Funding Advice Bureau
The Radcliffe Trust: Small Grants in Support of Crafts
The Radcliffe Trust provides small grants in support of Crafts and Music, particularly in the field of Classical music. Crafts are broadly defined, including building conservation skills, rural skills and traditional creative craft skills. In the area of crafts the main objective is the support of craft training among young people both at apprenticeship and postgraduate levels. For other craft grants the Trustees' main objective is to achieve a standard of excellence in crafts related particularly to conservation.
The majority of grants awarded are for amounts between £1,000 - £5,000.
More information and guidelines at: www.theradcliffetrust.org
The Pilgrim Trust
The Pilgrim Trust supports projects that come under the four main headings of social welfare, art and learning, preservation and places of worship. There is a small grants fund for applications of £5000 or less and a large grants fund; from which the average size grant being £20,000.
The Trustees normally meet in January, April, July and October. Applications and supporting information must be received at least 6 weeks prior to the meetings.
Fidelio Charitable Trust
Fidelio welcomes applications for grants in support of the arts, in particular the dramatic and operatic arts, music, speech and dance. Institutions, colleges, arts festivals and other arts organisations in the United Kingdom may seek financial support for individuals or groups of exceptional ability, whom they have been responsible for selecting, to enable them to:
- receive special tuition or coaching (e.g. in the case of musicians to attend masterclasses);
- participate in external competitions;
- be supported for a specially arranged performance;
- receive support for a special publication, musical composition or work of art.
Applications from individuals or groups seeking support for them will not be accepted.
For more information visit: www.fideliocharitabletrust.org.uk Source: NALGAO
No grants programmes available at present.
Sustain: Arts Council England's Response to the Impact of the Recession on Arts Organisations
Sustain, Arts Council England's response to the impact of the recession on arts organisations is now open to application. Sustain provides additional financial and technical support, over and above ACE's existing funding programmes, and will be made available to organisations to help them maintain their artistic, financial and organisational viability during the recession and implement essential changes to ensure their long-term sustainability.
There is no closing deadline for applications, the programme has a budget of £40 million.
You can download a copy of the Sustain application pack from www.artscouncil.org.uk
The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation
The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation aims to improve the quality of life particularly of those in need. Grants range in size from £250,000 down to less than £1,000, although most grants will be for less than £10,000. The grants can be used for capital projects, endowments, scholarship funds, research programmes and research funding.
The Foundation publishes very brief guidelines for applicants and there is no application form. To apply, write to the Director giving details of your charity and its objectives, the need and purpose of your project and how much it will cost, the size of grant requested, how much has already been raised and from whom, and how you plan to raise the shortfall. Include annual report and accounts and any other documentation you feel will help to support your appeal.
Applications are considered regularly. The catchment area is England and Wales.
For more information, phone: 020 7408 2198 or email email@example.com