The National Lottery Heritage Fund is the largest dedicated funder of heritage in the UK. We fund projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. We believe that understanding, valuing and sharing our heritage brings people together, inspires pride in communities and boosts investment in local economies.
The company operate two grant giving programmes for charities. Small grants are available up to a maximum of £3,000. The Main Grants Programme awards single and multiple year grants (up to four years) of £5,000 and usually up to £40,000 with a successful application taking up to nine months to achieve.
BlueSpark Foundation is a registered charity which supports the education and development of children and young people by providing grants for educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. It provides funding for relatively small-scale projects which might not happen at all or would only happen on a lesser scale without the support of BlueSpark. Funding provided by BlueSpark must be crucial to your project rather than marginally incremental to its funding.
The small grants programme supports grassroot community-based projects. The maximum award is £5,000 and the average is £1,500. The Grants committee meets three times a year.
MfA are passionate about helping people to find ways to understand and experience the enjoyment and benefits of playing music. Grants are available both for individuals and for community projects. Annual application deadlines are the 1st November, the 1st February, and the 1st July.
The Trust’s broad policy … is to support three main areas of work, innovative undertakings by Methodist churches and organisations, Other Christian Causes, especially of an ecumenical nature, and a wider category within the fields of the creative arts, education, social and international concern