Fundraising, Funding sources, COVID-19 support and advice

Coronavirus weekly funding updates - 1-5 November

Thursday 4 November

The Partner-Up Fund

Grants of up to £30,000 are available for groups of organisations with a shared idea for an arts-for-social-change project. The fund is particularly interested in innovative responses to pandemic recovery. The deadline for initial expressions of interest is Friday 19th November 2021. Find out more here.

Wednesday 3 November 2021

ASDA Foundation: Investing in Spaces and Places Grant

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available to community-led organisations hoping to improve their community spaces and places to help bring people together. Grants can be used for building/outdoor repairs, improvement, or development. Groups must raise at least 50% of the total project cost from other sources. The application process is very different to other Asda Foundation grant streams as this is an Asda Regions funding opportunity, rather than an individual store opportunity. Contact your local Asda Community Champion to discuss your project. If the local Community Champion would like to nominate your project, they will be back in touch to complete a Stage 1 Eligibility Questionnaire with you. Stage 1 will close on the 9th January 2022. Find out more here.

Tuesday 2 November 2021

Museums Galleries Scotland (Scotland)

Museums recovering from the pandemic in Scotland can apply for the latest round of Museums Galleries Scotland’s Small Grants Fund. Accredited museums can apply for between £300 and £15,000, and non-accredited museums can apply for between £300 and £10,000. Grants can be used to help build resilience, improve engagement, fund repairs and maintenance, and improve environmental sustainability. The next deadline is 5pm on Friday 28th January 2022.


Theatre Trust: Small Grants Programme

A reminder that applications to the Theatre Trust’s Small Grants Programme will close at 5pm on Monday 8th November. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to not-for-profit UK theatres to fund essential works.

For information on 8,000 sources of funding giving a total of £8 billion, take a look at Funds Online.