Resources for Artists and Arts Organisations
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Arts Council Guidance and Information Sheets - The Arts Council England have developed a number of Guidance and Information Sheets which may be of assistance when planning and applying for support towards Arts activities. These sheets include Audience Development & Marketing and are available alongside various toolkits, links to other funding sources, research and evaluation on the Arts Council's website.
Health and Wellbeing
West Midlands Arts Health & Wellbeing (WMAH&W) is a regional network dedicated to supporting arts and health work. The WMAH&W website provides a practical resource with informative case studies, regional event details, information on specific projects and resources.
Creative Remedies funding directory - launched in October 2002, Creative Remedies is an Arts and Health website developed for health professionals, artists, local authorities and arts organisations across Staffordshire and the West Midlands.
Lottery Grants Search - Here you can find out about what organisations in your area have received Lottery grants and what the money was spent on. This search page allows you to find out what groups and people received Lottery funding in your local authority area, since Lottery funding began and in particular years. You can view details of Lottery grant recipients based on good cause theme by clicking on a section of the chart and by clicking on a point in the graph. You can also print, download and share the charts and graphs on this page.
Funding Sources for Individuals, Groups and Organisations
Arts Award Access Fund - Arts Award Access Fund provides small grants (£100 - £1,500) to individuals and groups who need financial help to achieve an Arts Award.
Awards for Young Musicians - Since 1998, AYM has run an annual Awards programme for young people aged between five and eighteen. Awards between £200 and £2,000 support the major costs of a young musician’s training, such as lessons, buying an instrument, travel and specialist courses.
BBC Performing Arts Fund - this fund aims to seek out and support aspiring individuals and community groups to achieve their greatest potential.
Birmingham and Black Country Community Foundation - this independent charity for Birmingham and the Black Country, provides philanthropy services and grants to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged communities in the region.
BVSC 4 Community - The community funding support website for the Birmingham area.
Clore Duffield - This Foundation is a grant-making charity which concentrates its support on cultural learning, creating learning spaces within arts and heritage organisations, leadership training for the cultural and social sectors, social care, and enhancing Jewish life. The Clore Duffield Foundation has created Poetry and Literature Awards to fund poetry and literature initiatives for children and young people, under the age of 19, across the UK. These Awards aim to provide children and young people with opportunities to experience poetry and literature in exciting and compelling ways, in and out of school.
Comic Relief - have a number of UK and International grant programmes for addressing people’s immediate needs as well as tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.
Creative Skillset - Creative Skillset manages a range of training funds contributed to by industry and public sources to help ensure that the UK creative industries have a workforce with the right level and range of skills.
Education Endowment Foundation - this foundation supports projects which will effectively challenge educational disadvantage and improve knowledge of what works in raising the attainment of disadvantaged students. The expected minimum grants size is £50,000.
Funding central - this website is for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises providing access to funding and finance opportunities. Plus a wealth of tools and resources supporting organisations to develop sustainable income strategies appropriate to your needs
Funding for artists - this website was created by Paul Hamlyn Foundation to provide a portal for information on funding opportunities for individual artists and composers.
Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England - grants for individuals, arts organisations and other people who use the arts in their work.
GRANTfinder is a subscription grants and funding information provider listing a range of opportunities
Jerwood Charitable Foundation – This Foundation supports a broad number of small grants for one-off projects, generally under £10,000. This fund allows the foundation to explore new relationships, work directly with individual artists, take risks and support research or development of future ideas.
Jerwood Visual Arts - JVA is a year round contemporary gallery programme of awards, exhibitions, and events at Jerwood Space, London, which then tours the UK. All of the major programmes are open submission.
Lottery Funding - this is a joint website run by all Lottery funders in the UK. This site allows you to search information on current funding programmes across the UK.
Lloyds TSB Foundation – This foundation funds and supports charities that help disadvantaged people play a fuller role in the community through delivering lasting changes and benefits for their users/beneficiaries. Funding is needs-driven, primarily supports core costs and is designed to fund issues that affect individuals as well as multiple communities.
Media Trust - this trust works with the media industry to empower charities and communities to have a voice and be heard.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - this foundation has a specific funding programme for the Arts.
Roughley Trust - this medium-sized Birmingham grant-making trust have wide-ranging interests in addressing special needs, deprivation and disadvantage as well as fostering health and wellbeing and a greater engagement with the arts, heritage and environment.
The Lankelly Chase Foundation - working to bring about change that will transform the quality of life of people who face severe and multiple disadvantage. This foundation's focus is particularly on the clustering of serious social harms, such as homelessness, substance misuse, mental illness, poverty, crime and victimisation.
The Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts – The ‘Start’ programme is the foundation’s flagship project. Since 2006, it has awarded grants of over £1.25m to arts organisations around the UK, enabling them to build strong relationships with their local schools.
The Social Investment Business - a variety of funds are available to help organisations prosper through better access to finance, support and long term strategic thinking.
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation - Trusthouse gives grants for running costs or one-off capital costs to charities and not-for-profit organisations in accordance with criteria concentrating on projects addressing Rural Issues and Urban Deprivation.
UnLtd - this charity supports social entrepreneurs - people with vision, drive, commitment and passion who want to change the world for the better by providing a complete package of funding and support, to help these individuals make their ideas a reality.
Young Roots, Heritage Lottery Fund - this grant programme is designed to engage young people aged 11-25 with their heritage. Young Roots projects stem directly from the interest and ideas of young people, who are supported by youth and heritage organisations to develop skills, build confidence, and connect with their local communities.
Your Heritage, Heritage Lottery Fund - this programme offers grants for projects that relate to the local, regional or national heritage of the UK (except the Channel Islands and Isle of Man). They welcome applications that help people to learn about, look after and celebrate heritage in a fun and enjoyable way.