Arts Grants Scheme

The Council recognises the value of the arts and aim to support artists and organisations to develop high quality arts events within the borough. To that end, the Arts Grants Scheme is for arts activities or projects which are undertaken within the boundaries of the Royal Borough or otherwise benefit its residents, and demonstrate that they meet at least two of the Council’s Arts and Culture Policy objectives.

There are two funding rounds per year. Individuals can apply for grants up to a maximum of £1,500; organisations can apply for grants up to a maximum of £3,000.

Special Note: For the current funding round, we particularly welcome applications that focus on communities most affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy. This is not an exclusive funding round, so strong projects across the borough are still eligible for funding against the usual standard assessment criteria, which is outlined in the Guidance Document. We have also extended the deadline for applications to Friday 24 November 2017.

There will be a large demand on this fund, so unfortunately not all applications will be successful. In particular, if you have not previously applied to Arts Grants, we advise you to speak to an officer from the Arts Service prior to making an application.

Applying for a grant

Applications should be made on the Arts Grants form accessed via the link below. For advice on completing this form, we recommend that you download and carefully read the guidance document before completing the form. The form must be completed in one sitting - if you would like to prepare your answers in advance, please refer to the PDF copy of the form for a preview of the questions.

Arts Grants Guidance Notes 2017-2018 [PDF] (file size 264.9 KB)

Apply for an Arts Grant

Deadlines for applications in 2017/18

Monday 3 April 2017 for events starting on or after 1 June 2017

Friday 24 November 2017 for events starting on or after 1 January 2018

‘A Banner for Meanwhile Gardens’

The Council’s Arts Grants Scheme recently gave funding for a short film that documents artist Marianne Moore’s project ‘A Banner for Meanwhile Gardens’. The project enabled residents in north Kensington to learn the simple art of making felt, and resulted in a colourful banner which was displayed as a temporary installation in Meanwhile Gardens. 

A Banner for Meanwhile Gardens. Film by Jane East - ROUNDOZEN FILMS