Funding

What we are currently funding and how to apply. 

Our funds focus on arts, education and learning, migration and young people.

Open funds

  • Arts Fund

    Amount: £90,000 to £300,000
    Duration: 3 years
    Deadline: Details of the next round will be announced shortly.

    We want to support organisations who are working at the intersection of art and social change.

  • Youth Fund

    Amount: Up to £150,000
    Duration: 3 years
    Deadline: Rolling application cycle

    We want to fund organisations who support young people (ages 14–25) who face challenging or complex transitions to adulthood.

  • Migration Fund

    Amount: Up to £60,000 per year (3 to 4 years); up to £50,000 per year (5 years)
    Duration: 3 to 5 years
    Deadline: Rolling basis

    Work with us to bring about a world in which everyone is free to move, and no one is forced to move.

  • Arts-based Learning Fund

    Amount: £30,000 to £300,000; up to £100,000 per year
    Duration: 1 to 4 years
    Deadline: Rolling application cycle

    We support arts and cultural organisations to work in partnership with schools and make arts-based learning a core part of education.

  • Teacher Development Fund

    Amount: Up to £165,000 per application
    Duration: Projects should last for two academic years
    Deadline: Open annually for applications from September to November

    We support teachers to develop arts-based approaches which create equitable classrooms where all children learn and thrive.

  • India Fund

    Amount: ₹10,00,000 to ₹30,00,000
    Duration: 1 to 2 years
    Deadline: Rolling application cycle. Applications assessed biannually in March & October.
    We give India-based organisations the resources they need to help communities build on their strengths and improve lives. 

Paused funds

These funds are not currently accepting applications, but are due to open in 2024.

  • Ideas and Pioneers Fund

    Amount: Up to £20,000
    Date applications open: July 2024
    We support individuals, partnerships and small organisations with a vision of a better society to explore their ideas for change. 

Funding by invitation

We have a number of funds which are awarded rather than applied for, including Awards for Artists and Backbone Fund.

Two young performers are standing in a dark blue, ornate room, with a busy seated crowd in the background. The performer at the front is wearing bright yellow and black clothes and is holding a red fan and looks to be mid-dance. The performer at the back has a hand on their hip, and is wearing a bright yellow jacket with a long belt, purple trousers and a baseball cap
A Taste of London Ballroom’ by Bronze 007 and Tiffany 007. Part of BLM Fest x Counterpoints’, curated by Kayza Rose and commissioned by Counterpoints Arts and V&A during Refugee Week 2022. Photo credit: Hydar Dewachi 

Which fund is right for you? 

If you’ve never been through the process before, use our online tool to find the funding and support that fits what you need.

Our funding principles

We believe our funding is most effective when it supports organisations and individuals who:

  • Challenge systemic injustice by focusing on structural change and shifting power

  • Are actively inclusive and anti-racist

  • Centre people experiencing injustice in leading and designing solutions

  • Are generous and collaborative, sharing learning with others to drive positive sector change

Eligibility and exclusions

Things to know before considering an application:

  • We actively seek to fund work outside of London and across the UK. 
  • We only fund work that is charitable, as defined by the Charity Commission.
  • Generally our funds take four months from application to decision. We are unable to cover costs that have already been incurred.

Help with applications

You can apply for funding through our online application system. For each fund, we also have sample applications forms you can look at before you apply.

Access support bursary

If our application portal is inaccessible to you due to disability, we offer a bursary of up to £750 to help you apply.

Who we have funded

Two young girls are mid-dance in a dance studio. A teacher is behind them. One girl is smiling, mid-step, and the other is holding their hands up in a frame pose to their face
Bruiser Theatre Company. Photo credit: MT Hurson 

Advancing social justice 

Find out more about the work that goes behind our funding, including overviews of our grant-making, more about our team and the latest insights.