grants

Local Authority arts funding index

Local Authorities (LAs) often have multiple grants available over short periods alongside extra help like guidance, advice and links to other contacts in the area. Although we cover some LA grants in our Funding Finder tool, we've also put together the tables below as a quick and easy way of finding the relevant page on your Local Authority's website for all they have to offer in the way of help.

Selected Artists Subsidy application

To help some of our smaller promoting groups with the cost of booking professional artists we are introducing a new booking fee subsidy with this year's Selected Artist Guide.

Artist Expenses Subsidy (promoters) application

Apply for a subsidy of up to 50% of the travel and accommodation expenses for booking a professional artist for your promoting group.

Find a Funding Opportunity

Use our simple search to check our library of funding opportunities to find the right one for your group.

Making friends and influencing people

There are few music groups today who have the privilege of being fully self-financing and who therefore have little need to make friends and influence people. The aim of this guidance is to encourage groups to think about how they can influence decision makers in their local area – the sort of activities which could make a difference to a group with a particular problem to solve (lack of cheap rehearsal space, no local business support etc.) and would also be a big help to Making Music in building a database of councillors and MPs who are committed enough to amateur music to take an interest in their local groups.

Raising funds locally

Competition for funds is stiff, but there is no reason why you shouldn't be successful if you put together a good case. This briefing sheet can help you understand the basis of successful fundraising, help you see giving from the donor's point of view and suggest action you can take to get the money you need.

Tools and tips for attracting funding

This guidance is designed to help you plan a project and successfully bid for funding. The ten top tips offer some rules of thumb for putting together a funding application for trusts and foundations. The project planning template will help lead you through the planning stage, enabling you to bridge the gap between inspiration and delivery.

Project planning template

This template is designed to help you plan a project and successfully bid for funding, leading you through the planning stage step by step, enabling you to bridge the gap between inspiration and delivery.

#LoveTo Wales

Small grants scheme supports creative cultural activities.