


Henry Moore Foundation

www.henry-moore.org

Henry Moore Grants support exhibitions, exhibition catalogues, commissions, conferences, research, fellowships, publications, residencies and the development of collections through acquisitions, conservation, cataloguing and display

  • New Projects and Commissions – grants up to £20,000 for exhibitions, exhibition catalogues and sculpture commissions
  • Acquisitions and Collections – grants up to £20,000 for museums and galleries to acquire and conserve sculpture for their collections
  • Research and Development
  • Long Term Research Grants available to organisations only, these grants support extended research projects requiring funding for more than one year, e.g. a permanent collection catalogue. Grants can be awarded up to £20,000
  • Research and Travel Grants – aimed at individual academics (post-MA), curators and scholars, grants support research into the history and interpretation of sculpture. Will support funding towards research costs, including travel, photography and archival access. The maximum grant is £2,500

The Heritage Alliance

www.theheritagealliance.org.uk

The Heritage Alliance briefs opinion-formers in the Westminster government and beyond on the value of heritage and the contribution that independent heritage organisations make to contemporary society


Heritage Lottery Fund

www.hlf.org.uk/looking-funding/our-grant-programmes

Grants to sustain and transform the UK’s heritage.

In early 2019 the Heritage Lottery Fund will begin a new, five-year Strategic Funding Framework that sets out how it will distribute National Lottery good causes money to the heritage sector. In light of this 2018-19 is a transitional year, with some changes to the usual grant programmes. The new funding framework opens in January 2019. The following programmes are still open in August 2018:

  • First World War: Then and Now – grants for communities and organisations to mark the Centenary of WWI, running until 2019 (£3,000-£10,000) – final deadline for applications 18th January 2019
  • Heritage Enterprise – supports community organisations to rescue derelict historic places, giving them productive new uses (£100,000-£5m) – final deadline for applications over £100,000 is 16th August 2018
  • Heritage Grants – open programme of grants for any type of larger project related to the national, regional, or local heritage in the UK (£100,000+) – final deadline for applications is 16th August 2018
  • Our Heritage – grants for any type of project related to national, regional or local heritage (£10,000-£100,000) – final deadline for applications 18th January 2019
  • Resilient Heritage – to build capacity or achieve strategic change to improve the management of heritage. Grants can fund activities to help acquire new skills or knowledge, or new models of governance, leadership and business. Organisations in the early stages of planning their activities may also apply (£3,000-£250,000) – final deadline for applications is 18th January 2019
  • Sharing Heritage – programme of grants for any type of project related to national, regional or local heritage (£3,000-£10,000) – final deadline for applications 18th January 2019
  • Young Roots – projects to help young people aged 11 to 25 explore their heritage (£10,000-£50,000) – final deadline for applications 18th January 2019

Historic England

https://historicengland.org.uk/services-skills/grants/our-grant-schemes/

  • Repair Grants for Heritage at Risk – grants towards the repair and conservation of listed buildings, scheduled monuments and registered parks and gardens, intended to reduce the risk faced by sites on the Heritage at Risk Register
  • Heritage Protection Commissions – funding for strategic research and to build skills and capacity in the historic environment. Funds through both Open Proposals Programme and Calls for Proposals
  • Regional Capacity Building Programme – for activities and projects which are regional in coverage and which promote the understanding, management and conservation of the historic environment

ICOM UK

http://uk.icom.museum/about-us/bursaries/

  • British Council Travel Grant Scheme – grants to support museum professionals to develop mutually beneficial international projects and partnerships for their organisations, funding enables recipients to undertake an international visit to meet with colleagues and share skills, expertise and experience
  • Travel Bursary Fund – grants for museum workers across the UK to attend ICOM general conferences, meetings of its International Committees (subject specialist groups) and other relevant international conferences 

ICON

https://icon.org.uk

See AIM Collections Care Audits


Idlewild Trust

www.idlewildtrust.org.uk

Supports registered charities in projects that support the arts and conservation

  • Art – improve opportunities for young professionals working creatively in the arts, particularly at an early stage in their careers
  • Conservation – support the conservation of historic or artistically important objects and works of art in museums, galleries, places of worship, historic buildings or their grounds

Institute of Fundraising

www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk

Professional membership body for UK fundraising. Website contains resources and guidance for heritage organisations and charities. Also see The Heritage Alliance’s Giving to Heritage


 John Ellerman

www.ellerman.org.uk

Independent grant making foundation supporting charities that make a difference to people, society and the natural world

  • Museums and Galleries Fund – focus on visual and decorative arts, social history and natural history collections, particularly interested in applications which enable new ways of working both for established curators and those just starting out, or ensure organisations are able to safeguard and advance curatorial skills through a time of development or change

Kathy Callow Trust

www.museumsassociation.org/funding

Run by the Museums Association, provides grants for social history conservation projects


Leche Trust

www.lechetrust.org

The Trustees award grants to projects to conserve historic objects, collections and features of buildings and landscapes that date from the Georgian period or earlier


Locality

www.locality.org.uk

National network of community-led organisations; work aims to inspire local communities to change and improve by helping people to set up locally owned and led organisations, support organisations to exchange ideas and best practice on community asset ownership, community enterprise and social action, run major national programmes to support and empower local communities


Merseyside Funding Information Portal

www.mfip.org.uk

Database of Merseyside-specific funding


Museums Association

www.museumsassociation.org/funding

  • Museums Association Benevolent Fund (merged with the Trevor Walden Trust in 2015) provides funding for
  • the relief of poverty
  • alleviating financial distress suffered by past or present members of the Museums Association and their immediate dependents
  • the advancement of education and training of students participating in programmes and training events organised by the Museums Association, including working towards the AMA
  • See also Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund
  • See also Daphne Bullard Trust
  • See also Beecroft Bequest
  • See also Kathy Callow Trust

National Heritage Memorial Fund

www.nhmf.org.uk

Aims to save items of outstanding importance to the national heritage, and are at risk. Operates as a fund of last resort. Can help with purchase of works of fine and decorative art, museum collections, archives, manuscripts, items of transport and industrial history, historic buildings and land


National Manuscripts Conservation Trust

www.nmct.co.uk

Helps preserve important manuscript and archive collections by awarding grants for their conservation. Applications accepted from non-national archives and record offices, as well as specialist libraries, universities and museums


NWFED

www.nwfed.org.uk

Independent membership organisation that aims to represent and champion the interests of museums and galleries in the North West


Paul Hamlyn Foundation

www.phf.org.uk

Arts programme aims to widen access and participation in the arts

  • Access and Participation Fund – support organisations to test, implement and develop ambitious plans to widen access to and deepen participation in the arts
  • Arts-based Learning Fund – support arts organisations working with schools, colleges and other education environments to improve the evidence base for their work, so that they can do more to enhance the lives, development and achievements of children and young people

People’s Postcode Lottery

www.postcodelottery.co.uk

See People’s Postcode Trust and Postcode Community Trust


People’s Postcode Trust

www.postcodedreamtrust.org.uk

Dream Fund – applications for projects involving at least two organisations (one of which must be a registered charity) to deliver their ‘dream’ project that meets one or more of their priority themes, including changing lives through early intervention and ending loneliness and social isolation. Funded by the People’s Postcode Lottery


P H Holt Foundation

https://phholtfoundation.org.uk/what-we-fund/

Supports charities that aim to make Merseyside a better place to live, particularly smaller grass roots organisations that find it difficult to attract funds. Priorities are creating opportunities for people to contribute to their local community, enabling people to overcome barriers and take control of their lives, widening access to education for people of all ages, increasing engagement in the arts for marginalised or excluded groups, encouraging care of the natural and built environment


Pilgrim Trust

www.thepilgrimtrust.org.uk

To preserve and promote Britain’s historical and intellectual assets and to provide assistance to vulnerable members of society. Supports projects where funds will make the greatest impact and are also interested in projects where charities are having difficulty in raising funds from other sources

  • Preservation and Scholarship – projects that conserve historical buildings, monuments and collections; also encourage projects that promote awareness either by making collections more available or by supporting academic research and ones that improve access
  • See also AIM Collections Care Audits, Remedial Conservation Grant Scheme and Collections Care Grant Scheme

Postcode Community Trust

www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk

To support organisations to deliver on initiatives that benefit communities through grass roots sports, arts, recreation and wellbeing programmes that improve a community’s physical and mental health. Funded by the People’s Postcode Lottery


Ragdoll Foundation

www.ragdollfoundation.org.uk

Dedicated to supporting the creation, appreciation and awareness of imaginative and innovative content, programmes and projects that reflect the world from a child’s point of view

  • Open Grants Scheme – designed to support the cultural sector’s work with children and young people, supporting projects where the concerns of childhood can be heard. Grants of £5,000 to £20,000, but will also consider applications for up to £50,000

Royal Society

https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/places-of-science/

  • Places of Science – provides grants of up to £3,000 to small museums, funding projects that tell the stories of science and scientists relevant to communities across the UK. Deadline for applications 26th September 2018.

Sainsbury Family Charity Trusts

www.sfct.org.uk

The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts is the operating office of 17 grant- making trusts established by members of the Sainsbury family. Each trust works autonomously as an independent legal entity with a separate board
of trustees. Many of the trusts work closely with their chosen beneficiaries over a long period to achieve particular objectives and the majority of unsolicited proposals received by the Trusts are likely to be unsuccessful. See the website for further details and a list of all the trusts


Santander Foundation

www.santanderfoundation.org.uk

The Discovery Project community programme provides grants to support knowledge, skills and innovation to give disadvantaged people the confidence to discover and create a new world of opportunities. Discovery Grants of up to £5,000 available on the themes:

  • Explorer – improving knowledge and insight
  • Transformer – developing skills and experience
  • Changemaker – innovative solutions to social challenges

Scottish Power Foundation

www.scottishpower.com/pages/about_the_scottishpower_foundation.aspx

Provides funding to registered charities and non-profit organisations for the purposes of the advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science, education, environmental protection, citizenship and community development


 Sylvia Waddilove Trust

www.pwwsolicitors.co.uk/charity-grants/13-the-sylvia-waddilove-foundation-uk

Grants to charities for projects relating to the Trust’s priorities, including the preservation of buildings of architectural or historical significance


The Textile Society

www.textilesociety.org.uk/bursaries-awards/museum-award.php

  • Museum, Archive and Conservation Award awards of up to £5,000 for a textile related project within the museum, archive or conservation sector

Transform Foundation

www.transformfoundation.org.uk/grants-overview

Provides the initial funding to small and mid-size charities to help them prove the potential of online marketing as a way of recruiting donors, volunteers, campaigners, or helping beneficiaries. Generally fund organisations with an annual income of between £350,000 and £30million per year; will shortly be announcing programmes for smaller charities, with less sophisticated requirements for funding

  • Facebook Grants – funding of up to £5,000 for Facebook advertising, with free additional agency Facebook Advertising managed service through a technology grant partner, who can create the content, deploy and optimise the adverts
  • Website Grants – funding of up to £18,000 to cover the strategy, design, build, content strategy, training and launch of a new mobile optimised website, with sophisticated marketing, fundraising, appeals, social media, e-commerce and website management tools

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

www.trusthousecharitablefoundation.org.uk

  • Grants For Rural Issues And Urban Deprivation within these two areas, they support projects in the following categories – community support, arts, education and heritage. Within heritage they have a particular interest in industrial and maritime projects in areas of deprivation, which provide employment and/or volunteering opportunities for the local community and contribute to the regeneration of the area 

Wolfson Foundation

www.wolfson.org.uk

Awards grants to support the arts and humanities – in recognition of the UK’s strength in this area and the importance of the cultural sector both to the economy and to the enrichment of society

  • Direct Applications Programme – support the display of permanent collections, fund organisations of national significance that demonstrate excellence in the field
  • Historic Buildings and Landscapes – fund organisations demonstrating excellence in its work to protect and preserve historic buildings and landscapes
  • See also Art Fund’s New Collecting Awards
  • See also DCMS/Wolfson Foundation Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund 2018-20
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