Funding Round-up – Arts and Culture (Part 2), April 2023

MVA offer another collection of funding rounds from local and national organisations focusing on arts and culture themes aimed at helping charities continue their work.

Whilst every effort has been made to provide up-to-date information, due to the varying nature and progress of public policies and other related activity, MVA do advise that some of the details below may have changed since the time of its issue and ask that readers please check with each organisation’s website for the latest news.

Relaunching in June 2023 - Grants from Idlewild Trust
Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities working in the following two areas:

Arts Grants: Nurturing Early-Stage Professionals - Supporting programmes that improve opportunities for professionals working creatively within the arts at an early stage in their career.

Conservation Grants: Objects and Works of Art - To support the conservation of historic or artistically important objects and works of art in museums, galleries, places of worship, historic buildings, or their grounds.

Relaunching in June 2023, the deadline for Round 2 of their application process will be Midday on Thursday 5th September 2023.

More information is available at the Idlewild Trust website.

Theatres Trust Small Grants Scheme
Grants are available for essential small capital improvements to not-for-profit theatres in the UK, to enable them to be viable and thrive in the future.

This scheme is especially interested in hearing from applications for improvements to buildings that protect theatre use and remove barriers to participation and attendance.

The next round of the Small Grants Programme (supported by The Linbury Trust) is now open for applications with a deadline of noon, 21st April 2023 with further dates to be announced.

For more information and how to apply, visit the Trust’s website.

The Catalyser Fund from Youth Music
Grants are available to UK based organisations who are running music projects in England for children and young people (aged 25 or under) to maintain work, scale-up delivery, or create change in sector practice.

Youth Music says to be eligible; projects must support children and young people who face barriers to make, learn or earn in music, and aim to make music activity more inclusive so everyone can access it.

The Funder also advise the monies can support a mix of delivery costs and core costs.

Youth Music advises the deadline for Expressions of Interest will be 25th May 2023 for programmes beginning between November 2023 and January 2024.

More information and how to apply can be found at the Youth Music website.

If you would like to see coverage of specific funding or grant rounds to help your charity, your project, your community group or enterprise, you can get in touch by email at, you can also contact MVA via the website.