Culture plays a vital role in improving our quality of life and wellbeing, has the ability to address social challenges and enhances the everyday.

We are committed to increasing opportunities for everyone to experience cultural activity.  We recognise that in order to achieve this we need to contribute to building a local cultural sector that is inclusive, vibrant and resilient.


Our application form is now available to download below.

Funding priorities

Until 2025 we will be focussing our funding on activity that contributes to the following priorities:

  • Accessible and inclusive cultural participation
  • Creativity and culture for improved wellbeing
  • A resilient cultural sector

As part of your application you will be asked to describe how your organisation or activity contributes to one or more of these priorities.

We are more interested in a really good idea or approach to a particular priority than the number of priorities you are addressing. For more information on the type of activity we want to fund please read the guidance below ‘What we look for in applications’.

We want to support organisations that genuinely share these priorities and are interested in working with us to deliver long-term positive change.  You can find out more information on our journey so far below.

Third sector organisations who can demonstrate that their core mission directly contributes to one or more of these priorities may apply for core or project funding.

Apply for funding

Applicants can apply for grants of up to three years.  The maximum grant you can apply for is £100,000 per year over three years.  However, we anticipate that the average grant will be under £100K (over three years). The information you are asked at application stage will be reflective of the amount of funding requested.

Additional information

Additional information

Application form