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.

Whitaker Charitable Trust


The Whitaker Charitable Trust offers grants to registered charities working in the UK, particularly Nottinghamshire. Applications can be made at any time.

The scheme is intended to support organisations with general charitable purposes.

In particular, the scheme wishes to support:

  • Local charities in Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands.
  • Music.
  • Agricultural and silvicultural education.
  • Countryside conservation.
  • Scottish charities.

Applications must be made in writing to:

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.

Cookie Mathieson Charitable Trust


The trust supports charitable causes which promote education and the practice, enjoyment and appreciation of the musical and pictorial arts in Scotland. The trustees aim to support activities that provide wide public benefit in pursuance of these purposes. A number of the Trust's grants are to organisation that operate in Fife and Tayside.

Grants are normally in the range of £1000 to £6000.

Applications to be sent c/o Thorntons Law LLP, Kinburn Castle, St Andrews, KY16 9DR


The RJ Larg Family Trust


Grants are given to a wide variety of organisations (generally in Scotland, particularly Tayside) including cancer research and other medical charities, youth organisations and arts and music.

Apply in writing, enclosing a copy of your most recent accounts, to the following address:

Thorntons Law LLP,

Whitehall House,

33 Yeaman Shore,

Dundee, DD1 4BJ

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:

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.