Areas of low cultural engagement

Emerton-Christie Charity


The Emerton-Christie Charity offers grants to registered charities undertaking a wide range of projects in the UK, especially in the areas of education/training, disability, the advancement of health or saving of lives, arts/culture/heritage/science and environment/conservation/heritage.

Funding is available at the discretion of the Trustees. Most grants awarded in the past years have been for between £1,000 and £3,000.

Interested applicants must apply in writing to:

The Astor Foundation


The Astor Foundation provides grants for registered charities in the UK.

The primary object of the Foundation is medical research, favouring research on a broad front rather than in specialised fields. 

In addition to its medical connection, historically the Foundation has also supported initiatives for:

Warrington Charities Trust


Registered Charities or Voluntary or Community Organisations that undertake and provide charitable activities, can apply. All projects submitted for grant-aid must operate for the benefit of the community of Warrington Borough and must aim to improve the quality of life in the Borough.

Projects and activities that will be supported include: those that promote local community-based direct services; projects that tackle local problems; new local services or activities; help for existing groups to develop their services.

Cayo Foundation


Registered charities based and operating within England and Wales may apply and applications are reviewed four times a year.

Funding can be used for a wide range of charitable projects and activities.

The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.

Application is by letter to the Cayo Foundation stating the purpose for which the funding is needed.

Applicants may call the Cayo Foundation for details about how to make a submission, but all other enquiries should be made in writing to:

Arts Council National Lottery Projects Grants


This grants programme is intended to help the Arts Council achieve its mission of ‘Great art and culture for everyone’. It also provides a means to support a broad range of not-for-profit projects that create and sustain quality work and help people across England to engage with arts and culture.

The programme supports development by allowing artists, cultural practitioners and organisations to work in new ways and to get their work out to new audiences.

All organisations need to have a bank account in the organisation’s name, with two signatories.

John Ellerman Foundation


The John Ellerman Foundation was set up in 1971 as a generalist grant-making trust. It is a 'responsive funder'.

The Foundation aims to advance the wellbeing of people, society and the natural world. Support is available for charitable work in the arts, environment and social action. The Foundation is keenly aware of the connections between these areas and their effects on each other and on people’s health and happiness.

UK Community Foundations


Grants for projects in all sectors of the local community. Each foundation has its own character appropriate to the location and grants may be made to a wide range of activities including: health; children and young people; arts and culture; the environment; services.

The February Foundation



Grants are available to UK registered charities for a range of charitable projects, particularly the relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage; and for the advancement of education, the advancement of the arts, culture, and heritage.

Coral Samuel Charitable Trust


The Coral Samuel Charitable Trust provides grants to registered charities throughout the UK.

The scheme aims to fund projects that promote education, welfare and culture.

Most grants awarded in previous years have been between £1,000 and £5,000.

The Trust does not maintain a website or email address. Applications must be made in writing to:

Coral Samuel Charitable Trust 
Smith & Williamson 
25 Moorgate