County Arts Service – Arts Funding

Motionhouse Cascade: The Lift Dancers (Left to Right): Wayne Parsons, Laura Peña Nuñez and Giorgio de CarolisWe offer advice and guidance for individual artists, groups and organisations on searching for funding, making successful funding applications, partnership working, project development and delivery.

We can point you in the direction of regional and national databases where you can register to search for trust, foundation and other funding, tailored to your organisation type and area of work (e.g. – a community group fundraising for a project to support the elderly, or a charity fundraising to deliver music education work).

Please note: unfortunately the County Arts Service does not have the funds to run an open grants programme, or to fund arts education or scholarships for individuals seeking higher and further education.

Warwickshire CAVA funding search by district and borough

Warwickshire Community and Voluntary action enabled you to search for funds relevant to each district and borough. To find out more about this and other opportunities, visit their website.

National Arts Funding

Arts Council England
Arts Council England is the national development agency for the arts in England, distributing public money from Government and the National Lottery. [Read more]

Awards For All
Awards For All is a National Lottery grants scheme aimed at local communities. Support includes enabling people to take part in the arts, sport, heritage and community activities. [Read more]

British Council – Grants to Artists
Grants to Artists offer small bursaries for UK-based British artists wanting to exhibit their work overseas in public or commercial spaces. [Read more]

Local funding

Rugby Borough Council’s Art Grant
Aimed at helping community, artists and organisations to develop and sustain the services and activities they offer in Rugby Borough. [Read more]

Warwick District Council’s Art Development Grants
Available to Arts and Heritage organisations in Warwick District for any amount up to £2,500. Funding will be considered for original, high quality imaginative projects that clearly demonstrate an increased access to arts/heritage. [Read more]