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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 has announced that the Coalfields Community Investment Programme is now open for applications. 

    Added: 28 February 2017
  • The following funds are looking for bids right now...  Click on each fund link to find out more and apply.

    Added: 28 February 2017
  • The Transform Foundation has funding available to help charities to develop an effective web presence.
    Added: 18 February 2017
  • The Ashley Family Foundation, which supports projects that protect rural communities and encourage participation in the arts, particularly textiles, has announced that the next funding round will open for applications in February 2017. 

    Added: 18 February 2017
  • The Arts Council England supports activities across the arts, museums and libraries and has announced that the Capital Small Grants Programme will re-open for applications on the 12th January 2017. 

    Added: 18 February 2017
  • The Awards for Young Musicians programme has been running for 18 years and during that time has provided support to more than 1,000 exceptional young musicians. The 2017 awards programme is now accepting applications and can provide funding of up to £2,000 per year (the average award is £500) to young musicians between the ages of 5 and 17 who are learning a musical instrument and are in financial need.
    Added: 18 February 2017
  • Could your business benefit from a grant of up to £35,000 from Derbyshire County Council?

    Derbyshire County Council is working with Derbyshire Economic Partnership to help distribute a £1.7m funding pot from the European Union to support rural businesses in parts of Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

    Added: 18 February 2017
  • There are small grants available from the Commissionerís Community Action grant to support the Police and Crime Plan Priorities.

    Added: 18 February 2017
  • The scheme is offering a number of small grants for a wide range of projects in the DerwentWISE landscape. 
    Deadline: 2nd February 2017

    Added: 16 November 2016
  • The Santander Bank has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch new £200,000 fund to support social enterprises and community projects across the UK.  

    Added: 9 November 2016
  • The Commissioner is inviting funding applications which help to deliver his Police and Crime Plan priorities.
    Added: 4 October 2016
  • UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for capital projects (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short term activity (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people) can apply for funding through the Rank Foundation - Small Appeals programme.
    Added: 18 August 2016
  • Registered Charities that work with young people have the opportunity to apply for grants through the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People (formerly the Hilton Foundation) Central Grants Programme.
    Added: 4 August 2016
  • Digital Arts & Creative Ageing is a collaborative grant funding programme developed by Nominet Trust and The Baring Foundation.

    Added: 4 August 2016
  • Grant range: £50,000 to £100,000

    The Celebrating Age programme is jointly funded by Arts Council England and the Baring Foundation and supports the shared objectives of both organisations. 
    Added: 4 August 2016
  • For: Groups supporting people who are currently homeless or those at great risk of homelessness. 

    Added: 28 July 2016
  • For: Groups who require support in securing community facilities. Groups working to tackle local anti-social behaviour via diversionary activities.
    Added: 28 July 2016
  • For: Groups supporting young people, raising aspirations and improving opportunities for 11 - 25 year olds.  Plus groups reducing the isolation felt by elderly members of local communities.
    Added: 28 July 2016
  • The Santander Foundation has changed its name to the Discovery Foundation. 

    Information about on-going grants.

    Added: 21 March 2016
  • The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund has grants of between £10,000 and £60,000 available to not-for-profit organisations that work with vulnerable young people and that have the potential to widen their impact.
    Added: 23 March 2016
  • A free online resource from Artsadmin, Home Live Art and Live Art Development Agency, for the live art and performance sector.
    Added: 2 March 2016
  • 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 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
  • The Hazel & Ken Greig Fund was designed with Hazelís passion and commitment to arts and crafts in mind.
    Added: 8 June 2015
  • Comprehensive listing of grants funders for the arts.
    Added: 13 March 2015

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