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Nesta launches Arts and Culture Impact Fund

Nesta launches Arts and Culture Impact Fund



Nesta has launched a new impact investment fund for the UK’s arts, culture and heritage organisations. The Arts and Culture Impact Fund will invest in organisations of all sizes that demonstrate a clear social impact. It offers repayable finance of between £150,000 and £1 million, with a repayment term of one to 10 years and […]

Funding to tackle socio-economic diversity

Funding to tackle socio-economic diversity



The Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries 2020-2022 programme provides an opportunity for talent from socio-economic backgrounds that are currently under-represented across the arts to develop and thrive. A briefing paper gives evidence of the wider issues, challenges and barriers facing those from lower socio-economic backgrounds and provides insights into the rationale behind some of the design […]

HMPPS grant funding now open

HMPPS grant funding now open



Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service’s (HMPPS) grant programme for 2020-2022 is now open for applications. The grants HMPPS is offering are for activity over two years (April 2020– March 2022) aimed at supporting rehabilitation of people in the criminal justice system. They are open to voluntary sector organisations to support the piloting of new […]

New recording studio to support people upon release

New recording studio to support people upon release



Prison-based record label InHouse Records has been awarded a £90,000 loan from Nesta‘s Cultural Impact Development Fund. The loan will extend its services from behind bars to ongoing support for people upon release. The loan will enable a new hub, in the form of a pop-up and recording studio, to serve as a safe space for graduates of […]

Core funding for small charities

Core funding for small charities



The Masonic Charitable Foundation has expanded its small grants policy to include running costs and other core funding expenses of small charities. The new offer awards unrestricted grants of up to £5,000 a year (over one to three years) to charities with an annual income of £500,000 or less. The foundation’s current target areas are: Creating the […]

Funding for music with disadvantaged women and girls

Funding for music with disadvantaged women and girls



The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has opened applications to the Tampon Tax Fund. The fund allocates money generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. Charities can now bid for at least £1 million in funding for projects that support victims of […]

Birmingham fund to tackle gangs and violence

Birmingham fund to tackle gangs and violence



The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is to spend £250,000 ensuring Birmingham children don’t get involved in gangs and violence. David Jamieson is inviting all community and voluntary sector organisations in the city to bid for a share of the money which must be spent keeping young people away from crime. The cash is […]

Nesta launch Cultural Impact Development Fund

Nesta launch Cultural Impact Development Fund



Following its Arts Impact Fund, Nesta has announced an innovative, new social impact investment fund for socially-driven arts, cultural and creative organisations – the Cultural Impact Development Fund (CIDF). Over a three-year period, this £3.7m fund will offer affordable, unsecured finance on flexible terms to England’s arts, culture and creative organisations bringing about positive social change […]