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Grants of up to £5,000 can be awarded to UK registered charities

Heritage

Funding Priorities:

  • Conservation of historic buildings (not Places of Worship which is covered elsewhere)
  • Conservation of historic objects and paintings

Arts

Funding Priorities:

  • Engaging with marginalised audiences, e.g. disabled, BAME, people living below the minimum poverty threshold for the appreciation of arts, performances or exhibitions
  • Opportunities, education and skills development of creative talent for artists with financing challenges or disability support requirements

Recently Funded Charities

2019

  • Whitchurch Silk Mill is a working museum which aims to educate the public in the history of the production, design, distribution and sale of silk. They preserve and manage the Mill and its Victorian weaving machinery.
  • Milton Keynes Arts Centre, set in Great Linford Manor Park and its restored 17th-century buildings, offers artist residencies, exhibitions and educational workshops. Resident artist Kitty Finer brought together students from two colleges and residents living in a sheltered housing facility to deliver a series of workshops using music and textiles.

2018

  • The College of Arms Trust assumes principal responsibility for the preservation of its Grade I listed 17th Century building and the conservation of a unique working library, for the granting of Coats of Arms and related heraldic matters.
  • Chineke! was founded in April 2015 by the double bass player Chi-chi Nwanoku, OBE, as Britain's first professional orchestra comprising a majority of black and minority ethnic (BME) musicians.

2017

  • Angel Shed runs imaginative drama, music and movement-based theatre workshops and celebratory community performances for three 10-week terms throughout the year (ages 5-7, 7-11 and 11-16) in North London.