Funding News: October 2022
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21 September 2022
Funding News: October 2022
This page contains information on new bids, tenders and grant funding. Please note, this page will be updated periodically as new opportunities are published.
FUNDER: Government -Funding to Give Social Housing Residents a Voice (England)
DEADLINE: 11:59pm 2nd October 2022
AREA: Not-for-profit organisations with social housing sector experience can apply for a share of £500,000 in funding to deliver training and support for social housing residents in England to help them speak up and raise issues with their landlords.
The funding will help organisations to offer residents a range of accessible ways in which they can learn, such as basic (online) information about opportunities and rights, local training provision, and free e-learning on key resident empowerment themes to support their effective engagement with landlords.
The funding is made available by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities through the Resident Opportunities and Empowerment programme which will run from autumn 2022 to spring 2025.
Applications from consortia are welcome.
FUNDER: Arts Council England – Funding for Artists to Develop their Artistic Practice (England)
DEADLINE: 12pm 4th October 2022
AWARD: Between £2,000 – £10,000
AREA: Arts Council England has announced that its Developing your Creative Practice programme is open for applications.
Arts Council England is looking for exciting, ambitious proposals that allow applicants to take that important next step in the way they make their work. Applicants are encouraged to consider how their long-term needs and proposals can cover creative research and development or building skills through international exchange. Examples might include:
- Building new networks for future development/presentation of work
- Creating new work
- Experimenting with new collaborators or partners
- International travel to explore other practice or work with mentors
- Professional development activities
- Research and development time to explore practice and take risks
- Taking time to reflect on the impact of Covid-19 on your practice and practical steps to support your work to be more sustainable in future
This fund is only open to individuals over the age of 18 years who:
- Are living and working in England
- Have three years’ creative practice experience outside a formal education context
- Are working in Arts Council England’s supported disciplines i.e. they will be dancers, choreographers, writers, translators, producers, publishers, editors, musicians, conductors, composers, actors, directors, designers, artists, craft makers, and curators.
Organisations can not apply.
Awards are made through quarterly funding rounds. Funded project activities can last up to one year.
For further information or to check eligibility contact Arts Council England by firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0845 300 6200).
FUNDER: Youth Music – Funding to Support Young Creatives to Launch a Project, Idea or Business (UK)
DEADLINE: 5pm 7th October 2022
AWARD: Up to £2,500
AREA: Youth Music has re-opened its NextGen fund to support young creatives across the UK to launch a creative project, idea or business.
The funding could help emerging musicians and behind the scenes creatives aged 18-25 (and under-30s who identify as Disabled) including Singers, Rappers, Songwriters, Producers, DJs, A&Rs, Managers and Agents, etc who do not have the financial means to invest in themselves, to start a record label, launch a single, or provide a platform that supports underrepresented voices.
Funding can also cover costs linked to career development, audience development or marketing, equipment and software, and business development. Applications from people who have never applied for funding are particularly encouraged.
FUNDER: Funding to Improve Mental Health Care Services through Immersive Technology (UK)
DEADLINE: 11am 12th October 2022
AREA: Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation is making up to £4 million in funding available to UK registered businesses and collaborative partners for research and development projects that improve the delivery of mental health and wellbeing services through the application of immersive technologies.
The Mindset Extended Reality (XR) for Digital Mental Health Competition will award funding for feasibility projects costing between £50,000 and £100,000 that develop digital therapeutic Extended Reality (XR) solutions to provide mental health and wellbeing services.
These solutions must have the potential to be adopted at scale to provide a broad benefit to the UK mental health sector.
FUNDER: Friends Provident Foundation – Funding to Help Create a More Fair & Sustainable Economy (UK)
DEADLINE: 31st October 2022
AWARD: £10,000 – £200,000
AREA: Charities, social enterprises, and private companies can apply for funding for projects and activities that help to create a more fair and sustainable economy.
The funding is being made available through the Friends Provident Foundation’s 4D Economy Grants to support the development of new economic ideas and approaches that push for and create a more just and sustainable economy based on the four D’s – Diversified, Decarbonised, Democratised, and Decentralised.
Main grants of up to £200,000 are available to support project or core funding.
Small grants of up to £10,000 are also available to develop the ideas of under-resourced or newer entrants to economic systems change work. Applications for small grants can be submitted at any time.
FUNDER: The British Academy – Funding to Support Primary Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences (UK)
DEADLINE: 5pm 9th November 2022
AWARD: Up to £10,000
AREA: Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences.
The British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grants are available to postdoctoral scholars (or equivalent) across the UK to cover the cost of direct expenses incurred in planning, conducting, and developing research for a defined project of up to two years.
Applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cost for either collaborative or individual projects which might include, workshops, conferences, or visits by or to partner scholars, research assistance, travel, consumables, specialist software, and costs of interpreters in the field.
FUNDER: National Lottery Grants for Heritage (UK)
DEADLINE: 17th November 2022
AWARD: Between £250,000 and £5 million
AREA: Not-for-profit organisations across the UK can apply for grants from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for projects connecting people and communities to UK heritage.
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic the National Heritage Fund will prioritise heritage projects that:
- Promote inclusion and involve a wider range of people
- Boost the local economy
- Encourage skills development and job creation
- Support wellbeing
- Create better places to live, work and visit
- Improve the resilience of organisations working in heritage
All projects must also consider long-term environmental sustainability.
Partnerships are encouraged.
FUNDER: The Paul Hamlyn – Teacher Development Fund Re-opens for Applications (UK)
DEADLINE: 12pm 22nd November 2022
AWARD: up to £150,000
AREA: The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced that the Teacher Development Fund (TDF) will re-open for applications in September 2022.
Through the TDF, primary schools working in partnership with other primary schools as well as arts / cultural organisations can apply for grants to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to support the delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the classroom, and to embed learning through the arts in the curriculum.
Lead applicants may therefore be:
- Charities, community organisations, social enterprises and not-for-profits companies active in the arts
- Primary schools and academies operating in the state sector.
Applications should focus on:
- Primary schools
- Supporting children and young people experiencing systemic inequity and disadvantage
- Approaches which involve learning through the arts
- Projects which take an anti-racist and intersectional approach across all areas of work
- Long-term, inquiry-based projects which support teachers’ professional development and learning
- Promoting effective and equitable partnerships between schools and arts/cultural organisations and artist practitioners
- The contributions of school leaders and artist practitioners as both professional learners and as supporters of embedding learning through the arts in the curriculum
- Approaches which involve any of the following art forms: crafts; creative writing, including poetry; dance; design; film; music; opera; photography; digital arts and media; theatre and drama; the visual arts; and cross-arts practices
- Projects that build on emerging approaches to blended CPDL and include one of more elements of online delivery
The Fund has one deadline per year. Each year the Foundation expect to make around six grants of up to £150,000 to partnerships of arts/cultural organisations and five to ten schools, who will work together for two academic years.
Potential applicants are advised to read the fund guidelines and FAQs and to explore the films, blogs and links to further reading.
Potential applicants who would like to register their interest and be added to a contact list to receive updates about the fund reopening, please email email@example.com
FUNDER: Polden- Puckham Charitable Foundation – Funding to Support the Development of a Just Society (UK)
DEADLINE: Midnight 3rd February 2023
AWARD: Up to £150,000 per year, for up to three years
AREA: Grants are available to UK based charities and non-governmental organisations that are working towards the development of a just society based on a commitment to nonviolence and environmental sustainability.
The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation supports projects that address systemic threats to peace and sustainable security and environmental sustainability by seeking to change policy, attitudes and values at a national, European or international level.
These may be single issue groups working to achieve a particular change, or organisations with a broader remit.
Particular consideration will be given to youth-led organisations, organisations with an intersectional justice approach, and small, pioneering headquarters organisations with a bold vision.
FUNDER: National Lottery Heritage Fund – Dynamic Collections Campaign (UK)
DEADLINE: 31st March 2023
AWARD: Up to £250,000
AREA: The National Lottery Heritage Fund has launched its Dynamic Collections campaign to support the heritage sector to address long-term challenges, many of which have been made worse by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It will also help organisations build on innovative ideas and trends developed over the past few years, particularly in digital engagement.
Museums, archives, historic libraries and community organisations which hold collections across the UK can apply for grants for projects which make collections relevant to a wider range of people, actively involve the public in collections management and take a creative, sustainable approach to collections.
There are three funding priorities for collections: engagement; re-interpretation; and collections management.