Funding for arts organisations

If you're an arts organisation, find out where to apply for funding to help enhance, promote and develop arts activities in South Somerset.

Funding For Arts Organisations in South Somerset

Community Grants Scheme

Grants to community, voluntary and charitable organisations for projects that meet a clearly identified local or district need.                                                      

Contact us about this grant


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.

Go to the Arts Council England


Baring Foundation

Their specific grant programmes are concerned with strengthening the voluntary sector, the arts and international development.

Go to the Baring Foundation website


Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation website


The approach of the Foundation is as follows


We support research which inspires new thinking and provides evidence to inform changes that will lead to increases in well-being.
We support selected pilot interventions and occasional start-up organisations.
We act as  convenor and collaborator, fostering partnerships that might not otherwise happen, supporting and engaging in networks and hosting learning communities.
We seek to understand what happened and to disseminate the learning to those who can act on it.
We seek to create a legacy so we can move on and address other issues.


In particular see the 'Sharing the Stage' and 'Open' grants programmes.

Go to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation website


Clore Duffield Foundation

Supports education, the arts, museum and gallery education, health, social care and disability, children, young people and more vulnerable people.

Go to the Clore Duffield Foundation website


Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is one of the largest independent grant making foundations in the UK, offering grants to organisations which aim to improve the quality of life for people and communities. The Foundation will consider work which others may find hard to fund, perhaps because it breaks new ground, appears too risky, requires core funding, or needs a more unusual form of financial help such as a loan.

Go to the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation website


The Jerwood Foundation

The Jerwood Foundation supports talented artists in the early stages of their careers and works with organisations, to develop exciting innovative programmes.

Go to the Jerwood Foundation website


Supporting social entrepreneurs and informal groups that have ideas to benefit their communities.

Go to the UnLtd website

Paul Hamlyn Foundation website

The programme supports the development ideas to increase experience, enjoyment and involvement in the arts. Grants for organisations and groups through the open grants scheme and special initiatives and individual artists supported through Awards for Artists.


The Prince's Trust

Provides training, financial help, grants and other support for people aged 14 to 30.

Go to the Prince's Trust website

British Film Institute

Provides funding for film production and training.

British Film Institute

Youth Music

Funds musical activities for young people, delivered outside school hours by non-profit making organisations.

Go to the Youth Music website