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Could St John’s £4m Social Investment Programme help you help more?

St John’s Hospital in Bath has been supporting disadvantaged people since 1174 and wants to hear from other local charities and social enterprises that could benefit from a new £4m loan fund. Loans range from £25,000 up to £500,000 and are designed to help organisations working with people and communities in and around Bath make …
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An open letter to all non-NPOs: sometimes it pays not to be funded

From The Guardian Cultural Professionals Network It’s without a safety net that we can make truly spectacular and exciting work, says New Diorama Theatre’s David Byrne Watching the Arts Council’s funding announcements, celebrations and commiserations fizz on my Twitter timeline last week, I was reminded of a panel I sat on just a year ago. I …
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Fee-free crowdfunding platform for galleries and museums launched by Art Fund

From Arts Professional ‘Art Happens’ will promote projects costing between £10k and £25k that it regards as “small-scale, achievable and highly creative”. The £150k platform, that doesn’t charge fees, is funded by Arts Council England and donations raised by The Art Fund. Crowdfunding scheme for UK art launched (BBC) ArtFund offers crowdfunding as grant source (FT) Art …
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ACE Funding Available for Bridge Organisations

To help ensure that every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts, Arts Council England will fund a small number of ‘Bridge’ organisations. Bridge organisations are primarily facilitators and will use their experience and expertise to connect children and young people, schools and communities with art and culture. …
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Awards for Young Musicians

Applications are currently being accepted for the Awards for Young Musicians scheme. Grants of between £200 and £2,000 are available to give talented 5-17 year olds the opportunity to experience high-quality music tuition or contribute towards their musical life. The grants are especially focused on young musicians who struggle with the cost of music education. …
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