Funding is always on each Carnival organisor or artists' agenda when it comes to delivering the spectacle without having to break the bank. On this page we will continue to update you on funding and grants (worldwide) which we feel are relevant to the carnival community, especially the not so obvious ones.
The Fidelio Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular the dramatic and operatic arts, music, speech and dance. The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups such as Colleges, Arts Festivals and other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support.
Coalfields Regeneration Trust's Grants Programme The Coalfields Regeneration Trust in England has re-opened its Community Grants programme. Voluntary and community organisations and groups, in eligible coalfield communities are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 for projects that support people in the Coalfield Communities. Funding is available for:
There is no closing date and applications can be submitted at any time. Visit Website
This funding opportunity supports the delivery of transnational cooperation projects across any art form for a maximum duration of four years. Two categories are available under this funding strand:
Category 1: Small Cooperation Projects with a minimum partnership of 3 partners from 3 different eligible countries
– A grant of up to €200,000 (maximum of 60% of the total project budget)
Category 2: Large Cooperation Projects with a minimum partnership of 6 partners from 6 different eligible countries
– A grant of up to €2 million (maximum of 50% of the total project budget)
Full details, guidelines and results for previous calls can be found on there.
The Wellcome Trust is inviting organisations and individuals to apply for funding through its Arts Awards. The Arts Awards support projects that engage the public with biomedical science through the arts Applications are invited for projects of up to £40,000 through their small grants programme, and for projects above £40,000 through their large grant programme. The aim of the awards is to support arts projects that reach new audiences which may not traditionally be interested in science and provide new ways of thinking about the social, cultural and ethical issues around contemporary science. The scheme is open to a wide range of people including, among others:
The next application deadline for small projects is the 7th August 2015. The deadline for large projects has now passed. Vist website and apply.
This is a new scheme offering financial support to individuals and organisations, to create and run pilot projects which take science to diverse audiences, and engage them with science in their own communities.
There will be 3 levels of project funding: up to £10,000, up to £20,000 and up to £40,000, depending on the size and difficulty of the project.
Fundinginformation.org, gives detailed news and information about new sources of funding for all those involved in raising money for not for profit organisations throughout the UK. Find out where you can raise the money you need to meet the demands of your communities. Click here for more info
The Foundation operates a small grants scheme covering small charities in all fields. Click here for more info
The Investment element of the Fund is for organisations that are ready to grow and expand their role within the community and are on the way towards financial self-reliance through the generation of unrestricted and/or earned income. Click here to access application and guide.
BAFTA has an active Scholarship Program offering financial support and mentorship to British students studying in the US; the BAFTA New York Media Studies Scholarship Program supports students pursuing media studies at undergraduate and graduate level institutions within the New York City area. Contact http://bit.ly/BAFTAScholarships,
The Trust currently offers two funds (the Primary Fund and the Smaller Projects Fund) and expects that a third one (Accessing Nature Fund) will open later this year.
The Primary Fund provides grants of up to £50,000 to not-for-profit organisations whose significant community leisure amenity improvement project has an overall cost of no more than £250,000. Projects must start within six months and complete within 12 months of funds being awarded.
The Smaller Projects Fund offers grants of up to £20,000 towards smaller projects with an overall cost of less than £40,000. This fund will support applicants requesting capital funding for smaller projects that take a matter of weeks or months to complete. No compliant project is considered too small and there is no minimum funding amount. Get more info and apply
There are two types of grants available for Community Buildings & Housing:
This is the European Commission’s new programme to support the cultural, creative and audiovisual sectors.
From 2014-2020, €1.46 billion is available to support European projects with the potential to travel, to reach new audiences and to encourage skill sharing and development. It brings together the previous Culture, MEDIA and MEDIA Mundus programmes, which ran from 2007 – 2013. Launched in January 2014, Creative Europe brings together a Culture sub-programme, which provides funding for the cultural and creative sectors, and a MEDIA sub-programme, which invests in film, television, new media and games.
Creative Europe runs until 2020 and deadlines for the Culture sub-programme funding opportunities can be found on the Deadlines page.
Charities registered in the UK can apply for grants from the newly established Morrisons Foundation. The Foundation is looking to award approximately £2 million a year for community projects that improve people's lives. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and there is no specific grant amount that can be applied for but applicants must demonstrate how the project will deliver public benefit, who in the community will specifically benefit and how it will bring about positive change. Applicants must also have financial information dating back to 2012 and have raised some of the funding elsewhere.
The Foundation has already given out a number of grants, including one in the region of £20,000 to a project in Scotland that works on youth employment in the fishing industry, yet to be formally launched, and £5,000 for a project run by Bolton Dementia Support. Read more at and apply now!
GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising web site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities. Click here to visit website
Get the tools, resources, and info for development organizations in Africa seeking grants from USA and European funders.
The tips and suggestions that have been gathered for this site come from interviews with several grantmakers and associations in USA and Europe.
PRS for Music Foundation and Arts Council England have announced that the next application deadline for the Momentum Music Fund is the 8th October 2015. The Momentum Music Fund is a £500,000 fund to develop the careers of talented artists and bands. It is anticipated that grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 will be awarded to between 50 and 75 artists/bands over the next 2 years. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, e.g. a manager, an independent label or publisher. Priority will be given to those that haven't been funded by PRS for Music Foundation in the previous 12 months. Please note that the funding cannot support the purchase of:
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The Scottish Government's Third Sector Enterprise Fund was launched in December 2009 and joins the Social Entrepreneurs Fund and the Scottish Investment Fund as a trio of support for the sector. The Third Sector Enterprise Fund offers between £25,000 and £100,000 to organisations that want to build their capacity, capability and financial sustainability. More information on all three funds, including how to apply can be found on the
BAFTA is currently accepting applications from UK nationals wishing to study in Hong Kong athttp://bit.ly/BAFTA-HKScholarships.
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