National Funding

​National funding schemes, grants and trusts across all art forms. 

ACE: Catalyst Evolve programme

A new £17.5 million Catalyst: Evolve programme from the Arts Council launches on 14th January 2016. The fund will support projects that enhance the capacity of arts and cultural...

Posted by CAN network on 15th December 2015.

Wellcome Trust – Arts Awards

The Wellcome Trust is inviting organisations and individuals to apply for funding through its Arts Awards. The Arts Awards support projects that engage the public with biomedical science...

Posted by CAN network on 15th December 2015.

Awards for Young Musicians 2016

Awards for Young Musicians (AYM), which support the UK's most talented young musicians (aged 5 to 17) who, because of financial need, may be prevented from fulfilling their creative...

Posted by CAN network on 15th December 2015.

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation: Shared Ground Fund

The Shared Ground Fund will support organisations to provide direct services and support to young people, and/or work that seeks to influence relevant policy or practice. It will provide...

Posted by CAN network on 15th December 2015.

ACE: Change Makers Fund

Arts Council England (ACE) has announced Change Makers, a £2.6m fund designed to develop a cohort of black and minority ethnic (BAME) and disabled leaders through a programme of...

Posted by CAN network on 15th December 2015.

Support for Film Festivals

The EU has funding of €3 million available to support projects that grow audience development, stimulate interest in and improve access to European audio-visual works. Priority...

Posted by CAN network on 26th November 2015.

Esmee Fairbairn Trust

Esmee Fairbairn aims to improve the quality of life throughout the UK. They do this by funding the charitable activities of organisations that have the ideas and ability to achieve change...

Posted by CAN network on 26th November 2015.

Edge Creative Enterprise Fund

With support from the Government’s British Business Bank, the Edge Creative Enterprise Fund has been launched to address the “funding drought” in the creative industries....

Posted by CAN network on 24th November 2015.

Video Games Prototype Fund

The government has launched a £4 million fund for the UK's video games industry. Aimed at helping smaller companies move concepts into production, from 2015 to 2019 the Video...

Posted by CAN network on 28th October 2015.

ACE: Evolve - supporting organisations to attract more private giving

The Evolve programme is a new Arts Council England £17.5million initiative supporting organisations with a limited track record in fundraising to enable them to attract more private...

Posted by CAN network on 28th October 2015.