Grant for Creative People and Places

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 07:28 Written by Ed Beckmann Wednesday, 22 February 2012 03:31

14 February 2012 – New Creative People and Places Fund Launched

Arts Council England is accepting applications to its new Creative People and Places Fund. Arts Council England is offering funding to local consortiums to help get local people involved in the arts across parts of England where arts involvement is considerably below the national average.

Funding will be given to these areas to establish long-term partnerships between local communities and arts organisations, museums, libraries and local authorities, called Creative People and Places. The programme aims to empower them to experiment with new and innovative approaches to develop inspiring, sustainable arts programmes that will engage audiences in those communities.

A total of £37 million will be available to establish around 15 projects between autumn 2012 and autumn 2015.

It is anticipated that the majority of proposals will be for between £500,000 and £3 million over three years. It is expected that at least 10% of total project costs should come from other sources. This can also be in kind.

Consortiums of local communities, arts organisations, museums, libraries and local authorities are eligible to apply. If you are not familiar with applying for grant funding there is some guidance and support at, and a course will also be available soon.

Intentions to apply should be registered by 23 March 2012. The deadline for first round applications is 13 April 2012.

A second round of applications will take place in autumn 2012. For more information, visit the Arts Council England website (opens new window).

Source: Arts Council England, 13/02/12

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Grants for science

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 07:28 Written by Ed Beckmann Monday, 6 February 2012 03:23

Engaging in Science

Wellcome science funding exhibition

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The Wellcome Trust wants people to consider, question and debate the key issues in science and society, and so each year offers over £3 million – through a wide-ranging Engaging Science grants programme – to support projects that encourage people of all ages and from all walks of life to be informed, inspired and involved.

Whether you work in science, the arts, media or education, they want to hear your ideas for projects that build excitement and interest around science and society. They support projects in many different areas, including film-making, theatre productions, exhibitions, discussion and policy-influencing events and multimedia.

They also directly commission work and develop partnerships with other organisations to reach broader audiences and support innovative practice.

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Grants for Endangered Species

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 07:28 Written by Ed Beckmann Thursday, 2 February 2012 09:23

Worldwide Grants from the People’s Trust for Endangered Species

From the People’s Trust for Endangered Species website

The Trust has awarded grants to scientific researchers and conservationists for many years for work that is aimed at the preservation of endangered species, either through research or practical field work. Please take a look at the project examples on the website.

They only accept grant requests from applicants already working and established in either the UK, UK overseas territories or any country NOT classified by the World Bank as high-income. Please go to the World Bank web page to check if your country applies.

They are accepting final applications for conservation and research work on IUCN classified species. The grants system has been revised and we are currently offering the following types of grant:

worldwide small grants programme

The worldwide small grants programme offers a number of small grants for short-term conservation and research projects. The programme offers grants between £2,000 and £8,000 for projects of up to two years duration. Most grants will not exceed £5,000. These competitive grants are from a limited central fund and are awarded twice yearly. It is hoped that these grants will enable innovative work and discreet projects to be carried out. The next deadline will be Friday 10th February 2012 and will be assessed at a meeting in April – date to be confirmed. All applications will be acknowledged within two weeks of being received.

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