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Funding opportunities

Funding opportunities are posted here as they arise.

For more information on established funding opportunities by organisations that have ongoing funding programmes, check out the list of resources we have compiled in the links section of the website.

If you have a funding opportunity you would like to advertise through artsderbyshire, please email us at

  • Aviva's 2015 Community Fund opens for applications until 24th April.
    Added: 30 March 2015
  • Comprehensive listing of grants funders for the arts.
    Added: 13 March 2015
  • The Spirit of Achievement Arts and Culture Challenge Fund is now open for applications.

    Deadline: 20th April
    Added: 13 March 2015
  • The Fidelio Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular the dramatic and operatic arts, music, speech and dance.
    Deadline: 1st June
    Added: 13 March 2015
  • New report: A New Destination for the Arts - Between a RoCC and a Hard Place

    Published February 2015

    Added: 13 March 2015
  • Fundraising Training Day

    Led by Amanda Rigali, Head of the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme, this workshop promises to demystify the world of fundraising.

    Tuesday, 24th March at Chesterfield College

    Added: 18 February 2015
  • ACE Research Grants Programme 2015-18

    The Research grants programme seeks to build our collective knowledge and deepen our understanding of the impact of arts and culture and to promote greater collaboration and co-operation between the arts and cultural sector and research partners.

    Deadline 12th March

    Added: 23 February 2015
  • Awards for young musicians in 2015
    The annual awards programme is open until 13th March.
    Added: 23 February 2015
  • Awards for Young musicians

    2015 Annual Awards programme applications process is now open.

    Deadline: Fri 13th March

    Added: 12 January 2015
  • The Lords Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity dedicated to giving disadvantaged and disabled young people a sporting chance, has announced that its funding programme for Sensory Rooms and Equipment will re-open for applications on the 1st December 2014. 
    Added: 26 November 2014
  • More than 40 small businesses across the county have been awarded grants of up to £75,000 through the Global Derbyshire Small Business Support Programme. Could yours be next?


    Added: 20 October 2014
  • Youth Music, the UK's largest children's music charity, has announced that its grant making programme will re-open for applications in autumn 2014.
    Added: 13 August 2014
  • Funding is available for UK registered charities working in music, and heritage and crafts.
    Added: 12 August 2014
  • Golsoncott Foundation grants are available to voluntary sector organisations in the UK for projects that promote fine arts and music.
    Added: 12 August 2014
  • The Garfield Weston Foundation helps small, local community organisations and covers a wide range of charitable activity.
    Added: 12 August 2014
  • Registered charities that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000 through the Ironmongers Company’s grants programme.

    Added: 12 August 2014
  • Accelerator is IdeasTap‘s new commission-free crowdfunding platform. As an arts charity and funder, IdeasTap has been helping creative people to get their ideas off the ground for years. Now it’s offering its members a way to raise project funding themselves – without the commission fees other crowdfunding platforms charge.
    Added: 12 August 2014
  • The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is currently inviting applications from community and voluntary organisations throughout England's Coalfield Communities who are contributing to the regeneration of their communities.
    Added: 15 May 2014
  • The Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation awards grants that benefit the disadvantaged.
    Added: 7 May 2014
  • The Shackleton Foundation provide up to £10,000 of seed funding and support to enable aspiring leaders and social entrepreneurs to establish their own ventures to help young people in challenging circumstances.
    Added: 7 May 2014
  • The Tudor Trust makes grants, and provides other types of support, to voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK.
    Added: 7 May 2014

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