Areas of low cultural engagement

Said Foundation – Amal Grants Programme


The Said Foundation is a British charity founded in 1982 by international businessman and philanthropist, Wafic Said, and his wife Rosemary.

Amal (‘hope’ in Arabic ) is a programme of the Said Foundation making grants in the UK in support of a rich diversity of arts projects and activities, including storytelling, visual arts, theatre, poetry, film, music and dance.

The programme aims to further the following dual interlinked objectives:

Persimmon Community Champions


Persimmon, the UK’s leading house builder, launched their £750,000 community fund in 2015 to support local groups and charities across England, Scotland and Wales.

The Persimmon Community Champions is a national programme where charities and local groups and organisations can apply for funding up to the value of £1,000 to match money they have already raised themselves.

Each Persimmon business, as well as the Head office in York, gives away two grants of up to £1,000 each to support local community initiatives.

G F Eyre Charitable Trust


Funding is available for general charitable purposes. Previously the Trust has supported a wide range of different local, national and international causes, including charities working for human medical research, the relief of suffering and respite, and religious and heritage charities.

The G F Eyre Charitable Trust does not maintain a website or an email address. Groups should write to the Trust for further information on how to apply.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Previous grants have been for between £500 and £4,000.

Ashley Family Foundation


Funding is available for projects that fit with the family ethos of protecting rural communities and encouraging participation in the arts, particularly that of textiles.

Priority is given to the following:

  • Support of charitable textiles projects, including small scale community textiles initiatives.
  • Support for the arts.
  • Support for projects which seek to strengthen rural communities in Wales, especially in Mid Wales.

The funding is for core costs, including salaries and overheads.

The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation


Funding is available to charities and charitable organisations for projects that promote urban and rural regeneration, with a preference for the Yorkshire region.

Funding is available for activities that meet the charitable objectives of the Foundation, including: the promotion of the arts for the benefit of the public and the advancement of education for the public benefit, including the study of music and other arts.

Preference will be given to charities working the Yorkshire region.

Bowland Charitable Trust


Grants for charitable organisations with outdoor and character-building projects for young people in the North West England as well as for educational, religious and cultural activities and institutions in the North West of England.

The Bowland Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations active in the UK.

The programme is intended to promote:

Outdoor and character-building projects for young people in the North West England.

Educational, religious and cultural activities and institutions.

Hinrichsen Foundation


The Hinrichsen Foundation was founded in 1976 by Mrs Carla Eddy Hinrichsen to ensure the continuation of the tradition of supporting contemporary music established by the Hinrichsen family as the proprietors of Edition Peters the music publishers, established more than 200 years ago in the German city of Leipzig.