Apply for a grant

Deadlines for our Arts and Conservation funds:

We run two grant programmes:

  1. Arts: Nurturing Early-Stage Professionals Grants to improve opportunities for professionals working creatively within the arts at an early stage in their career.
  2. Conservation: Objects and Works of Art Grants 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.

Next deadlines: 

 

Round 1 2024:

 

Applications open

Monday 10 June 2024

Deadline for applications

Thursday 5 September 2024 at midday

Decision outcome

By the end of November 2024

 

 

Round 2 2024:

 

Applications open

Monday 2 December 2024

Deadline for applications

Friday 14 February 2025 at midday

Decision outcome

By the end of May 2025

 

How to apply:

The Application Round is open for the 13 February 2024 deadline.  Application forms are submitted via an online portal - select below: 

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

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

Before applying: funding guidelines 

For reference, please download Funding Guidelines   

We know that it can be helpful to see the questions in advance of applying. We have made these available via a word document to help you prepare an application and collaborate with colleagues. Please note that we will only be able to accept applications where submitted through the application portal links when these are available. If you have any accessibility requirements, please contact us and we will be able 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, some UK Publicly Exempt Charities and Churches that are Excepted Charities. Full information on the types of charitable status is in the Funding Guidelines along with other eligibility requirements.

We can only offer grants which fall within the requirements for the two areas which we fund, Arts: Nurturing Early-Stage Professionals or Conservation: Objects and Works of Art.

Any questions?

As a smaller funder 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 info@idlewildtrust.org.uk