HERITAGE ENTERPRISE GRANTS

The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced that its £125 million Heritage Enterprise grants programme is open for applications.

 

The scheme aims to support not-for-profit organisations to help them work in partnership with the private sector in the restoration of unused historic building and sites and unlock their economic potential. The programme is designed to address market failure, where historic buildings have failed to attract enough investment because the cost of their repair has not been commercially viable for private developers. Under the programme two levels of grants are available:

 

For grant requests of over £100,000 and under £2million decisions are made every three months.

16 March 2017 for a decision in June 2017

15 June 2017 for a decision in September 2017 http://www.hlf.org.uk/HowToApply/programmes/Pages/Heritage_Enterprise.aspx

DEADLINE 16 MARCH 2017

 

HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND’S HERITAGE GRANT SCHEME

The funding which is being made available through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Heritage Grant Scheme. The funding is available to not-for-profit organisations; and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations for any project relating to national, regional and local heritage. This can include for example:

 

Archaeological sites

Collections of objects, books or documents in museums, libraries or archives

Cultural traditions such as stories, festivals, crafts, music, dance and costumes

Historic buildings

Histories of people and communities

Histories of places and events

The heritage of languages and dialects

Natural and designed landscapes and gardens

People’s memories and experiences (often recorded as ‘oral history’)

Places and objects linked to our industrial, maritime and transport history

Natural heritage including habitats, species and geology.

Heritage Grants applications go through a two-round process. This is so that organisations can apply at an early stage of planning their project and get an idea of whether they have a good chance of getting a grant before they send a proposal in greater detail.

DEADLINES

16 March 2017 for a decision in June 2017

15 June 2017 for a decision in September 2017

https://www.hlf.org.uk/looking-funding/our-grant-programmes/heritage-grants

DEADLINE 16 MARCH 2017

 

COMIC RELIEF SPORT TO EMPOWER WOMEN AND GIRLS GRANTS

UK based organisations working in partnership with a local organisation in Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda, Colombia and India can apply for funding through a new initiative launched by Comic Relief and the Scottish Government.

 

The £2.2 million Levelling the Field, International programme will provide grants of up to £250,000 for projects that use the power of sport to empower women and girls to reach their full potential. Comic Relief are encouraging a variety of different types of projects. This could be a pilot for an innovative piece of work or the continued development of a proven piece of work. Funding is available for project delivery, research or for a campaign. Proposals are welcomed from both UK based organisations working in partnership with a local organisation leading the delivery of the project, and from non-UK organisations playing this role directly. Applications are particularly encouraged where the local organisation delivering the project is embedded in the communities where the work will take place. Applicants should have been registered for at least 3 years and have a turnover of at least £100,000.

http://www.comicrelief.com/grants/initiatives/levelling-the-field-international

DEADLINE 16 MARCH 2017

 

DEVELOPMENT LAB

Metal are looking for disabled & non-disabled practitioners to take part in an intensive research & development LAB. These four day workshops are aimed at artists (from all artforms) that work with the body, movement & dance; or are curious to explore with others these themes. Each Lab will also be supported by a cohort of guest speakers & mentors. The Labs will take place at the Metal venues in Peterborough, Southend & Liverpool. All travel, accommodation and meals will be provided. After the Lab, attendees will be supported to develop R&D proposals for new commissions based on their research. The artists will be invited into residence at Metal to develop their ideas further supported by a commissioning fund. The resulting collaborative works will be shared locally, showcased at the Southbank Centre (London) & will form part of a new national symposium in 2018 in partnership with the Centre for Dance Research at Coventry University (C-DaRE) to coincide with Unlimited.

http://www.metalculture.com/development-lab-open-for-applications/

DEADLINE 17 MARCH 2017

 

ROME FELLOWSHIP IN CONTEMPORARY ART

The British School at Rome invites applications for The Rome Fellowship in Contemporary Art. The fellowship is an opportunity for an early-career artist, working in any discipline, who has a significant track record of exhibiting. The fellowship lasts 3 months (October-December 2017) and offers £1,500/month; plus a grant towards a short pre-residency visit to the BSR. Applicants must be of British or Commonwealth nationality, or have been working professionally or studying at postgraduate level for at least the last three years in the UK or Commonwealth (i.e. since February 2014). There is a £25 application fee.

http://www.bsr.ac.uk/awards/fine-arts#RFCA

DEADLINE 17 MARCH 2017

 

JANE MARTIN POETRY PRIZE              

Recommended free contest awards top prize of 700 pounds for unpublished poems by UK residents aged 18-30. Send 1-4 poems, maximum 4 single-spaced pages total. Contest sponsor Girton College was founded in 1869 to educate women in Cambridge, England, and was incorporated into the University of Cambridge in 1948; men have been admitted since 1977. Online entries only.

https://winningwriters.com/templates/contest_detail?contest_id=2519

DEADLINE 17 MARCH 2017

 

MONOVISIONS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2017

MonoVisions Photography Awards are an international open call for photographers using black and white medium to express their visual language.

 

Our aim is to discover the best monochrome photographers from all over the world and deliver the best opportunities to be recognized and rewarded for their work. You can compete in 2 sections: Black and White Photo Of The Year 2017 and Black and White Series Of The Year 2017 with $5,000 in cash prizes.

 

Our annual competition is open to photographers of all backgrounds and all levels – professionals and amateurs. We accept all forms of black and white photography made with traditional or digital methods.

 

Our categories: Abstract, Architecture, Conceptual, Fine Art, Landscapes, Nature and Wildlife, Nude, People, Photojournalism, Portrait, Street Photography and Travel.

Deadlines: Earlybird 17 March 2017, Regular 1 June 2017

https://monovisionsawards.com/

DEADLINE 17 MARCH 2017

 

HENRY SMITH CHARITY HOLIDAY GRANTS FOR CHILDREN

Schools, youth groups and not for profit organisations can apply for grants towards holidays or outings within the UK for children aged 13 and under who are from deprived areas or have a disability. Applications can be considered for holidays or outings that have the objective of providing children with a break they would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience. Applications can be made for grants towards a single trip, which could be a day trip or a longer residential of up to seven days in length. This could be to a countryside or city location but must be outside of the children’s immediate locality. The maximum grant is usually £2,500 for any one trip. Grants are normally limited to a maximum of two-thirds of the total cost of a trip, as the charity would expect some local partnership funding to be in place.

 

The closing date for applications is the 17th March 2017 and activities will need to take place between the 1 February – 30th April 2017.

http://www.henrysmithcharity.org.uk/holiday-grants-for-children.html

DEADLINE 17 MARCH 2017

 

FAITH POETRY CONTEST

The theme for this poetry contest is "faith". We are looking for poems that in some way pertain to this theme. It doesn't matter if it's spiritual, political, intellectual or emotional as long as faith is clearly represented.

 

The winner takes away a $100 cash prize.

http://www.fanstory.com/contestdetails.jsp?id=103724

DEADLINE 19 MARCH 2017

 

THE MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is the only festival in Australasia to provide feedback on submissions. The feedback is simple, straight forward, positive and constructive (like a review) and gives you an insight into what the curator thought of your documentary and will be provided to you by 22 July 2017 if you want it by applying to info@mdff.org.au

 

We also are looking to simulcast part of the festival in 2017 by taking it online via Beama VOD services and take Melbourne to the world.

 

Our categories like Documentary Photography have never been attempted by a documentary film festival in the southern hemisphere and are ground breaking.

March 19, 2017 Late Deadline

April 16, 2017, Extended Deadline

https://filmfreeway.com/festival/MelbourneDocumentaryFilmFestival

DEADLINE 19 MARCH 2017

 

ARTQUEST PEER FORUM AT THE PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY

Peer Forum, Artquest’s annual Peer Mentoring programme aims to assist artists by providing them with the funding, space and resources necessary to establish their own peer mentoring groups. Calls for the PEER FORUM group hosted by The Photographers’ Gallery in 2017 are now open. Selected artists/groups will receive an all-inclusive award of £1,800 to run 6 peer mentoring sessions over a 6 month period with a regular group of other artists. The group will meet at the Eranda Studio at The Photographers’ Gallery, a 70msq space with tables, chairs and a high-spec video projector.

 

The peer group at The Photographers’ Gallery would be best suited to emerging, rather than established, artists working with either digital or analogue forms of photography within a contemporary art context. Applications from groups of artist who have an existing informal relationship is encouraged. The Photographers’ Gallery suggests meetings have a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 artists, and is looking for proposals for mentoring programmes that are about more than sharing practice but about moving each participants’ specific, identified project forward over the duration of the sessions.

https://www.artquest.org.uk/project/peer-forum-2017/

DEADLINE 20 MARCH 2017

 

BINSTED ARTS POETRY COMPETITION

Prizes: 1ST £150, 2ND £100 3RD £50. Maximum of 40 lines. Judge: Clare Best. Theme ‘Harvest ‘Winners & runners-up will be invited to read their winning poems at the prize-giving evening, June 10, 2017,part of the Binsted Arts Festival (June 8-11,2017). Winning poems will be published on the Festival website.

 

Entry Fee: £5 for first poem; £3.00 for all subsequent poems

Contact: Entries (2 copies of each poem) should be sent to: Competition Secretary, Shirley Park, Yapton Lane, Walberton, Arundel, BN18 0AN, with a cheque payable to Binsted Arts. For further information, rules and entry form, visit: http://www.binsted.org/poetry-comp-17

DEADLINE 20 MARCH 2017

 

"DANGEROUS CREATIONS: REAL-LIFE FRANKENSTEIN STORIES"

In the summer of 1816, in response to a challenge from friends to write the most terrifying possible ghost story, the young Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley dreamed up the story of a young scientist and his monstrous creation. The "Frankenstein monster" has fascinated the imagination ever since.

 

In conjunction with the ASU Frankenstein Bicentennial Project, Creative Nonfiction magazine is daring writers (as Mary Shelley was dared in Geneva) to write original and groundbreaking stories in the spirit of Frankenstein—but nonfiction. That is to say, we're looking for true stories that explore humans' efforts to control and redirect nature, the evolving relationships between humanity and science/technology, and contemporary interpretations of monstrosity.

 

Essays must be vivid and dramatic; they should combine a strong and compelling narrative with an informative or reflective element and reach beyond a strictly personal experience for some universal or deeper meaning. We're open to a broad range of interpretations of the "Frankenstein" theme, with the understanding that all works submitted must tell true stories and be factually accurate. Above all, we're looking for well-written prose, rich with detail and a distinctive voice.

 

Submissions must be 4,000 words or fewer.

$10,000 for Best Essay and two $2,500 prizes for runners up.

http://creativenonfiction.org/submissions/dangerous-creations-real-life-frankenstein-stories

DEADLINE 20 MARCH 2017

 

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

 

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