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This month’s arts funding email includes the following funding opportunities:
- BBC Performing Arts Fund – A new funding scheme launches for community music. http://www.makingmusic.org.uk/our-work/news/news/funding-for-community-music-groups
- The Santander Foundation – Through the Foundation funding is available to registered charities that work in the areas of Education and Training and Financial Capability. www.santanderfoundation.org.uk
- BRIT Trust funding – The Trust considers all applications which meet the criteria within its mission statement, which is: ‘To encourage young people in the exploration and pursuit of educational, cultural or therapeutic benefits emanating from music’. www.brittrust.co.uk/funding
- Youth Challenge Fund – Youth Groups in the UK can apply for grants of up to £2,500 to work on specific themes with youth groups in Germany. Deadline: 31 May 2012 www.ukgermanconnection.org/youth-challenge-fund
- Idlewild Trust – The Idlewild Trust is a grant making trust that supports registered charities concerned with the encouragement of the performing arts and the advancement of education within the arts. Deadline: 21 September 2012
- Funding for Youth projects – The European Commission has announced that it has funding of 3 million available to support youth projects between the EU and countries which do not border the European Union. Deadline: 15 May 2012
- The Mission: Arts Awards – The Mission is a not-for-profit company founded in East London in 2011 through the desire to give back to the community and to create a platform to support aspiring creatives. Recognising there is a wealth of talent unable to pursue their dreams and plans due to a lack of funding, The Mission offers creatives access to a grant without having to go through the lengthy application process and red tape of other funding sources. Deadline: 1 July 2012
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- New Youth Investment Fund Announced in the Budget – Young entrepreneurs will be able to bid for a Government loan to help them start their own business under a new £10m pilot scheme announced in the Budget. The enterprise loan will work in a similar way to the current student loans system by giving young people aged between the age of 18 and 24 the chance to borrow cash to help them start up their own business.
- The Golsoncott Foundation – The Foundation aims to promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of the UK public in the arts generally and, in particular, the fine arts and music. Deadline: 30 April 2012
- Funding for Young People to Explore their Heritage (UK) – Young Roots offers grants of between £3,000 and £50,000. The scheme aims to involve 11 – 25 year-olds in finding out about their heritage, developing skills, building confidence and promoting community involvement. Applications to the programme can be made at any time. http://www.hlf.org.uk/HowToApply/programmes/Pages/youngroots.aspx.
- Baily Thomas Charitable Fund (UK) – This registered charity which was established to support projects in the area of learning disability and to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disability by making grants to voluntary organisations within the UK and the Republic of Ireland working in this field. They offer grants from £250 upwards. Deadline 1 May 2012.
- Peoples Awards (UK) – Awards of up to £30,000 are available under the Wellcome Trust’s Peoples Awards for projects that encourage public debate and understanding of biomedical science. Projects can be funded for up to three years and can include arts projects for a variety of different audiences and age groups. Deadline 27 April 2012.
- The Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants Programme (UK) – The Art Fund has announced they are now accepting applications through the Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants Programme. The aim of the programme is to help curators working with fine and applied art collections maintain and develop their specialist knowledge and expertise. Applications can be made at any time.
- Comic Relief Announces New Funding Round (UK) – Comic Relief has announced that its UK Grant making programmes will re-open for applications on the 10th April 2012. Through its UK grant making programme funding of between £25,000 and £40,000 will be available to third sector organisations operating in the areas of: Young people and mental health; Sexually exploited and trafficked young people; Domestic and sexual abuse, Mental health; Young people and alcohol; Refugee and asylum-seeking women. Deadline 29 June 2012.
- Community Radio Fund (UK) – Telecoms Regulator Ofcom, has announced that the Community Radio Fund will open for applications on the 9 April 2012. Under the fund, Community Radio Stations can apply for funding to support their core running costs. Deadline 11 May 2012.
- First Light Young Film Fund – Studio Awards – Funding to enable UK organisations to support film-making among young people of between five to 19 years of age. Max. Value: £ 30,000. Deadline 23 April 2012.
- Artists’ international development fund opens for applications – A joint three-year programme between the British Council and Arts Council England which will support individual artists based in England to work internationally opens for applications today. Deadline 31 May 2012.