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Nesta Report: Re-inventing the way the arts are funded?

Posted: August 19, 2014 at 11:00 am

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The arts funding system has long been based on a ‘three legged stool’ of subsidy, sponsorship and box office, and since 2008 all three have been shrinking, making this a wobbly base for forward planning.  However, according to new research by Nesta (National Endowment for Science, Technology & the Arts); new funding models could bring […]

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Funding for Digital Projects with a Social Impact

Posted: August 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm


The Nominet Trust which provides funding and support to imaginative social technology ventures has announced that the next funding round of its Social Tech Seed Investment Programme will open for applications in September 2014. Social Tech Seed is an investment programme that offers early-stage investment of between £15,000 and £50,000 to entrepreneurs who are looking […]

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Arts Council – Strategic Touring Programme

Posted: August 15, 2014 at 12:30 pm


The next closing date for grant applications to the Arts Council, England Strategic Touring Programme is the 29th August 2014. The £45 million Strategic touring programme provides in excess of £15,000 for projects that encourage collaboration between organisations, so more people across England experience and are inspired by the arts, particularly in places which rely […]

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Youth Music Launches its New Grant Making Programmes

Posted: August 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

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Youth Music, England’s largest children’s music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects, has announced major changes to its grant making programmes. Through its new funding programmes, Youth Music will focus on funding developmental music-making projects for children and young people up to the age of 25 and including early years (0 – 5); as […]

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North Yorkshire Community Fund (Yorkshire & Humberside)

Posted: August 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm


The Police and Crime Commissioner’s North Yorkshire Community Fund is open for applications. Local organisations, groups or individuals who need money to help fund a new community safety project or scheme can apply for grants of £500 to £20,000. The grants are only available for new projects led by people based or operating solely or […]

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Age NI – Funding Workshops

Posted: August 11, 2014 at 2:30 pm


First Steps to Funding The First Steps to Funding are a series of 3 workshops aiming to introduce older people’s groups/groups working with older people to appropriate funding. There is no charge for participants and each session is different (you can complete 1 or all of them). They last around 2 ½hrs . Age NI […]

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First Trust Bank: Community Arts Fund

Posted: August 10, 2014 at 11:00 am

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The Community Arts Fund was established by First Trust Bank to provide funding for community arts projects in Northern Ireland. The fund’s priority is to support community arts projects that involve ethnic minority groups with the aim of integrating communities. Aims: To support grassroots arts initiatives that foster ‘a shared future’ and that promote the […]

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The BRIT Trust

Posted: August 8, 2014 at 11:00 am

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The BRIT Trust wants to hear from registered charities who run projects that encourage young people’s involvement in music. Projects should inspire young people to explore the educational, cultural and therapeutic benefits of music. Organisations should complete the application form on the website. Applications are considered annually in September, the deadline for applications Friday 29 […]

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Top 10 Sources of Community Arts Funding

Posted: August 6, 2014 at 12:30 pm


This month Community Arts Partnership in Northern Ireland have collated popular funders for community arts. The range of funders below can fund community arts projects and some provide running costs. While some funders are subject to deadlines others are stipulated as open all year. 1. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland The Arts Council is […]

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Wingate Foundation Music Grants Programme

Posted: August 4, 2014 at 2:30 pm


The Wingate Foundation has announced that its Music Grants programme is open to applications. The Music Grants programme supports those areas of music performance and education which do not readily attract backing from commercial sponsors or other funding bodies, or which are not eligible for public funding. Priority will be given to those organisations which […]

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