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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 Mansfield Building Society’s Community Support Scheme awarded Whitwell Forward £341 to purchase promotional flyers, tickets and programmes promoting the 7th annual Whitwell Festival. 
    Added: 5 October 2015
  • It’s that time of year again – where Foundation Derbyshire pack up their desks and head out across our beautiful county! This year they’re providing both group workshops and one to one sessions.

    Dates throughout November


    Added: 14 September 2015
  • NHS England has launched a new community grant scheme to showcase good practice around patient and citizen participation in healthcare.
    Deadline: 28th September
    Added: 18 August 2015
  • High Peak Theatre Trust has announced that Paul Kerryson MBE is to become Artistic Advisor to the Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre Young Company and that a bursary scheme haas been launched.
    Added: 22 July 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
  • PRS for Music Foundation and Arts Council England have announced that the next application deadline for the Momentum Music Fund is the 8th October 2015.
    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
  • The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust which awards grants to registered charities in the United Kingdom has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st November 2015.
    Added: 29 June 2015
  • Charities registered in the UK can apply for grants from the newly established Morrisons Foundation.
    Added: 29 June 2015
  • The Artists’ international development fund offers early stage development opportunities for individual freelance and self-employed artists.
    Deadline 14th October.
    Added: 19 June 2015
  • The Hazel & Ken Greig Fund was designed with Hazel’s 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
  • Funding from Concertina.

    Next grants deadline: October 31st

    Added: 20 May 2015
  • Comprehensive listing of grants funders for the arts.
    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 September 2015. 
    Added: 22 July 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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