Apply for a grant

Deadlines for our Arts and Conservation funds:

We support two grant programmes:

  • Arts: Nurturing Early-Stage Professionals - our grants support training opportunities for emerging professionals, working creatively and backstage, within the performing and visual arts, post-training, and at an early stage in their career.
  • Conservation: Objects and Works of Art - our grants support the conservation of cultural heritage of recognized national and international importance in museums, libraries, galleries, historic buildings, or landscapes accessible to the public. Priority will be given to applications that include a knowledge sharing element as an outcome of the project. We are committed to sharing the knowledge and experience of conservators to a wider audience, so depending on the size and resources available within the project we will be looking for knowledge sharing with professional colleagues, for example a webinar, lecture, or published article. A public engagement activity that helps to improve the public understanding of conservation practice is encouraged. Applications must include a treatment proposal from an accredited conservator.


Next Deadline: 


Round One 2024: 

Applications open

Monday 10 June 2024

Deadline for applications

Thursday 5 September 2024 at midday

Decision outcome

By early December 2024



Round 2 2024:

Applications open

Monday 2 December 2024

Deadline for applications

Friday 14 February 2025 at midday

Decision outcome

By early June 2025


Before Applying:

For reference, please download Funding Guidelines   


We know that it can be helpful to see the questions in advance of starting an application. We have made the Eligibility Quiz and application questions available via a word document to help you prepare. If you have any accessibility requirements, please contact us and we will try to assist. 

Arts: Nurturing Early-Stage Professionals application questions for reference

Conservation: Objects and Works of Art application questions for reference


We can only fund projects from organisations that are UK Registered Charities or UK Publicly Exempt Charities. Full information on the types of charitable status is in the Funding Guidelines along with other eligibility requirements.

We can only offer grants to support: Arts: Nurturing Early-Stage Professionals OR Conservation: Objects and Works of Art.


How To Apply:


Only online applications are accepted, please apply using the appropriate form below: 

Link to Arts: Nurturing Early-Stage Professionals grant application portal

Link to Conservation: Objects and Works of Art grant application portal


Any Questions?


We are limited in our ability to offer advice before you apply, but we have put together some Frequently Asked Questions to help in the first instance.

If you have any other queries, not addressed by our FAQs, let us know by emailing