The Funding Landscape

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  • The Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary Scheme – closing 31 May

    This bursary allows a successful Artist to spend two all–inclusive weeks at the prestigious Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan. This idyllic artists’ retreat plays host to artists from around the world working in a variety of art forms. Please contact Lynda for further information and advice on T 02892
  • Jerwood Bursaries

        What do you need to progress your practice and/or career? What do you need to kick start a new idea? Jerwood Bursaries provide funding to help you explore and develop your next steps, whether through supporting your skills and knowledge development and/or supporting the first stage development of
  • Arts and Heritage Funding – Arts Project Funding – closing 15 Feb

    The Arts Service of Ards and North Down Borough Council currently have Arts Funding streams open for application as well as the Heritage Grant. If you are a community group, special interest group, charitable organisation, an individual artist or a young artist, don’t miss out on this opportunity to access
  • PRS International Showcase Fund – ongoing

        The International Showcase Fund offers vital support for UK based* artists, bands, songwriters and producers based who have been invited to play an international showcasing festival or conference. The PRS Foundation grant up to £5,000 as a contribution to; Travel Visas Accommodation Per diems (daily expenses) We grant
  • Youth Creative Skills Bursary

        The Youth Creative Skills Training Bursary Scheme has been established to help improve access to creative skills training or development programmes for young people. This bursary scheme links to Strategic Theme 2 in the Cultural Strategy – Investing in creative learning & skills development: To support the creative
  • Grants for Music and arts education and participation – closing 5 May and 5 Oct

    The Lord and Lady Lurgan Trust gives grants in the U.K., usually in London, and in Northern Ireland and South Africa. In the U.K. grants are focused on: Music and arts education and participation Deafness and other disabilities The elderly Medical relief including hospice support, and Medical research Please note
  • Culture Arts and Heritage Grant Scheme

        The Culture Arts and Heritage Grant Scheme has been designed to best support, promote and develop cultural, arts and heritage events, projects and activities. It has been devised to support local community and voluntary groups to promote and develop projects which broaden cultural access throughout the council area.
  • Good Relations Grant

        Purpose of the Grant Good Relations grant aid is a small grants programme that aims to support the Together Building a United Community Strategy. This grant is part funded by the Executive Office. The Together: Building a United Community Strategy (TBUC) Children and Young People: To continue to
  • Community Local Festivals Grant

      To support local communities deliver a local festival in their area bringing people from across the area together. The fund is supported by the Department of Communities. Criteria Level of Community Benefit and Participation (number of days, activities). Number of beneficiaries (local and neighbouring areas). Promotion of Good Relations
  • Grant Aid: Project Development

        Fermanagh and Omagh District Council through its Community Services – Project Development Grant provides funding for voluntary clubs, societies and community organisations. This funding is for groups who wish to identify local need and/or further develop project ideas. Examples of work that will be funded through this programme




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