The Arts Society Grants

Aims/priorities: This fund aims to support UK-based registered charities to deliver projects and activities that make a positive contribution to people’s lives through the arts. Funding will support projects and activities that engage young people in the arts, skills development in the arts and heritage sector, and projects that support local and regional arts organisations and museums.   

Funding is for projects that fall under one or more of the following priorities:

Young Arts: Projects that support a wide range of activities to introduce young people to and engage them in artistic experience and practise, including:

  • Artists in residence.
  • Art lectures for students.
  • Visits to art galleries and museums.
  • Exhibitions for young artists.
  • Equipment purchases.
  • Practical workshops.
  • Arts Week events.
  • Sponsorships for craft apprentices.

Skills Development: Projects that further the development and training of skills in the arts, crafts, and heritage.

Regional Museums, Galleries, and Arts Organisations: Projects that support regional and local museums and galleries, such as special projects, displays, internship or part-time costs, or training and conservation activities. Funding for regional and local theatres and performing arts spaces and groups will also be considered.

Funding is for projects that:

  • Fulfil the charitable objectives of The Arts Society and be delivered in The Arts Society name.
  • Make a difference to people’s lives.
  • Are viable and sustainable.
  • Are well managed.
  • Are related to the Arts, Crafts, Heritage or Conservation.
  • Have a robust budget.
  • Demonstrate sound financial management.
  • Include publicity for The Arts Society.

Who can apply? UK-registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £3 million can apply. Applicants must provide a copy of their latest annual accounts (no more than 12 months old), alongside their organisational bank details.

Grant amount: Grants of up to £3,000 are available. 

Application process: There is a two-stage application process:

  • Applicants must first register their organisation with The Arts Society through an online portal on their website.
  • Applicants can then complete an online application form.

Guidance notes and an online application form are available from the Arts Society website.

Deadline: Friday 30 September 2022

Contact information: Tel 020 7038 7590. Email

Website address:

£1000.01 to £10,000
Partnerships and Consortiums
Registered Charity
Funding Theme: 
Unpublish Date: 
Friday, 30 September, 2022