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27th March 19
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Funding Sources and Opportunities

Clore Duffield Foundation : Small Grants Programme

The Clore Duffield Foundation has launched a 1m, five year programme to help fund performing arts education initiatives for young people. The scheme will fund education projects in opera, dance, music, theatre, musical theatre and spoken word. Schools, professionals and amateur bodies are eligible to apply for awards of between 1,000 and 10,000. The is no match funding requirement.
For further details: 


National Lottery Good Causes





Awards for All  'Lottery Grants for Local Groups' 


Awards for All  is a Lottery grants scheme for local communities.  There are different schemes for each of the four counteries of the UK.




Awards for All ...

  • is a Lottery grants scheme aimed at local communities
  • awards grants of between 500 and 5,000 in a simple and straightforward way
  • funds projects that enable people to take part in art, sport, heritage and community activities, as well as projects that promote education, the environment and health in the local community.
  • Applications can be made at any time.
  • The application form is short and simple 
  • There are links to guidance notes and sources of help
  • You will be told if you are successful or not within 8 weeks
  • Grants for projects of between 500 and 5,000

    Heritage Lottery Fund

  • Your Heritage


    Grants of between 5000 and 50,000 available for projects which:

            conserve and enhance our diverse heritage

           encourage communities to identify, look after and celebrate their heritage

            increase opportunities for learning about heritage

           open up heritage resources and sites to the widest possible audiences.

    Young Roots


    Grants of between 5000 and 25000 available for projects which:

    • involve young people between 13 & 20 years in their heritage
    • relate to the local and culturally varied heritage of the UK
    • delivered by partnership (heritage group partner required)
    • increase opportunities for young people to learn about heritage
    • promote involvement with heritage and a greater appreciation of the value of heritage for a wide range of young people

    'Heritage' includes many different things and places that have been, and can be passed on from one generation to another. Among these are local and cultural traditions including languages.





    Arts Council England: Grants for the Arts


    Grants for the arts are for individuals, arts organisations and other people who use the arts in their work. They are for activities that benefit people in England or that help artists and arts organisations from England to carry out their work.


    The aims of Grants for the arts are to:

    • help more people to take part in the arts
    • provide creative opportunities for children and young people
    • help the development of artists, arts organisations and the creative economy
    • involve the arts and artists in creating vibrant communities
    • allow artists from this country to work internationally, international artists to work in England, and artists from here and abroad to work with each other
    • create opportunities to promote and celebrate diversity
    • improve the performance and productivity of arts organisations and the arts sector

    For further information please visit the Arts Council England website.