ARTS COUNCIL - STRATEGIC TOURING PROGRAMME

The £35 million Strategic touring programme provides in excess of £15,000 for projects that encourage collaboration between organisations, so more people across England experience and are inspired by the arts, particularly in places which rely on touring for much of their arts provision. The funding is available to both organisations and individuals. Partnerships, networks and consortia can also apply. These can include:

Promoters

Producers

Artists

Agencies

Companies

Marketing or audience development specialists

Local authority representatives; etc.

There is no upper limit on the amount of grant funding that can be applied for.

http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/strategic-touring

DEADLINE 24 MARCH 2017

 

QUAKER HOUSING TRUST

The Quaker Housing Trust provides grants and interest free loans to housing projects that cater for people with a wide range of needs, including:

 

Homes for people making the transition from care or supported schemes into independent living

Family housing in urban areas and small developments enabling people to stay in their rural community

Safe homes for refugees, migrants and vulnerable young people who are parents; etc.

Funding is available for:

Converting, renovating or refurbishing property

Building new housing, buying property and/or land

Expanding an existing housing project

Making a housing project ‘greener etc.

Deadlines 2017: 20 January, 24 March, 1 September, 20 October

http://www.qht.org.uk/

DEADLINE 24 MARCH 2017

 

THE FINNIS SCOTT FOUNDATION

Grants are available of between £500 and £10,000 to UK charities or individuals in the areas of horticulture and plant sciences, as well as fine art and art history.

 

Previous organisations who have received funding include:

Bristol Museums Development Trust

Milton Keynes Gallery

Martineau Gardens

Batsford Foundation

Alnwick Garden Trust.

Funding can be used for both capital and revenue projects. In the last five years, over one million pounds has been awarded in grants to a great variety of projects. Preference is given to making grants to smaller charities where the grant would have a significant impact.

http://www.finnis-scott-foundation.org.uk/home.html

DEADLINE 24 MARCH 2017

 

FEDERATION OF WRITERS SCOTLAND VERNAL EQUINOX

        COMPETITION 2017

Three categories, poetry (any number of poems, no more than 40 lines each), short stories (any number, between 1,500 and 2000 words each), flash fiction/mini-story (any number, up to 500 words). Prizes in each category: 1st prize £100, 2nd prize £25, 3rd prize £10 There is no theme this year. Open entry.

Entry Fee: £3 per poem, £3 per flash fiction piece, £5 per short story.

https://federationofwritersscotland.wordpress.com/2017/01/03/vernal-equinox-competition-deadline-mar-26th

DEADLINE 26 MARCH 2017

 

CONNECT/EXCHANGE RESIDENCY

Connect/Exchange artist’s residency involves exchange/research/networking residencies for artists with a screen-based practice. Northern Film & Media are looking for early and mid-career artists who have a new project they want to undertake initial research & development for, and who will benefit from the support and networking opportunities Connect/Exchange offers. Artists are supported via a two-part residency, together with associated professional networking events. There are two spaces available: one artist based in the North East and one based in Scotland to take part in this strand of Connect/Exchange. These will be taking place with their host partner Stills (Edinburgh). The residency offers a fee of £2000 per artist, plus £500 toward materials. Travel expenses and accommodation will also be provided. There is also a limited access bursary to support additional costs such as access and childcare.

http://projects.northernmedia.org/connect-exchange

DEADLINE 27 MARCH 2017

 

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CIRCUS ARTS GRANTS

Through Lab:time individual artists and companies are able to secure research and development time in the Creation Studio at the National Centre for Circus Arts, as well as small but significant amounts of seed funding to support the first stages of exploration. It is hoped that by offering artists the means to explore their ideas at the very beginning of the creative process it is our aim to generate a critical mass of creative development that will, over time, generate an increase in the quality and quantity of new circus-based performance across the UK.

Deadlines: 12 January 2017, 27 March 2017, 15 June 2017, 28 September 2017

http://www.nationalcircus.org.uk/professional-artists/labtime

DEADLINE 27 MARCH 2017

 

JOSEPH ROWNTREE CHARITABLE TRUST SUSTAINABLE

      FUTURES GRANTS

The Sustainable Futures programme recognises that climate change caused by human activity is threatening the well being of humanity and aims to develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives. The Trust will fund work undertaken by charities and not for profit organisations that:

 

Explores and promotes mechanisms that could better align business and investor behaviour with environmental sustainability

Campaigns, initiatives and mechanisms which encourage radical, large scale shifts in behaviour and culture away from consumerism towards more sustainable ways of living and using resources

Campaigns and movements that give marginalised or under-represented groups a voice on issues of environmental and economic justice and encourages organisations from outside the traditional environmental field to get involved in environmental justice.

http://www.jrct.org.uk/sustainable-future

DEADLINE 27 MARCH 2017

 

SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY FUND (LONDON)                         

The School Holiday Activity Fund has grants available to help charities and state schools deliver fun and accessible activities for children and young people during the school holidays in North West London. This includes all half-term breaks, Easter, Christmas and the summer holiday. The Fund will pay for the running costs of holiday programmes that provide young people with activities in supportive and accessible environments. Up to £5,000 is available for activities such as:

Holiday drop-in activities

Arts activities

Sports projects

Family activities

Trips out of London

Camping trips.

 

Deadlines

February half term – 18 January 2017

Easter – 27 March 2017

May half-term – 25 April 2017

http://jlc.london/grants/which-grant-fund-should-i-apply-to/school-holiday-activity-fund

DEADLINE 27 MARCH 2017

 

CENTER FORWARD | 8th ANNUAL OPEN THEME CALL FOR ENTRY

Center Forward is our 8th annual open themed call for entry, exhibition, and awards open to all subject matter. We are looking for the best in contemporary photography. All capture types, genres, installations and photographic processes either historic or modern are eligible to submit.

http://www.c4fap.org/exhibitions/center-forward-2017/

DEADLINE 29 MARCH 2017

 

EYEBEAM RESIDENCY

The Eyebeam Residency is an for artists engaged with technology and technologists working in the arts. Residents work in Eyebeam studios in Brooklyn for one year on experimental, interdisciplinary projects. Work generated by artists during their residency from October 2017 to September 2018—whether art, research, code, or machines—are to be made open source and accessible to the public through means like teaching tools, open events, public repositories and documentation. A stipend of up to $30,000 is offered to all residents. Part of the stipend needs to be dedicated to production, materials or events. Residents are responsible for travel costs, accommodation, and moving expenses.

http://eyebeam.org/events/trust/

DEADLINE 29 MARCH 2017

 

BOMB FACTORY ARTIST FILM FESTIVAL

The Bomb Factory Art Foundation invites artists to submit films for their spring programme. They welcome single-channel film and video works up to 7 minutes, although videos up to 15 minutes in length will be considered. There are no restrictions on theme, date or premiere status. The festival will take place in April. There is a submission fee of £3 per entry.

https://www.bombfactory.org.uk/opportunities

DEADLINE 29 MARCH 2017

 

FOOTBALL FOUNDATION’S GROW THE GAME FUND

The aim of the scheme is to increase participation in football by both players and volunteers. Applications are welcome from not for profit organisations that are planning to set up two new football teams over the next two years. For 2017 funding is available to organisations wishing to set up male teams – under-14s to adult; female teams – under-7s to adult; and disability teams. Organisations that can apply for funding include:

 

Football clubs

Youth clubs with a football programme

Futsal clubs

Community groups/centre/clubs

Charitable Organisations

Parish Councils

Sports associations

Local authorities

Multi-sports clubs

Companies limited by guarantee

professional club community schemes

Industrial and provident societies

Unincorporated not-for-profit organisations

University and college teams playing in FA affiliated community leagues.

The type of activities that can be funded include (but are not limited to):

 

Facility hire

Hire of FA qualified coaches

Referees fees

CRB checks

Affiliation fees

Promotion and publicity; etc.

Organisations are able to receive a grant of £1,500 per new team created over two or three years with financial support being reduced in the second or third year of the project.

http://www.footballfoundation.org.uk/funding-schemes/grow-the-game/

DEADLINE 29 MARCH 2017

 

SÌRA

Sìra –an Arabic word meaning biography, story; a human life in its course- is a non-profit organization that seeks to create a platform for high quality photojournalism and documentary photography. In other words, we strive to present engaging images designed to tell stories and to give voice to the visual narrators of today. We present rich visual narratives by photographers from all over the world. Some include in-depth reportage on the daily life of humans; environmental issues, accounts from war torn regions and untold stories from around the globe.

 

Through an extensive program of exhibitions and educational activities, the festival aims to be a platform that stimulates public dialogue, a force that supports the creation of new works and a picture show that appeals to professionals as well as those who love photography and are simply curious to discover the unknown that surrounds them.

Note that we only accept photojournalistic works and documentary photography. We will accept a series of portraits only if accompanied by a story.

http://www.sirafoto.com/

DEADLINE 30 MARCH 2017

 

EU LABOUR MARKET INTEGRATION OF MIGRANTS, ASYLUM SEEKERS AND REFUGEES GRANTS

The EU has issued a new call for proposals for projects that fast track labour market integration of third country nationals, specifically those targeting asylum seekers, refugees and their family members.

 

Projects should:

Promote the development and testing of innovative and effective mechanisms

Develop sustainable multi-level partnerships models conducive towards the integration of the targeted groups into the labour market

Foster knowledge and experience sharing between Member States, with a strong emphasis on the challenges faced by women.

To be eligible, proposals must involve an international consortium made of at least 4 organisations (1 lead applicant + 3 co-applicants) with at least one established in a EU Member States. Lead applicant must be:

 

A public body (such as national, regional and local authorities or public employment services)

Co-applicant organisations must be public bodies, for-profit or non-profit-making private entities, or international organisations.

There is €14.2m funding available to support 5-7 projects and you applicants must have 20% match funding in place.

http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=629&langId=en&callId=502&furtherCalls=yes

DEADLINE 30 MARCH 2017

 

F THE ART WORLD

F THE ART WORLD is an international art competition where fine artists, photographers, digital artists, graphic designers, and sculptors compete for a chance to be exhibited in New York City for an entire week!

Artwork will NOT be judged on the technique and professional skill, but on the interpretation and depth of the subject matter.

http://www.ftheartworld.com/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017                   

 

SOLO AWARD

The SOLO Award is an annual contemporary art prize open to artists working in all media. The finalists are exhibited in a group show each spring and the overall winner receives a £1000 cash prize and a solo exhibition at the London Art Fair each January. There is a £25 submission fee.

http://www.chiarawilliams.com/solo-award.html

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2015

 

YOUNG MASTERS ART PRIZE

Artists working in any medium and from anywhere in the world are invited to apply for the Young Masters Art Prize – an international prize for emerging and established contemporary artists who pay homage to the skill and innovation of the Old Masters and art of the past. The main prize is £2,000 and other awards between £500 and £1,000 are available. There is a submission fee of £30.

https://young-masters.co.uk/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

WATERFORD HEALING ARTS TRUST ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) invites applications from artists of all arts disciplines for a six month residency based at University Hospital Waterford in Ireland. The focus of this residency will be the artist’s engagement with patients in University Hospital Waterford in participatory / collaborative arts experiences. The successful artist will receive a studio space for a six month period in the WHAT Centre for Arts and Health, and a fee of €4000 to include materials and / or production costs.

http://waterfordhealingarts.com/call-for-applications-for-artist-in-residence/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2015

 

ROBERTO CIMETTA FUND VALLETTA 2018 MOBILITY FUNDING

Applications are open for the Roberto Cimetta Fund and the Valletta 2018 Foundation travel grants. Artists and cultural operators living and working in the Euro-Arab region who wish to undertake collaborative projects are invited to apply. The application for mobility must directly address one of the four themes of Valletta 2018’s European Capital of Culture Cultural Programme, these being Island stories, future baroque and voyages. The fund supports travel to Malta to make an artistic intervention in the wider Euro-Arab context; or travel within the Euro-Arab Region for collaborative work specific to Malta’s context in that region (for example, travelling to a third country to collaborate on a project that has a tangible link with Malta, or with a Maltese artist).

http://www.cimettafund.org/article/index/rubrique/2/lang/en/fm/1

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

EXPERIMENTAL STUDIO RESIDENCY

Based at Abject Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne, The Experimental Studio is a 3 week in-gallery residency to create new work, culminating in a 2 week exhibition. The residency will take place between July and August 2017. Residencies are open to artists in any field of practice. There are no restrictions in terms of age or nationality of artists, although applicants should note that this is a non-residential opportunity and any required accommodation must be arranged by the artist. The residency will include an artists’ bursary of £1000 for exhibition ready work.

http://experimentalstudio.org.uk/residencies

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

MONSTERING

Monstering is a new magazine created by and for disabled women and nonbinary people. They publish writing, artwork, and audiovisual work. For their inaugural issue, they are seeking work exploring the core concept of "monstering", which may include reclaiming and celebrating the otherness that society has imposed on you. Editor Brianna Albers says, "Do you see yourself in the hulking creatures of legend? The warped beings of myth? If you're disabled and identify as either female or nonbinary, we encourage you to submit. Walk us through the rituals of your cleansing; milk your power, and touch it to our tongue. Bring us to our knees with the meat of your howl. We are looking for the divine, the profane, the righteous; we are looking for the twisted fairy tales—the origin stories—of the monsters behind your eyes."

http://www.monsteringmag.com/submit/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

BRISTOL POETRY PRIZE 2017

1st Prize: £600 plus an invitation to read your poem at Bristol Poetry Festival 2017. 2nd Prize: £300 3rd Prize: £100. Open theme. Line restriction: 100 lines. Judge: Liz Berry (All poems will be seen by Liz Berry)

Entry Fee: £6.00 per poem. Members of Poetry Can may submit second and third poems free.

Contact: To enter by post or online download the postal guidelines and entry form: http://www.poetrycan.co.uk/comp-news/bpp16-form.html

Send your postal entries and payment to: Bristol Poetry Prize 2017, Poetry Can 12 Great George St, Bristol, BS1 5RH

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

AURORA POETRY & SHORT FICTION OPEN COMPETITION

Enter the second Aurora writing competition and help celebrate the very first National Writing Day on 21st June 20017. Poems up to 40 lines. Stories up to 2000 words (excluding titles). Poetry judge Penelope Shuttle and Fiction Judge Jacob Ross. The prizes are: 1st £500, 2nd £100, 3rd £50, and the Stonewood Press Regional Prize* £70 which includes a Writing School East Midlands course. Winners will be invited to the prize-giving event at Bromley House Library in Nottingham City of Literature as part of National Writing Day. *Enter the Stonewood Press Regional Prize when you enter the main competition. Inclusion is at no extra cost. Only East Midlands residents are eligible to enter this prize. Separate prizes will be awarded per category.

Entry Fee: £7 for first poem or story and £6 for subsequent entries.

Contact:

 

Enter online at www.writingeastmidlands.co.uk or fill in an Entry Form and send it with a cheque, made payable to Writing East Midlands, to: Aurora Poetry & Short Fiction Open Competition, Writing East Midlands, 32a Stoney St, Nottingham NG1 1LL.

For full competition rules and entry form see http://www.writingeastmidlands.co.uk/opportunities-events/aurora-competition/aurora-poetry-short-fiction-open-competition-2017/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

THE CATERPILLAR POETRY PRIZE 2017

€1,000 plus publication in The Caterpillar for a single poem written by an adult for children aged 7–11. No line limit. You can enter as many poems as you like. Judged by John Hegley. Last year’s winner Laura Mucha had this to say about the prize: ‘I love writing poetry for children, and believe it’s one of the best ways of getting young people interested in language, reading and performance. I think The Caterpillar Poetry Prize is an important award, particularly as there are so few outlets for children’s poets, and it’s a huge honour to have won it.’

Entry Fee: £€12

www.thecaterpillarmagazine.com

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

FENCE

Deadline March 31 (must be received by this date; don't enter before January 1). Fence, a well-regarded journal of avant-garde literature, seeks submissions of unpublished poetry, fiction, and cross-genre work for its 2017 open submission period. There is a $3 fee for each submission. One submission is 1-5 poems, maximum 15 single-spaced pages total; one story, 8,000 words maximum; 3 flash fiction pieces, 1,000 words maximum each; or 25 pages maximum of cross-genre work

https://fence.submittable.com/submit?mc_cid=898ef36a85&mc_eid=2e14874522

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

GOVER STORY PRIZE                                          

Neutral free contest from Hopewell Publications awards $250 and anthology publication for short fiction or essays (both genres compete together) up to 10,000 words. No simultaneous submissions. All entries must be previously unpublished.

https://winningwriters.com/templates/contest_detail?contest_id=1936

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

L. RON HUBBARD'S WRITERS OF THE FUTURE CONTEST   

Highly recommended free contest for emerging writers of short science fiction, fantasy, and horror awards quarterly prizes of $1,000 plus an annual $5,000 grand prize for one of the four winners. Send only one story per quarter, maximum 17,000 words. See website for eligibility rules. Entrants may not have professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, in any medium.

Deadlines 31 March, 31 June  30 September, 31 December

https://winningwriters.com/templates/contest_detail?contest_id=1184

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

SPECULATIVE LITERATURE FOUNDATION OLDER WRITERS GRANT

Recommended free contest awards two grants of $500 apiece for unpublished writing samples (poetry, drama, fiction, or nonfiction) by writers aged 50+ who are just starting to write professionally. Submit a sample of up to 10 pages of poetry or drama, or 5,000 words of fiction or creative nonfiction. Along with your writing sample, send a 500-word personal statement as well as a 1-page bibliography of any previously published work. If sending a segment of a novel or novella, include a 1-page synopsis. See website for other submission requirements. Enter by email. Sponsored by Speculative Literature Foundation.

https://winningwriters.com/templates/contest_detail?contest_id=2798

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

IPPA AWARDS

All images must be taken with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The photos should not be altered in any desktop image processing program such as Photoshop.

http://www.ippawards.com/the-competition/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN ACTIVITY PHOTO CONTEST

The contest is open to all amateur or professional photographers around the

world.

Participation is free.

(It's understood that underage participants have parent or tutor authorization to participate. If they should win the contest,

such authorization will be required).

 

2. CATEGORIES:

“MOUNTAIN ACTIVITY”: Any image related to sport activities (non motorized)that take place on mountains. (For instance: alpinism, climbing, ski,

trekking, speleology, paragliding)

http://www.cvcephoto.com/index.php/engl/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

SPIRIT OF FLIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION 2017

The Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA is once again accepting submissions for its annual Spirit of Flight juried photography exhibition. Exhibit participation is open to all photographers, and photographs need only reflect the photographer’s interpretation of the “Spirit of Flight”. A jury of museum staff and volunteers will select a number of photographs to go on display in the Museum’s Great Gallery. The show will run from June 16 – September 17, 2017. http://www.museumofflight.org/Exhibits/2017-Spirit-of-Flight

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

FIX PHOTO FESTIVAL

Photocrowd has teamed up with FIX Photo to bring you the FIX Photo Festival Awards giving you the chance to be exhibited in London during the prestigious FIX Photo Festival, 2017. Win great prizes and have your work judged by a panel of photography experts. The festival gives you invaluable exposure attracting a knowledgeable and influential crowd from the world of photography.

https://www.photocrowd.com/series/fix-2017/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

TRANSFORMATION: SOCIAL

Change and transformation is the only thing we cannot avoid. Photographers of all career levels are welcome to show all kinds of social and political transformations you’re witnessing or taking part in. We live in a world that is transforming even faster than ever in many different ways, either positive or negative.

 

Therefore, our society is and has been transformed in many ways as a result of: – globalization – wave of immigration, both voluntary and involuntary – environmental transformation – human rights transformation (including racial inequality, feminist movement, and LGBT social movements).

 

“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change.”― Heraclitus

http://www.reartiste.com/art-competition-transformation-social/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

THE BARCELONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Barcelona International Film Festival proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world's best online submissions platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more.

Late Deadline:  March 31, 2017

Extended Deadline:  May 15, 2017

https://barcelonafilmfestival.com/submission/film-submissions

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

WH SMITH COMMUNITY GRANTS

Voluntary organisations, charities schools and pre-schools can apply for grants of up to £500 from the WH Smith Trust.

 

The WH Smith Trust is an independent registered charity that uses the proceeds of the compulsory carrier bag charges across the UK to offer the grants to support good causes in the local communities where WH Smith operates.

 

Deadlines 30 March and 30 September 2017

https://blog.whsmith.co.uk/community-grants-application/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

THE DAIWA FOUNDATION

Grants of £3,000 - £7,000 are available to individuals, societies, associations or other bodies in the UK or Japan to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and grassroots exchanges, research travel, the organisation of conferences, exhibitions, and other projects and events that fulfil this broad objective. New initiatives are especially encouraged.

Deadlines each year are 31 March and 30 September.

http://www.dajf.org.uk/grants-awards-prizes/daiwa-foundation-small-grants

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

GREAT BRITAIN SASAKAWA FOUNDATION

Organisations and schools in the UK that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese schools are able to apply for funding through the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.  The Foundation makes small grants to support activities that support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. In the past the Foundation has made grants towards visits the between the UK and Japan between by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language and cultural studies in schools.

31 March for a decision by the end of May

15 September for a decision in early November

15 December for a decision in early March

 http://www.gbsf.org.uk/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

SANCTUARY HOUSING GRAND IDEAS FUND

Charities, community groups, residents’ associations and voluntary organisations can apply for funding of up to £1,000 from the Sanctuary Housing Grand Ideas Fund for projects that make a difference to the lives of Sanctuary residents and communities.

 

Projects must fit with one of Sanctuary’s five priority themes:

Employment, Education, Skills and Training

Health and Wellbeing

Community Safety and Infrastructure

Environment

Financial Inclusion.

They must also have a community focus and be open and inclusive of all community members. Applicants need to have 50% match funding in place equivalent to the amount of funding being requested from Sanctuary. The first step is to submit an outline proposal and if successful at this stage you’ll be invited to make a full application.

 

Applications can be made at any time until the 31st March 2017.

https://www.sanctuary-housing.co.uk/community-investment/about-the-grand-ideas-fund

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

THE WILLIAM AND JANE MORRIS FUND

The William and Jane Morris Fund is open to applications from churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896.

 

The Fund offers grants of between £500 – £3,000 towards work concerned with the conservation of decorative features such as:

Stained glass windows

Sculpture

Furniture

Internal monuments and tombs

Wall paintings; etc.

The decorative feature, monument, etc must be dated before 1896 (the date of William Morris’s death). Applications for features dated after 1896, even if they are in churches dated before 1896, are not eligible.

https://www.sal.org.uk/grants/morris-fund-conservation-grants/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

THE COLWINSTON CHARITABLE TRUST

Distributes grants to UK registered charitable organisations working predominantly in the areas of Opera, Classical Music and the Visual Arts. They offer grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 to enable organisations achieve higher standards of performance and/or presentation. The trust will give priority to high quality projects, and projects that help people to better appreciate the possibilities the arts can offer, especially in Wales.

There are two deadlines a year, the 30th September and the 31st March.

http://www.colwinston.org.uk/index.htm

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

WEAVERS COMPANY GRANTS

Organisations must normally be registered charities or in the process of applying for registration. The Weaver’s Company Benevolent Fund supports projects working with disadvantaged young people (aged 5 to 30 years) to ensure that they are given every possible chance to meet their full potential and to participate fully in society. The Fund also aims to help young people at risk of criminal involvement to stay out of trouble and assist in the rehabilitation of offenders, particularly young offenders both in prison and after release.

 

Grants are usually no more than £15,000 per annum, and to make sure grants of this size have an impact, we will not fund large organisations. To be eligible for funding, local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than £100,000. Those working across the UK should normally have an income of not more than £250,000.

 

Deadlines

31 March (shortlisted applications will be considered at the June meeting)

31 July (shortlisted applications will be considered at the November meeting)

30 November (shortlisted applications will be considered at the February meeting the following year)

http://www.weavers.org.uk/content/grant-application-guidelines

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

COOPERATIVE BANK DONATION FUND

Organisations that have a Community Directplus account with the Cooperative Bank have until 31st March 2017 to apply for funding from the Customer Donation Fund.

 

Since 2003 the Cooperative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £701,000 to 815 organisations. The money can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities; and all Community Directplus account holders are eligible to apply.

http://www.co-operativebank.co.uk/business/community/community-directplus#customerdonationfund-2

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

FAMILY HOLIDAY ASSOCIATION – HOLIDAY GRANTS

Through its funding programme families on a low income that have not been on holiday for the past four years and have at least one child between three and 18 years of age can obtain financial support for a break during 2016 and 2017. The FHA can only accept applications from referring agents (such as a teacher, social worker or health visitor, etc) and not directly from families. The holidays provided in the UK. Holiday breaks include free accommodation, linen rental, entertainment passes and holiday insurance (subject to medical conditions). FHA may also make a contribution towards the family’s holiday expenses.

 

To be eligible families must be on a low income (household income must be less than £24,000), not be going on holiday this year and be unlikely to afford a day out.

Deadlines 31 December 2016, 31 March 2017

http://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

URBAN COMMUNITY ENERGY FUND                     

Grants of up to £20,000. The funding is available for the early stages of a project. This can include public consultations and preliminary viability studies, etc. The Urban Energy Community Fund will also provide loans of up to £130,000 to develop planning applications and a robust business case to attract further investment. This will help projects become ‘investment ready', to secure a bank loan or another form of investment.

 

The type of organisations that can apply include:

Registered Companies (including CICs)

Charitable Incorporated Organisations

Registered Societies (formerly known as IPS)

Parish and Town Councils; etc.

Local Authorities, businesses and Housing Associations can apply in partnership with the local community.

Deadlines 2016 are the last Friday of every other month – January, March, May, July, September and November

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/urban-community-energy-fund

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017 

 

TREES FOR SCHOOLS GRANTS

The Tree Council, the lead tree campaigning charity working to promote the importance of trees within the changing environment, has announced that its Trees for Schools grant making programme is now open for applications.

 

Funds are available for schools within the UK who are able to show that children under the age of 16 will be actively engaged in tree planting projects during National Tree Week 2017 (26th November to 4th December 2016, or as soon as possible afterwards). Schools must be local authority run or registered as a ‘not for profit’ organisation (including a community interest company, a charity organisation or a social enterprise). The Tree Council can fund projects between £100 and £700 and successful applicants will receive up to 75% towards their planting four fruit trees. For example, if your project totals £700, The Tree Council would offer up to £525. The remaining 25% will need to be secured by your school or organisation.

http://www.treecouncil.org.uk/Grants/Trees-for-Schools

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

ORCHARD WINDFALLS FUND 2017

Through the Fund grants of between £100 and £700 are available to schools and community groups for the planting of apple and pear trees with the condition that children aged sixteen or under are involved in the planting or, where the trees are too large to be directly handled by them, related educational activities. This educational aspect might be during the design, planning and planting of the orchard or, in schools, it might be part of curriculum related projects that will be enhanced by the preliminary activities or the subsequent availability of fruit trees on or near to the school site. To be eligible planting must take place on publicly accessible land, usually in public or charity ownership. In addition, the School or Community Group must be able to raise 25% of planting costs.

http://www.treecouncil.org.uk/grants/orchard-windfalls

DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

 

BigCi ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS

Australian and International Artists from various fields – visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, curating – are invited to submit entries for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2017. The two winning artists will each receive 4 free weeks of BigCi residency and AUD$2,000 (approx. £1,226) spending money. In addition to that, up to AUD$2,000 ARTFLIGHT travel subsidy will be shared between the two winners. Submissions must show how the artist will respond to the environment around BigCi. BigCi is located 1.5 hours drive from Sydney, Australia, on the edge of the Wollemi National Park in the Greater Blue Mountains.

https://bigci.org/new-news/

DEADLINE 1 APRIL 2017

 

ON PAPER AWARD

The On Paper Award first prize is 1000€.  The second prize is The Awagami Paper Award – 100 sheets of Awagami editioning paper worth 500€, sponsored by The Awagami Factory, Japan. The shortlisted artists for the On PAPER Award 2017 will be exhibited in The Chicago Printmaking Collaborative, Chicago USA, in July – August 2017. Artists can submit one piece of work on a paper size of 300mm x 400mm. The work must have been made using any traditional printmaking techniques, including screenprinting, lithography, etching, calligraphy, monotipe, electro-etching, woodcut, photopolymer, etc. There is a submission fee of 25€.

http://www.onpapercontest.com/

DEADLINE 1 APRIL 2017

 

ENLIGHT RESIDENCIES

Four funded residency opportunities for mid-career artists across Europe to take part in new international partnerships developing installations that combine light and sound. Curated Place with SPECTRA Festival  in partnership with MIRIAD at the Manchester School of Art (UK), I/O Lab in Stavanger (Norway), and Fondazione Mondo Digitale in Rome (Italy), are offering artists the opportunity to participate in a new programme and network producing and promoting light and sound artworks – exploring the meeting point of art, technology and design. Artists will be invited to undertake several short residencies with their host organisations – supported by their teams of technologists and technicians to create a new public realm work for exhibition in our existing festivals. The project will provide all travel, accommodation and a sustenance budget and an artist bursary of €2000.

http://www.curatedplace.com/enlight2017/

DEADLINE 1 APRIL 2017

 

WERGLE FLOMP HUMOR POETRY CONTEST

Now in its 16th year, this contest seeks today's best humour poems. No fee to enter. Submit published or unpublished work. $2,250 in prizes.

https://winningwriters.com/our-contests/wergle-flomp-humor-poetry-contest-free

DEADLINE 1 APRIL 2017

 

MANUSCRIPT CONSERVATION TRUST GRANTS

The NMCT helps preserve important manuscript and archive collections by awarding grants for their conservation. Record offices, libraries and other similar publicly funded institutions including local authority, university and specialist record repositories are eligible for grants. Private owners can also qualify if they meet a range of criteria. Applications can be made for a grant to conserve one item or a whole collection and the grants can cover the cost of the conservator’s time, conservation materials and digitisation if it is part of the conservation project. The majority of grants awarded fall between £2,000 and £10,000 and projects with other funding in place are usually prioritised.

http://www.nmct.co.uk/applying-us

DEADLINE 1 APRIL 2017

 

SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY – SCIENCE EDUCATION AND

OUTREACH GRANTS         

The Society for Microbiology provides grants to promote microbiology or to support developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology.

 

Full, Full Concessionary or Postgraduate Student Members of the Society living in the UK or Republic of Ireland can apply for grants up to £1,000 for educational outreach activities. A variety of educational outreach activities to promote public engagement with microbiology will be considered for support. These might include:

Talks

Workshops

Demonstrations

Posters

Leaflets

Broadcasts

Activities at science

Festivals and audio-visual or computer-based packages

Activities that take place as part of a National Science and Engineering Week event at the applicant's place of work.

Two deadlines per year 1 April and 1 October

http://www.sgm.ac.uk/en/grants-prizes/education-outreach-funds.cfm/education-and-outreach-grants

DEADLINE 1 APRIL 2017

 

PROJECT OARSOME REFURBISHMENT GRANTS

Initially only Project Oarsome boats manufactured by Janousek were eligible for the scheme but after a review by the Trustees, it has been decided that, for the time being, all boats regardless of the original manufacture that are being used EXCLUSIVELY by juniors are eligible for the scheme.

 

The applications are to be submitted in the form of a handwritten A4 sheet of plain paper by a J15 rower who has been through the J14 category in the previous year.

Applications are to be submitted by the first day of each month to:

Jeremy Dale, The King’s School, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4DB

http://www.therowingfoundation.org.uk/refurbishment/

DEADLINE 1 APRIL 2017                                                                                             

 

ABSTRACT ARCHITECTURE PHOTO CONTEST

Approach your architectural photography from a new angle, take a step closer or choose a new perspective. Patterns, shapes and interesting objects can be found in both old and modern buildings – we want to see your best abstract architectural shots, whether they are black-and-white high-contrast images or bright colourful captures, submit them now for the chance to win professional Lexar products and get printed in Digital Photographer magazine.

https://www.photocrowd.com/contests/1009-abstract-architecture/

DEADLINE 2 APRIL 2017

 

WOON FOUNDATION PRIZE

The Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Art Prize offers an opportunity annually for students currently in the final year of their undergraduate study within the United Kingdom. The first prize is a £20,000 fellowship with a 12-month studio space in the Woon Tai Jee studio at BALTIC 39 in Newcastle’s city centre. The year-long fellowship includes mentoring from staff from both institutions and a final exhibition with catalogue at the end of the Fellowship. There are also two runner-up prizes of £9,000 and £6,000.

http://www.baltic39.com/woonprize/

DEADLINE 3 APRIL 2017

 

FRIDAY ISLAND – POWER

Friday Island is looking for artists working in any medium (performing arts, fine arts, video/film, literature, etc.) for its next event, taking place in May 2017 in Luxembourg. The theme of the event is Power. The theme should be approached in a critical way in relation to social/political/philosophical perspectives. The artists will receive a remuneration of 600,- euro per artistic contribution, travel refund to Luxembourg City up to 150,- euro are also available upon request. Accommodations for three nights will be provided by the organisation.

http://www.fridayisland.net/call-for-proposals/

DEADLINE 3 APRIL 2017

 

EMERGE CALL FOR ARTISTS, THE MIGHTY CREATIVES/UK YOUNG

ARTISTS/ARTS CONNECT

Contact Aja aja@ukyoungartists.co.uk

The Mighty Creatives (TMC) working in partnership with Arts Connect and UK Young Artists are offering a unique opportunity to artists aged 18 - 30. ‘Emerge’ is a regional programme of one-day festivals led by young people in the heart of local communities. The festivals are directed by a commissioned young artist (you), in partnership with schools and community organisations. Over the next two years Emerge will deliver 24 children and young people-led arts festivals in 12 Midlands locations. These festivals will celebrate the life and work of William Shakespeare, with an emphasis on language and storytelling using a range of different disciplines from performance to visual art.

The Emerge festivals happen simultaneously across the midlands over one day. The festivals are planned, programmed and promoted by young people, led by artists selected through an open call. This is the second year of the Emerge project (2017/18), and the festivals will take place in these geographic areas:

 

East Midlands - Ashfield, Boston, Corby, East Lindsey (Horncastle), Mansfield and South Holland.

 

West Midlands - Cannock Chase, Dudley, Sandwell, Tamworth, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

 

To be eligible for this opportunity you must be aged 18 - 30 on the closing date for applications: Monday 3 April 2017 and you must have the legal right to work in the UK. If you are applying as a company at least 75% of your company members must satisfy our age requirement (18 – 30), and all members of the company working on the project must be able to work legally in the UK.

 The artist fee will be £13,000 inc Vat and will be over approximately 87 days. In addition to this fee, funds will be available for delivery of the work - for materials, technical support etc.

www.ukyoungartists.co.uk/emerge

DEADLINE 3 APRIL 2017

 

THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY OUTREACH FUND SMALL

Small grants – up to £2,000

The fund will be open to individuals and organisations (this includes, but is not limited to, Society members and member networks, researchers in academia or industry, museums, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries) to enable them to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences. Priority will be given to projects that raise awareness of the place of chemistry in people’s everyday lives, especially those not already interested in chemistry, and/or develop the science communication skills of people who are already highly trained in chemistry.

https://mfip.org.uk/2017/02/23/royal-society-of-chemistry-outreach-fund-uk-closing-date-for-small-grants-3rd-april-2017-and-large-grants-3rd-july-2017/

DEADLINE 3 APRIL 2017

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