Culture Seeds – small creative grants from Mayor of London

Now open for applications

Culture Seeds is part of the Mayor of London’s draft Strategy for Culture, Culture for all Londoners.

The new grants will be used to support community-led cultural projects in every London borough.

Culture Seeds will support small or informal organisations and groups as well as individuals as it is often harder for them to access funding.

Open Until:

Posted: 10/03/2022

The grants are for funding arts, culture and heritage projects and activities.

Projects must have local people at their heart. We want projects that
offer shared creative experiences to bring communities together. We will
prioritise projects that support people on lower incomes, and connect
communities that lack access to cultural resources and funding.

Who can apply?

  • individual Londoners
  • not-for-profit organisations with an annual turnover of less than £50,000

You don’t have to be a formally constituted group. However, you
should have a bank account with two signatories or nominate an
organisation who can accept the funds on your behalf.

You must also provide two referees who can vouch for your work in your local community.

How much can I apply for?

You can apply for anything between £1,000-£5,000.

Culture Seeds is a two-year rolling programme. There are no deadlines
and you can apply at any time
. Funding will be available until Spring
2020. Please do not rush your application and read the Guidance Notes
thoroughly to give yourself the best chance of being funded.


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