The Foundation encourages applications that make a strong artistic case for support in either the performing or visual arts, and includes the following areas of support:

  • helping to make the arts more accessible by developing new and more diverse audiences
  • encouraging new work and supporting young and emerging artists; skilled freelancers and independent practitioners
  • projects that encourage sustainability by reducing overheads or which help generate additional revenue. This might include environmental improvements to save energy and lower carbon emissions  where a cost benefit can be demonstrated.
Grant amount

Grants are in the range of £10,000 to £50,000 for revenue projects, with some larger grants possible depending upon need and purpose.

Criteria includes:
  • One-year grants only to charities that can demonstrate ongoing financial stability for the next 12 months from the date of their application.
  • More grants to cover core costs, favouring those with no, or without significant, public funding.
  • Grants to cover essential equipment or re-equipping to enable ongoing service provision, home-working, delivery of on-line digital services and education work.
  • Grants to enable minor works, or fund equipment, to enable social distancing within buildings.
  • Favours organisations and projects that provide direct benefits and services to the general public (rather than special interest groups).

For more information and to apply please visit the Foundation website

Deadline: ongoing