Grants for the Arts and Funding Information

The Arts Service is primarily involved in the management and distribution of grants for the arts.

Funding Opportunities for 2017/2018

Strategic Grants:

Are open to all arts organisations, venues and National Portfolio organisations to use as funding for their core work. Maximum amount to be applied for will be £2,000.

The strategic grants are now closed for 2017 to 2018. We hope to have more funding news from January 2018.

For more information please contact

Partnership Grants:

These are grants to be used for to match fund project bids to partners such as The Arts Council.

The cut off dates for funding support are:

  • 10 October 2017
  • 10  January 2018

Download the Partnership Support for Grants Application Form

You may also wish to look at the Councillor Divisional Funding as well.


  • The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). This gives you a good overview of culture within the UK and lets you know what the Coalition is up to this week!
  • The Arts Council - This is the main portal for the arts in the county and you can also go on line to complete the Grants for the Arts application form.
  • Cabinet Office Big Society - Gives a good overview on the coalition's flagship project.

County Level

Arts Funding