Our funding

What we fund

We invest around £30 million each year across six funding priorities where we wish to see change. Our commitment to social justice underpins all these priorities.

We have six open application funds, and receive over 1000 applications each year. On average we fund around 20% of the applications we receive, although this varies between Funds.

Find out more about our funding priorities below:


    The Fund provides long-term, core funding to organisations who work at the intersection of art and social change.

    • Grants from £90,000 – £300,000 over three years
    • Two deadlines per year. Decision making panels meet approximately 2 times a year

    Find out more and apply


    This Fund supports work which enables pupils in formal education settings, particularly those experiencing systemic inequality or disadvantage, to thrive through engagement with high quality, arts-based learning.

    • Grants from £30,000 – £400,000 up to two or three years
    • Rolling application cycle – no deadlines

    Find out more and apply


    The purpose of the Teacher Development Fund is to support delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the primary classroom, and to embed learning through the arts in the curriculum. It aims to do this through supporting teachers and school leaders to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, confidence and experience.

    • Grants up to £165,000 over two academic years
    • One deadline per year in September

    Find out more and apply

  • MIgration FUND

    The Migration Fund supports organisations working towards a world in which everyone is free to move, and no one is forced to move. We focus both on what organisations are seeking to achieve and how they work to ensure the principles and practice of those we fund align with our vision of the future.

    • Grants of up to £60,000 per year over 3-4 years; or £50,000 per year over 5 years
    • Rolling application cycle – no deadlines. Decisions making panels meet 3 times a year.

    Find out more and apply


    The Youth Fund supports organisations whose main purpose is working with and for young people (aged 14-25) who face complex transitions to adulthood.

    • Core funding grants up to £150,000 over three years
    • Rolling application cycle – no deadlines

    Find out more and apply


    The Ideas and Pioneers Fund supports people with a vision of a better society, helping them to explore the potential of their ideas for change.

    • Grants of up to £15,000
    • The Ideas and Pioneers Fund is currently closed to new applications 

    Find out more 


    The India Open Grants Fund seeks to enable vulnerable communities living in priority geographical areas to improve their lives. The Fund assists NGOs to design and develop programmes which assist vulnerable communities to build on their strengths.

    We support work in the following states: Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal and Assam.

    • Applications can be made at any time, but are assessed biannually in March and October.

    Find out more and apply