Resources for Funding
Downloads from other organisations
CABE: Client guide for arts capital programme projects
This document acts as a guide for clients involved in construction projects for arts capital programme projects and is designed to complement usual training sessions and professional advice
The Arts Council funds a wide range of projects and contributes to community building enterprises and encourages artists and creative people to engage in community development.
Awards for all
Lottery grants scheme offering funding for small, local community-based projects in the UK. The fund aims to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need and offers grants of between £300 and £10,000.
Big Issue Invest
A provider of finance to social enterprises which create social and environmental transformation.
Big Lottery Fund
The national lottery fund. Gives millions of pounds to community groups and projects that improve health, education and the environment.
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Aims to help enrich and connect the experiences of people in the UK and Republic of Ireland and secure lasting and beneficial change in their lives by providing funding for cultural, educational and social projects.
Design Council CABE
DC CABE recognises that architecture and design can improve our built environment and help create sustainable communities where people want and can afford to live.
Energy savings Trust
The EST holds a funding database for energy conservation and renewable energy production across the UK and is an excellent place to look for additional funding to ensure that your project is environmentally sustainable.
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
EFE focuses on funding projects that relate to culture, education and learning. They aim to inform communities and thus make them stronger.
Provides a common point of access to government grant funding for the Voluntary and Community Sector.
Homes and Communities Agency
The HCA is playing a major role in identifying and unlocking surplus public sector sites to increase the supply of land available for commercial, housing and community-led development.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
The Foundation focuses on improving the lives of those living in poverty. Part of this remit is to create stronger more active communities. JRF sends out specific calls for funding and applicants need to tailor their applications to the call requirements.
Lloyds TSB Foundations
The Community Programme focuses on funding core work that helps disadvantaged people to play a fuller role in the community.
Generating creativity and enterprise from empty spaces and places, the Meanwhile Project works with landlords, agents, potential occupiers and local authorities to enable uses that benefit the community while something else is waiting to happen.
Sport England are committed to developing ‘community sport’ and fund a range of capital projects to enable this. A building does not have to be solely used for sport to gain funding, although it needs to be a priority. There are a wide range of sporting activities that can be consider as fundable by SE, so don’t assume that your building has to have a football pitch in it.
Sustrans works with families, communites, policy-makers and partner organisations so that people are able to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys, with better places and spaces to move through and live in.
The Tudor Trust
While they do not have specific funding programmes, their focus is on smaller forward-looking groups, led by capable and committed people.