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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

  • The Arts Council England has announced that the next funding round of its Artists International Development programme will open on the 15th February 2016.

    Deadline: 13th April
    Added: 3 February 2016
  • The Culture Capital Exchange has launched "The Exchange", a two-year pilot project bringing together Artists, Creative Small Businesses and Academic Researchers to explore and nurture research collaborations between the Arts and Creative Sectors and Universities. 

    Deadline: 31st March

    Added: 3 February 2016
  • Music Grants for Older People 

    Deadline: 30 April

    Added: 3 February 2016
  • Not for profit organisations such as such schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 through the BBC Children in Need Small Grants programme.

    Deadline: 1st March 2016

    Added: 16 December 2015
  • Grants of more than £2,500 are available to help small businesses, farmers and community groups in parts of Derbyshire Dales and High Peak to develop and grow.
    Added: 24 November 2015
  • The Fidelio Trust welcomes applications for grants in support of the Arts, in particular the dramatic and operatic arts, music, speech and dance.
    Added: 10 November 2015
  • The fund will award £300 donations to 85 local community projects, charities and warm-hearted people across the UK and Ireland during the course of the Fund.
    Added: 4 November 2015
  • The Mansfield Building Societyís Community Support Scheme awarded Whitwell Forward £341 to purchase promotional flyers, tickets and programmes promoting the 7th annual Whitwell Festival. 
    Added: 5 October 2015
  • The Golden Bottle Trust and the Bulldog Trust
    Joint Funding Initiative 2015/16   
    Added: 21 July 2015
  • The Golden Bottle Trust (GBT) was established by the Partners of the bank in 1985 to donate money to a wide range of causes.  
    Added: 15 July 2015
  • DONATE is available to all charities and from September 1st to all organisations with a charitable purpose. 
    Added: 13 July 2015
  • The Arts Council England has launched a new "Ambition for Excellence" Fund.

    Rolling applications deadline to October 2017.
    Added: 8 July 2015
  • The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, one of the largest independent grant makers in the UK has announced a new funding strategy.
    Added: 8 July 2015
  • UK registered charities can apply for a grant of up to £5,000.
    Added: 1 July 2015
  • Charities registered in the UK can apply for grants from the newly established Morrisons Foundation.
    Added: 29 June 2015
  • The Hazel & Ken Greig Fund was designed with Hazelís passion and commitment to arts and crafts in mind.
    Added: 8 June 2015
  • The Coalfields Regeneration Trust in England has re-opened its Community Grants programme.

    No closing date.

    Added: 20 May 2015
  • Comprehensive listing of grants funders for the arts.
    Added: 13 March 2015
  • 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
  • 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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