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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 […]

£3 million investment for creative organisations across the North

£3 million investment for creative organisations across the North



The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has today announced more than £3 million will be invested to support creative and cultural organisations across the Northern Powerhouse. Sheffield-based social enterprise Key Fund has been selected to distribute the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund to creative organisations that provide a meaningful social impact in their local communities. Groups […]

Funding for Arts Awards

Funding for Arts Awards



The Arts Award Access Fund provides grants of between £100 – £1,500 to centres working on Arts Award projects with young people where access and inclusion is an issue – including youth justice settings. Next round closes 19th October 2018. Click here to apply Image courtesy of Trinity College London

Funding for London community projects

Funding for London community projects



Culture Seeds is a two-year rolling programme from the Mayor of London. Applicants can apply at any time (up until spring 2020) for funding between £1,000 – £5,000. The fund is part of the Mayor of London’s draft Strategy for Culture, Culture for all Londoners, and grants will be used to support community-led cultural projects in every London borough. Culture Seeds will […]