Arts Grants Scheme

The Council’s Arts Grants Scheme is now open! - applications are accepted for projects starting on or after 1 June 2019

Deadline midnight Tuesday 30 April 2019

The Arts Grants Scheme welcomes applications from individuals and organisations looking to produce excellent and engaging art projects across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and offers grants of up to £3,000. There is a large demand on this fund, so unfortunately not all applications will be successful.

Application Process

The Arts Grant Scheme has been running for over 15 years, funding over 350 excellent and engaging arts projects.

The fund is open across 2 rounds each year and we welcome applications from a wide range of arts based activities within in the borough from participatory arts based projects, tours, artist-based talks, research and development, theatre, dance etc. A handful of examples from previous years are highlighted in the Funded Projects document below:

Arts Grants: Funded Projects [PDF] (file size 955.38 KB)

Please download and read the grant guidelines to make sure you and your idea qualify, and for those who have not previously applied, we recommend contacting the Arts Service prior to making an application:

Arts Grants Scheme guidance notes [PDF] (file size 256.06 KB)
Arts Grants: application form for drafting [msword] (file size 126 KB)

Apply here

You can contact the Arts Service at any time to discuss an idea:

Drop in information sessions April 2019

  • Tuesday 2 April, 10am to 2pm, Gallery Space, Kensington and Chelsea College, Hortensia Road
  • Saturday 6 April, 1pm to 4pm, CASS Arts, Kensington High Street

Arts Grants Workshop in Partnership with Kensington and Chelsea Social Council

  • The event is free: email to reserve a place
  • Monday 8 April, 9.30 – 11am, The Tabernacle, Powis Square W11 2AY


Kensington and Chelsea Social Council are able to provide feedback and proofing of applications ahead of submitting an application. Contact Tom Richards:

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