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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 Coalfields Regeneration Trust in England has re-opened its Community Grants programme.

    No closing date.

    Added: 20 May 2015
  • The Asda Foundation is currently accepting applications to its grant making programmes.

    Deadline: 20th May

    Added: 30 April 2015
  • Comprehensive listing of grants funders for the arts.
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available for not-for-profit organisations to develop stronger better connected communities across the UK by targeting the key social issues that are affecting local communities.
    Added: 25 September 2014
  • The Trust awards grant funding to small-scale, locally-based charitable initiatives in the UK in the following areas: children and young people; minority groups including refugees, gypsies and travellers; prisoners and ex-offenders; disability; homelessness; arts outreach; and environmental projects.
    Added: 25 September 2014
  • The following fund is now actively seeking applications: Hazel & Ken Greig Fund with up to £1,000 for craft projects working in rural communities.
    Added: 1 December 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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